- Lebanon Aoun to Iraqi TV: Israel Not Permitted to Infringe on Lebanon Decision to Defend its Border President Michel Aoun stressed in an interview on the Iraqi Alsumaria TV network on Friday that the current border dispute between Lebanon and ... 11
- Lebanon Report: Saudi Arabia Seeks to 'Warm Ties Again' with Lebanon Saudi Arabia is expected to dispatch an envoy to Lebanon to discuss with officials the future of the Saudi-Lebanese relations, thus resuming its ... 3
Assistant U.S. Secretary of State David Satterfield admitted during negotiations with Lebanese leaders that the offshore gas Block 9 belongs to Lebanon as he urged them to "give something" of it to Israel, al-Hayat newspaper reported.Full Story
Syrian border guards have clashed with a group of people attempting to sneak into the country from neighboring Lebanon, Syrian state media reported , saying one "terrorist" was killed.Full Story
Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz met Sunday with a senior United States official seeking to defuse an escalating oil and gas dispute with Lebanon, his office said.Full Story
Flooding caused by heavy rains has caused damages across Lebanon, trapping Lebanese families and destroying Syrian refugee encampments.Full Story
Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Achim Steiner, visited Lebanon on February 15 and met with Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Speaker Nabih Berri and Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq, the UNDP said in a statement Saturday.Full Story
Drilling companies working offshore Israel have sent “warning signals” to Israeli authorities that escalating a dispute with Lebanon over oil drilling rights "could push them to withdraw which prompted Israel to de-escalate” tensions, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.Full Story
A federal grand jury in Minnesota indicted three people on charges that they conspired to export drone parts and technology from the U.S. to the Iranian-backed Hizbullah in Lebanon, authorities announced Friday.
The U.S. Attorney's office for Minnesota said two of the suspects — brothers Usama and Issam Hamade — are now in custody in South Africa, while the third, Samir "Tony" Berro, remains at large.Full Story
A Lebanese man and his Syrian wife have been killed in Turkey's Istanbul while their son has gone missing, Lebanon's National News Agency reported on Friday.
The agency said the crime occurred overnight Thursday in Istanbul's Arnavutkoy area.Full Story
President Michel Aoun on Friday called for an urgent solution to Lebanon's Syrian refugee crisis.
“The refugees definitely want to return to their country to live in it in dignity instead of staying in encampments and gatherings,” Aoun said in a speech at a conference for the Rotary International organization at Beirut's Phoenicia Hotel.Full Story
Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday warned the Lebanese state that the U.S. “is not an honest mediator” in the dispute with Israel over offshore gas drilling rights, urging it to show “strength” and “courage.”
“It seems that the entire region has entered the oil and gas battle,” Nasrallah said in an annual televised speech commemorating Hizbullah's slain leaders Ragheb Harb, Abbas al-Moussawi and Imad Mughniyeh.Full Story