Lebanon Interior minister issues ultimatum after truckers blocked the roads

Truckers blocked several main roads across Lebanon on Wednesday to protest Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq’s decision to shut down sand mining and stone crushing sites, National News Agency reported NNA said the truckers blocked the Ouzai-Kuwaiti Embassy road as well as the Safra-Jounieh, Dahr al-Baydar, and Zahle-Tarshish roads, causing severe traffic jams on the capital’s […]

3 Russians with Syrian army uniforms arrested by Lebanese Army: report

Three Russians who possessed Syrian army uniforms were reportedly arrested by the Lebanese Army while trying to cross over from Syria at al Aboudieh crossing , Lebanese media reported on Tuesday . This is the first time such an incident has been reported. Other media reports claimed that the Russians were already dressed in the […]

Hezbollah rejects PSP’s proposed electoral law

A four-party meeting that was held at the Center House Sunday evening failed to reach a deal on a new electoral law for Lebanon’s parliamentary polls, as Hezbollah party rejected the electoral law proposed by the Progressive Socialist Party,Lebanese media reported on Tuesday. “The meeting was held in the presence of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, […]

Hezbollah may quit border posts to bolster Assad in Syria

By Nicholas Blanford, The Arab Weekly Hezbollah is expected to hand over a chain of hilltop military bases along Lebanon’s border with Syria to the Leba­nese Army, potentially freeing up hundreds of fighters for combat in Syria, including Hama province where the Iranian-backed Party of God is heavily engaged in pushing back a rebel offensive. […]

Lebanese Orthodox prelate confident that kidnapped bishops remain alive

A Syriac Orthodox bishop in Lebanon has expressed confidence that two Orthodox prelates who were kidnapped in Syria in 2013 are still alive, despite a lack of information about their whereabouts. Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Gregorios Youhanna Ibrahim and his Greek Orthodox counterpart, Boulos Yazigi, were seized by rebels in Syria in April 2013, while traveling […]

102nd anniversary of Armenian genocide marked in Lebanon and worldwide

By: Nabih Bulos Beirut, Lebanon- The thump of the bass drum reverberated through the neighborhood. It was the cue for the dozens of young scouts in two-tone uniforms to take their positions in a procession through Beirut’s Christian quarter to the Patriarchate of the Armenian Catholic Church. The solemn march Monday afternoon marked the 102nd […]

Aoun warns that proposed anti-Hezbollah U.S. sanctions bill to ‘harm Lebanon, Lebanese

President Michel Aoun warned Monday that a new anti-Hezbollah sanctions bill that the U.S. Congress is proposing would “greatly harm Lebanon and its people.” “The draft law that is being prepared in Congress to slap new financial sanctions on Lebanese parties, institutions and individuals will greatly harm Lebanon and its people,” Aoun , a close […]

Lebanon PM Hariri calls for permanent ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has urged the United Nations to help negotiate a permanent ceasefire between Hezbollah and Israel. Following a month-long war between Israeli forces and the Shia militant group Hezbollah in 2006, the two sides agreed to stop fighting but never signed a formal peace deal. Now Mr Hariri has called the […]

Lebanon’s Grand Mufti slams Hezbollah’s border tour

Grand Mufti of the Republic Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan on Sunday slammed Hezbollah’s border tour for journalists and the party’s foreign roles He also criticized the electoral law that was proposed by Free Patriotic Movement chief Gebran Bassil . “All disagreements are permissible except over three issues: coexistence, state institutions and tampering with the security […]