Saudi-Iran tensions put Lebanon, Hezbollah back in regional spotlight

In a fluorescent-lit, indoor cemetery on the edge of Beirut’s southern suburbs, Batool Zein al-Din touches her forehead to the stone-cold marble of the grave of her friend, Ali — a Hezbollah fighter. He was killed in Syria three years ago, age 24 — one of an untold number fighting on Bashar al-Assad’s side for […]

Like the “Wonder Women,” “Justice League” is also banned in Lebanon

The newly released  film “Justice League” has been banned in Lebanon, Lebanese media reported This film was banned for the same reasons  “Wonder Women,” was banned in Lebanon when it was released last  June . Israeli actor Gal Gadot who is   featured in both films is the reason for the ban Lebanon’s Interior Ministry banned the  “Wonder Woman” […]

Hezbollah Accused of Funding Hamas Through Algerian Banks

Saudi daily Okaz has accused Hezbollah of funding members of the Palestinian Islamic resistance movement Hamas through Algerian banks. The daily claimed that members of Lebanese Hezbollah, who are living in Algiers, have been laundering money through local bank accounts located in Algeria. A close source to Hamas told the daily that the Lebanese Islamic […]

Why Hezbollah matters so much in a turbulent Middle East

When the prime minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, suddenly resigned from office while visiting Saudi Arabia on November 4, the Lebanese people and their leaders struggled to make sense of it. First they were shocked when they watched Hariri’s deeply unsettling eight-minute resignation video, which was broadcast on Saudi satellite network al-Arabia instead of being […]

Human Rights Watch: Lebanon choked by burning garbage

Beirut- People and municipalities have resorted to burning garbage in Lebanon as a result of government mismanagement and it may badly damage the health of nearby residents, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. The waste crisis erupted in 2015 when the Lebanese authorities closed the main landfill site near Beirut, having arranged no alternative. Large […]

Cyprus to help Lebanon build Mediterranean Sea rescue center

Cyprus’ Defense Ministry says the island nation will help Lebanon build a search-and-rescue center for responding to emergencies off its Mediterranean Sea coastline. A Defense Ministry statement says Cypriot officials will provide Lebanese authorities with training, technical know-how and financial assistance for the center. The statement says the center will help boost cooperation between the […]

Lebanese PM Hariri says Damascus wants him killed

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri charged that the Syrian regime which he blames for his father’s assassination also wants him killed, in an interview published Thursday in French magazine Paris Match. “I have a lot of enemies, extremists and the Syrian regime. The latter has issued a death sentence against me. They accuse me of […]

Lebanon is occupied and we are living under Hezbollah’s tutelage, Gemayel declares

MP Sami Gemayel who heads up the phalange party declared Wednesday that “Lebanon is occupied” and that the Lebanese “are living under Hezbollah’s tutelage.” “Stability should be accompanied by sovereignty, freedom and real democracy, and unfortunately they are asking us today to choose between freedom and stability in the vein of the Syrian era,” Gemayel […]

Aoun says Hariri will stay as Lebanon PM since “the crisis is behind us now”

President Michel Aoun stressed on Wednesday that Saad Hariri will stay the Prime Minister of Lebanon as he stressed that the political crisis that followed his resignation will be over within days. “Hariri will certainly stay the prime minister of Lebanon and the political crisis will be solved in a matter of days,” said Aoun […]