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Breaking: Mustapha Adib quits as Lebanon’s Prime Minister designate

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate, Mustapha Adib quit on Saturday after trying for almost a month to line up a non-partisan cabinet.

27 Nigerian girls return from Lebanon with tales of woes

Another batch of 27 stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday with tales of woes.

Mustapha Adib favourite to be Lebanon’s new PM

Lebanon’s ambassador to Germany, Mustapha Adib, is poised to be designated prime minister on Monday and then he will form a new government.

Ghana evacuates 2000 citizens from Lebanon

The Ghanaian government has begun the evacuation of 2000 citizens stranded in Lebanon, following the deadly explosions in its capital Beirut, an official has said.

UNGA President Muhammad-Bande urges support for Lebanon

President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande has urged the international community to stand by the people of Lebanon following the Aug. 4 deadly explosions in Beirut.

Lebanon’s Prime minister Hassan Diab, government resign

Lebanon’s prime minister Hassan Diab announced his government’s resignation on Monday, saying a huge explosion that devastated Beirut and triggered public outrage was the result of endemic corruption.

China, UK, EU, US, Qatar pledge €252m aid to Lebanon

Britain, Qatar, the United States, the European Union, China, the World Bank have pledged immediate humanitarian relief worth over 252 million euros (297.08 million U.S. dollars) to Lebanon.

Lebanon probes possible external interference in Beirut explosion

Lebanon’s president Michel Aoun said investigation into the biggest blast in Beirut’s history would examine whether it was caused by a bomb or other external interference.

Beirut explosion: Lebanon running out of food, 250,000 homeless

Between 200,000 and 250,000 people have been rendered homeless after a massive blast at Beirut port destroyed many buildings, Beirut City governor Marwan Abboud said.

Updated: Dozens killed, thousands wounded in Beirut explosion

Dozens of people died in Tuesday's huge Beirut explosion in a port warehouse district near the centre of the Lebanese capital.

Lebanon unveils new government, amidst protest

Lebanon ended a painful wait Tuesday by unveiling a new cabinet line-up, but the government was promptly scorned by protesters and faces the Herculean task of saving a collapsing economy.

Ghosn disgraced ex-Nissan chief flees from Japan

Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan Motor chairman who faces numerous charges in Japan, is now a fugitive, after he fled the Asian nation in a private jet to Lebanon.

Hundreds of Lebanese protest against U.S intervention

Hundreds of Lebanese protested near the U.S. embassy in Lebanon against U.S. intervention in Lebanon's affairs, Al Jadeed local TV Channel reported.

Just IN: Lebanese PM Hariri resigns after week of protests

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has tendered his resignation and that of his government, after over a week of protests that paralysed the country, as the people accuse authorities of corruption and of causing an economic collapse.

Lebanon, Jordan sign agricultural cooperation agreement

Lebanese Agriculture Minister Hassan Lakkis on Friday signed a cooperation agreement with his Jordanian counterpart Ibrahim Shahahda.

2 suspected terrorists arrested in Lebanon

Lebanon’s state security on Monday arrested two Syrian nationals suspected to be members of terrorist groups, the National News Agency (NNA) reported. According to NNA,...

Protest in Lebanon as cabinet sets to discuss austerity budget

Retired Lebanese army and security personnel on Tuesday staged sit-ins and blocked roads in Beirut as the cabinet was set to discuss an austerity budget proposing cuts to end-of-service benefits for state employees and the army.

France warns of reallocating loans if Lebanon fails to form gov’t

Lebanon will not receive the 11 billion dollars of grants and soft loans promised at the CEDRE conference if it fails to form a government before the end of this year, a lawmaker has said on Monday.

FEATURE: 12 Days in Lebanon

As the Egyptian plane descended on the tarmac of Beirut Airport on 1 September, 2018, many thoughts filled my heart, how is Lebanon? What manner of country is it? Are the people friendly? The only thing that overwhelmed me back in Nigeria was that the country was home to the dreaded Hezbollah that held the small nation in the jugular some few years back and a deadly civil war. These thoughts and many more clouded my being. I was rudely shaken out of my vanity when the plane hits and taxied on the tarmac. We are in Lebanon!

UN Chief calls for peace in Lebanon

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declared the political situation in Lebanon “a matter of great concern’’ amid questions surrounding the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister...

10 Nigerian writers recount experiences in Lebanon

Ten Nigerian writers who travelled to Lebanon to participate in an exchange programme under the Study Abroad In Lebanon (SAIL) project, have returned to the country and recounted their experience in the foreign land.

10 Nigerian writers depart for Lebanon on Exchange Programme

At least, 10 Nigerian writers will depart Lagos for Lebanon on Tuesday on an exchange programme, under the Study Abroad In Lebanon (SAIL) project.

Lebanon minister tops headlines with anti-corruption crusade

Lebanon is regularly ranked one of the most corrupt countries in the world, but one minister is breaking taboos with an unprecedented campaign targeting...

Lebanon detains wife, son of IS chief

Lebanese forces have detained a wife and son of Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi near the Syrian border, security and military sources...

Lebanon army takes control after deadly Tripoli clashes

Lebanese troops retook a Tripoli neighbourhood Monday, where thousands of civilians had fled deadly fighting with Islamist militants who have battled the army across...

Body of Lebanon man kidnapped by jihadists handed to family

The body of a Lebanese civilian kidnapped and killed by jihadists has been handed over to his family in Arsal, a town near Syria,...

Israeli spy device kills Hezbollah man in Lebanon

A member of Lebanon's Hezbollah was killed when an Israeli listening device exploded in the south of the country, the Shiite militant group said...

Lebanon plans law to stem growing child marriage trend

At 13, Samiha left school and the home she shared with 10 people near Baalbek in eastern Lebanon to live in a tent with...

Lebanese wife-beater convicted under new law

A Lebanese man who beat his wife has been jailed for nine months in the first such conviction under a domestic violence law passed...

Lebanon extradites Berlusconi ally to Italy over mafia links

Lebanon extradited to Italy on Friday a 72-year old ally of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi who is wanted by Rome over mafia links,...

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