Lebanon

Area Total 10,400 sq km
Climate Mediterranean; mild to cool, wet winters with hot, dry summers; the Lebanon Mountains experience heavy winter snows
Natural Resources limestone, iron ore, salt, water-surplus state in a water-deficit region, arable land
Imports China 10.2%, Italy 8.9%, Greece 7%, Germany 6.6%, US 6.3%, Turkey 4.5%, Egypt 4.2% (2017) – petroleum products, cars, medicinal products, clothing, meat and live animals, consumer goods, paper, textile fabrics, tobacco, electrical machinery and equipment, chemicals
Government parliamentary republic
Capital Beirut
Population 6,100,075 (July 2018 est.)
Ethnicity Arab 95%, Armenian 4%, other 1%
Language Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian
Exports China 13%, UAE 9.9%, South Africa 7.5%, Saudi Arabia 6.5%, Syria 6.5%, Iraq 5.8%, Turkey 4.6% (2017) – jewelry, base metals, chemicals, consumer goods, fruit and vegetables, tobacco, construction minerals, electric power machinery and switchgear, textile fibers, paper

News about Lebanon

  • MoPH: 1850 new Coronavirus infections, two deaths
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA - Lebanon has recorded 1850 new coronavirus cases and two deaths in the last 24 hours, as reported by the Ministry of Public Health on Monday.      ============

  • Lebanon Records 1850 New Coronavirus Infections with 2 Related Death Cases: Ministry
    on August 8, 2022

    The Lebanese ministry of public health issued on Monday its daily report in which it announced 1850 new coronavirus cases, raising total to  1188468. According to the report two new coronavirus-related death cases were registered, which raised toll to 10550. Lebanon has continued the anti-coronavirus vaccination campaign across all the provinces as the […]

  • Hezbollah Underscores Resistance Role in Protecting Nation and Resources, Blasts Coward Officials Rejecting Iranian Offers for Fear of US
    on August 8, 2022

    Member of Loyalty to Resistance parliamentary bloc, MP Hasan Fadlallah, stressed that Lebanon is a strong nation respected by other countries, thanks to the Resistance which protects the land and resources. Addressing an Ashura ceremony in Southern Lebanon, MP Fadlallah noted that Lebanon is facing an economic collapse and noted that Hezbollah is trying to […]

  • Aoun chairs meeting addressing return of displaced Syrians
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA - President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, chaired a meeting devoted to address the stages of implementing the plan to return displaced Syrians. The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister, Abdullah Bou Habib and Social Affairs Minister, Hector Hajjar, in addition to advisers, Rafic Shelala and Raymond Tarabay. Deliberations will continue at […]

  • Forbes Middle East Reveals The Middle East’s Top 25 Fintech Companies 2022
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA - Forbes Middle East has unveiled the “Middle East’s Top 25 Fintech Companies for 2022, highlighting the innovators in financial services that are helping businesses go digital and enabling consumers to embrace convenience in the way they make payments and move money. The list was constructed based on the amount of money executed through the […]

  • Education Minister discusses with representatives of UN, international organizations preparations underway for new academic year
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA – Caretaker Minister of Education, Dr. Abbas Al-Halabi, on Monday met with a number of officials representing United Nations and other international organizations in Lebanon, with whom he discussed preparations underway for the new academic year.  Minister Al-Halabi affirmed a strong and decisive will to return to physical classroom education in […]

  • Woman injured by polar bear on Norway’s Svalbard Islands
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA - A polar bear attacked a campsite Monday in Norway’s remote Arctic Svalbard Islands, injuring a French tourist, authorities said, adding the injuries weren't life-threatening. The woman, who was not identified, was part of a tour group of 25 people who were camping at Sveasletta, in the central part of the Svalbard archipelago, which sits more than […]

  • Army chief meets UNIFIL Commander
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA - Lebanese Army Chief, General Joseph Aoun, on Monday met at his Yarze office with UNIFIL Commander, Major General Aroldo Lazaro Sáenz. Discussions reportedly touched on the cooperation relations between the Lebanese army and the peacekeeping force.   =================== R.H.

