President Michel Aoun, caretaker Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib, caretaker Social Affairs Minister Hector Hajjar, and Maj. General Abbas Ibrahim met Wednesday in Baabda to discuss the Syrian Refugees repatriation.
Also on Wednesday, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Anbaa reported that Syria is dissatisfied with a statement by Bou Habib that accused the Syrian regime of not wanting to return the refugees to their homeland.Full Story
Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi will meet Free Patriotic Movement head Jebran Bassil to find a solution regarding Archbishop Mussa al-Hajj's case, MTV said Wednesday.
According to the channel, Bassil had sent delegates to Bkerke to prepare for his visit.Full Story
President Michel Aoun has refused to sign a decree that would increase the customs fees, media reports said Wednesday.
The so-called customs dollar will determine the LBP to USD exchange rate that will be used to calculate customs on imports.Full Story
A new buyer is being sought for the first grain shipment to leave Ukraine under a hard-won deal with Russia after the original Lebanese buyer cancelled its order, the Ukrainian embassy said.
The Sierra Leone-flagged vessel Razoni left the Ukrainian port of Odessa on August 1 carrying 26,000 tons of maize and had been expected to dock in the Lebanese port of Tripoli at the weekend.Full Story
Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat will meet with Hezbollah coordination official Wafiq Safa by the end of the week, MTV said Wednesday.
It quoted a source close to the PSP as saying that "Jumblat has read the situation well and has chosen to be with the winning team."Full Story
Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi has started thinking of potential candidates for the presidential election, Kuwait’s al-Rai newspaper reported on Tuesday.Full Story
Lebanon has not been informed through a brotherly or friendly country that Israel wants to delay settling the sea border demarcation file until after its early legislative elections in the end of the next fall, a highly informed Lebanese source has said.Full Story
The United States has pressed Israel on the issue of sea border negotiations with Lebanon, asking it not to make the file a part of the domestic "electoral bazar" in Israel, which is readying for a new round of early legislative elections.Full Story
Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat has lashed out at President Michel Aoun’s presidential term, describing his tenure as “failed,” “spiteful” and “disastrous.”Full Story
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday warned Israel against “making a mistake towards the resistance in Lebanon” or over “the issue of oil and gas and the issue of the maritime border.”Full Story