Lebanon today: Saturday April 20th Top news


Here are the top stories for Lebanon today:

walid-boukhari300,000 Saudi visitors expected in Lebanon this year: envoy

About  300,000 Saudi visitors are expect to travel to Lebanon this year after the kingdom lifted a 15-month-old travel warning in February, the Saudi ambassador to Lebanon  Walid al-Bukhari said Thursday  during a visit to the Tripoli home of journalist Badih Karhani,  according to Central News Agency.

houthi Interior Minister Major General Abdel Hakim Maori
houthi Interior Minister Major General Abdel Hakim Maor

Mysterious death of Houthi Interior minister in Lebanonnasrallah

The Houthis  announced the death of Interior Minister Major General Abdel Hakim Maori in mysterious circumstances at a hospital in Lebanon.
The Houthis claimed that   Maori died of a terminal illness, but according to  sources he  has been injured in a coalition airstrike , and was transferred  by UN to Lebanon fr treatment. The chairman of the Supreme Political Council of Houthis, Mahdi al-MuShatt, sent a cable  of condolences in which he announced  the death of Maori. The Iranian backed Houthis have very close ties with Hezbollah.

Nasrallah warns of a war with Israel in which Hezbollah’s top leadership will  be killed

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah warned top military commanders in a private meeting this week that there will be a war with Israel this summer and that he may not be around to support them, according to Elijah J. Magnier, a writer for the Kuwaiti Al Rai news. Nasrallah reportedly said that he expects the war to take everybody by surprise, like the 2006 Lebanon War.
But Hezbollah denied the report  calling it a “fabrication  of the writer’s imagination,” according to Lebanon 24 news and An Nahar daily




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