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. […]

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 […]

Lebanon today: Wednesday May 15 Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: Lebanon Bids Farewell to Cardinal Sfeir Lebanon bid farewell on Wednesday to former Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, who died Sunday.Patriarch Beshara al-Rai presided over  the  prayer service in Bkirki in mourning of Sfeir. The convoy carrying the body of Sfeir departed early on Wednesday from the Hotel Dieu […]

Lebanon today: Tuesday May 14 Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: Boat with 8 Syrians capsizes off Lebanese coast; 5 missing BEIRUT — Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency says a fishing boat that was illegally carrying eight Syrian refugees to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus has capsized. The report says the incident occurred on Monday off the northern Lebanese […]

Lebanon today: Sunday May 12 Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: Lebanese leaders mourn death of  former Patriarch Sfei Lebanon’s leaders and politicians on Sunday mourned the death of former Maronite patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir, an influential figure and an icon  in Lebanon’s modern history. “The national arena will miss a man who was firm in his defense of Lebanon’s […]

Lebanon’s former Maronite patriarch dies days before turning 99

Lebanon’s former Maronite patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, who wielded considerable political influence during the country’s civil war and was an ardent advocate of a Syrian troop withdrawal, died Sunday, the church said. Sfeir, who was about to turn 99 on May 15, died at 3:00 am (0100 GMT) “after days of intensive medical care,” said […]

Lebanon today: Saturday May 11 Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: Lebanon veterans cry ‘thieves’ as leaders talk cuts to benefits Veterans protested outside the Lebanese prime minister’s office in Beirut on Friday against proposed austerity measures which would affect their end-of-services benefits and cut the pension by three percent. They burned tyres and chanted slogans calling Lebanon‘s […]