Lebanon FM accuses Israel PM of fabricating lies about missiles to” justify another aggression”

Lebanon’s foreign minister said on Monday that Israel was seeking to “justify another aggression” with false allegations of missile sites near Beirut airport belonging to Iran-backed Hezbollah. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking at the United Nations last week, identified three locations near the airport where he said Lebanon’s Hezbollah was converting “inaccurate projectiles” into precision-guided […]

Yemen urges Lebanon to end Hezbollah’s support to Houthi rebels

Yemen’s Infomation Minister called on the Lebanese government to stop Hezbollah’s support of Houthi rebels, insisting the group’s activity will prolong Yemen’s war. On Sunday evening, Moammar Eryani said that Hezbollah is providing the Houthis with logistical and military assistance, turning the Beirut’s southern suburbs — known collectively as Dahiyah — into the location for […]

Lebanese wary of Aoun’s defence of Hezbollah

The detractors cannot believe how Aoun insists that Hezbollah was respectful of the decisions and positions made by the government. Declarations by Lebanese President Michel Aoun to the French daily Le Figaro reaffirmed his strategic choices, which have remained static since his 2006 agreement with Hezbollah known as “the Agreement Paper.” The statements confirm accusations […]

The Taif accord: An unwelcome check on Aoun’s ambitions

The essence of the disagreement goes beyond  Jumblatt and cuts directly to Aoun’s relationship with the Lebanese political establishment. The future of Lebanon’s struggling economy, rests not so much on PM Hariri’s ability to form a cabinet as on Aoun’s acceptance of the limits of the presidency as stipulated in the Taif Accord. By Makram Rabah […]

Central Bank chief stresses Lebanon compliance with laws affecting Hezbollah

The new US draft-law on Hezbollah is moving to an advanced stage involving media funders, economic and social institutions linked to the group, in what seems to be “an attempt to isolate the supporters of the party, which is facing increased financial pressure,” according to experts. The new draft-law imposes sanctions on the supporters of […]

Central Bank chief urges speedy Gov’t formation to restore confidence in Lebanese economy

Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh emphasized Thursday the importance of forming a government to restore confidence in Lebanon’s economy. “The formation of a government would give positive signal to the international community,” he was quoted by the National News Agency as saying. His remarks came during a conference held at the Economic and Social […]

Israeli PM reveals 3 Hezbollah precision missile sites near Beirut airport

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday said during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York that  Hezbollah had placed three precision missile sites near Beirut’s airport. “Here’s a picture that’s worth a thousand missiles, here’s Beirut’s international airport,” Netanyahu said, holding up an image with the alleged missile sites marked with […]

Aoun tells UN: Lebanon rejects “any naturalization scheme”

President Michel Aoun stressed Wednesday in a speech at the annual U.N. General Assembly in New York that Lebanon rejects “any naturalization scheme” for the around two million Syrian and Palestinian refugees who live in the country. “We categorically reject any naturalization scheme for (Palestinian) refugees or the displaced (Syrians),” Aoun said . “I reiterate that […]