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Rear View – Lebanon in review (27 December 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (27 December 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4664" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]22 Dec: The Mutated UK Coronavirus Strain Reaches Lebanon Lebanon reported its first case of a new fast-spreading strain of the coronavirus. The case was recorded on a December 21 flight that arrived in Beirut from London, caretaker Health Minister Hamad...

Rear View – Lebanon in review (20 December 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (20 December 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4648" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]14 Dec: PM Declines Questioning in Port Probe Caretaker prime minister, Hassan Diab, declined to be questioned by judge Fadi Sawan, who charged him and three former ministers with negligence over the Beirut port blast, Reuters reported. Judge Sawan has met...

Rear View – Lebanon in review (13 December 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (13 December 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4635" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]7 Dec: Lifting Subsidies on Essential Goods The removal of subsidies in Lebanon without guarantees to protect the vulnerable would amount to a social catastrophe, two U.N. agencies warned. In a meeting set for mid-December between the finance, economy, industry, agriculture...

Rear View – Lebanon in review (6 December 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (6 December 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4629" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]2 Dec: Maritime Talks with Israel Stall Lebanon wants maritime border talks with Israel to succeed despite difficulties that surfaced in the last session, President Michel Aoun told a U.S. mediator on Wednesday, after the latest round was postponed. The negotiations between...

Rear View – Lebanon in review (29 November 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (29 November 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4621" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]25 NOV: Gas Crisis Looming Gas importers have accused the Central Bank of failing to secure required funding for their industry, resulting in gas rationing being implemented and threats of gas shortages being touted. The statement issued by the Syndicate...

Rear View – Lebanon in review (22 November 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (22 November 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4603" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]17 NOV: Bassil Ready to Dump Hezbollah Gebran Bassil, former Foreign Ministers and current head of the Free Patriotic Movement, said in an interview last week that he would be willing to break with Hezbollah if the United States gave...

Rear View – Lebanon in review (15 November 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (15 November 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4545" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]10 NOV: Govt Offers Poor Families $50 to Abide by Lockdown The government’s Higher Defense Council announced a new national lockdown from 14-30 November in an effort to contain the growing spread of the Coronavirus, with the exception of some health...

Rear View – Lebanon in review (8 November 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (8 November 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4531" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]2 NOV: Blom Bank Makes HUGE Profits while Depositors’ Money Remains Blocked With depositors still blocked from accessing their money in banks, Blom Bank’s financial statement, tweeted by economic journalist Omar Tamo, revealed that the bank made a net profit in...

Rear View – Lebanon in review (1 November 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (1 November 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4491" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]26 OCT: State Council Reinforces Kafala System  After calls to end the Kafala System, a set of laws, policies and customs under which migrant domestic workers in Lebanon work under, the law was amended to allow workers to end their contracts...

Rear View – Lebanon in review (25 October 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (25 October 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4478" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]19 Oct: Journalist Interrogated after Slandering President Journalist Riad Kobaissi underwent interrogation by President Aoun’s Criminal Investigation Department after accusing the President of lifting a travel ban on a Saudi Prince accused of smuggling the banned amphetamine, Captagon, through Lebanon. Kobaissi had...