- Lebanon Major Roads Reopened in Lebanon after 2-Day Closure Major roads around Lebanon have been reopened after a two-day closure triggered by a TV interview with President Michel Aoun in which he called on ...
- Lebanon Minor Skirmishes as Protesters Hold First Large Demo near Baabda Palace Large numbers of protesters were on Wednesday rallying near the presidential palace in Baabda, in the first major demo in the area since the erupti... 6
Around 30 protesters on Friday staged a symbolic rally near the presidential palace in Baabda, demanding “the speeding up of the (binding) parliamentary consultations” necessary to form a new government.Full Story
Rebecca (“Becky”) Dykes was “a talented, devoted humanitarian, whose skill, expertise, and passion improved the lives of many people,” the British embassy in Beirut said on Friday, a few hours after the British diplomat’s murderer was convicted of murder and rape.
“She was an impassioned advocate for those who most need support, a true friend of Lebanon, and an outstanding representative for the UK. She had an exciting, bright future ahead of her,” the embassy said in a statement.Full Story
Protests have flared in Lebanon and around the world, with citizens rallying for the last few weeks demanding change in their countries.
Here are the reasons seven of them from Lebanon to Chile are taking to the streets.Full Story
A Lebanese court on Friday sentenced an Uber driver to death for the 2017 murder of British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes, the National News Agency reported.
The Mount Lebanon criminal court sentenced the accused to death for the rape and murder of the young British woman, the agency said, naming the killer as Tarek Samir Howeisheh.Full Story
Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday urged the formation of a “sovereign government” within “days,” as he noted the Lebanese have managed to foil a “strife” scheme and a “political coup” attempt.
“We call for dialogue and communication between all components and the protest movement's representatives,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech.Full Story
The United Kingdom announced up to $25m in support to Lebanese Armed Forces for 2019-2022, the British Embassy in Lebanon said on Twitter on Friday.Full Story
The Internal Security Forces arrested a handful of activists on Friday who stormed the headquarters of the Association of Banks in Lebanon in the Gemmayze area.Full Story
Eighty five Syrian refugees have returned on Friday back to Syria in the latest wave of returns to their war-torn country, the National News Agency reported on Friday.
Lebanon's General Security Directorate organized the return of refugees who arrived at the Masnaa border crossing early on Friday coming from the Central Beqaa area.Full Story
Lebanon banks reopened for the first time in two weeks Friday as the country began to return to normal following mass demonstrations for radical political change.Full Story
Deliberations to set a date early next week for Lebanon’s parliamentary consultations with President Michel Aoun intensified amid reports that Aoun did not “veto” appointing the now-caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat reported on Friday.Full Story