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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan visit a church at Byblos, Lebanon, Saturday, March 23, 2019. (Jim Young/Pool Photo via AP) (Associated Press)
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan visit a church at Byblos, Lebanon, Saturday, March 23, 2019. (Jim Young/Pool Photo via AP) (Associated Press)

Pompeo tours Lebanese historical sites in ancient city , blasts Hezbollah, Iran

Pompeo and his wife Susan spent much of the second and last day of their visit to Lebanon touring historical churches and a centuries-old citadel in this coastal city Saturday.

Pompeo renewed his attack on Hezbollah and its main backer Iran, blasting the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Qassim Suleimani, the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, saying their aim is to control Lebanon.

“They want to control this state. They want access to the Mediterranean. They want power and influence here,” Pompeo said

 

golan-heights_-mapRussia and Lebanon condemn US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

Russia and Syria have deemed the US move illegal. Russia has cited the 1981 UN Security Council Resolution 497, which declares the annexation “null and void and without international legal effect.”

The snowy peaks of Mount Lebanon with their 80 Km ( 50 miles) of sun-drenched skiing trails are very popular . Lebanon is the only country in the Arab world that offers skiing and related winter sports activities as well as wonderful beaches allowing you to go to the snow and sand in the same day. "Why go to Europe? We speak the same language as them and we have the best food, nightlife and shops," Jean Beyrouthi, secretary general of the federation of touristic unions in Lebanon, told The National
The snowy peaks of Mount Lebanon with their 80 Km ( 50 miles) of sun-drenched skiing trails are very popular . Lebanon is the only country in the Arab world that offers skiing and related winter sports activities as well as wonderful beaches allowing you to go to the snow and sand in the same day. “Why go to Europe? We speak the same language as them and we have the best food, nightlife and shops,” Jean Beyrouthi, secretary general of the federation of touristic unions in Lebanon, told The National

Saudi Tourists to Boost Lebanese Tourism Sector This Summer,

says envoy  after the country lifted a 15-month-old travel warning in February. “We are seeing plenty of Saudis coming to visit their brothers in Lebanon. We expect a summer filled with brotherhood and love,” Walid al-Bukhari said, according to the state-run National News Agency.

Lebanese man offers to sell kidney to support family

Lebanese man kills 1 Indian, injures 3 others over noise dispute: Xinhua

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