Lebanese authorities on Tuesday arrested a Syrian man on suspicion of “communicating with the terrorist Islamic State group,” state-run National News Agency reported.Full Story
Al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc on Tuesday reiterated its call for Hizbullah to withdraw its fighters from war-torn Syria.Full Story
An Ethiopian domestic worker on Tuesday stabbed her pregnant 27-year-old employer Isaaf Khashfeh in the Chouf town of Barja, leaving her critically wounded and killing her unborn child.Full Story
Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil boasted Tuesday that the FPM has “managed to prevent” another extension of parliament's term and another return to the 1960 electoral law, while stressing that his movement will not accept a “bad” electoral law.Full Story
Prime Minister Saad Hariri condemned the terrorist attack that took place at dawn today in the northern English city of Manchester.
“We strongly condemn the terrorist attack that left tens dead and many innocent civilians wounded in Manchester,” he told the British Ambassador to Lebanon Hugo Shorter in a telephone conversation.Full Story
Syria's ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul Karim Ali said he acknowledges the burden on Lebanon as the result of displaced Syrians fleeing the war ravaging their country, but he questioned the “lack of Lebanese government initiatives to find solutions,” the National News Agency reported on Tuesday.
Ali admitted that Lebanon is bearing “the burden of displaced Syrians,” but he wondered about the reasons keeping the Lebanese “government from taking initiatives to find solutions” for the crisis, he said.Full Story
The Lebanese parliamentary delegation in Washington assured that new US financial sanctions against Lebanon will not be imposed, pointing out that reports about the matter were inaccurate “leaks,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Tuesday.
“Everyone is talking as if there are new US sanctions against Lebanon, which is a big fallacy because it has not happened yet," a member of the delegation MP Yassin Jaber told the daily.Full Story
The Kataeb Party on Monday lamented the circumstances of Lebanon's participation in the landmark Islamic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Riyadh on Sunday.Full Story
The United States and Saudi Arabia stressed during their landmark bilateral summit in Riyadh over the weekend “the importance of backing the Lebanese state to extend its sovereignty across its entire territory,” a joint statement said.Full Story
A small Israeli surveillance drone of the SkyLark type crashed Monday in the southern Lebanese border town of Aita al-Shaab, Lebanon's National News Agency said.Full Story