Lebanese expats could suffer because of Aoun’s remarks

Arab Gulf Countries were moving toward taking restrictive measures toward Lebanese expats in light of remarks made by the Free Patriotic Movement leader regarding the Bahrain anti-regime movement, according to a report by Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar. The Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General Abdul Latif al-Zayani informed the Lebanese Chargé d’Affaires in Riyadh

Tourism plummets due to Lebanon position on Syria, report

As civil war rages in neighbouring Syria and with tourism from the Gulf non-existent, hardened Lebanese merchants are surviving on a mixed bag of individual initiative, well-off Syrian tourists and help from expats. Sitting in her lifestyle boutique, with evening gowns displayed opposite a fully stocked bar, Sophie Salame says the Lebanese “always have a […]

Lebanon army promises expats, tourists safe Xmas

The Lebanese army on Sunday urged  foreigners and Lebanese expatriates to visit Lebanon this Christmas season, promising  that it will ensure their safety . “ The army reassures  tourists  that they will enjoy full care and attention, the army and all other security forces apparatuses will ensure their safety,”

Lebanon PM urges expats to register to vote in 2013

Prime Minister Najib Mikati urged Lebanese expatriates on Saturday to register for voting with the Lebanese embassies to be able to participate in the 2013 parliamentary elections. During a dinner banquet last Friday evening in , Kinshasa , DR Congo , Mikati addressed the Lebanese community , by saying: “register your names with the Lebanese […]

Gemayel: Number of registered expat voters ‘not credible’

Phalange party MP Sami Gemayel questioned on Friday the number of registered expat voters provided by the Lebanese Foreign Ministry and called them ” not credible”. “I do not believe the numbers provided by the Foreign Ministry concerning expat voters,” Gemayel told MTV, adding: “No rational person could believe that there are zero Lebanese expats […]

Only expatriate males could pass down Lebanese citizenship

The cabinet approved a draft law Monday that would allow expatriates of Lebanese origin to have dual citizenship. Interior Minister Marwan Charbel told An Nahar newspaper on Tuesday that the draft law allows only the children of fathers and grandfathers of Lebanese origin who were born abroad to get the citizenship and not the children […]

Mikati thanks bahraini PM for halting deportation of Lebanese

Lebanon’s Prime minister-designate Najib Mikati called his Bahraini counterpart Prince Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa thanking him for his efforts in halting deportation of Lebanese expatriates residing in the Gulf state and thanked Bahraini King Hamad for his cooperation with Lebanon’s request that its expatriates not be blindly expelled .