Gulf Times - Lebanon
Syria says border crossing with Jordan to reopen on October 10

Syria says border crossing with Jordan to reopen on October 10

A vital border crossing with Jordan will officially reopen on October 10, Syria's state-run news agency SANA reported, withdrawing an earlier report that the movement at the terminal had already begun on Saturday.

Lebanon navy rescues dozens from sinking Cyprus-bound boat

Lebanon navy rescues dozens from sinking Cyprus-bound boat

Lebanon's navy rescued dozens of people, including Syrians, from a sinking boat off the country's northern coast on Saturday, the military and a security source said, adding one child had died.

Lebanon's Hariri gives new cabinet details to president

Lebanon's Hariri gives new cabinet details to president

Key parties have jostled over ministries since a legislative vote in May, as officials and foreign donors warned that a delay would aggravate the country's economic troubles.

QRCS launches sanitation project for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

QRCS launches sanitation project for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) mission in Lebanon has launched a community-based project to enhance the sanitation services at four Syrian refugee camps in Joub Jannine, the capital of West Beqaa.

Lebanon sinks old tanks to create underwater dive 'park'

Lebanon sinks old tanks to create underwater dive 'park'

Lebanese environmentalists on Saturday sank 10 old tanks and armoured vehicles to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in a novel attempt to attract divers and create new habitats for marine life.

Lebanese president honours Qatar envoy

Lebanese president honours Qatar envoy

Lebanese President Michel Aoun met with the ambassador of Qatar to Lebanon, Ali bin Hamad al-Marri, on the occasion of the end his term of office in Beirut on Friday.

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

In Lebanon's eastern border town of Arsal, men, women and children of all ages piled into cars, minivans and tractors.

Hezbollah to work with Syrian state on refugee returns

Hezbollah to work with Syrian state on refugee returns

Hezbollah will work with the Syrian state and Lebanon's General Security agency to help return Syrian refugees who want to go back home, its leader said on Friday, a project that critics see as premature in the absence of a peace deal.

Lebanon's Hariri signals new government near

Lebanon's Hariri signals new government near

Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Friday he was very close to forming a new government and would hold more talks with the country's main parties.

Lebanon to review move to let Iranians in without passport stamps

Lebanon to review move to let Iranians in without passport stamps

Lebanese ministers will review a security agency's decision to allow Iranians to enter at the airport without having their passports stamped, an interior ministry source said on Tuesday.

Lebanon begins offshore oil and gas exploration

Lebanon begins offshore oil and gas exploration

Energy and Water Minister Cesar Abi Khalil also said in a televised statement that Lebanon hoped to launch a second offshore licensing round by the end of 2018 or early 2019.

Lebanon's Hariri upbeat after govt talks, rivalries surface

Lebanon's Hariri upbeat after govt talks, rivalries surface

Saad al-Hariri was speaking after meetings with lawmakers over the make-up of the new coalition to be formed after a May 6 parliamentary election.