UNIFIL donates U.N. assets to Lebanon’s General Security

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today donated a number of UN assets, including vehicles and information technology equipment, to the General Directorate of the General Security of Lebanon. The donation is in line with the existing cooperation between UNIFIL and the Lebanese Government’s military and other security institutions, as mandated by the […]

Aoun’s stance towards Hezbollah arms could result in UNIFIL withdrawal , report

Ambassadors of 6 major countries sounded the alarm Friday over President Michel Aoun’s latest statements about Hezbollah’s arms, amid threats that the the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon or UNIFIL could withdraw its peacekeeping mission from south Lebanon, according to a report by MTV A meeting was held on February 15 at the United […]

Is the FPM, LF honeymoon over ?

Free Patriotic Movement criticized the Lebanese Forces over its latest proposal for privatizing the electricity sector during the cabinet meeting that was supposed to discuss the budget at the Grand Serail. Ever since Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea endorsed FPM founder Michel Aoun’s presidential candidacy the relations between the 2 parties ran very smoothly But […]

Berri says no to parliament extension, 1960 Law and vacuum

Lebanon Speaker Nabih Berri rejected on Wednesday three possible scenarios .He stressed his objection to extending the parliament’s term, to holding upcoming elections under the 1960 law and to plunging the country into parliamentary vacuum. “No to extension, no the 1960 law and no to vacuum,”Berri was quoted as telling MPs during his weekly meeting […]

President Carlos Slim of Mexico ? May be. He is a lot more popular after Trump’s tough talk

No one on earth has lost more during Donald Trump’s rise — from a dollar and cents standpoint, at least — than Carlos Slim Helu  the Lebanese-Mexican telecom magnate. His rank on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index has slipped to sixth after having once held the No. 1 spot. But Trump’s tough talk on Mexico has […]

Israeli troops retrieve spying device they planted last week in south Lebanon

Israeli troops crossed the border into Lebanon on Wednesday in order to retrieve  their   surveillance camera  that they planted earlier in Kroum al-Sharqi,  National News Agency (NNA) reported According NNA, Israeli troops  entered into Lebanon at dawn to retrieve the spying equipment near the border village of Meiss Ej Jabal, before allegedly taking the device and its transmitter […]

Palestinian camp clashes between Islamist militants and Fatah rock south Lebanon

At least one man was killed on Tuesday in clashes between Islamist militants and the Palestinian Fatah faction at a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon where a power struggle has fueled days of violence. The Ain el-Hilweh camp, on the outskirts of the southern coastal city of Sidon, has often seen factional disputes spiral into […]

Aoun, Geagea call for a parliamentary vote on electoral law if no deal reached on a new law

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea  AND  President Michel Aoun  met  at the Baabda Palace, and stressed that political parties should seek a parliament vote on a new electoral law for the upcoming elections if  the parties  fail to agree on a consensual law to govern the polls. “Shall we reach some kind of accord it would be […]

Aoun calls ‘Irregularities’ in Christian-Druze ties a ‘historic mistake that won’t be repeated’

President Michel Aoun said on Monday that no one will be able to strain the relations between Christians and Druze in Lebanon, stressing the importance of unity in the Mount Lebanon. “No one will be able to strain the ties between Christians and Druze and the irregularities that took place were a historic mistake that […]