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Lebanon to take out $116m in loans for ailing electric grid

Jan. 18, 2023 08:33 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's caretaker government Wednesday approved opening credit lines totaling $116 million to help fix its crippled state electricity grid. The cash-strapped country for over two years has struggled with rampant power cuts that have crippled much of public life,...

Father of peace deal that ended Lebanon's civil war dies

Jan. 11, 2023 08:20 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Hussein Husseini, Lebanon’s former parliament speaker and the father of the 1989 Taif Agreement that ended the country’s 15-year civil war, died Wednesday after days of illness. He was 85. Husseini was admitted to Beirut’s American University Medical Center on...

UN Irish peacekeeper killed in shooting in southern Lebanon

Dec. 15, 2022 14:20 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — An Irish U.N. peacekeeper was killed and several others were wounded when unidentified attackers opened fire on a convoy in southern Lebanon, Irish and Lebanese military officials said Thursday. The area is a stronghold of the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group. The...

UN boosts food aid budget to feed a third of Lebanon

Nov. 21, 2022 07:22 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's caretaker prime minister and the United Nations World Food Program said Tuesday that it has boosted its food assistance to the struggling nation, effectively feeding one-third of the crisis-hit population. The tiny Mediterranean nation is in the grip of the...