No justification for Hezbollah’s weapons, says a senior Jordanian columnist

Amid concern in Jordan about the presence of pro-Iran Shi’ite forces on the Jordan-Syria border, and following the November 19, 2017 Arab League statement calling Hezbollah an organization “that supports terrorist groups in the Arab world,” Fahd Al-Fanek, a senior columnist in the Jordanian government daily Al-Rai, wrote that there is no justification for Hezbollah’s […]

Lebanon Hires McKinsey to Help Restructure the Economy

Lebanon is hiring management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. to help restructure an economy that’s overly reliant on remittances and banking, and grappling with high unemployment, Economy and Trade Minister Raed Khoury said. The six-month agreement with McKinsey will be signed by the end of this week and the company will start work next week […]

Israeli Rockets Hit Hezbollah Arms Depots: Syria Army

The Israeli army overnight carried out air strikes and fired rockets at targets in Syria, causing damage near a military position, the Syrian army said in a statement on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said the air strikes targeted Syrian army and Hizbullah weapon depots. Israel’s army has carried […]

Future Movement denies reports of electoral alliance with Hezbollah

Future  Movement secretary-general Ahmed Hariri called the reports of a five-party electoral alliance that include  Hezbollah ” baseless   “ “Our dispute with Hezbollah is a major issue that starts in Lebanon and involves Syria, Iraq and Yemen as well as Hezbollah’s entire role within the Iranian scheme. This major dispute cannot be turned into an electoral alliance under […]

Lebanese fashion designers help support the #TimesUp cause at the Golden Globes

A sea of stars wore black to the prestigious awards to show solidarity with victims of harassment and assault. Unlike previous years, 2018’s Golden Globes red carpet was awash with one hue only—a stark, powerful black. Actors, producers and presenters across Hollywood stood together in support of the #TimesUp movement by donning the colour at […]

Most Syrian refugees in Lebanon want to go back when the security there improves: Red Cross

Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Lebanon Christophe Martin said Monday that the majority of Syrian refugees in Lebanon want to return home. According to a statement by the presidential media office, Martin made the remarks during his meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun over the standards of ICRC to […]

Saudi ambassador says some parties want to destabilize the Lebanese-Saudi relationship

Ambassador Walid al-Yaacoub , Saudi Arabia’s new envoy to Lebanon said on Monday that there are some politicians in Lebanon who want to destabilize the Lebanese-Saudi relationship, National News Agency reported “Unfortunately, there are some parties in Lebanon who do not want good relationship between the kingdom and Lebanon,” al-Yaacoub told reporters following a meeting […]

Lebanon’s Michel Hayek predicting a war with Israel in 2018, says its wall will not protect it

Michel Hayek, Lebanon’s Nostradamus recited his predictions for 2018 during an interview with MTV on December 31, 2017. Hayek is predicting a stable Lebanese currency and economy , but is also predicting major bombing similar   the 2005 bomb attack that killed form er PM Rafik El Hariri. Hayek is also  predicting that there will be another war with […]