Tuesday, February 16, 2021



Russia registers 27 ceasefire violations in Syria – Defence ministry

The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian truce has registered 27 ceasefire violations over the past 24 hours, while the Turkish side had registered 18 truce breaches.

Prominent Lebanese activist found dead in his car

Lebanese Shiite activist, Lukman Sleim, known for being an outspoken critic of the pro-Iranian Hezbollah movement, was on Thursday found dead in southern Lebanon, relatives and police sources said.

COVID-19: Saudi bars entry from 20 countries

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday suspended entry from 20 countries, ranging from some neighbouring states to the United States, in a bid to curb a jump in coronavirus infections.

Russia says Turkey violated 21 ceasefire agreements in Syria

The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian truce has registered 21 ceasefire violations in Syria, within the past 24 hours, Russia’s Defense Ministry said, on Saturday.

Libyan justice ministry lifts travel ban on Gadhafi family

Libya’s Justice Ministry of the Government of National Accord, GNA, has welcomed the decision of the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee to temporarily lift the travel ban on Safia Farkash al-Barassi, wife of the late Libyan leader, Muammar Gadhafi, her daughter, Aicha, and her son, Mohamed, in accordance with Security Council resolution 1970 of 2011.

UAE suspends visas to 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Turkey, Syria and Somalia, Aljazeera...

Another 71 Nigerians trafficked to Lebanon arrive home

Seventy-one young Nigerian girls trafficked to Lebanon and seen in a video that had gone viral where they were crying for help had been rescued and arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, early Monday.

COVID-19: Finally, Egypt, Lebanon reopen airports 

Egypt and Lebanon on Wednesday reopened their airports to resume international flights after over three months of hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Saudi suspends travel to, from 9 countries over coronavirus

Saudi Arabia, on Monday suspended flights to and from nine countries as a precautionary measure to control and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

Lebanon to rely on Russian strategy for return of Syrian Refugees – Minister

Lebanese State Minister of the Displaced Saleh Gharib, said on Wednesday that Lebanon will rely mainly on the Russian strategy for the return of Syrian...

China donates 1,000 tons of wheat to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

The Chinese Government on Friday donated 1,000 tons of wheat worth 724,000 U.S. dollars in humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. “This donation is...

Macron warns against meddling in Lebanon at Hariri support meeting

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday warned regional powers against meddling in Lebanon at a international meeting aimed at fending off pressure on the...

Lebanon wants to be fourth time lucky

The Lebanon beach soccer team, which came fourth at the recently concluded Asian Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, wants to win the 2017 Copa...

Hariri is back and so is Lebanon’s status quo

Hariri's shock resignation and mysterious stay in Saudi Arabia had sparked fears of chaos but Prime Minister Saad Hariri's homecoming appears to signal a...

Lebanon’s PM Hariri says resignation on hold pending talks

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday he had agreed to suspend his surprise decision to resign, at the request of President Michel Aoun,...

Israel minister wants probe of Arab filmmaker over Lebanon remarks

Israel's culture minister asked the attorney general Sunday to order the investigation of a prominent Arab Israeli filmmaker who spoke out against the Jewish...

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