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  • BEIRUT— The Lebanese government has reappointed Lebanon's long-serving Central Bank governor for another six year term. The renewal of Riad Salameh's term sends a positive signal to international investors at a time of regional turbulence when Lebanese banks are increasingly under scrutiny from the U.S. The U.S. administration is considering imposing...

  • BEIRUT— Islamic State group says one of its members carried out the Manchester attack that killed 22 people.

  • People shout slogans during a commemoration event for Mustafa Badreddine, a soldier of Hezbollah killed in Syria, as Secretary-General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah live broadcasts in Dahieh district of Beirut, Lebanon on May 11, 2017.

    Lebanon will continue to work with U.S. authorities to soften the sanctions being proposed by Washington, Lebanon's central bank governor said.

  • Lebanese Central Bank: Trying to communicate with US

    CNBC’s Hadley Gamble talks to the governor of the Lebanon Central Bank, Riad Salameh about the country’s current relationship with the U.S.

  • Lebanese government to put together a strategy to communicate with the US

    Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salame speaks about a potential $100 billion arms deal between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

  • LUXEMBOURG, April 26- When Mohamed al-Khalaf escaped from Syria and won asylum in Luxembourg last year, his wife and children stayed behind in Raqqa, the hub of Islamic State's so-called Caliphate. But first, Luxembourg officials said, they must see the family's passports and a document, certified by President Bashar al-Assad's administration, to prove...

  • Shayrat Airfield in Homs, Syria is seen in this DigitalGlobe satellite image released by the U.S. Defense Department on April 6, 2017 after announcing U.S. forces conducted a cruise missile strike against the Syrian Air Force airfield.

    A Syrian air base targeted in a U.S. cruise missile attack is operating again, the governor of Syria's Homs province confirmed on Saturday.

  • BEIRUT, April 8- A Syrian air base targeted in a U.S. cruise missile attack is operating again, the governor of Syria's Homs province confirmed on Saturday. The United States launched the missile strikes on Friday in response to a chemical attack that killed 90 people including 30 children. Asked if it was true that Syrian planes were now taking off from Shayrat or...

  • BEIRUT, April 8- A Syrian air base targeted in a U.S. cruise missile attack is operating again, the governor of Syria's Homs province confirmed on Saturday. The United States launched the missile strikes on Friday in response to a chemical attack that killed 90 people including 30 children. Asked if it was true that Syrian planes were now taking off from Shayrat or...

  • BEIRUT, April 8- A Syrian air base targeted in a U.S. cruise missile attack is operating again, the governor of Syria's Homs province confirmed on Saturday. The United States launched the missile strikes on Friday in response to a chemical attack that killed 90 people including 30 children. Asked if it was true that Syrian planes were now taking off from Shayrat or...

  • BEIRUT, April 8- A Syrian air base targeted in a U.S. cruise missile attack is operating again, the governor of Syria's Homs province confirmed on Saturday. The United States launched the missile strikes on Friday in response to a chemical attack that killed 90 people including 30 children. Asked if it was true that Syrian planes were now taking off from Shayrat or...

  • AMMAN/ BEIRUT, March 21- Syrian rebels stormed a government-held area in northeastern Damascus on Tuesday for the second time in three days, sources on both sides of the fighting said, in the opposition's first such large scale foray in over four years in the capital. For rebels, the assault has shown they are still able to wage offensive action, though their...

  • BEIRUT/ AMMAN, March 19- Syrian government forces battled rebels on the fringes of Damascus on Sunday, after the rebels attacked from a residential district towards a main square that is a gateway to the heart of the Old City, rebels and a monitor said. Sounds of shelling and gunfire could be heard in the centre of Damascus since the morning, a witness said.

  • HOMS, Syria/ BEIRUT, March 18- Rebels and their families began leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday, state media and a Reuters witness said, under a Russian-backed deal with the government expected to be among the largest evacuations of its kind. The agreement underlines Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's upper hand in the war, as more...

  • HOMS, Syria/ BEIRUT, March 18- Rebels and their families began leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday, state media and a Reuters witness said, under a Russian-backed deal with the government expected to be among the largest evacuations of its kind. The agreement underlines Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's upper hand in the war, as more...

  • HOMS, Syria/ BEIRUT, March 18- Rebels and their families began leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday, state media and a Reuters witness said, under a Russian-backed deal with the government expected to be among the largest evacuations of its kind. The agreement underlines Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's upper hand in the war, as more...

  • FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by press conference- 1330 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement. STOCKHOLM- The Riksdag Committee on Finance will hold an open hearing on monetary policy with Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Riksbank Deputy Governor Henry Ohlsson- 0900 GMT.

  • FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by press conference- 1330 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement. STOCKHOLM- The Riksdag Committee on Finance will hold an open hearing on monetary policy with Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Riksbank Deputy Governor Henry Ohlsson- 0900 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on Iran, which it said were just "initial steps" and said Washington would no longer turn a "blind eye" to Iran's hostile actions. "The days of turning a blind eye to Iran's hostile and belligerent actions toward the United States and the world community are over," Flynn said in a White House...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on Iran, which it said were just "initial steps" and said Washington would no longer turn a "blind eye" to Iran's hostile actions. The sanctions on 25 individuals and entities were the opening salvo by President Donald Trump who has vowed a more aggressive policy against Tehran and came two days...