Former Lebanese ambassador sits on bench in Beirut amid new wave of robberies

CNN — A former Lebanese ambassador staged a sit-in at his bank outside the capital city of Beirut on Tuesday and refused to leave until he received his money, his wife told CNN. Georges Siam’s bank is one of four branches across Lebanon that were raided by depositors demanding their savings on Tuesday. According to … Read more

Israel hails US plan for maritime border deal with Lebanon | Hezbollah News

Israel hailed a US proposal to resolve the country’s maritime border dispute with Lebanon, building further momentum toward a deal between two nations that are still technically at war. The draft agreement presented by US envoy Amos Hochstein aims to resolve competing claims over offshore gas fields and was handed over to Lebanese and Israeli … Read more

Will Israel and Lebanon resolve their maritime border dispute? | oil and gas

Video length 25 minutes 00 seconds 25:00 A longstanding dispute between Israel and Lebanon may soon be resolved. Both countries claim the same stretch of ocean in the eastern Mediterranean that could contain lucrative gas deposits. An American mediator has sent a written proposal to both nations to demarcate their border. The Lebanese government and … Read more

Tragedy off the coast of Lebanon and protests in Iran | News

Here is a summary of Al Jazeera’s coverage of the Middle East this week A harrowing story from the eastern Mediterranean Sea, protesters are still demanding change in Iran and the death of one of the Muslim world’s leading religious scholars. Here is his summary, written by Abubakr Al-Shamahi, Al Jazeera Digital’s Middle East and … Read more

‘My life is empty’: Father who lost his family in Lebanon boat tragedy | Migration News

Nahr al-Bared, Lebanon – The path that leads to Mohamed Fares’ house follows the shore of the turquoise Mediterranean Sea, the same waters where his wife and three children drowned on September 23. Mohamad is one of the few survivors of the ship he and his family were traveling on. He capsized off the coast … Read more

Daily blackouts endanger ancient artifacts in Lebanon | Art and Culture News

Beirut, Lebanon – The severe power shortage plaguing Lebanon not only affects private homes and institutions, but also affects major cultural centers and puts priceless exhibits at risk. Beirut’s National Museum experienced even worse-than-usual blackouts for two weeks in August, receiving only an hour or two a day of state-provided electricity, with no funding for … Read more

Poverty in Lebanon’s ‘city of billionaires’ drives deadly migration

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: In the city from which Lebanon’s richest politicians hail, the poorest residents return to mourning their dead. They included Mustafa Misto, a taxi driver from the city of Tripoli, and his three young children, whose bodies were found off the coast of Syria on Thursday (September 22) after leaving Lebanon on a migrant … Read more

Death toll from migrant boat in Lebanon rises to 73

BEIRUT: Syrian authorities have recovered the bodies of at least 61 people who were aboard a migrant boat that capsized off their coast after sailing from Lebanon earlier this week, a Lebanese minister said on Friday, as they continued search efforts. ali hamiye told Reuters that 20 survivors were being treated in Syrian hospitals. Lebanon … Read more

Could Lebanon’s economic collapse create a new humanitarian crisis? | Humanitarian Crises

Video length 25 minutes 40 seconds 25:40 Of: inside story Dozens of immigrants drown when their boat sinks en route to Europe. Lebanon’s economic crisis is pushing more people to take perilous sea voyages to seek a better life abroad. Dozens of people have drowned off the coast of Syria in the worst migrant boat … Read more

Death toll from Lebanon migrant boat tragedy rises to 90

Thirteen more bodies were recovered on Saturday after a boat carrying migrants from Lebanon capsized off the Syrian coast, bringing the total death toll to 90, Syrian state television said, in one of the deadliest shipwrecks in the eastern Mediterranean. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, called it a “heartbreaking tragedy”. … Read more