Hezbollah chief calls for Saudi- Iran dialogue, says it is only way forward

The chief of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group is telling Saudi Arabia that dialogue with Iran is the only way forward, lashing out at the kingdom’s lavish royal welcome of U.S. president Donald Trump. In a speech Thursday, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said the U.S. president is ‘only interested in money’ and is the most ‘racist’ U.S. president […]

‘We believe in Lebanon’s future’, British envoy says

British Ambassador to Lebanon Hugo shorter commented during the occasion marking Queen Elizabeth II’s 91st birthday and her Sapphire Jubilee ( 65 years on the throne) about the terrorism attack in Manchester . “Despite the dreadful terrorist attack in Manchester that targeted children and young people, it is in our nature to keep calm and […]

Bahrain holds Lebanese govt. responsible for Hezbollah threats

Khaled bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, Foreign Minister of the kingdom of Bahrain is holding the Lebanese government responsible for the remarks of Hezbollah and its chief Hassan Nasrallah against the kingdom’s rulers. “The Lebanese government bears the responsibility for the insulting statements of its partner Hezbollah and its chief terrorist ,” the minister tweeted in reference […]

Berri warns over “dangerous developments in the region”

Lebanon Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri warned on  Wednesday about  the dangerous developments in the region”  and “the grave economic situation  in the country “and urged the politicians to agree on an electoral law “Contacts are still underway over the electoral law but there is nothing new until the moment,” MPs quoted Berri as saying during his […]

Lebanon polls under 1960 law in September if no deal on a new law, says Mashnouq

Lebanon Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq announced on Wednesday that the parliamentary elections will be held in September under the controversial 1960 electoral law should the parties fail to reach a deal on a new law. “There are efforts to open an extraordinary legislative session in an attempt to help find an electoral law and should we fail in […]

Israeli drone crashes in Aita al-Shaab southern Lebanon

An Israeli “Skylark” drone crashed in the Aita al-Shaab area of southern Lebanon on Monday, Lebanon’s state news agency NNA reported. Tensions have increased in recent months between Israel and Lebanon’s Shi’ite Hezbollah movement, and Monday’s crash is the second of an Israeli drone in southern Lebanon this year. Israeli forces went on alert along […]

Trump compares Hezbollah to ISIS, praises Lebanon and its army

In his first public address abroad  since taking office on January 20th, U.S. President Donald Trump compared Sunday Hezbollah to other extremist organizations such as Islamic State and al-Qaida and praised the Lebanese army for fighting IS and hailed Lebanon for hosting a huge number of Syrian refugees. “We now face a humanitarian and security disaster in this […]

PM Hariri held talks with Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Prime Minister Saad Hariri met on Monday in Riyadh with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to a statement issued by Hariri’s media office said. Discussions between the two men focused on the Lebanese-Saudi ties and the latest developments in the region, it added. Hariri’s meeting comes one day after leading a Lebanese delegation […]

Lebanon elections will most likely be held under the 1960 due to failure to agree on a new one

It appears that the upcoming parliamentary elections will most likely be held under controversial 1960 electoral law due to failure of the politicians to agree on a new law, media reports said. “Failure to reach a new electoral law will allow a return to the 1960 law, which enjoys the support of most political forces, […]