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TechGirls 2021

We are excited to announce that the TechGirls 2021 application is now open. TechGirls is an international summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire high school-aged girls (ages 15-17) from the Middle East and North Africa, and Central Asia to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Regionally focused exchange for ...
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Lebanon National Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I send sincere congratulations to the people of Lebanon as they celebrate their Independence Day. Over the last seventy-seven years, Lebanon has faced many challenges, but the past year has been especially trying for ...
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Community Engagement and Exchange (CEE) Program

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut is pleased to announce the Community Engagement and Exchange (CEE) program. CEE is a new civil society program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau and administered by IREX. CEE equips dedicated visionaries with the expertise, skills, and resources to develop multisector approaches and build healthy and engaged communities in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Countrywide Lockdown and U.S. Embassy Suspension of Routine Consular Services

Location: Lebanon The Lebanese government has announced that it will impose a countrywide lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus in Lebanon beginning at 05:00 Saturday, November 14, 2020, and at present is projected to end at 05:00 Monday, November 30.  The lockdown will require the closures of most public institutions and facilities, and many ...
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The United States Designates Corrupt Lebanese Political Leader Gibran Bassil

Today, the United States is designating Gibran Bassil, the leader of the Lebanese Free Patriotic Movement and a former Lebanese cabinet official, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13818 for his role in corruption. E.O. 13818, which builds on and implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, targets corruption and serious human rights abuses around the ...
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