  • Kremlin accuses Kyiv of nuclear plant shelling, warns of 'catastrophic consequences’
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA - The Kremlin on Monday accused Ukrainian forces of firing on the Zaporizhzhia atomic power plant, warning of potential "catastrophic consequences" for Europe. "The shelling of the territory of the nuclear plant by the Ukrainian armed forces is a potentially extremely dangerous activity... fraught with catastrophic consequences for a vast area, […]

  • Bou Saab broaches regional developments with Qatari Ambassador, meets former Minister Marwan Charbel
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA - Deputy House Speaker, Elias Bou Saab, on Monday received at his Parliament office, Qatari Ambassador to Lebanon Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Sahlawi, with whom he discussed the issue of maritime border demarcation and regional developments. MP Bou Saab also received former Minister Marwan Charbel, with discussions reportedly touching on the current […]

  • Jreissati meets new British Ambassador
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA – Former Minister Salim Jreissati on Monday received at his Baabda office, the new British Ambassador to Lebanon, Hamish Cowell, on the occasion of his assumption of his diplomatic duties in Lebanon. Discussions between the pair reportedly touched on the bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to enhance them in all fields.   […]

  • Kiev’s attacks on Zaporozhye NPP put nuclear security of entire Europe at risk — diplomats
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA - The shelling of the Zaporozhye NPP by the Kiev government forces create a radioactive threat for Ukraine and the entire Europe, the Russian embassy in Washington said in a statement on Sunday. "We paid attention to the disinformation campaign unfolding in the US media in order to attribute responsibility for the situation with the Zaporozhye NPP to […]

  • UN chief welcomes ceasefire in Gaza and Israel
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomes the announcement of a ceasefire in Gaza and Israel, a spokesperson for the UN chief said on Monday. "He is deeply saddened by the loss of life and injuries, including children, from airstrikes in Gaza and the indiscriminate firing of rockets toward Israel from population centers in Gaza by Palestinian […]

  • Mawlawi says convoy safe and sound after accident
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA - Caretaker Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Bassam Mawlawi, reassured, in a tweet on Monday, that nobody was hurt in a car accident that involved his convoy. "Everybody is safe and sound, and damages are only material," he tweeted.         ============R.A.H.

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    on August 8, 2022

    Time Topic 9:00 Inauguration of an industrial forum aimed to open new markets in the world for the Lebanese industries and industrial exports, under the auspices of Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati, at the MEA Training and Conference Center. 11:00 Session for the House Committee of […]

  • Geagea: Any rescue plan must begin with a proper president
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA - Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea highlighted the necessity of electing a "proper" president of the republic in order to rescue the country. "Any rescue plan must begin with a proper president of the republic," Geagea told a party meeting in the Bcharre town of Hadath El Jebbeh. Addressing the opposition forces, Geagea said: "People did not elect […]

  • Medvedev: Russia will achieve its aims in Ukraine
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA - One of President Vladimir Putin's closest allies said on Monday that Russia would achieve its aims in the conflict in Ukraine on its own terms, warning that the West had a long-term plan to destroy Russia. "Russia is conducting a special military operation in Ukraine and is attaining peace on our terms," former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who […]

  • Fuel trucks enter Gaza as Israel crossing reopens
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA - Fuel trucks entered Gaza on Monday as an Egypt-brokered truce between Israel and Islamic Jihad militants in the Palestinian enclave held, an AFP journalist at the crossing said. The trucks passed from Israel through the Kerem Shalom goods crossing to southern Gaza, the AFP journalist said, hours after a ceasefire deal came into effect ending three […]

  • Weather: Partly cloudy, slight temperature decrease
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA - The Beirut airport-based meteorology department has forecast a partly cloudy weather on Tuesday, with a slight decrease in the mountainous and the inland temperature degrees.   Coastal temperatures: 23 to 31 degrees Celsius Mountainous temperatures: 16 to 26 degrees Celsius Inland temperatures: 19 to 33 degrees Celsius   Surface winds: […]

  • Four children killed in Gaza as toll rises to 41: Health Ministry
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA - Four more children were killed in Gaza on Sunday, the Palestinian territory's health ministry said, as days of intense fighting between Palestinian militants and Israel raged despite talks of a proposed truce. Since an Israeli military operation targeting Islamic Jihad positions began on Friday, a total of 41 Palestinians "have been martyred, […]

  • Gasoline price decreases, gas and diesel's rises
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA - The price of the gasoline canister dropped by LBP 5,000 in Lebanon on Monday, while the price of diesel rose by LBP 4,000 and that of LP gas by LBP 1,000. Consequently, prices are as follows: 95-octane gasoline: LBP 562,000 98-octane gasoline: LBP 574,000 Diesel: LBP 651,000 LPG: LBP 317,000           ============R.A.H.

