Social Affairs Minister Richard Kouyoumjian of the Lebanese Forces on Sunday called on Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah to prove that his party is “Lebanese,” after the pro-Iran leader criticized the Lebanese delegation’s stance at the Mecca emergency Arab summit.Full Story
Free Patriotic Movement chief and Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil lashed out Sunday at those who attacked him in recent days, calling them “mad lunatics” and accusing them of a “character assassination” attempt.Full Story
Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah escalated his rhetoric in his latest speech after Lebanese officials relayed to him a U.S. message that “the precision missile bases that were transferred from Syria to Lebanon have become known and exposed by the Israelis,” a Lebanese official source says.Full Story
Army chief General Joseph Aoun has criticized measures in the country's austerity budget, including a recruitment freeze, warning they would have a negative impact on the military.
Aoun's intervention, rare for a Lebanese army chief, comes after the government approved a budget aimed at unlocking billions of dollars in aid that an official source said includes a three-year army recruitment freeze.Full Story
Israel carried out air strikes in Syria on Sunday in response to rare rocket fire from the neighboring country, its military said, with a war monitor reporting 10 killed including Syrian soldiers and foreign fighters.
Israel's army said two rockets were fired from Syria at Mount Hermon in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights late Saturday and one had been "located within Israeli territory."Full Story
Tens of Syrian families returned on Saturday to their hometowns in Syria through several border crossings, the latest group to return to Syria from its western neighbor, the National News Agency reported on Saturday.Full Story
Energy Minister Nada al-Bustani announced on Saturday that teams of the ministry have launched a campaign to remove the violations on the electricity grid in the area of Ain al-Rummaneh.Full Story
On the sidelines of his participation in the 14th Islamic Summit in Mecca, Prime Minister Saad Hariri met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and they discussed developments in Lebanon and the region and the bilateral relations, the Premier’s media office said on Saturday.Full Story
Lebanon’s 2019 state budget awaits the parliament approval amid reports that new amendments could be introduced by some lawmakers in a bid to help slash the ballooning budget deficit further, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.Full Story
Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned on Friday that if there was a war against Iran the whole Middle East region would "erupt," amid escalating U.S.-Iranian tensions.
U.S. President Donald "Trump, his administration, and his intelligence know well that any war on Iran will not remain confined to Iran's borders," Nasrallah said.Full Story