Lebanon: Amid fuel crisis, country faces internet service interruption

On Sunday, Lebanon witnessed the disruption in the internet services due to the shortage of fuel (diesel). This economic crisis has added another essential service to the list of casualties.

On Sunday, Lebanon witnessed the disruption in the internet services due to the shortage of fuel (diesel). This economic crisis has added another essential service to the list of casualties.

As per the reports, the head of the state internet provider Orego, Imad Kreidhieh, early Sunday tweeted that the station at west Beirut, al-Mazraa, would run out of diesel and go offline. Due to this outage, around 26,000 subscribers were affected, including the country’s Internal Security operation rooms.


Later, by mid-Sunday, diesel was provided by a resident, which allowed the station to run again. Meanwhile, one more power station in East Beirut ran out of diesel. It managed to operate on the batteries.

Kreidieh, in a statement, blamed a civil servant for the internet interruption in west Beirut. He said that the civil worker did not sign the agreement on time, resulting in the lack of diesel in the area.

He further said that the situation was unbearable, but somehow the country managed to get through the crisis.

The residents of the nation have only a few hours of electricity and later they all rely on the network of the private generators, which totally depends on the fuel. Because of this, the Lebanese spend their days and nights in complete darkness. This also increases the burden of their pockets as they have to pay for hefty bills to the generator operations, which changes as the crisis in the country worsens.

In Lebanon, internet and telecom services are also costly. The telecommunication companies, both state-owned and private, have been complaining as they fail to keep up with the rising operational costs.

Apart from the fuel crisis, the country is also dealing with a shortage of medicines. This lack has led the patients to depend on the back market, smuggled medicines and donations from expats and civil groups.


The country has been dealing with the worst financial crisis, which has sunk the middle-class country into poor one. Reportedly, the leading cause of the crisis is the year-long mismanagement by the government and corruption.

The crisis caused the national currency to lose more than 90% of its esteem to the dollar, whereas banks, fearing bankruptcy, have constrained people’s access to their deposits in local and foreign currency.

Lebanon has lifted subsidies on essential goods, including fuel and medicines, and it is running out of imported reserves. Apparently, the government has yet to implement a social safety plan to negotiate with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Read More

State Dept: US rejects call that Israeli view against Palestinian is apartheid

On Tuesday, the United States of America rejected the vision that Israeli actions against the residents of Palestine are apartheid, according to the State...

Fireworks will light up skies of Abu Dhabi on first day of Eid Al Adha

Abu Dhabi in the UAE has come up with an exciting line-up of festive experiences during this Eid Al Adha while offering visitors and residents a weekend packed with events that one cannot miss, from immersive cultural experiences to mesmerising fireworks, a family-fun gaming festival and unmissable 'staycation' offers.

Dubai: Educational institutes attract more international students than ever before

Dubai, which earlier used to be a net exporter of undergraduate students to universities in Europe, Australia and North America, and was not known for higher educational facilities, let alone alluring some international students, until recently. 


Turkey’s relations with China on verge of breakage over Uyghur issue

ISTANBUL: In recent times, there has been a dent in the relationship and cooperation between China and Turkey. as per the top diplomat of Turkey, the ascription of the worsening to Ankara's dedication to not handover Turkey's Uyghur nonconformists to China's authorities.

Queen Elizabeth to meet President Joe Biden and the First Lady!

Queen Elizabeth will meet US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at her Windsor Castle on 13th June, announced The Buckingham Palace. Buckingham...

Dubai: Hindu Temple set to officially open, read here all details

A Hindu Temple in Dubai is set to open its magnificent doors to visitors on Wednesday officially.