Lebanese dance group Mayyas stun ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ audience

The winners of 2019’s “Arab’s Got Talent” competition once again wowed TV audiences at “Britain’s Got Talent” with their superb synchronized moves during the third round of auditions this week. The Lebanese dancers are a group of 31 all-female performers aged 13 to 25. “The fact that we are female is something big, especially that […]

STL indicts Hezbollah’s Ayyash in the attempted murder of Murr, Hamadeh and Hawi’s murder

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) unveiled fresh charges on Monday that widen the investigation into other killings and assassination attempts believed to be linked to the 2005 murder of prime minister Rafiq Hariri, six years after the last indictment was issued and as the court process enters the final stages. Pre-trial judge Daniel Fransen […]

Lebanon’s PM condemns attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities

Beirut- Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Sunday condemned attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Saudi Arabian oil facilities a day earlier disrupting half of the kingdom’s oil production capacity. “This attack requires very big measures from the international community to put an end to all terrorism acts attacking the Arab world and exposing the […]

Hariri sounds upbeat as he prepares to visit France to Initiate CEDRE

Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri is scheduled to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron next week in Paris, to “initiate” the implementation of CEDRE conference. Hariri will kickstart his meeting after a Cabinet meeting set on Tuesday. Speaking at the Digital Transformation Conference on Friday, Hariri said : “CEDRE will be launched after my visit to Paris […]

80,000 stateless people in Lebanon and one woman aims to change that

By Mat Nashed There are roughly 80,000 stateless people in Lebanon. They shouldn’t be confused with Syrian refugees born without papers or Palestinians who still don’t have a country. These are the children and husbands of Lebanese women barred by law from passing citizenship to their families. Invisible to the state, they cannot get government […]

Aoun urges UN to keep maritime forces in Lebanon

President Michel Aoun called on the UN Friday to keep maritime forces in Lebanon until the Lebanese army builds its maritime capacity, Lebanon Presidency’s website reported. “It is important to keep the UNIFIL’s maritime forces until we are able to increase our capacities despite our financial difficulties,” Aoun was quoted as saying during his meeting […]

Hezbollah illicit activities involve Lebanon’s airport and seaports, US Treasury reveals

Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea warned that US sanctions on the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah will target anyone that provides material support for the group, regardless of the sectarian or political affiliation. Speaking at the Atlantic Council in Washington on Friday, Mr Billingslea appeared buoyant on the impact of the […]

Israeli president warns Lebanon to rein in Hezbollah or face a war neither side wants

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday warned  the Lebanese government that if it doesn’t stop Hezbollah’s aggression against Israel, the militant  group will drag both countries into war. “Lebanon bears sovereign responsibility for all Hezbollah action,” Rivlin told the incoming French ambassador to Israel, Eric Danon, during a ceremony upon receiving diplomatic credentials from several new ambassadors, […]

Can Lebanon ever get its house in order?

A new conflict would further strain parlous state of Lebanon’s political economy Dire economic situation seen as reflection of the country’s many-sided crisis First, the international ratings agency Fitch downgraded Lebanon’s credit rating. Next, tensions on the border with Israel soared as Hezbollah let loose a barrage of anti-tank missiles. Finally, Lebanon’s political leaders declared […]