Hezbollah denies that its convoy in Syria was attacked by Israel

Lebanese media reported  on Wednesday that Israeli jets had allegedly carried out air strikes against a weapons shipment to Hezbollah near the Syrian capital of Damascus. According to the reports , the targets that were hit around 3.00 am were affiliated with the Assad regime and were the regime army’s 3rd Division in the al-Katif suburbs of the […]

Iran accuses Zakka, a detained Lebanese Technology expert of encouraging ‘corruption’

An Iranian semi-official news agency is quoting a Revolutionary Guard commander alleging that a U.S. permanent resident sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran confessed he tried to “encourage corruption” in the Iranian society. Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese with resident status in the United States, disappeared in September 2015 during a trip to Iran […]

Israel’s ministry orders Haifa Ammonia plant shutdown after Hezbollah threats

Israel’s environment ministry said Wednesday it would not renew the license of an ammonia container in the northern city of Haifa, less than 10 days after a court ordered it be emptied, Israeli media reported on Wednesday The container, which can hold 12,000 tonnes of the toxin, put the public “at a risk we cannot […]

In Tehran Berri praises Iran’s ME role at the sixth conference on the ” Palestinian Intifada”

Amal Movement leader , Speaker Nabih Berri thanked  Iran for “supporting Lebanon in facing the Israeli occupation and its solidarity with the Army, people and the Resistance,”  National News Agency reported on Tuesday. Berri who is in  Tehran delivered a speech at the opening of the sixth conference  on the ” Palestine Intifada”  in which  he praised Iran’ […]

Geagea tells Le Pen: Assad is a terrorist just like the Islamic State

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea met on Tuesday visiting France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen at his residence in Maarab, where he stressed that Syrian President Bashar Assad is a terrorist  and is no different than the Islamic State terror group. “I took my time to explain to Le Pen the unclear images that reach […]

Le Pen stirs controversy in Lebanon over headscarf and support for Assad

BEIRUT –  France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused Tuesday to go into a meeting with Lebanon’s grand mufti on Tuesday after his aides asked her to wear a headscarf. Le Pen, who is on a three-day visit to Lebanon this week and has met senior officials, was scheduled to meet with Sheikh Abdel-Latif […]

French anti-immigration candidate Le Pen visits Beirut to meet with top Lebanese leaders

French far-right leader and presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen on Monday met for the first time with a foreign head of state, holding talks with Lebanese President Michel Aoun in the capital of Beirut. Le Pen, who is trying to establish international credentials as part of her current bid for the Elysée Palace, was also […]

Hezbollah chief: “Israel must ‘count to a million before waging any war on Lebanon’

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah warned   Israel  on Monday against waging any war on Lebanon, stressing  that his group will not abide by any “red lines” in any future confrontation, Lebanese media reported “Israel must ‘count to a million’ before waging any war on Lebanon and we’re prepared for any threat,” the reports quoted Nasrallah as telling Iran’s […]

Aoun won’t sign a decree for parliamentary polls without a deal on a new electoral law

Change and Reform bloc secretary MP Ibrahim Kanaan has revealed that President Michel Aoun will not sign a decree that for new parliamentary elections that are supposed to be held on May 21 before an agreement is reached over a new electoral law. “Aoun has already announced that he will not sign the decree before […]

Lebanese film picks up prestigious Berlin film award

The prestigious best fiction film award at this year’s Berlin film festival has gone to the joint Lebanese-French-Belgian film Insyriated, it was announced on Saturday. Insyriated is a tautly-constructed drama about a group of people trying to live a normal life in a war zone. It is the second film staring Palestinian-Israeli Hiam Abbass to […]