Hariri denies that Gulf states planning measures against Lebanon

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri denied  on Thursday that Gulf Arab countries were planning  measures  against Lebanon after a political crisis last month thrust it onto the front line of rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Hariri has been a political ally of Saudi Arabia but his coalition government includes Lebanon’s  Shi‘ite Muslim Hezbollah militant group, […]

Saudi, Lebanon diplomats caught in diplomatic tussle

BY SARAH EL DEEB Lebanon’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia and his Saudi counterpart are caught in what appears to be a diplomatic tussle over representation, with each country delaying accreditation of the other’s diplomat, though both were named months ago. The delay highlights tension between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon following the bizarre, now-reversed resignation of […]

Lebanon risks serious economic crisis due to worsening relations with Gulf states

By Sujata Rao, Lisa Barrington LONDON/BEIRUT- With fixed exchange rates and some of the world’s worst debt and balance-of-payment ratios, Lebanon risks serious economic crisis next year should worsening relations with Gulf states choke off the capital flows sustaining its currency’s dollar peg. Lebanon’s ability to dodge financial disaster has for years confounded critics, whose […]

Israel violated UNSC resolution and Lebanese border 11,000 times, says Aoun

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Monday that the Israeli regime has so far violated the UN Security Council resolution 1701 and the Lebanese border 11,000 times. Aoun made the remarks in a statement released after he met with Acting UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Pernille Dahler Kardel. “Beirut, as a response to this, is only […]

Hezbollah smuggled tons of cocaine Into the U.S. during Obama admin , report

hezbollah flags The Islamist militant group Hezbollah exploded into a major cocaine trafficker for the United States over the past decade—and it happened under former President Barack Obama’s watch to help score a nuclear deal with Iran, a report revealed Monday. Project Cassandra, a campaign launched by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2008, found that the […]

Ministers Riachi, Khoury trying to mend LF-Future Movement Ties

Information Minister Melhem Riachi and Culture Minister Ghattas Khoury  have been meeting on regular basis with the aim of mending ties between the Lebanese Forces and Future  Movement, Lebanese media reported. Future Movement leader and  Prime Minister Saad Hariri  had on Wesnesday described his relation with the Lebanese Forces as “good” while noting that it needs “some clarifications.” […]

British embassy worker found dead by roadside in Lebanon

A British woman who worked at the U.K. embassy in Beirut was found strangled by the side of the road east of the Lebanese capital and authorities are investigating whether she was also sexually assaulted, officials said Sunday. Britain’s Foreign Office in London confirmed the death of the embassy staffer, who worked for the British […]

Stolen ancient sculptures returned from New York, to Lebanon

New York, NY – The Manhattan district attorney announced Friday that three ancient sculptures are being returned to their rightful owners in Lebanon as he forms a new antiquities trafficking unit that will track stolen artifacts from around the world. At a news conference in his office, District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. stood by the […]