  • Any attack on a nuclear plant 'suicidal': UN chief Guterres
    on August 8, 2022

    NNA - Any attack on a nuclear plant is "suicidal", United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday after fresh shelling hit a huge atomic power complex in southern Ukraine. Moscow and Kyiv blame each other for the latest strike at the Zaporizhzhia plant, Europe's largest nuclear power site, which has been under Russian control since the […]

  • Sayyed Nasrallah: ‘Israel’ Can No Longer Tolerate Missile Attacks on Settlements
    on August 7, 2022

    Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah stressed that the Israeli enemy was very clear on Sunday that it wanted to reach a ceasefire because it could not take any more missiles from Gaza. Addressing Hezbollah’s central Ashura ceremony in Beirut’s Dahiyeh, Sayyed Nasrallah greeted the courageous Palestinian response to the Israeli crime of […]

  • First Lebanon-Bound Grain Ship Changes Course: Minister
    on August 7, 2022

    The Lebanese Minister of Public Works and Transport, Ali Hamie, said the Razoni ship, which is loaded with corn and was heading to Lebanon, has started changing its course, knowing that it is the first ship to leave the Ukrainian port of Odessa in accordance with the UN-brokered grain agreement. Hamie wrote on his Twitter ...

  • Sayyed Nasrallah Warns Israeli Enemy against Miscalculations in Lebanon: Hezbollah Thoroughly Following up Developments in Gaza
    on August 6, 2022

    Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah on Saturday offered deep condolences to Palestine’s Islamic Jihad Movement over the martyrdom of the senior military commander Tayseer Jabari and his brethren in the Zionist aggression on Gaza. Addressing Hezbollah’s central Ashura ceremony in Beirut’s Dahiyeh, Sayyed Nasrallah described the Zionist […]

  • Sheikh Qassem: ‘Israel’ Criminal, Al-Jaabari Assassination Won’t Go Unanswered
    on August 6, 2022

    Hezbollah Deputy Chief Sheikh Naim Qassem lashed out at ‘Israel’ as hostile and a criminal entity. In remarks on his Twitter account, Sheikh Qassem said: “We have to know that ‘Israel’ is hostile and criminal as it killed the commander (Tayseer) Al-Jaabari in a residential neighborhood,” referring to the senior Islamic Jihad commander who was ...

  • Lebanon Strongly Condemns Israeli Aggression on Gaza
    on August 6, 2022

    Lebanon strongly condemned on Saturday the Israeli aggression on Gaza, calling on the international community to act in a bid to stop the attack. In a statement, Lebanese Foreign Ministry said “Lebanon strongly condemns the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip and calls on the international community to intervene quickly to stop this aggression […]

  • Hezbollah Voices Support to Palestinian People, Underscores Unity among Resistance Factions
    on August 5, 2022

    Commenting on the Zionist crime of assassinating the Islamic Jihad senior military commander< Tayseer Al-Jabari, and a number of his brethren in an aggression on Gaza, Hezbollah issued on Friday a statement to offer deep condolences to the Movement. “The martyrs received the high divine distinction and fulfilled their dearest wishes after a long life […]

  • ‘Israel’ to Be Drowned in Mediterranean If Fraudulently Imposes Gas Extraction as De Facto on Lebanon
    on August 5, 2022

    Disregarding long years of hard negotiations between the Lebanese officials and the US envoys, whose stance always adopted the Israeli viewpoint, the Zionist enemy announced recently that it would start on September 1 extracting the maritime gas and export it into Europe via Egypt even without reach an agreement that respects Lebanon’s rights. This […]

  • Lebanon Has Become Capable of Protecting Oil Resources: Hezbollah Lawmaker
    on August 5, 2022

    Member of Loyalty to Resistance parliamentary bloc, MP Hasan Fadlallah, indicated that Lebanon has become a powerful country looked at by Israeli and taklfir enemies with awe. Addressing an Ashura mourning ceremony in Tyre city, MP Fadlallah added that Lebanon has become capable of protecting its oil and gas resources, not just its land. MP ...

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