Lebanon

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Refugee crisis in Jordan and Lebanon worsens

20 February 2013 As of today, 278,000 Syrian refugees have crossed the border into Jordan, and 295,000 have crossed into Lebanon, according to UNHCR. According to Jordan’s government, the number is much higher. They estimate that they are hosting more than 368,000 out of a total of 787,000 Syrian refugees displaced in the region. The [...]

Beirut eyes offshore oil and gas round

Lebanon hopes to launch a licensing round for offshore oil and gas exploration this year, but translating unproven potential into genuine resources will require more political unity Lebanon is planning to hold its first licensing round for offshore oil and gas contracts by November 2011, according to a statement by energy and water minister Gebran [...]