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Maha El Dahan

Lebanon Christian politician says vote delay would lead to country's 'slow death'

Nov 30 2021

MAARAB, Lebanon (Reuters) -One of Lebanon's main Christian politicians accused foe Hezbollah and its allies of working to postpone a parliamentary election set for March over fears of electoral losses, warning such a move would condemn Lebanon to a "slow death".

Lebanon has yet to give IMF figure for financial losses, central bank governor says

Nov 23 2021

BEIRUT Lebanon has yet to give the IMF its estimate of losses in the financial system as discussions on the issue continue, but is working hard to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Fund by year-end, governor Riad Salameh told Reuters on Tuesday.

REUTERS NEXT -Lebanon has yet to give IMF figure for financial losses, central bank governor says

Nov 23 2021

BEIRUT, Nov 23 Lebanon has yet to give the IMF its estimate of losses in the financial system as discussions on the issue continue, but is working hard to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Fund by year-end, governor Riad Salameh told Reuters on Tuesday.

Lebanon central bank governor says ordered audit, rebuts allegations

Nov 17 2021

BEIRUT Lebanon's central bank governor said on Wednesday he had ordered an audit of transactions and investments that have been the focus of media reports, saying this had shown no public funds were used to pay fees and commissions to a company owned by his brother.

Lebanon says it wants dialogue with Riyadh, not demands about Hezbollah

Nov 02 2021

BEIRUT (Reuters) -Lebanon's foreign minister said Saudi Arabia was dictating impossible terms by asking the government to reduce the role of Iran-backed Hezbollah https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/how-hezbollah-widens-irans-middle-east-reach-2021-10-15, adding Beirut's row with Riyadh https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/lebanon-ministers-hold-crisis-meeting-over-saudi-dispute-2021-10-30could be resolved if the kingdom agreed to a dialogue with the new Lebanese cabinet.

Lebanon says it wants dialogue with Riyadh, not demands about Hezbollah

Nov 02 2021

BEIRUT Lebanon's foreign minister said Saudi Arabia was dictating impossible terms by asking the government to reduce the role of Iran-backed Hezbollah, adding Beirut's row with Riyadh could be resolved if the kingdom agreed to a dialogue with the new Lebanese cabinet.

Lebanon president looks to heal Saudi rift, says wants best relations

Oct 30 2021

BEIRUT (Reuters) -Lebanon's president said on Saturday he wants the best relations with Saudi Arabia, looking to heal a rift with the kingdom after it expelled Beirut's envoy and banned Lebanese imports in a diplomatic spat that risks adding to Lebanon's economic crisis.

Saudi-Lebanon diplomatic crisis worsens as envoy expelled, imports banned

Oct 29 2021

BEIRUT (Reuters) -Saudi Arabia ordered the Lebanese ambassador to the kingdom to leave within 48 hours on Friday and banned all Lebanese imports in response to critical comments made by a Lebanese minister about the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen.

Lebanon eyes IMF progress despite new turmoil - economy minister

Oct 23 2021

BEIRUT (Reuters) -Lebanon's new government aims to make progress towards starting full negotiations for an IMF deal by the end of this year or early next, but is not expecting funds to be dispersed before elections in March, a minister said on Friday.

INTERVIEW-Lebanon eyes IMF progress despite new turmoil - economy minister

Oct 22 2021

* Salam says opinions 'much closer' on distribution of losses

World News

IMF chief says Omicron could dent global economic growth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The International Monetary Fund is likely to lower its global economic growth estimates due to the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the global lender's chief said at the Reuters Next conference on Friday in another sign of the turmoil unleashed by the ever-changing pandemic.