Netanyahu’s corruption is ‘limitless’, says ex PM Barak

Former Israeli Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ehud Barak has said in a video posted on social media that current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption was “limitless”, Al-Wattan Voice reported yesterday. “Today, from the northern borders, I undertake to regain democracy,” head of new party Democratic Israel said. Though he claimed the video was taken […]

Marcel Khalife made a statement by refusing to sing the Lebanese national anthem at Baalbeck

The legendary composer says he needs to see his homeland return to its potential before he will sing its anthem Baalbeck – Lebanese music legend Marcel Khalife opened the Baalbeck International Festival this year, with a rousing two-hour-long performance from the steps of the Bacchus Temple in Baalbek on Friday, July 5. But, the fact […]

Lebanon insists on demarcation of maritime and land borders. Rejects Israeli blackmail

Lebanese officials have refused to come under Israeli pressure by offering more concessions in the two countries’ maritime border dispute. In remarks to Asharq Al-Awsat, the officials described recent remarks made by Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz as an attempt to take more concessions from Lebanon. “This will never take place because the negotiation mechanism […]

Greece seizes ‘world’s largest’ single haul of Captagon pills shipped from Syria

Greek authorities have seized what they described as the world’s largest single haul of super-charged amphetamine Captagon pills from Syria worth more than half a billion euros. Coastguard and drug enforcement officers seized three containers full of the amphetamines, the financial crimes unit (SDOE) said on Friday. The operation involved 20 officers and landed 5.25 […]

Germany to invest in Lebanon’s infrastructure

German Ambassador to Lebanon Georg Birgelen said Thursday that Germany wants to invest in Lebanon’s infrastructure, the National News Agency reported. “We want to invest in Lebanon in a way that would benefit both countries,” Birgelen said after his meeting with Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil. The ambassador’s meeting with Bassil was joined by Claudia […]

Lebanon to start exporting wine , olive oil and Chicken products to China

Lebanon  Minister of Agriculture  Engineer, Louis Lahoud and the ambassador of China in Lebanon Wang Kejian   held a meeting  on  export of agricultural products of Lebanon to the Chinese market. They  both agreed that Lebanon  to start exporting wine, olive oil and poultry products to Chinese markets Lebanon’s wine  history  can be traced back to the Phoenicians who traded […]

After Netanyahu fails to build coalition, Israel to hold new elections

Israel will hold new national elections in late summer after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to put together a coalition government from the parties elected to parliament on April 9th. It’s the first time in Israel’s history that a general election has failed to produce a government. The new elections, scheduled for September 17th, are […]

Lebanon today: Friday May 10 Top news

Here are the top stories for Lebanon today: Lebanese govt decided  to raise tax on interest income despite warnings The Lebanese government agreed on Friday to raise the tax on interest payments to 10% from 7% for three years as part of the draft 2019 budget, the information minister said. The chairman of the Lebanese banking association recently […]