Obama regrets that Lebanon is without a president on Independence day

In a letter released by the US embassy on the occasion of Lebanon’s 71st Independence Day, President Barack Obama congratulated the Lebanese people and regretted that Lebanon is still without a president stressing that the” election of a president must be a Lebanese decision only, but it is a decision that must be taken for […]

Lebanon is still without a president

The Lebanese parliament failed today and for the 16th time in a row to elect a president to replace Michel Suleiman whose term ended on May 25. As in the past sessions the parliament was unable to reach a quorum because the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group and its ally MP Michel Aoun’s Change and […]

‘Fresh clashes’ in Egypt’s Sinai region

Fresh fighting has broken out between gunmen and police in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, according to state TV. The clashes near a police station in the city of al-Arish come a day after the Egyptian military launched an offensive against suspected Islamist militants in the region.

Egypt’s president fires intelligence chief

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi fired his intelligence chief and the governor of Northern Sinai on Wednesday following a weekend attack by suspected militants in Sinai who killed 16 soldiers. In a major shake-up, Morsi also asked Defense Minister Hussein Tantawi to replace the commander of the military police