Lebanese security forces fired tear gas at protesters demonstrating in Beirut against deteriorating living conditions, as the currency plummeted to new lows against the dollar.
Finland and Sweden formally applied to join NATO last May but Türkiye, a longstanding NATO member, asked the two Nordic states to take concrete action against terror groups like the PKK and FETO.
The pound has kept sinking since Lebanon's financial meltdown erupted in 2019, following decades of rampant corruption and mismanagement by the country's political and financial elite.
The investigation resumes with officials questioned, including former PM and interior minister.
In February 2021, Judge Bitar's predecessor as the lead judge was removed from the case after he had charged high-level politicians.
The country's political deadlock continues, and no date has been set for another voting session to elect a new president.
Unidentified attackers targeted a pair of armoured vehicles carrying eight Irish UNIFIL peacekeeping troops in the country's southern town of Al Aqbiya.
Speaker Nabih Berri set the next voting session on December 1 to elect a new head to lead the country that is facing a crippling economic crisis since 2019, according to the World Bank.
Gas production would be based on the Lebanese side, but Israel would be compensated for gas extracted from its side of the line, under a separately signed deal between Total and Israel, the company says.
The militant group known to hold much sway in Lebanon’s internal and external affairs is willing to put aside land and ideological disputes with its avowed enemy Israel. But there is an elephant in the room.
A small patch of Lebanese territorial water remains a cause of concern, says Hassan Nasrallah.
Lebanon's parliament has so far been unable to agree on a successor in the role, which has the power to sign bills into law, appoint new prime ministers and green-light government formations.
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