Speaker Nabih Berri has stressed that dialogue between regional arch-foes Iran and Saudi Arabia has become an “urgent need.”
“Dialogue between Arabs and their Muslim neighbors, specifically between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has become an urgent need,” Berri said in an interview with Iran's official news agency IRNA.Full Story
Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi arrived Thursday in the Qatari capital Doha on a pastoral visit during which he will lay the cornerstone for the Saint Charbel Church, Lebanon's National News Agency said.
Speaking to reporters, al-Rahi thanked Qatar for “offering a land lot for the construction of the Saint Charbel Church.”Full Story
Thirty Lebanese lawyers participated Thursday in a training organized by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon on the conduct of International Criminal proceedings at the Beirut Bar Association (BBA), the STL said.Full Story
As part of his ongoing tours of Lebanese regions, British Ambassador to Lebanon Hugo Shorter has visited Baakline to see first-hand how the UK is supporting vulnerable host communities and Lebanon’s largest library, the British embassy said on Thursday.Full Story
President Michel Aoun sent a cable message to French President Emmanuel Macron, extending appreciation for his efforts at the CEDRE conference hosted by France early in April, the Presidency media office said on Twitter Thursday.
“Lebanon's re-emergence will only take place with reforms that are in line with my interests in combating corruption,” said Aoun.Full Story
AMAL Movement Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil and Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil, head of the Free Patriotic Movement, traded new jibes on Thursday, but this time against the backdrop of a conference regarding expatriates voting.Full Story
The Internal Security Forces arrested a fake medical practitioner in Beirut’s neighborhood of Minet el-Hosn, after tricking hospital patients and stealing their belongings, the National News Agency reported on Thursday.Full Story
General Security chief Maj.Gen. Abbas Ibrahim said Thursday that many more displaced Syrians will be returning back to Syria in the future, now that the “situation has stabilized in several Syrian regions,” al-Joumhouria daily reported.Full Story
President Michel Aoun on Wednesday asked parliament to reevaluate a controversial state budget article granting residence permits to foreigners and Arabs who buy apartments in Lebanon.
The Presidency said Aoun signed the 2018 state budget law and referred it to the official gazette for publication.Full Story
A young Syrian woman has been murdered by her mother in Khalde in an “honor killing” incident, the Internal Security Forces said on Wednesday.
“At 10:00 pm Tuesday, the Aramoun police station received a phone call about a homicide inside a house in the Talaat Abu Dib street in Khalde,” the ISF said in a statement.Full Story