At least 71 people died when the migrant boat they were aboard sank off the Syrian coast after sailing from Lebanon earlier this week, the Lebanese transport minister said, as search operations continued on Friday.
A high-ranking official with the Hezbollah resistance movement reiterated Lebanon’s unalienable right to explore untapped gas and oil reserves that lie in the eastern Mediterranean, saying that Israel must recognize this fact and not impede hydrocarbon exploration and extraction in the area.
Lebanon, Syria and Egypt on Tuesday agreed to ship 650 million cubic metres of natural gas per year from Egypt to Lebanon via Syria, in an effort to address Lebanon's crippling blackouts with electricity and gas transfers.
The secretary-general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement said the resistance would not remain “silent” in the face of the Israeli regime’s efforts to plunder the country’s maritime gas resources.
Lebanon's long-awaited parliamentary election was held yesterday after several postponements. Political instability and the turbulent economic situation have caused dissatisfaction among the Lebanese. Accordingly, the latest election was doubly important. We talked with Masoud Edrisi, Iran’s former ambassador to Lebanon, to get his thoughts on the crucial vote.
The secretary-general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement warned of a slide towards violence in a country grappling with a major economic crisis after at least six people, including a child, died as a boat carrying dozens of migrants sank in the eastern Mediterranean.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it has reached a draft funding agreement with Lebanon – but that Beirut must enact a batch of economic reforms first before its board decides whether to approve the deal.