Development
New York: The UN chief on Friday took note of five concurrent life sentences handed down to a Hezbollah militant, convicted in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in Beirut, fifteen years ago. more
Talks begin to resolve disputed Lebanon-Israel maritime border

New York: The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the launch of ground-breaking discussions on Wednesday, over the disputed maritime border between Lebanon and Israel in the eastern Mediter ...

UN and partners launch $565 million appeal for Lebanon

New York: The UN and aid partners are seeking $565 million to address the overwhelming needs in Lebanon following the deadly explosions that flattened large areas of the capital, Beirut, ...

Lebanese Information Minister resigns after Beirut explosion

Moscow/Sputnik: Lebanese Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad on Sunday announced her resigning from office in the wake of a massive explosion in Beirut and subsequent civil unrest.

Lebanon ‘fast spiralling out of control’ leaving many destitute and facing starvation, warns Bachelet

New York: Sounding the alarm over the crippling impact of “growing economic shocks, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic” in Lebanon, the UN human rights chief called on Friday ...

Lebanon’s President says country is working towards stability, but weighed down by ‘neighborhood crises’

New York, Although Lebanon ‘is groping our way to rise from consecutive crises’, President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday that his country was being buffeted by regional crises ...

Lebanon elections ‘vital step’ in democracy-building: UN chief

New York: Congratulating Lebanon on holding parliamentary elections on Sunday , United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the country’s political leader ...

UN peacekeeping chief wraps up three-day visit to Lebanon

New York, Feb 28 (JEN): The head of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations has wrapped up a visit to Lebanon with a call on leaders from Lebanon as well as Israel to take advantage of the ...

UN development agency remains committed to support Lebanon, says agency head

New York, Feb 17 (JEN): Reverberations of the Syrian conflict – which has now lasted longer than World War II – are being felt throughout the region, including in Lebanon, whi ...

Lebanese PM Hariri returns to Beirut

Beirut, Nov 22 (JEN): Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri landed in the national capital, Beirut, for the first time since announcing his resignation on Nov 4 while in Saudi Arabia, repor ...