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 […]

Lebanon won’t attack Israel unless it is attacked: Aoun tells Le Figaro

Lebanese President Michel Aoun was repotted as saying  that his country would not attack Israel unless it was attacked first. Aoun made the remarks in an exclusive interview conducted this week with French daily Le Figaro. “Hezbollah doesn’t play a military role inside Lebanon, and doesn’t carry out provocations along the border with [Israeli occupied territories,” […]

Aoun’s trip to New York disrupts MEA flights, 150 passengers deplaned, 100 stranded

As many as 150 passengers were deplaned from a passenger flight in Lebanon on Monday after the plane was abruptly designated to take Lebanese President, Michel Aoun and his delegation to New York. The plane belonging to Middle East Airlines (MEA), Lebanon’s national flag-carrier airline, was heading from Beirut to Cairo. Passengers were forced to […]

More pollution awaits Lebanon , after parliament passes a solid waste management law

BEIRUT, – The Lebanese parliament approved Monday the controversial solid waste management law, local media reported. The draft law allows the incineration of trash which some concerned would lead to environmental pollution and harm human health, according to independent online newspaper Elnashra. “I am sorry to hear that some members of parliament believe that Lebanon […]