Lebanese Live News


A cyclist crosses a burning barricade erected by protesters in the southern city of Saida on Wednesday. (Credit: Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP)


Protesters have blocked multiple roads across the country, including the Ring Bridge, Achrafieh, Ghobeiri Street leading to the Kuwaiti Embassy, Mina Highway in Tripoli, Naameh Highway and the Ferzol roundabout in Zahle, the Traffic Management Center reports


The Lebanese army says it has resumed the disbursement of aid for owners of homes damaged by the Aug. 4 Beirut port explosion, handing out over LL3.3 billion in aid today with distribution set to continue tomorrow and to eventually reach a total of LL150 billion in this phase


Protesters have gathered in Beirut’s Martyr Square and blocked the road with burning tires, the NNA reports. The renewed protest comes as the lira continues to trade at a record low of LL10,000 to the dollar for the third consecutive day


The bakeries syndicate has issued a statement calling on the Economy Ministry to fix and unify prices for raw materials needed to bake bread, including flour and yeast, to ensure fair bread prices. It added that many bakeries are currently struggling to purchase such materials


Parliament’s environment committee has decided to form a “crisis cell” to coordinate a response to the pollution of Lebanon’s shoreline due to an oil spill off the coast of occupied Palestine, MP Qassem Hashem (Amal Bloc/Marjayoun) said following a committee meeting


Protesters have blocked the Airport Road south of Beirut with burning tires. Thursday marks the third consecutive day of demonstrations and roadblocks sparked by the record drop in the value of the Lebanese lira


Électricité du Liban added that the power supply is expected to improve “across Lebanon, including Beirut” after all carriers have unloaded their fuel. Lebanon has experienced increased power outages in recent weeks as a result of fuel shortages


EDL has said a tanker laden with fuel has finished unloading at the Deir Ammar power plant and a second is expected to complete unloading its fuel at the Jiyyeh plant tomorrow. EDL added that the unloading of a third tanker, carrying fuel for two Turkish power barges, will follow


Cimenterie Nationale has said it will stop supplying cement from Saturday due to the exhaustion of its stock. The firm, one of three cement producers that run an effective oligopoly, says it has been unable to secure essential raw materials since the government shut its quarries


The Health Ministry adds that the man will be vaccinated “sooner or later” according to the national vaccine plan, which is still working through the over-75 and health care worker group. The judge’s decision followed the vaccination of 12 MPs outside the official platform


The Health Ministry has said that a ruling ordering the COVID-19 vaccination of an 80-year-old within 48 hours under threat of a fine can be considered “illegal” as the judge did not consult the ministry before making a judgement and cannot impose a “coercive fine” on the state


Abdul Rahman Bizri, the head of the national committee on COVID-19 vaccines, tells VDL Radio 100.3-100.5 that the committee will follow up with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca on the first shipment of its vaccines to Lebanon, which was meant to arrive by this week


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