Lebanon prime minister denounces Iraqi militant’s trip to ceasefire line with Israel

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri has criticized the visit of an Iraqi Shiite militia leader to Lebanon’s ceasefire line with Israel, saying it violated local law. The trip by Qais Al-Khazali, the founder and leader of  the Iranian backed Iraq’s Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq militia, was organized by Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which is also backed by Iran Video […]

Lebanese, Palestinians protest in Beirut against Trump’s Jerusalem move

Thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians marched in the streets of Beirut in protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. More than 5,000 people took to the streets near the Palestinian refugee camp of Shatila after Friday prayers and marched toward a cemetery where hundreds of Palestinians, including […]

World leaders reaffirm support for Lebanon’s Hariri at Paris talks

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri met world leaders for crisis talks in Paris on Friday as Lebanon tries to chart a path through the regional power struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The International Support Group for Lebanon was launched in September 2013, partly in response to the massive influx of refugees entering the country […]

Hezbollah chief blasts Trump’s Jerusalem move, calls for a Palestinian uprising

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah blasted  US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem (al-Quds)  as Israel’s capital calling the move an  ” insult to all Muslims and a violation of international law. He branded  Trump’s decision on Jerusalem as the “second Balfour Declaration” . “What will be the fate of the Palestinian residents in Jerusalem? What will be the fate […]

Lebanese priest talks of Middle East threats to Christianity

  By: KARRIS GOLDEN WATERLOO ,IA— Left unchecked, Christian populations could be erased from the Holy Land, according to a Maronite Catholic priest from the region. The Rev. Emanuel Nakhle spoke recently at the Waterloo Rotary Club, describing current events through political, historical, social and religious lenses. Nakhle serves Holy Family Maronite Church, a Lebanese […]

Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji dazzles Riyadh with majestic voice

BY NOOR NUGALI RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – For the first time in the Saudi capital, an all-female concert took place late Wednesday. The performance by Lebanese soprano Hiba Tawaji was sold out days before she took to a Riyadh stage. Many excited attendees of all ages attended a packed King Fahad Cultural Center. The environment was […]

Lebanese leaders slam Trump’s ‘dangerous’ decision on Jerusalem

President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “It is a dangerous decision that undermines the United States’ credibility as a sponsor of the peace process in the region,” Aoun said in a tweet. “This decision sets back […]

Hariri’s resignation withdrawal offers chance to stability in Lebanon: Analysis

By Salah Takieddine Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri withdrew Tuesday his resignation one month after his announcement that he was quitting while on a visit to Saudi Arabia. Hariri made the decision during a cabinet meeting where the cabinet unanimously endorsed a policy of dissociation, or remaining neutral in regional conflicts. According to analysts, Hariri’s […]

Hariri rescinds resignation, drawing line under crisis

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri rescinded his resignation on Tuesday, drawing a line under a month-long crisis triggered when he announced from Riyadh that he was stepping down and remained outside Lebanon for weeks. His coalition government, which includes the Iran-backed Hezbollah group, reaffirmed a state policy of staying out of conflicts in Arab states. […]