Israel warned Iran it won’t tolerate Hezbollah arms factories in Lebanon

Israel has stepped up its diplomatic efforts to curb Hezbollah’s military activities in Lebanon, Israeli media reported . Israel has reportedly sent messages to Iran in the past few weeks through a number of European countries that have diplomatic relations with Tehran, warning that it would view with severity the establishment of arms production facilities […]

Lebanon condemns terror plot targeting Grand Mosque in Mecca

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri condemned on Saturday a terrorist plot that targeted the Grand Mosque in Mecca, according to a statement by his media office. Hariri called the terror plan on Friday “diabolical,” saying it “deviated from the Islamic teachings,” as the Grand Mosque is “the holiest and purest place for Muslims.” He also […]

Hezbollah chief warns Israel that a future war could draw Shiite fighters from Iran, Iraq, etc

Hezbollah leader  Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that a future war waged by Israel against Syria or Lebanon could draw thousands of fighters from countries including Iran and Iraq. His comments indicated that the same array of Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias – but not countries – currently fighting in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad […]

Israel would use all its strength from the start in a new Lebanon war with Hezbollah, says Eshel

Israel would use all its strength from the start in any new war with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, the chief of the Israeli air force said on Wednesday, sending a firm warning a decade after their last conflict. At the annual Herzliya security conference near Tel Aviv, Major-General Amir Eshel said qualitative and quantitative […]

Former Lebanese minister Ghassan Salameh named UN’s new envoy in Libya

The UN Security Council on Tuesday backed the appointment of Lebanese academic and former culture minister Ghassan Salameh to be the UN’s new envoy in Libya. The appointment capped a four-month search for a new head of the UN political mission in Libya who will lead negotiations on opening up a UN-backed deal to form […]

Italian Activists Have A Secret Strategy To Protect Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Lebanon hosts an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees in a country with just over 4 million people by Abby Sewell Among the passengers crammed into the rattling white van traversing Lebanon’s northern edge were a pair of young Syrian refugees. As the van slowed to a stop at the first of several Army checkpoints along the […]

Lebanese protesters beaten by the Parliament’s police in election law protest

At least seven people were injured in Beirut on Friday as Lebanese Parliament’s security Police , which is under the command of Speaker Nabih Berri used batons and sticks to break up a demonstration against a new electoral law introduced earlier this week, eyewitnesses reported. Some reports indicated that the Parliament’s security police wore army […]

Lebanon army Intelligence kills a wanted criminal and drug lord south of Beirut

A wanted criminal and drug lord  known as Samir Fawzi Munzer or Munther  has been killed in an army operation in the southern suburb of Bourj al-Barajneh, an army statement said on Saturday. According to to the statement,   Army Intelligence units raided the suspect’s residence in al-Raml al-Aali. The army patrol came under fire from the […]

Saudi Oger is finished, thousands of foreign employees left but remain unpaid

A once-mighty Saudi construction firm linked to Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri is finished, having left thousands of workers unpaid, sources said on Friday. The Saudi Oger employees, most of them from abroad, suffered for months without salaries and many have already gone home. A collapse in oil revenues that began three years ago left […]