Hariri blasts Iran’s Rouhani: Has no right to tell us what we should do in Lebanon

Resigned Prime Minister Saad Hariri blasted Iranian president Hassan Rouhani’s remarks stressing   that Iran is not entitled to interfere in Lebanon’s internal affairs, blasting its attempts to dominate the region. “It is not Rouhani the one who decides what we should do in Lebanon,” Hariri said in an interview with Al-Rajol magazine. “Iran is trying to […]

Trump congratulates Aoun, Berri on Lebanon’s 74th Independence Day

U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged on the occasion marking Lebanon’s independence day Washington’s continued support of Lebanon’s stability and sovereignty. Trump’s stance was expressed in cables to both President Michel Aoun and Speaker Nabih Berri. In his remarks to Aoun, the U.S. leader described Lebanon as a strong partner for the United States in […]

Lebanese army orders troops to “be on full alert!” to prepare for a possible Israeli attack

Lebanese Army Chief General Joseph Aoun, called on the army to be fully prepared to confront any Israeli threats and violations that might occur at the southern border due to its increasingly hostile attitude towards Lebanon, its people and its army, Fort Ross reported quoting an  Al Mayadeen TV report. “I call upon you for full […]

Egyptian president Sisi to meet Lebanon’s PM Hariri on Tuesday

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanese prime minister on Nov. 4, on Tuesday evening, the presidency said on Monday. Sisi and Hariri’s meeting will address the “latest developments in the region and developments of the Lebanon situation,” a statement from Egypt’s presidency said. Hariri has since […]

Hezbollah allies in Lebanon criticize its labeling as a terrorist group by the Arab League

Speaker Nabih Berri, an ally of the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group criticized indirectly on Monday the Arab League’s closing statement that named Hezbollah a “terrorist” organization. “Thanks and sorry…Thank God and sorry that we in Lebanon have fought the Israelis,” said Berri in a post on his Facebook page. Berri did not make further […]

New Saudi ambassador to Lebanon arrived in Beirut

Walid al-Yaaqoub, the new Saudi Arabian ambassador to Lebanon arrived Monday in Beirut and was welcomed at the Rafik Hariri International Airport by acting protocol director at the Lebanese Foreign Ministry Assaf Doumit and the ambassadors of Kuwait, the UAE, Egypt, Iraq, Oman, Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine, Algeria and Sudan, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported. Saudi […]

Arab League states condemn Hezbollah as ‘terrorist organization’

Saudi Arabia ramped up its campaign against Iran’s growing influence in the Arab World Sunday by persuading most of the 22 member states of the Arab League to condemn Iran’s Lebanese ally, Hezbollah, as a “terrorist organization.” Arab foreign ministers gathered at the League’s headquarters in Cairo Sunday for an emergency meeting called by Saudi […]

Hariri to visit Egypt Tuesday on his way to Lebanon to attend independence day

Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanese prime minister in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4, will visit Egypt on Tuesday to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Hariri’s office said on Sunday. Hariri has since Saturday been in Paris, where he met French President Emmanuel Macron, and has said he […]