- Lebanon Report: New Political Spat Looms Over Election Launch Decree Signing President Michel Aoun has reportedly "refrained" from signing a decree launching preparations for the upcoming parliamentary polls because it “di... 3
- Lebanon Nasrallah Rejects 'Isolation' of Any Party, Says Hizbullah Backs State in Israel Wall Row Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday warned against any attempt to “isolate” or “defeat” any Lebanese party, as he threw his support b... 14
Al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc on Tuesday decried what it called “a distortion and incitement campaign” targeted against “al-Mustaqbal Movement's relation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”Full Story
A new war of words erupted Tuesday between the Change and Reform bloc and AMAL Movement, after the Committee of Legislation and Consultations of the Justice Ministry issued a recommendation on the controversial officers seniority decree.Full Story
A fugitive was arrested Tuesday in the Beirut southern suburb of Raml al-Aali after a clash with the army.
“A patrol from the Intelligence Directorate raided in the Raml al-Aali area the house of Qassem Khaddouj, who was wanted on charges of drug trade and shootings,” an army statement said.Full Story
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel a-Jubeir accused Iran on Tuesday of being the “biggest source of danger in the region” because of its role in Lebanon, Yemen and Syria.
“Iran has supplied the Huthis with missiles that targeted Saudi Arabia,” he said in a press conference with his Belgium counterpart.Full Story
President Michel Aoun affirmed that Lebanon's government has enclosed all the political components in the country and contributed to the establishment of stability despite some differences “that enrich democratic life,” as he stressed the need to hold parliamentary elections on time.Full Story
Speaker Nabih Berri on Tuesday renewed his call for relocating Islamic embassies from Washington and for the boycott of US President Donald Trump's administration until the latter reverses a controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
“I call on all Islamic embassies to move locations from Washington and to boycott Trump's administration until he revokes his position regarding Jerusalem,” said Berri from Iran in a conference for the Parliamentary Union of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) Member States.Full Story
Political parties are gearing up for Lebanon's legislative elections which spoils rumors about any possible postponement or the introduction of amendments to the electoral law system based on which the elections are going to be staged, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Tuesday.
Ministerial sources of the March 8 alliance told the daily: “The entire political parties have started preparing for the elections and forming electoral lists and striking alliances. Talks about postponing the elections or attempts to make some changes have been dropped.”Full Story
Canada has urged its citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Lebanon and to completely refrain from visiting certain areas in the country over security concerns.
“Exercise a high degree of caution in Lebanon due to an unpredictable security situation and the risk of terrorist attack,” says a warning message published on the Canadian foreign ministry's website.Full Story
Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri arrived Monday in Tehran to take part in a conference for the Parliamentary Union of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) Member States.
“I congratulate the supreme guide (Ali Khamenei), the Iranian people and the Iranian shura council on their victory against the sedition,” Berri said upon his arrival, referring to the latest wave of protests in Iran.Full Story
Prime Minister Saad Hariri stressed Monday that the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Gulf countries will always support Lebanon.
“Gulf states have always viewed Lebanon as a democratic country and they will always support the Lebanese people regardless of the political parties,” said Hariri during a ceremony to lay the cornerstone for the new building of the UAE embassy in Beirut, which he sponsored.Full Story