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Middle East · Beirut

Lebanese general renews mediation over missing US journalist

63% Left coverage: 16 sources
Lebanese security chief meets U.S. officials in Washington as part of mediation. Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim is discussing the fate of six Americans held in the Middle East. But the primary objective of his mission is journalist Austin Tice. Tice went missing near the Syrian capital of Damascus a decade ago.See the Story
Twitter · Beirut

In Lebanon, a nascent reform movement faces tough road

67% Center coverage: 9 sources
BEIRUT (AP) — Ramy Finge spent two years braving tear gas and rubber bullets, sometimes trying to scale the cement walls surrounding Lebanon’s parliament during anti-government protests. Soon he…See the Story
US & Canada · Beirut

Doctors, hospitals in Lebanon go on strike

67% Right coverage: 6 sources
Lebanon's medical sector is on the brink of collapse, barely surviving the country's economic and financial meltdown. The crisis that started in October 2019 has seen the local currency lose more than 90% of its value. The hardship has led to the emigration of thousands of doctors and nurses and the closure of a large number of pharmacies.See the Story
Beirut · Beirut

Lebanon to Vote on Parliament’s President Next Tuesday

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Lawmakers will elect the President and the vice president of the Parliament in Lebanon next Tuesday.See the Story
Beirut · Beirut

News investigations suggest Israeli military culpability in killing of Shireen Abu Akleh - Committee to Protect Journalists

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Beirut, May 26, 2022 – In response to recent in-depth news investigations from The Associated Press, CNN, and open source outlet Bellingcat corroborating witness claims that Israeli military fire killed Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian city of Jenin on May 11, CPJ issued the following statement calling for an independent international probe:  “Newsroom recreations of the horrific...See the Story
Beirut · Beirut

Hospital owners' syndicate warns of health facility closures if funds remain inaccessible

BEIRUT — The hospital owners' syndicate called in a statement Saturday for authorities to intervene with Banque du Liban and the Association of Banks in Lebanon to allow hospitals to access their...See the Story
Beirut · Beirut

Rai recovers from heart surgery

Maronite Patriarch Bechara al-Rai underwent heart surgery early last week and is currently recovering. The operation did not involve open surgery and aimed to replace a heart valve. Rai is 82 years old. He was elected 77th Maronite patriarch of Antioch and the East in March 2011.See the Story
Middle East · Beirut

Lebanon central bank move shocks black market traders

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
BEIRUT: The dollar exchange rate on Lebanon’s black market was expected to continue its fall in the wake of measures announced by central bank Gov. Riad Salameh on Friday, a senior banker told Arab News. The banker expects the exchange rate to drop further until it is almost equal to the exchange rate on the central bank’s Sayrafa platform, which on Friday recorded a price of 24,600 pounds against the dollar.See the Story
Central Bank · Beirut

Lira climbs to LL29,800 after surprise central bank announcement

In a statement released Friday afternoon, the central bank advised all citizens and companies looking to convert their Lebanese lira cash to US dollars, to apply through banks starting Monday. Conversions will be executed at the Sayrafa rate and will be completed within 24 hours. Losses of the lira were approaching 30 percent since parliamentary elections on May 15.See the Story

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