Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil on Monday met with a delegation from the International Monetary Fund led by Chris Jarvis.
The National News Agency said the talks tackled “the economic and financial situations in Lebanon, the latest developments regarding the state budget and the reforms it included.”Full Story
The army on Monday announced the end of investigations into the latest deadly militant attack in Tripoli.
“The Lebanese Army's Intelligence Directorate has wrapped up its investigations into the operation that was carried out by the terrorist Abdul Rahman Mabsout on June 3, 2019 in several neighborhoods of the city of Tripoli,” the military said in a statement.Full Story
Forty Syrian nationals were arrested on Monday in the northern district of Batroun, the state-run National News Agency said.
“A patrol from the Batroun security department of the Lebanese Army's Intelligence Directorate raided Syrian gatherings in the city of Batroun, the town of Kubba and the Mseilha Fort area,” NNA said.Full Story
Mediation efforts have managed to contain the fierce war of words that erupted Sunday between al-Mustaqbal Movement and the Progressive Socialist Party and the two parties have agreed that their relation needs a “profound evaluation.”
Media reports said Minister Wael Abu Faour of the PSP and ex-minister Ghattas Khoury of Mustaqbal agreed on a halt to the exchange of tirades following a mediation by Speaker Nabih Berri.Full Story
Lebanese Forces deputy leader MP George Adwan on Monday rejected the latest proposals by Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and adviser of U.S. President Donald Trump.
“In response to Kushner's proposal, homelands can't be bought or sold,” Adwan tweeted.Full Story
Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Sunday snapped back at the Progressive Socialist Party over the latest criticism.
“Your problem, our brothers in the Progressive Socialist Party, is that you do not know what you want,” Hariri said in a tweet.Full Story
Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi on Sunday called on the government to respect the 1943 National Pact and equal Christian-Muslim power-sharing in the upcoming administrative and judicial appointments.Full Story
The Progressive Socialist Party’s relation with al-Mustaqbal Movement “is not alright,” Industry Minister Wael Abu Faour of the PSP said.
“We have a critical vision and an opposing viewpoint towards the current political course” of Mustaqbal, Abu Faour said.Full Story
Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Sunday voiced the first Lebanese response to remarks on the proposed U.S. peace place by Jared Kushner, the U.S. president’s son-in-law and adviser.
“So that some don’t interpret the official Lebanese silence as an acceptance of the poisoned proposal, we stress that the only investment that will not find ripe ground in Lebanon would be any investment that comes at the expense of Palestine’s cause and the rights of the Palestinian people,” Berri said in a statement released by his office.Full Story
European diplomats have reportedly advised Lebanon to stay impartial from any military confrontation that could take place in the gulf, amid escalating US-Iranian tensions, the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat reported on Saturday.Full Story