Tabbara: US does not want political, economic or financial instability in Lebanon

Commenting on the most recent  round of US sanctions against   Hezb0llah , former Lebanese Ambassador to Washington Riad Tabbara said they  are unlikely to have serious consequences on Lebanon, pointing out that  “US policy towards Lebanon, so far, shows that it does not want political, economic or financial instability in Lebanon and a US-Persian war is “unlikely,” al-Joumhouria newspaper  reported […]

Lebanese actor released after blasting Aoun, Hezbollah chief

The judiciary ordered Thursday the release of Lebanese actor Patrick Mubarak, who had been arrested for blasting President Michel Aoun and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. Mubarak was released after being evaluated by a specialist who determined the actor suffered from mental disorders. In a leaked recording that made rounds on social media, Mubarak attacked both […]

UK ambassador to Washington quits after labeling Trump’ inept ‘, ‘stupid’ and ‘wacky’

Britain’s ambassador to Washington resigned Wednesday after Donald Trump labelled him “stupid” and “wacky” following a leak of confidential diplomatic memos in which the envoy said the US president’s administration was inept. The shock resignation of British Ambassador to the US, Kim Darroch, a day after a Conservative Party leadership debate sparked accusations that frontrunner […]

Marcel Khalife made a statement by refusing to sing the Lebanese national anthem at Baalbeck

The legendary composer says he needs to see his homeland return to its potential before he will sing its anthem Baalbeck – Lebanese music legend Marcel Khalife opened the Baalbeck International Festival this year, with a rousing two-hour-long performance from the steps of the Bacchus Temple in Baalbek on Friday, July 5. But, the fact […]

UK’s leadership candidates clash over Brexit

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, rivals to become Britain’s next prime minister, clashed over who could be most trusted on Brexit on Tuesday in a sometimes bad-natured television debate just two weeks before one will be crowned. With Johnson way out in front of the race to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, both were asked […]

U.S. sanctions 3 Hezbollah leaders, including 2 members of Lebanon’s Parliament

The U.S. Treasury added three top Hezbollah figures to its list of sanctioned individuals on Tuesday, including two members of the Lebanese Parliament and a security official responsible for coordinating between Hezbollah and Lebanon’s security agencies. It was the first time the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control had designated a member of Lebanon’s […]