Latest News for: Lebanon week


No vaccine, no beach in Lebanon under new Covid rules

The National 01 Aug 2021
Customers will be banned from Lebanon’s restaurants, beaches and hotels from next week unless they prove they are either immunised or free of the coronavirus, the Tourism Ministry said ... Dr Firass Abiad, who runs Lebanon’s largest public hospital, said last week on Twitter that “summer vacation in Lebanon is over.

A year after Beirut blast, Lebanon sinks deep into mire of corruption

The Observer 01 Aug 2021
At ground zero of Lebanon’s apocalypse a stench of dead rats seeps from hulking piles of rotting grain ... Last week, Lebanon named the country’s richest man, Nijab Mikati, a two-time prime minister and resident of its poorest city, Tripoli, as its designated leader and tasked him with forming a government.

Beirut port blast one year on: justice delayed is justice denied

Gulf News 01 Aug 2021
Few weeks ago, the World Bank said in a report that Lebanon’s economic collapse ranks among the world’s “worst financial crises since the 1850.” The report, titled appropriately ‘Lebanon Sinking’, said the country’s will shrink by 10 per cent in 2021 and concluded that there was “no clear turning point in the horizon.”.

Mikati’s Cabinet bid seen hitting snags over key ministries

Daily Star Lebanon 01 Aug 2021
A week after his appointment as Lebanon’s new premier, Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati appeared Sunday to be running into trouble in his attempt to quickly form a new Cabinet ... .

AU granting Israel observer status goes against its charter

Independent online (SA) 01 Aug 2021
Just when the Palestinians need solidarity from the African continent more than ever before, the African Union Commission decided to give Israel observer status at the AU this week, without consulting African member countries ... The South African government said this week that it ...

A Looming Water Crisis Threatens Lebanon’s Waning Stability

OWP 31 Jul 2021
On July 23, UNICEF announced that Lebanon’s water system is on the verge of collapse. They estimate that water pumping will gradually decrease and potentially even cease over the next four to six weeks ... The threat to Lebanon’s water system is a result of various shortages in fuel, funding and essential supplies, including chlorine and spare parts.

Lebanon restricts entry to cafes, beaches amid pandemic concerns

The Arab Weekly 31 Jul 2021
Lebanon’s vaccination drive has been slow with only around 18% of the population fully vaccinated. A top hospital director warned last week Lebanon’s deepening economic crisis has piled pressure on hospitals, leaving them ill-equipped to face any new wave of the pandemic.

Israel to start fortifying buildings along northern borders

Debka 31 Jul 2021
Work to begin next week on fortifying residential and public buildings up to one kilometer from Israel’s ...
photo: AP
Firefighters try to get the fire under control in Kirli village near the town of Manavgat, in Antalya province, Turkey early Friday July 30, 2021. The fire that continued all night could not be brought under control and people living in the village started to evacuate.

Turkish fires sweeping through tourist areas are hottest on record

The Irish Times 31 Jul 2021
Turkey’s 60-year-old temperature record had been broken the previous week when Cizre, a town in the south-east, registered 49.1C ... The heatwave in southern Europe is expected to linger well into next week with some forecasts suggesting it could be among the most severe on record ... Further east, a large fire broke out on Thursday in Lebanon.

Four killed as wildfires sweep Turkey, villages evacuated

The Wire 31 Jul 2021
More than 70 wildfires have broken out this week in provinces on Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean coasts as ... Fires also burned large swathes of pine forest in the mountainous north of Lebanon this week, killing at least one firefighter and forcing some residents to flee.

Berkshires: Worship services announced for July 31-Aug. 6

The Berkshire Eagle 31 Jul 2021
Worship services are Sundays, unless otherwise noted ... St ... Stephanie Morris, deacon of the week & lay reader ... A 26-week midweek Book of First Corinthians Bible study on “Biblical Problem solving” starts Tuesday, Aug ... Services weekly ... Mondays one week after the original date of worship ... The previous week’s service will air at 9.30 a.m ... New Lebanon, N.Y.

To combat shortages, Lebanese expats bring home suitcases full of medication

The Observers 30 Jul 2021
As Lebanon experiences a severe shortage of medication, many Lebanese expats going home for summer vacation are packing their suitcases full of medicine for their families and friends ...Anyone travelling from Paris to Lebanon please contact me. This suitcase has to arrive in Lebanon today, for a person who was in an accident and is in hospital now.

EU adopts framework to sanction Lebanese officials

Al Jazeera 30 Jul 2021
Beirut, LebanonThe European Union said it has adopted a legal framework to impose sanctions on Lebanese officials and entities engaged in corruption, the obstruction of government formation, and the stalling of economic and accountability reforms. Lebanon has been without a ...

Lebanon's 1st mobile clinic for free COVID-19 testing launched in capital 30 Jul 2021
Lebanon has seen a sudden increase in COVID-19 cases by 40 percent this week because of the arrival of a large number of expats and the absence of proper precautionary measures ...

Music City Bricks in Lebanon calls all LEGO collectors to play

The Wilson Post 30 Jul 2021
Located about halfway between Lebanon and Mt ... On a recent Saturday, Emmanuel and Christina Berger of Lebanon brought in their youngsters, Nehemiah and Eden ... We have some families that come in twice a week ... We buy a hundred pounds almost every week ... He works in the store 60-80 hours a week.