Lebanon

French President Emmanuel Macron to host donor conference to raise emergency relief for Lebanon's capital Beirut

President Macron visited Beirut on Thursday becoming the first world leader to do so after explosions rocked Lebanon's capital.

Aug 09, 2020, 15:24 PM IST

NASA maps damage due to explosions that shook Lebanon's capital Beirut on August 4; see picture

As per NASA, such maps can help identify badly damaged areas where people may need assistance.

Aug 08, 2020, 16:19 PM IST

US President Donald Trump to join international aid conference call for Lebanon on Sunday

The US Agency for International Development on Friday said it would provide more than $15 million in assistance, including food aid for 50,000 people for three months. It said it had also asked the US military to transport enough medical supplies and pharmaceuticals to support up to 60,000 people for three months.

Aug 08, 2020, 07:57 AM IST

Viral: Domestic help saves little girl in nick of time as Beirut explosion shakes their house, netizens call her 'real hero' - Watch

The world is praying for Beirut, Lebanon after a massive explosion at the port city killed as many as 100 and several thousand injured on Tuesday. Soon after the Beirut city was hit by this devastation, social media was abuzz with videos of how a massive cloud-like structure engulfed a major portion of the Lebanese capital. 

Aug 05, 2020, 13:24 PM IST

Donald Trump says US generals feel Beirut explosion 'looks like a terrible attack'

After two explosions ripped across Lebanon killing more than 70 and injuring several others, US President Donald Trump said his country's military generals have told him that they think the explosion was likely due to a bomb.

Aug 05, 2020, 06:45 AM IST

No Indian hurt in Beirut explosions, shared our helpline numbers: Indian envoy to Lebanon

The latest media reports said that as many as 10 people have died in the explosions and over hundreds have been injured

Aug 04, 2020, 23:26 PM IST

Huge explosions in Lebanon's Beirut kill 10, injure hundreds; watch

Lebanon`s state news agency NNA and two security sources said the blast had occurred in the port area where there are warehouses housing explosives.

Aug 04, 2020, 22:22 PM IST

100 injured in clashes between protesters, riot police in Lebanon

The clashes broke out following the attempts by protesters to break barbed barriers set up by security forces at the entrance of the roads leading to the Parliament's headquarters.

Jan 19, 2020, 09:57 AM IST

Carlos Ghosn flees to Lebanon, says won't be 'held hostage' by Japan's justice system

Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn was in his childhood home of Lebanon on Tuesday after fleeing what he said was a "rigged" justice system in Japan, raising questions about how one of the world`s most-recognised executives slipped away while on bail.

Dec 31, 2019, 19:07 PM IST

Lebanon PM Saad al-Hariri resigns as crisis turns violent

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri addressed the nation in a televised address after a mob loyal to Shi`ite Muslim groups Hezbollah and Amal attacked and destroyed a protest camp set up by anti-government demonstrators in Beirut.

Oct 29, 2019, 21:19 PM IST

Lebanon forms new government after months of deadlock

Lebanon has long had a power-sharing political system between the different religious denominations.

Feb 01, 2019, 11:24 AM IST

Sushma Swaraj's visit to Syria deferred due to prevailing tension

Swaraj was scheduled to visit Syria and Lebanon on a three-day visit from September 11.

Sep 08, 2018, 20:27 PM IST

Lebanon's women police officers wear mini shorts, reason sparks intense debate

Mayor of Brummana, a small town in Lebanon, has put forth a rather bizarre reason for women police officers to 'look good.'

Jul 03, 2018, 14:21 PM IST

Indian judokas win 3 medals on 1st day of Asian Cadet Judo Championships

Rohini S Mohite and Tababi Devi Thanjam won gold medals, while Harish settled for bronze on the opening day of the Asian Cadet Judo Championships in Lebanon.

May 11, 2018, 18:04 PM IST

Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeks to galvanise Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

Turkey President will on Wednesday seek to marshal Muslim leaders towards a coordinated response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel`s capital.

Dec 13, 2017, 08:47 AM IST

Jerusalem as Israel`s capital: Lebanon`s Hezbollah calls mass protest

Trump on Wednesday announced that his administration was recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that was widely condemned as inflammatory.

Dec 07, 2017, 23:27 PM IST

Saad Hariri will quit if Hezbollah doesn't stay neutral

Hezbollah is an opponent of Hariri`s Saudi Arabia-backed Future Movement.

Nov 28, 2017, 15:04 PM IST

Lebanon`s PM Hariri says resignation on hold pending talks

Saad Hariri said Wednesday he had agreed to suspend his surprise decision to resign.

Nov 22, 2017, 16:54 PM IST

Hariri returns to Lebanon amid resignation saga

Saad Hariri has returned to Lebanon for the first time since announcing his resignation in Saudi Arabia since more than two weeks ago.

Nov 22, 2017, 06:58 AM IST

Arab League stance on Iran `worthless`, says Tehran

Iran on Monday dismissed as "worthless" a resolution by Arab League foreign ministers that accused the Islamic republic of "aggression" against Arab states.

Nov 20, 2017, 17:35 PM IST