Around A Dozen People Injured In Explosion At South Lebanon Palestinian Camp
BEIRUT: A large explosion rocked a Palestinian camp in the southern Lebanese port city of Tyre on Friday night, injuring about a dozen people, according to rescue workers on scene and a Palestinian source inside the camp. The state-run National News Agency (NNA) reported an unspecified number of deaths,... Read more
Beirut Blast Investigator Demands Immediate Arrest Of Ex-Minister
BEIRUT: The Lebanese judge charged with investigating the Beirut port blast demanded Friday the immediate arrest of a former minister who has refused to appear before court, a judicial source said. The investigation into the massive explosion at Beirut port on August 4, 2020 resumed Wednesday after a two-month... Read more
Egypt To Supply Lebanon With Gas To Alleviate Power Crisis
CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati in Cairo on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, and Abbas Kamel, head of General Intelligence. Speaking after the meeting, El-Sisi stressed the importance Egypt... Read more
Lebanese President, PM And Parliament Speaker Express Satisfaction With Saudi-French Agreement
BEIRUT: Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has affirmed his government’s commitment to honoring its undertakings for reform. Mikati said that his joint phone call on Saturday with Saudi and French leaders was “an important step toward restoring historic brotherly relations with Riyadh.” A joint Saudi-French statement, following the joint... Read more
Lebanese Protesters Block Roads Over Economic Meltdown
BEIRUT: Demonstrators blocked roads across parts of Lebanon on Monday in protest at the country’s economic meltdown, days after its currency sank to new lows. There has been little progress since Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s government was appointed in September after more than a year of political deadlock. Roads... Read more
Lebanon’s President In Qatar For Talks Over Gulf Crisis
BEIRUT: Lebanon’s president arrived in Qatar Monday for the opening ceremony of an Arab soccer tournament amid — and for talks on an precedented diplomatic crisis between Beirut and oil-rich Gulf nations. President Michel Aoun’s face-to-face meetings with the emir of Qatar and other Qatari officials come as Lebanon... Read more
Kuwait Detains 18 Suspected Of Financing Lebanon’s Hezbollah — Media
CAIRO: Prosecutors in Kuwait have detained 18 people suspected of financing Lebanon’s powerful Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah, the newspapers Al-Qabas and Al-Rai reported on Thursday. Al Qabas said the prosecution ordered the detainees to be held at the central prison for 21 days while investigations continue into alleged “membership... Read more
Aoun’s Party Appeals Against Lebanese Election Law Amendments
BEIRUT: Just 72 hours before the deadline for expatriates to register to vote in the Lebanese parliamentary elections currently scheduled for March 27 next year, President Michel Aoun’s Free Patriotic Movement party on Wednesday lodged an appeal with the Constitutional Council over amendments to electoral law recently approved by... Read more
Lebanese PM Visits Saudi Arabia’s Pavilion at COP26 Amid Gulf Row
BEIRUT: Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati visited Saudi Arabia’s pavilion at the UN Climate Change Conference, amid attempts to ease the diplomatic and economic fallout triggered by a government minister’s remarks on the war in Yemen. Mikati was received at the pavilion by the Kingdom’s ambassador to the UK,... Read more
Lebanese Parliament Confirms Holding Parliamentary Elections on March 27
BEIRUT: The Lebanese parliament voted on Thursday to hold legislative elections on March 27, confirming an earlier vote last week that had been challenged by President Michel Aoun. The body originally voted on Oct. 19 to hold the election at that time but President Aoun sent the law back... Read more