Relations between President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri are “not broken” because of conflict over the Cabinet formation, and the two men are holding contacts on a daily basis away from media spotlight, al-Akhbar daily reported on Saturday.Full Story
Swiss President Alain Berset is expected to arrive on an official visit in Beirut during the weekend, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.Full Story
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley criticized a meeting held between Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and a delegation from Yemen's Houthi rebels on August 19.Full Story
President Michel Aoun received on Friday a delegation of Lebanese nationals living in Gulf countries, the National News Agency reported.Full Story
Sunni lawmakers not affiliated with al-Mustaqbal Movement voiced calls on Friday for their representation in the new Cabinet, nevertheless rejecting infringement on the powers of the Prime Minister.Full Story
President Michel Aoun received caretaker Information Minister Melhem Riachi, of the Lebanese Forces, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, the National News Agency reported on Friday.Full Story
Ahmad Harb opened his perfume shop on the main street of Beirut's commercial Hamra district 35 years ago, and his business has weathered security and political crises in this volatile country, including a civil war.
He says this year has been the worst he's seen: sales dropped by 90 percent and after the landlord raised the rent, he was finally forced to close the shop and move to a smaller, less expensive location nearby.Full Story
General Security Directorate chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim stressed to al-Akhbar daily in an interview on Friday that the goal of the directorate “during the next five years” is to shift to an online operating system.Full Story
The Free Patriotic Movement and its chief Jebran Bassil snapped back Thursday at Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea over remarks he made about President Michel Aoun's share of seats in the new government.
“Personal and collective political suicide is when a person harms himself, his brother and his community for the sake of political ministerial gains and a transient political moment,” Bassil tweeted.Full Story
President Michel Aoun on Thursday told a visiting U.S. official that he is determined to call for national dialogue over a national defense strategy for the country.
Thanking the U.S. for the assistance it is offering to the Lebanese Army, Aoun reiterated his announcement that he is “determined to call for national dialogue over a defense strategy after the formation of the new government.”Full Story