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 […]

Saudi Arabia and Arab allies accuse Iran and Hezbollah of interference

Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers criticized Iran and its Lebanese Shi‘ite ally Hezbollah at an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday, warning they would not stand by in the face of Iranian interference in Arab affairs. Regional tensions have risen in recent weeks between Sunni monarchy Saudi Arabia and Shi‘ite Islamist Iran over […]

Pope prays for Lebanon’s security and its message of respect and coexistence

During the Sunday  mass  at the Vatican  Pope Francis prayed for the stability of Lebanon ,  National News Agency reported. As many as 6,000 people attended the mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, during which Francis renewed his appeal for peace to prevail, especially in the Middle East. “My dear brothers and sisters, I would […]

Lebanese FM may skip Arab League meeting to avoid confrontation over Iran/Hezbollah role

Lebanon’s foreign minister may not attend an Arab League meeting in Cairo on Sunday and a final decision will be taken in the morning, a senior Lebanese official told Reuters on Saturday. The official said Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil wanted to avoid an anticipated confrontation at the meeting with Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies […]