Trump extends best wishes for Lebanon for Independence Day

BEIRUT: U.S President Donald Trump extended his country’s best wishes for Lebanon in the lead up to its 75th Independence Day, according to statements issued by both Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and President Michel Aoun. Trump praised Lebanon for “the progress achieved by your government” and the “successful parliamentary elections.” “Lebanon has been a strong partner with […]

Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi Motors Chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested in Tokyo

Carlos Ghosn, The Lebanese-French-Brazilian businessman, who has served as the chairman and CEO of France-based Renault, chairman and CEO of Japan-based Nissan, and chairman of Mitsubishi Motors   was arrested  in Tokyo upon arrival at the airport on November and  is expected to be fired    as Nissan  Chairman , reportedly over financial misconduct . He was one of the […]

Lebanon’s Geagea, Franjieh reconcile after decades of enmity

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and Marada Movement leader  Suleiman Franjieh struck on Wednesday a historic reconciliation, ending four decades of enmity triggered during Lebanon’s 1975-90 civil war. The two Christian leaders shook hands and kissed each other on the cheeks at the headquarters of the Maronite patriarchate in Bkirki. The reconciliation was sponsored by Maronite […]

Lebanon calls for more int’l support to cater to education needs of Syrian refugees

Lebanese Education Minister Marwan Hamade said Thursday that Lebanon needs more international support in order to cater to the education needs of the big number of Syrian refugees. “Our willingness to offer education services to this big number of students is linked directly to the support we receive from the international community,” Hamade was quoted […]

Hariri blasts Hezbollah for obstructing government formation

BEIRUT- Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri blasted  Hezbollah in a news conference  on Tuesday accusing the Iranian backed militant group of  being  the only party responsible for holding up the government’s formation. The news conference was  Hariri’s  first official response   to a speech made Saturday by Hezbollah leader  Hassan Nasrallah, during which he insisted   on backing  the demand made by […]

U.S. designates Jawad Nasrallah, son of Hezbollah chief a terrorist

WASHINGTON  – The U.S. State Department on Tuesday designated Jawad Nasrallah, son of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, a terrorist and accused him of carrying out attacks against Israel in the West Bank. The department also blacklisted Al-Mujahidin Brigades (AMB), which it said had links to Hezbollah and had plotted a number of […]