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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
Prime Minister Saad Hariri will come to France "in the coming days," a source at the French presidency told the AFP news agency on Wednesday.
The development came after the presidency said in a statement that President Emmanuel Macron had "invited" Hariri and his family to France.Full Story
Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil stressed Wednesday that Saudi Arabia should not act against entire Lebanon if it has a problem with Hizbullah or Iran.
“Our premier is not Hizbullah and I'm not Hizbullah, and if Saudi Arabia has a problem with Iran, let it resolve it with Iran, not with Lebanon and the Lebanese,” said Bassil during a meeting in Rome with his Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano.Full Story
President Michel Aoun on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of having "detained" Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation in a statement from the kingdom earlier this month.
"Nothing justifies the failure of Prime Minister Saad Hariri to return for 12 days, therefore we consider him to be held and detained, contrary to the Vienna Convention," Aoun said in a tweet on the official Lebanese presidency account.Full Story
Al-Mustaqbal Movement strongly replied to Syrian President Bashar Assad's accusations against Prime Minister Saad Hariri, urging him to “stop sticking his nose in Lebanon's affairs.”Full Story
Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who submitted his resignation on November 4 from Saudi Arabia, will reportedly return to Lebanon within two days, al-Akhbar daily reported on Wednesday.Full Story
The Lebanese army on Tuesday arrested fugitive Islamist cleric Mustafa al-Hujeiri, aka Abou Taqiyeh, in the northeastern border town of Arsal, the Army Command-Orientation Directorate said in a statement.
The statement added that the arrest was made early at dawn and that interrogations have kicked off with the related judiciary.Full Story