MPs slam riots: “Awkar is not Gaza and Lebanese security forces are not Israelis”

MPs Sami Gemayel, Ibrahim Kanaan and Nabil Nicola who represent Northern Metn district of Mt Lebanon denounced   on Sunday the riots that marred a demo protesting Washington’s decision on Jerusalem near the U.S. embassy in Awkar. “Awkar is not Gaza and Lebanese security forces are not Israelis”, public properties and citizens’ private properties should not be […]

Top Lebanese Christian cleric slams Trump’s ‘destructive decision’ on Jerusalem

The highest Christian authority in Lebanon,  Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai  blasted  on Sunday U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital calling the move  “regrettable” and “destructive ”, an aggression against its holiness and against God  and urged him to reverse it. “Trump’s decision violates the resolutions of international legitimacy, defies the regional […]

Lebanon prime minister denounces Iraqi militant’s trip to ceasefire line with Israel

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri has criticized the visit of an Iraqi Shiite militia leader to Lebanon’s ceasefire line with Israel, saying it violated local law. The trip by Qais Al-Khazali, the founder and leader of  the Iranian backed Iraq’s Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq militia, was organized by Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which is also backed by Iran Video […]

Lebanese, Palestinians protest in Beirut against Trump’s Jerusalem move

Thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians marched in the streets of Beirut in protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. More than 5,000 people took to the streets near the Palestinian refugee camp of Shatila after Friday prayers and marched toward a cemetery where hundreds of Palestinians, including […]

World leaders reaffirm support for Lebanon’s Hariri at Paris talks

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri met world leaders for crisis talks in Paris on Friday as Lebanon tries to chart a path through the regional power struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The International Support Group for Lebanon was launched in September 2013, partly in response to the massive influx of refugees entering the country […]

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 […]