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  • These Lebanese Businessmen & Politicians Want To Buy and Vaccinate People At Their Own Expense
    by Rim Zrein on January 26, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Lebanese businessmen and politicians have begun attempts to purchase coronavirus vaccines even before the arrival of any of the 6 million state-ordered vaccines, of which 50,000 are due to arrive from Pfizer-BioNTech next month. MP Fouad Makhzoumi and MP Michel Daher, both well-established businessmen, have expressed their readiness to purchase great amounts of the coronavirus vaccines at their own expense, to be distributed privately through their foundations. Fouad Makhzoumi, A Beirut MP and founder of the National Dialogue Party. announced The post These Lebanese Businessmen & Politicians Want To Buy and Vaccinate People At Their Own Expense appeared first on The961.

  • A Father Gave His 2-Year-Old Daughter To Soldiers In Tripoli Saying He Can’t Feed Her
    by Souad Lazkani on January 26, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    A lowly father in Tripoli gave up on his 2-year-old daughter, leaving her in the arms of an officer in the army who was present at Al-Nour Square where a protest was taking place. The father explained that he no longer has a single lira to feed his daughter due to the deteriorating economic conditions – the very same reason protests have erupted across the country. According to circulating information, the father had another daughter who died because he couldn’t The post A Father Gave His 2-Year-Old Daughter To Soldiers In Tripoli Saying He Can’t Feed Her appeared first on The961.

  • Fact Check: Is AUB Relocating To Dubai?
    by Souad Lazkani on January 26, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut (AUB) is one of Lebanon’s oldest universities. Some of the most successful Lebanese people around the world were students of AUB at some point. Ranking as Lebanon’s top university, AUB is an iconic institution. 19 of its graduates are cited as the co-founders of the United Nations. Today, however, AUB has a different story to tell, like many institutions and businesses trying to survive the economic collapse. It has had to lay The post Fact Check: Is AUB Relocating To Dubai? appeared first on The961.

  • Lebanese Foreign Minister Demands Secrecy Of Swiss Judicial Investigation Into Salameh
    by Rim Zrein on January 26, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Lebanon’s foreign minister, Charbel Wehbe, visited the Swiss ambassador to Lebanon, Monika Schmutz Kirgoz, to demand the absolute secrecy of the Swiss Judicial in its investigation of Riad Salameh. The investigation into “suspicions of money laundering and embezzlement by the Central Bank Governor” has been a high profile case in recent times with local and international media reporting, as well as the Lebanese public discussing it on social media. The Lebanese foreign minister is seeking to have the Lebanese kept The post Lebanese Foreign Minister Demands Secrecy Of Swiss Judicial Investigation Into Salameh appeared first on The961.

  • Lebanese Justice Minister Accuses Top Officials Of Protecting Riad Salameh
    by Rim Zrein on January 26, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    During an interview with Al-Hurra News on Monday evening, caretaker Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm discussed the recent investigations by the Swiss judiciary into the Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh. When asked about which political official was protecting Salameh, Najm did not name just one. The justice minister didn’t hesitate to name Nabih Berri, Walid Jumblatt, Saad Hariri, the Hezbollah party, as well as President Michel Aoun. She even accused Aoun of not pushing for the dismissal of the Central Bank Governor, The post Lebanese Justice Minister Accuses Top Officials Of Protecting Riad Salameh appeared first on The961.