Lebanese started a petition to block ‘France’s Trump’ from visiting Beirut

The leader of France’s far-right National Front political party will visit Lebanon next week according to a government source, and some Lebanese are quite unhappy to say the least. Marine Le Pen, who is called “France’s Trump” and a “fascist”, along with her political party, is known for her Islamophobic, racist and xenophobic views. But, […]

President Aoun warns Israel against any attempt to violate Lebanon’s sovereignty

Lebanese President Michel Aoun warned on Saturday that any Israeli attempt to violate Lebanon’s sovereignty would be met with the “appropriate response”, in a statement released by his office. “Any attempt to hurt Lebanese sovereignty or expose the Lebanese to danger will find the appropriate response,” the statement said. It said Aoun was reacting to […]

Aoun assures critics that Hezbollah would be bound by the National Defense Strategy

By: Joseph A. Kechichian Beirut: A day after Michel Aoun told an Egyptian newspaper that Hezbollah’s weapons did “not contradict with the [authority of the] State,” the Lebanese President appeared to backtrack by insisting that the party will comply with the National Defence Strategy, even if one is yet to be adopted. Though Aoun “guaranteed” […]

Future Movement says Nasrallah attack against GCC “deals a blow to Aoun’s Initiatives”

The Future Movement on Friday called on President Michel Aoun to respond to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah’s latest verbal attacks against some Gulf countries, describing them as a “strong blow” to president Aoun’s efforts to repair ties with the Gulf. “Through his attacks on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the […]

Hezbollah denies Reuters’s reports about Nasrallah speeches

Hezbollah’s media office issued a statement on Saturday stressing that the party does not make statements to the press under the so-called “Hezbollah sources” and has therefore denied reports published by Reuters about the aim of Hezbollah’s harsh words . “Hezbollah’s media office reminds everyone in our media policy we never use the so-called ‘Hezbollah […]

Hezbollah: Trump-Netanyahu meet spells end to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

Lebanese Hezbollah said on Thursday the outcome of U.S. President Donald Trump’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had effectively signaled an end to peaceful negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. “After what came out after the meeting between Netanyahu and Trump, I am not exaggerating if I say that yesterday there was a […]

Harsh Hezbollah words were a “red line “warning for Trump

Speeches by Hezbollah’s leader this week were aimed at making clear to the new administration of U.S. President Donald Trump that the Lebanese group could strike U.S. interests by hitting Israel, a source familiar with its thinking said on Friday. Trump and administration officials have used strong rhetoric against Hezbollah’s political patron Iran and to […]

Lebanon: PM Hariri stands firm on Assad ‘crimes’

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Monday he stood firm against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s “crimes”, at an event marking the anniversary of his father’s assassination that he has blamed on Damascus. Hariri, whose father Rafiq Hariri was killed along with 22 other people in a February 14, 2005 bomb blast on the Beirut seafront, […]

US issues a new Lebanon travel warning to its citizens

The United States has issued a new Lebanon travel warning to its citizens, saying it “supersedes the Travel Warning issued on July 29, 2016.” “The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Lebanon because of the threats of terrorism, armed clashes, kidnapping, and outbreaks of violence, especially near Lebanon’s borders with Syria […]