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Beirut blast investigation halted for second time

A probe into the deadly explosion at Beirut port, two years ago, has been suspended for a second time after a former senior official asked for dismissing of the chief investigator from the controversial case.

Power firm warns Lebanon headed for complete blackout

Lebanon's state electricity company warned on Thursday the country could plunge into a total blackout by the end of September as its fuel oil reserves dwindle.

Lebanon new government wins parliament confidence vote

Lebanon’s new government on Monday won a vote of confidence from parliament, putting an end to the 13-month political deadlock that has gripped the country.

EU lawmakers call for Lebanon sanctions over ‘corruption’, ‘Beirut blast’

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling for the EU to adopt targeted sanctions on Lebanese officials said to be engaged in corruption and obstructing the Beirut Port explosion investigation.

Hezbollah chief: Iran to ship more fuel to Lebanon

A third and a fourth fuel-laden vessel is expected to head out of Iran towards Lebanon in the future, Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says.

Lebanese president, PM sign decree on gov’t formation

Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati have signed a decree on the formation of the new government, the presidency announced on Friday, ending 13-month deadlock that has worsened the country’s economic situation.

Assad: Syria to continue Lebanon support

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad promised Damascus will continue to support crisis-hit Lebanon and stand with its people at all levels.

Iran Calls for Lifting of US Sanctions against Syria

The Islamic Republic of Iran has objected to the US sanctions against the Syrian people, calling for the lifting of sanctions as soon as possible.

Iran Ready to Help Lebanon’s Reconstruction: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed the country’s readiness to assist Lebanon with the reconstruction process in the wake of a recent blast in Beirut.

President Rouhani, Lebanese Counterpart Discuss Beirut Blast

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has, in a telephone conversation on Thursday, offered condolences to his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun on the deadly Beirut port explosion.