Sunday’s donor teleconference was hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron. International leaders, government officials and international organisations participated, including President Donald Trump.
Arab League Chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Saturday he would seek to mobilise Arab efforts to provide support to Lebanon after a massive explosion destroyed parts of its capital Beirut this week.
Stepping into the delivery room where his wife Emmanuelle was about to give birth, Edmond Khnaisser meant to capture their son's first moments on camera.
The hospital itself was knocked out of service by the explosion, and Soha still cannot get over the circumstances of her husband's death. ‘You are not supposed to die in a hospital,’ she said. ‘This is what is killing me’.
A UAE aid plane has arrived in Lebanon equipped with around 100 tonnes of medicines, food, and nutritional supplements for children, in addition to other aid supplies to help those affected by the Beirut explosion.
The destruction of the 120,000-tonne capacity structure at the port, the main entry point for food imports, meant buyers must rely on smaller private storage facilities for their wheat purchases with no government reserves to fall back on.
Last week’s verdict on the assassination of Lebanon’s ex-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri delivered by the Special Tribunal based near The Hague was a disappointment for those who wanted a clear cut ruling and closure.
The UAE is known for its spirit of tolerance and humanitarianism upon which it was founded in offering all forms of support to those in need around the world without discrimination.
Discredited Lebanese politicians have waited until today to commence binding parliamentary consultations on a new prime minister only hours before French President Emmanuel Macron arrives for a two-day visit.