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Lebanon strikes $3bn IMF deal in step to addressing crisis

The IMF loan will be disbursed over four years in return for the phased implementation of an economic recovery plan

Lebanon’s Central Bank chief charged with money laundering

Riad Salameh is also under investigation in France and Switzerland

Expo 2020 Dubai pavilions: Denmark, Monaco, Cuba, Georgia, Indonesia, Italy, Lebanon, Malta

Here’s a list of eight participating country pavilions and their offerings

Saudi sees ‘no useful purpose’ in engaging with Lebanon

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain have all recalled their diplomats from Lebanon

UAE says all diplomats and citizens have returned from Lebanon

The country had announced last week that it was recalling its diplomats and banning its citizens from travelling to Lebanon

Saudi Arabia tells Lebanon ambassador to leave in 48 hours

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said in a statement on the cabinet’s website on Saturday that Cordahi’s position does not represent that of the government

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UAE recalls diplomats in Lebanon, bans travel of citizens to country

The UAE denounced the statements made by George Kordahi, Lebanese Minister of Information

Saudi warns citizens not to travel to Lebanon

The warning comes after deadly clashes in Beirut last week

Lebanese brace for higher fuel prices as government cuts subsidy

The fuel crisis has exacerbated power blackouts and resulted in miles-long lines at gasoline stations

Lebanon fuel tank explosion kills at least 20, Red Cross says

The explosion occurred in in the northern region of Akkar

American father-son duo sentenced to jail for helping Carlos Ghosn escape

Michael Taylor, 60, received a sentence of two years and his 28-year-old son, Peter Taylor, was handed a 20-month sentence

Lebanon Foreign Affairs Minister Charbel Wehbe

Lebanon foreign minister steps down over Saudi insults

Gulf nations were once Lebanon’s main financial benefactors

Lebanon Foreign Affairs Minister Charbel Wehbe

UAE, Saudi, Bahrain, Kuwait condemn Lebanese foreign minister’s comments on ISIS

Several GCC states summoned the Lebanese ambassador to their respective countries to protest the statements

Dubai-based Kitch to expand Lebanon’s restaurant Barbar across GCC

Hybrid cloud kitchen/store front operator to offer Barbar menu at dine-in and delivery

Facebook announces $600,000 support for Lebanon SMBs

The #LoveLocal Campaign to boost SMBs affected by coronavirus and Port explosion

GCC advertising veteran and Memac Ogilvy founder Edmond Moutran dies

Moutran, 77, founded the agency Middle East Marketing and Communications (Memac) in 1984

Ghosn says French investigators will quiz him in Lebanon in 2021

Ghosn was arrested in Tokyo almost two years ago and escaped to Lebanon in December

Dubai Design District extends support to Lebanon’s design industry

d3 offers Lebanese designers and startups space to rebuild after the August port blast

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Lebanon PM-designate steps down, unable to form government

Mustapha Adib quit on Saturday after a meeting with President Michel Aoun in Baabda near the capital, Beirut

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Major fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after blast

The Lebanese army has called for people to evacuate the area

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Social space: A roundup of all the GCC social media news in August

Fadi Khater, founder and managing partner of digital marketing agency Netizency, provides an overview of social media trends in the region

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Lebanon picks ambassador Mustapha Adib as new prime minister

The previous government quit following the Beirut port explosions

Lebanon inflation soars past 100% in latest sign of meltdown

Inflation in July reached 11.42 per cent from the previous month

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Beirut blast probe opens with arrest order for port customs head

Authorities say that some 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded in the port

Dubai’s Emirates dedicates over 50 flights to Lebanon to deliver relief support

Emirates SkyCargo will provide a 20 per cent reduction on air freight transportation charges for approved shipments

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UN sends Lebanon 50,000 tons of wheat to avert food crisis

The first batch of 17,500 tons will arrive in 10 days

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Lebanon premier quits with attack on elite as blast anger builds

Several ministers had already quit in the aftermath of the disaster

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Global powers pledge $298m to Lebanon after blast

Outrage over the August 4 explosion is running high in Lebanon, with protesters taking to the streets to demand regime change

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World leaders to hold Lebanon aid conference on Sunday

Several allies of Lebanon have offered support since Tuesday’s explosions in the port of Beirut that left over 150 people dead