- Lebanon Hariri Meets Davutoglu a Day after Meeting Erdogan Al-Mustaqbal movement chief MP Saad Hariri held a meeting on Saturday with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu where talks focused on the develo... 30 April 2016, 13:22 2
- Lebanon Lebanese Army Arrests Fugitive in Baalbek Raids The Lebanese army arrested a fugitive on Saturday during raids that it carried out in the area of al-Sharawneh in Baalbek, the National News Agen... 30 April 2016, 09:11 6
Customs agents at Rafik Hariri International Airport uncovered on Monday an attempt to smuggle cocaine at the facility.
A traveler arriving from Brazil via Ethiopian Airlines was arrested after the discovery of 4.5 kilograms of cocaine in his luggage.Full Story
Al-Mustaqbal Movement chief MP Saad Hariri said that he has no relation to Beshara Tarabay, a lawyer who was accused in French media reports of allegedly laundering money in favor of Hizbullah, his media office said in a statement on Monday.
Hariri' media office replied to a report published in the daily As Safir claiming that Tarabay has received sums of money from a network involved in money laundering for the purpose of smuggling narcotics and that Tarabay is Hariri's lawyer.Full Story
Parties are gearing up for the municipal elections that are set to kick off on May 8 in the Bekaa Valley and Beirut, in light of reports alleging that Hizbullah has no nominees so far for the Shiite seats allocated in the capital's municipal council, al-Akhbar daily reported on Monday.
Reports said that leader of al-Mustaqbal Movement ex-PM Saad Hariri has voiced hopes on Hizbullah to keep unchanged the current Shiite municipal council members Khalil Choucair and Fadi Shahrour.Full Story
Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea has said that a parliamentary recommendation on not adopting an electoral law before the election of a president has not been officially approved.
Geagea told As Safir daily published on Monday that the recommendation is considered “nonexistent.”Full Story
Speaker Nabih Berri has said that he was still waiting for responses from parliamentary blocs to his proposal to include an electoral draft-law on the agenda of a session that he intends to call for.
“In light of their (the blocs’) responses, I will act accordingly. What matters for me firstly and lastly is the people’s interests,” Berri told his visitors in Ain al-Tineh on Sunday.Full Story
Marada Movement chief MP Suleiman Franjieh stated on Sunday that the most important accomplishment is that the future president will be elected from the March 8 camp whether it was founder of the Free Patriotic Movement MP Michel Aoun or himself.
“The most important accomplishment has been achieved. The president will be elected from our (March 8) group and we must not lose that whether it was Aoun elected or Suleiman Franjieh,” said the MP via Skype addressing his Marada supporters in Australia.Full Story
Lebanon's Armenians marked on Sunday the 101 anniversary of when some 250 Armenian intellectuals were rounded up by Ottoman Turks as the first step of the genocide against them.
A demonstration marched from the Antelias Square to the town's main highway marking the genocide that was committed around the time of World War I.Full Story
A suggestion to elect the founder of the Free Patriotic Movement MP Michel Aoun as president could be underway, garnering the blessing of two political parties, the Saudi Okaz daily reported on Sunday.Full Story
Agriculture Minister Akram Shehayyeb assured on Sunday that the an area detected with an H5N1 bird flu virus in al-Nabi sheet has been put under supervision, An Nahar daily reported.
“The area where the virus was detected has been controlled,” he told the daily in an interview.Full Story
U.S. Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Ambassador Richard Jones presided on Saturday over the final round of the U.S. Embassy-funded “Bee A Good Citizen” spelling bee competition, the mission announced.
Twenty-one students from grades 7 and 8 participated in the final competition at the Baakline National Library, which determined the national winners and regional winners for the Bekaa and the Chouf, it said in a statement.Full Story