Lebanese patriarch, in Saudi, says supports reasons Hariri quit

Lebanon’s Christian Maronite Patriarch, visiting Saudi Arabia in an historic visit to the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom, expressed support on Tuesday for the reasons behind Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s resignation. Hariri, a Saudi ally, resigned abruptly on Nov. 4 in a move Lebanese political leaders ascribed to pressure from Riyadh. Hariri said his resignation had […]

Hariri says to return to Lebanon in next two days: Twitter

Saad al-Hariri, Lebanon’s prime minister who resigned from his post on Nov. 4, said on Monday he was fine and would return to Lebanon in the next two days. Writing on Twitter, Hariri urged Lebanese to remain calm and said his family would stay in Saudi Arabia, calling it “their country”. Hariri’s resignation while in […]

Lebanese patriarch gets the red carpet welcome in historic visit to Saudi Arabia

Lebanon’s Christian Maronite Patriarch  arrived to a red-carpet welcome in the Saudi capital on Monday  , with his historic visit to the kingdom under even greater scrutiny amid serious political tensions between the countries. Patriarch Beshara al-Rai heads the Maronite church, which has a presence in Lebanon, Syria and Cyprus and follows an Eastern rite […]

Trump picks a Lebanese-American to lead HHS department

President Donald Trump has tapped Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical industry executive and official in the George W. Bush administration, to be the next health and human services secretary, the president announced in a tweet on Monday. Azar, 50, was the president of Lilly USA, the biggest affiliate of the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and […]

Lebanon’s Aoun upbeat on Hariri’s comments

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Monday he was pleased by Saad al-Hariri’s comment that he would return to Lebanon soon to discuss his resignation as prime minister, presidential palace sources said. In separate remarks relayed by visitors to him, Aoun gave a positive assessment of comments Hariri made in an interview on Sunday, his […]

Hariri warns Lebanon faces Arab sanctions risk. Plans to return in days to confirm resignation

Saad al-Hariri warned on Sunday Lebanon was at risk of Gulf Arab sanctions because of the Shi‘ite group Hezbollah’s regional meddling and said he would return to Lebanon within days to affirm he had resigned as the country’s prime minister. In a television interview,  Hariri held out the possibility he could yet rescind his resignation […]

All the pro Hezbollah TV stations will boycott and not broadcast Hariri’s interview

All the pro Hezbollah TV stations including  its mouthpiece  Al-Manar, Speaker Nabih Berri’s NBN, President  Michel Aoun’s OTV, Al-Jadid and Lebanon Television decided to boycott and not broadcast the interview of resigned Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri on Sunday at 8 pm with Paula Yaqoubian of Future TV According to Lebanese media the decision to boycott the […]