Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil warned that political turmoil in Lebanon sparked by the crisis involving Saudi Arabia could impact Europe by creating new waves of refugees.Full Story
Saad Hariri has seen a lot in his 47 years.Full Story
Prime Minister Saad Hariri will arrive in France on Saturday and meet French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace, the French presidency said Thursday.
Hariri, who announced his resignation during a visit to Saudi Arabia, is traveling to France at the invitation of the French government in a move that diplomats hope will ease regional tensions and tensions between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.Full Story
As part of his ongoing regional visits across Lebanon, British Ambassador Hugo Shorter visited the northern city of Tripoli on Thursday.Full Story
Prime Minister Saad Hariri met the French foreign minister in Riyadh Thursday, the most senior Western official he has met publicly since his shock resignation announcement earlier this month.
The meeting came after Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that Hariri had accepted an invitation to visit France for talks with President Emmanuel Macron.Full Story
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is free to leave Riyadh "when he pleases," the Saudi foreign minister said on Thursday, rejecting accusations from Beirut that the kingdom was "detaining" him.Full Story
President Michel Aoun stressed Lebanon's commitment to the dissociation policy and said that he was waiting for Prime Minister Saad Hariri to return from France to decide on the next steps, after Beirut accused Saudi Arabia of detaining the premier following his shock resignation.
"I am awaiting the return of Hariri from Paris for us to decide the next step with regards to the government," the presidency's Twitter account quoted Michel Aoun as saying.Full Story
Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil is expected to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Friday, the National News Agency reported.Full Story
French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le-Drian announced from Riyadh on Thursday that Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted an invitation to travel to Paris after Beirut accused Riyadh of detaining him following his shock resignation.Full Story
Presidential Adviser for International Cooperation Elias Bou Saab clarified on Thursday that President Michel Aoun's accusations that Saudi Arabia is holding Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri in “detention,” were not intended to escalate rhetoric with the kingdom.Full Story