The Loyalty to the Resistance bloc urged on Thursday the need to continue with the dialogue between Hizbullah and the Mustaqbal Movement, condemning attempts to derail the talks.
MP Hussein Fadlallah said after the bloc's weekly meeting that the dialogue will continue away from attempts to sabotage by those “adopting political spite.”Full Story
Al-Mustaqbal movement responded Monday to Hizbullah's fierce criticism of the March 14 camp over its declaration of the formation of a National Council.
“We hope MP Mohammed Raad's remarks on dialogue were hasty or a slip of the tongue,” Mustaqbal bloc MP Samir al-Jisr said in remarks to MTV.Full Story
Several Lebanese deported from the United Arab Emirates arrived in Beirut on Sunday for the second day in a row, the state-run National News Agency reported.
NNA said the Lebanese nationals residing in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman arrived at Rafik Hariri International Airport but refused to talk to the press.Full Story
Hizbullah hailed on Thursday the Egyptian government's appeal against a ruling that considered the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organization.
The party's media office deemed the step as “positive,” calling for dialogue between it and Hamas to “improve their ties.”Full Story
An Israeli army officer was wounded Tuesday by gunfire from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, the military said, in what was believed to have been a deliberate attack.
"During a routine IDF (Israel defense force) activity in the Golan Heights, shots were fired at an IDF force," a statement read.Full Story
U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon David Hale lamented on Friday the ongoing delay in the election of a new president, urging the Lebanese factions to set aside their interests in favor of national ones.
He said after holding talks with Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq: “There is no reason for delay and it is time to put Lebanon’s stability ahead of partisan politics.”Full Story
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not forget to blast Hizbullah during his anti-Iran speech before the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, describing the Lebanese party and Tehran as a real threat to Israel's survival.
“For those who believe that Iran threatens the Jewish state, but not the Jewish people, listen to (Sayyed) Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hizbullah, Iran's chief terrorist proxy. He said: If all the Jews gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of chasing them down around the world,” Netanyahu said.Full Story
Authorities have denied a French expert on jihadists entry to Lebanon and accused him of links to extremist groups, diplomatic and security sources said Tuesday.
Romain Caillet, a researcher with the French Institute for the Near East, is a specialist on jihadist movements including the Islamic State group and had been based in Lebanon for five years.Full Story
Al-Mustaqbal movement and Hizbullah announced Monday after their seventh dialogue session that they made "serious progress" regarding the security and political issues in the country.
“Discussions were continued and serious progress was made over the security and political files,” said a terse joint statement that was issued after the talks in Ain al-Tineh.Full Story
Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil announced Monday that Lebanon “prevented the fall” of Syria, which has been witnessing a bloody conflict since around four years, as he stressed that Damascus must not interfere in the Lebanese affairs.
“It is our duty not to betray or stab Syria, because no matter how much circumstances change, Syria will remain our close neighbor, seeing as we have the scourge of Israel on the other side of the border,” said Bassil in a speech before Lebanese expats at the Arab Social Club in the Venezuelan city of Maturin.Full Story