Lebanon urges Arab League to readmit Syria ahead of regional summit

Lebanon’s acting foreign minister called for the Arab League to readmit Syria ahead of a regional economic summit to be held in Beirut on Sunday, more than seven years after it suspended Damascus’ membership. The Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, or AESD, is being held in Lebanon for the first time amid sharp divisions […]

Qatar ruler will attend Beirut’s Arab economic summit but Lebanon Speaker will boycott it

Qatar’s emir will visit Beirut on Sunday for an Arab economic summit which has been marred by regional rifts and internal Lebanese disputes even before it began. Lebanese President Michel Aoun’s office said on Saturday Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani had informed it he would come to lead the Qatari delegation. Rifts among Arab […]

In Lebanon, U.S. State Department official calls Hezbollah ‘unacceptable’

The U.S. State Department criticized Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group on Monday for digging tunnels into Israel and stockpiling rockets, as Washington steps up efforts to isolate Tehran. In recent weeks, Israeli forces uncovered tunnels they said were dug by Hezbollah, and Lebanon complained about Israel’s construction of a barrier along disputed parts of the border. […]

Beirut: Arab Economic summit highlights divisions, turmoil in Lebanon

By ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE Associated Press An Arab economic development summit that Lebanon is hosting this weekend has been marred by controversy days before delegates arrive. Should regional outcast Syria be invited, as demanded by Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah militant group, an ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad? Should Libya get a seat at […]

Hezbollah chief says reports of his deteriorating health are baseless

Iranian TV released a recording with the voice of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah denying reports that his health was deteriorating. Over the weekend, Israeli and Lebanese reports claimed that Nasrallah was hospitalized with a heart attack, while other reports said that he was suffering from cancer. On Saturday, Europe-based Lebanese journalist Jerry Maher tweeted that […]

Plea for aid as heavy snow hits refugee camps in Lebanon

Storm Norma has hit Lebanon, inundating refugee camps with heavy rainfall and completely blanketing some homes in thick snow. Volunteers and refugees have taken to social media to share videos and photos of the freezing conditions and to plead for humanitarian aid. Settlements from the Akkar plains in the north of Lebanon to the Beqaa […]

Hariri rejects 32-man cabinet accuses Hezbollah of being behind it

Hezbollah has returned to the approach of focusing its attacks on Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri in an attempt to divert attention from its standoff with President Michel Aoun and the Free Patriotic Movement, sources close to Hariri have suggested in remarks to al-Hayat newspaper. Hariri meanwhile told FPM chief MP Jebran Bassil that he will […]

Storm Norma brings strong winds, snow, flood in Lebanon, video

Heavy snow and rain from Storm Norma have hit Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon causing tents and homes to flood. Hundreds of Syrian refugees were rescued from camps in Lebanon on Monday, as storms batters the country, causing floods, everywhere The Red Cross transferred 100 families from the Semmaqieh refugee camp in Akkar to other […]

Miss Iraq crowned as Miss Arab USA for 2019, Miss Lebanon was 1st runner up

The Miss Arab™ Pageant crowned Miss Iraq IYA AGHA  as Miss Arab USA for 2019 . The event  which was held in Phoenix Arizona is   managed and produced by The Arab American Festival Organization (AAF) a United States private charity group The event aims at advancing the cause for young ladies of Arab descent. The Pageant is a fundraising charity event, uniting Arabs […]