Hezbollah chief blasts Trump’s Jerusalem move, calls for a Palestinian uprising

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah blasted  US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem (al-Quds)  as Israel’s capital calling the move an  ” insult to all Muslims and a violation of international law. He branded  Trump’s decision on Jerusalem as the “second Balfour Declaration” . “What will be the fate of the Palestinian residents in Jerusalem? What will be the fate […]

Lebanese priest talks of Middle East threats to Christianity

  By: KARRIS GOLDEN WATERLOO ,IA— Left unchecked, Christian populations could be erased from the Holy Land, according to a Maronite Catholic priest from the region. The Rev. Emanuel Nakhle spoke recently at the Waterloo Rotary Club, describing current events through political, historical, social and religious lenses. Nakhle serves Holy Family Maronite Church, a Lebanese […]

Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji dazzles Riyadh with majestic voice

BY NOOR NUGALI RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – For the first time in the Saudi capital, an all-female concert took place late Wednesday. The performance by Lebanese soprano Hiba Tawaji was sold out days before she took to a Riyadh stage. Many excited attendees of all ages attended a packed King Fahad Cultural Center. The environment was […]

Lebanese leaders slam Trump’s ‘dangerous’ decision on Jerusalem

President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “It is a dangerous decision that undermines the United States’ credibility as a sponsor of the peace process in the region,” Aoun said in a tweet. “This decision sets back […]

Hariri’s resignation withdrawal offers chance to stability in Lebanon: Analysis

By Salah Takieddine Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri withdrew Tuesday his resignation one month after his announcement that he was quitting while on a visit to Saudi Arabia. Hariri made the decision during a cabinet meeting where the cabinet unanimously endorsed a policy of dissociation, or remaining neutral in regional conflicts. According to analysts, Hariri’s […]

Hariri rescinds resignation, drawing line under crisis

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri rescinded his resignation on Tuesday, drawing a line under a month-long crisis triggered when he announced from Riyadh that he was stepping down and remained outside Lebanon for weeks. His coalition government, which includes the Iran-backed Hezbollah group, reaffirmed a state policy of staying out of conflicts in Arab states. […]

Hezbollah promised to abide by Lebanon dissociating policy , report

During meetings with Future  Movement officials, Hezbollah  has reportedly agreed to abide by  Lebanon’s dissociation policy   as   per  the ministerial statement that it had already approved prior to the election of Michel Aoun as president ,” al-Ittihad newspaper reported on Monday. The newspaper said that lengthy consecutive meetings were held recently between Hezbollah secretary-general’s political aide Hussein Khalil […]

Hariri to meet major powers in Paris on Friday and will hold cabinet meeting Tuesday

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri will meet ministers from major powers in Paris on Friday to discuss ways of stabilizing his country a month after his shock resignation plunged it into political turmoil, three diplomats said. The Arab and European diplomats said Hariri would take part in the meeting of the International Lebanon Support Group, […]

How the US and France helped to defuse Saudi Arabia’s dangerous gambit with Lebanon

The recent bizarre episode of Lebanon’s prime minister resigning while in Saudi Arabia and on Saudi TV sparked confusion around the world. But few may have realized how momentous and potentially dangerous the incident actually was. It turned out to be an impulsive power play by one of the Trump administration’s most important allies in […]