Prominent Lebanese actor arrested over spying for Israel

Lebanese actor Ziad Itani was arrested  by Lebanon’s  State Security over  spying and collaborating with Israel. A statement released by State Security said that Itani  42 , was believed to have been providing information to and communicating with Israel. Itani, a comedian and playwright, was arrested on Thursday evening on his way  home in the Ain Al-Rammaneh […]

Jumblatt rejects Iran’s interference in Lebanon internal affairs. “We don’t take dictations”

Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt Friday denounced  Iran’s interference in Lebanon’s affairs  , a day after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps head said that Hezbollah weapons were non-negotiable and disarming Hezbollah was out of the question . In a tweet early morning, Jumblatt responded to IRGC chief commander Mohammad Ali Jafari, who said Thursday that Hezbollah’s […]

PM Hariri urges Lebanese to put country first . ” Look for Lebanon’s interests”

Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Thursday Lebanon’s political crisis was “a wake-up call” for Lebanese with different loyalties to put their country ahead of regional issues. Hariri was referring to the crisis ignited by his shock announcement on Nov. 4 that he was resigning. He made it from Saudi Arabia, a Sunni monarchy and […]

15 fascinating facts about Lebanon as it celebrates its independence day

By Chris Leadbeater, travel writer It is not so long – perhaps 30 years – since Lebanon was a destination to which no-one with any common sense would have ventured without good cause. It was a civil-war-torn hell-hole, a regular tattered house guest stumbling onto the evening news bulletins – an emblem of destruction whose capital, […]

Hezbollah allies in Lebanon criticize its labeling as a terrorist group by the Arab League

Speaker Nabih Berri, an ally of the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group criticized indirectly on Monday the Arab League’s closing statement that named Hezbollah a “terrorist” organization. “Thanks and sorry…Thank God and sorry that we in Lebanon have fought the Israelis,” said Berri in a post on his Facebook page. Berri did not make further […]

New Saudi ambassador to Lebanon arrived in Beirut

Walid al-Yaaqoub, the new Saudi Arabian ambassador to Lebanon arrived Monday in Beirut and was welcomed at the Rafik Hariri International Airport by acting protocol director at the Lebanese Foreign Ministry Assaf Doumit and the ambassadors of Kuwait, the UAE, Egypt, Iraq, Oman, Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine, Algeria and Sudan, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported. Saudi […]

Arab League states condemn Hezbollah as ‘terrorist organization’

Saudi Arabia ramped up its campaign against Iran’s growing influence in the Arab World Sunday by persuading most of the 22 member states of the Arab League to condemn Iran’s Lebanese ally, Hezbollah, as a “terrorist organization.” Arab foreign ministers gathered at the League’s headquarters in Cairo Sunday for an emergency meeting called by Saudi […]

Hariri to visit Egypt Tuesday on his way to Lebanon to attend independence day

Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanese prime minister in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4, will visit Egypt on Tuesday to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Hariri’s office said on Sunday. Hariri has since Saturday been in Paris, where he met French President Emmanuel Macron, and has said he […]