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Lebanon's president pledges to revive forensic audit of central bank
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's President Michel Aoun speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon October 21, 2020. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERSBEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that a forensic audit of the central bank was vital to combat corruption, and that he would get it back on track after the consultancy contracted to carry it out withdrew. “Our reality today is not promising,” the president said in a televised speech to mark Independence Day, adding that Lebanon was a prisoner of corruption, political scheming and external dictations. “If we want statehood, then we must fight corruption ... and this begins by imposing the forensic financial audit,” he said, adding he would not “back off” on the issue. Saad al-Hariri, the Sunni prime minister-designate under a sectarian power-sharing agreement, is struggling to form a cabinet amid turf wars.
Persons: Michel Aoun, Dalati, Aoun, , Alvarez, Marsal, Saad al, Hariri Organizations: REUTERS, Independence Locations: Baabda, Lebanon, Handout, REUTERS BEIRUT, Beirut,
Lebanon's Bassil rejects U.S. sanctions as unjust and politically motivated
  + stars: | 2020-11-08 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Influential Lebanese Christian politician Gebran Bassil said on Sunday that U.S. sanctions against him were unjust, politically motivated and the result of his refusal to break ties with Hezbollah. FILE PHOTO: Gebran Bassil, a Lebanese politician and head of the Free Patriotic movement, talks during an interview with Reuters in Sin-el-fil, Lebanon July 7, 2020. The U.S. Treasury Department accused Bassil of being at the “forefront of corruption in Lebanon”. The FPM has a political alliance with Hezbollah, which has become Lebanon’s most powerful political force. He said the sanctions should not hold up forming a new government to tackle a financial meltdown, Lebanon’s worst crisis since its 1975-1990 civil war.
Persons: Gebran Bassil, Mohamed Azakir, Bassil, Lebanon’s, Michel Aoun, Washington, , ” Bassil, Aoun, Saad al, Hariri Organizations: Lebanese, Reuters, REUTERS, Christian, Hezbollah, Free Patriotic Movement, U.S . Treasury Department, U.S Locations: BEIRUT, Lebanese, Sin, fil, Lebanon, United States, U.S, Lebanon ”
Lebanon's president seeks evidence behind U.S. sanctions on son-in-law
  + stars: | 2020-11-07 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that Lebanon would seek evidence and documents from the United States that led Washington to impose sanctions on his son-in-law Gebran Bassil, a prominent Christian politician. Aoun asked Lebanon’s caretaker foreign minister, Charbel Wehbe, to obtain evidence and documents that should be submitted to Lebanon’s judiciary “to take the necessary legal measures”, the presidency tweeted. “Sanctions have not scared me nor promises tempted me,” Bassil said in a Twitter post following the announcement. The FPM has a political alliance with Hezbollah, which has become Lebanon’s most powerful political force. A senior U.S. official said Bassil’s support for the armed group Hezbollah was “every bit of the motivation” for targeting him for sanctions.
Persons: Michel Aoun, Gebran Bassil, Bassil, Lebanon’s, Washington, Aoun, Charbel, , ” Bassil, Saad al, Hariri Organizations: Christian, Hezbollah, Washington, Free Patriotic Movement, , U.S, U.S . Treasury Department Locations: BEIRUT, Lebanon, United States, Washington, , U.S, Lebanon ”
Economic activity remains well below what it was a year ago as a surge in coronavirus cases and new lockdowns have raised the risk of another slowdown. The country’s death tolls from the virus this week have been among some of the highest in the pandemic. Credit... Muhammad Hamed/Reuters About three million total confirmed coronavirus cases, 75,000 related deaths, and the highest weekly number of new cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Jordan reported its deadliest days since the beginning of the pandemic this week, and Turkey has recorded its highest numbers of daily new cases since May. The state requires a county to have no more than seven new daily cases per 100,000 people for two weeks before schools can fully reopen.
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(CNN) The lead suspect in the 2005 bombing that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was convicted at a tribunal in the Netherlands on Tuesday. Salim Jamil Ayyash was found guilty of being part of the "red cell phone network" involved in the planning of Hariri's assassination. The other three defendants, Assad Sabra, Hassan Oneissi and Hassan Habib Merei, were found not guilty at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) in The Hague. Vehicles destroyed in the bombing of Hariri's armed motorcade on February 14, 2005, in Beirut, Lebanon. The special court was set up to try the four suspects, who were charged with conspiracy to commit a terrorist act, intentional homicide, attempted intentional homicide, and other related charges, according to the tribunal website.
Persons: Rafik Hariri, Salim Jamil Ayyash, Assad Sabra, Hassan Oneissi, Hassan Habib Merei, Read Organizations: CNN, Vehicles, Assad Sabra, Lebanon Locations: Netherlands, Lebanon, The Hague, Beirut
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