Insurance risks up in the Gulf after Iran linked attacks

London insurers extends Persian Gulf threat zone after Fujairah attacks.  London’s marine insurance market, which covers the majority of the world’s ships, has upgraded a number of territorial waters in the Persian Gulf to high risk following ship attacks off Fujairah last weekend. The Joint War Committee, which includes representatives of Lloyd’s of London and […]

Lebanon today: Sunday May 19 Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: U.S., Lebanese leaders conduct bilateral meeting at Pentagon Kathryn L. “Katie” Wheelbarger the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and Lebanese Chief of Defense Gen. Joseph Aoun led the May 16-17 meeting of the U.S.-Lebanon Joint Military Commission at the Pentagon to discuss ongoing security […]

Lebanon today: Saturday May 18 Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: Lebanon can rely on France’s constant support, says Macron  as he mourned Sfeir’s loss French President Emmanuel Macron mourned the loss of “a precious friend” to France with the passing of former Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Mar Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, Lebanon’s presidential palace reported Friday. “I remain confident that […]

Maritime Demarcation in Lebanon with Satterfield were ‘positive’ , report

Diplomatic sources confirmed that the maritime border talks between State Department’s acting assistant secretary for near eastern affairs, David Satterfeld with Lebanese officials reflected a “very positive” atmosphere paving way for a real opportunity to restore Lebanon’s full sovereign rights and provide suitable conditions for extracting energy, the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat daily reported on Thursday. […]

Will Anyone Explain America’s Conflict with Iran?

By MICHAEL BRENDAN DOUGHERTY The escalation of tensions between the two countries has left more questions than answers.   Afew weeks ago in this space, I wrote that we were in a submerged constitutional crisis. President Donald Trump could announce one change in American foreign policy, but the White House would implement a different one. […]

The legacy of Patriarch Sfeir, who had higher expectations of Lebanon than its own leaders

By: Michael Young The death of Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, the former Maronite Christian patriarch, has robbed Lebanon of one of the most steadfast proponents of state integrity, at a time when the political classes are riven with conflict and the country is drifting. While Sfeir had been out of office since 2011 and his influence had […]