Lebanese companies pay heavy price for deadlock with Saudis

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese DJ was days away from moving to Riyadh to play for a month at one of the newest entertainment centers in Saudi Arabia’s capital when a short, polite Whatsapp message informed her that the contract would not go through. The head of a communications agency in Beirut had negotiated to … Read more

Lebanon launches money card aid despite funding shortfall | Poverty and Development News

Beirut, Lebanon – After months of delays and with only part of the funding secured, Lebanon on Wednesday opened registration for two cash aid programs to help 700,000 vulnerable families deal with the withdrawal of crucial grants. Social Affairs Minister Hector Hajjar said at the launch event at the Grand Serail in central Beirut, attended … Read more

In a few months, Egyptian gas could flow to Lebanon: US energy envoy

A worker uses a mobile phone flashlight to illuminate his cutting area at the fish market, where portable emergency lighting is on due to a power outage, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Francesca Volpi | Bloomberg | Getty Images Natural gas from Egypt could start flowing to Lebanon in two or three … Read more

Doctors fear ‘increase in deaths’ after Lebanon lifts drug subsidies | News

Beirut, Lebanon – In the past six months, Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut has suffered power outages, drug shortages and a tidal wave of medical staff emigrating for better jobs. But with drug subsidies also partially lifted, doctors at the government-run facility in the Lebanese capital fear the worst. “We can expect an increase … Read more

Callers to global hotlines voiced similar concerns over pandemic – WKRC TV Cincinnati

Callers to global helplines expressed similar concerns about a pandemicWKRC TV CincinnatiSee full coverage on Google News .