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U.S. Launches New Investment Fund for Lebanese Entrepreneurs

Today the Middle East and North Africa Investment Initiative (MENA-II) of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Berytech Foundation, launched a $15 million program to support entrepreneurship in Lebanon. The ceremony took place at the Four Seasons Hotel in the presence of American Ambassador David Hale, USAID Deputy Assistant ...
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Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne Richard Visits Lebanon

Today Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard concluded a trip to Beirut. During the visit, she met with Prime Minister Tammam Salam, Minister of Education Elias Bou Saab, United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag, and a range of other representatives from UN agencies, international and non-governmental organizations, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest near U.S. Embassy Beirut (March 26, 2015)

On Friday March 27, 2015 supporters of Ali Taan Fayyad, a Lebanese national being held in the Czech Republic, are planning to stage a protest near the U.S. Embassy Beirut compound. The demonstration is scheduled to take place at approximately 11:00 am at Awkar circle. U.S. citizens are warned that demonstrations and protests intended to ...
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Statement on “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community” Report

The American Intelligence Community’s position on Iran has not changed.  This year’s “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community” report was simply a format change.  There is no ‘softening’ of our position. In fact, Director Clapper specifically referenced the threat from Iran and its client Hizballah in his recent testimony.  Iran and Lebanese Hizballah ...
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