Lebanon

Lebanon’s Hariri in Riyadh to meet King Salman, Crown Prince MBS

Saad Hariri arrives in Saudi Arabia, his first visit there since his abrupt ‘resignation’ from Riyadh in November. Lebanon‘s Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, has arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, his first visit there since his abrupt – and later rescinded – resignation from Riyadh in November. A statement by Hariri’s media office on Tuesday said the prime minister would meet ...

Lebanon protests Israel’s use of its airspace

JERUSALEM: Lebanon protested Israel’s use of its airspace to target Syria, saying it will complain to the U.N. Security Council. In a statement Saturday, Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry also said it supports Syria’s “legitimate” right to respond to Israel’s “aggression.” The statement said such “aggressive policy” threatens stability in the region. Lebanon urged concerned countries to “rein in” Israel. Israel said ...

Risking Israeli Dispute, Lebanon Signs Deal With 3 Oil Firms

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon signed Friday a deal with an international consortium to start exploratory offshore drilling for oil and gas amid tensions with Israel. Beirut hopes that oil and gas will help boost its struggling economy. Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil warned Israel not to try to hinder the drilling on the Lebanese side saying that Beirut can also ...

Lebanon: Two Israeli Agents Behind Car Bombing Targeting Hamas Operative

Lebanese intelligence services have identified the assailants who tried to assassinate a Hamas operative in the Lebanese port city of Sidon earlier this month, local media reported. According to al-Akhbar newspaper, two of four assailants were Israeli agents, a man holding a duel Swedish-Iraqi citizenship and a woman, who is a Georgian national. The four reportedly flew out of Lebanon ...

Lebanon’s President Meets German Counterpart: Bearing Syrian Displacement’s Burden “Int’l Responsibility”

President Michel Aoun maintained that Germany constituted a vital economic force that Lebanon was seeking to cooperate with on all levels, in remarks made following his meeting with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier, at Baabda palace on Monday. “We dwelt on Germany’s participation in three crucial conference that Lebanon is looking forward to,” Aoun said. “We reviewed the regional situation ...

Flag retirement ceremony in Lebanon sparks discussion about NFL debate

LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) – Cub Scout Pack 439 in Lebanon held its annual flag retirement ceremony at Kochenderfer United Methodist Church on Monday night. Cubmaster Scott Miller says it has become an important tradition. “We started the ceremony after the September 11th attacks,” said Miller. “We think it helps the scouts understand the importance of what the flag means for ...

Syrian children in Lebanon find music school away from home

Hassan Youssef was 10 years old when a local Syrian composer discovered his talent: a deep powerful voice that was particularly resonant for traditional songs. It wasn’t long, however, before Syria’s grinding civil war nearly shattered Youssef’s hope of polishing his natural gift. He and his family left their home in a suburb of Damascus and traveled to Lebanon’s Bekaa ...

Lebanon, Maine, scooter operator dies in crash

State Police say an 81-year-old Lebanon, Maine, man died Monday afternoon when his moped was struck by a car on Route 202 in Alfred. Russell Faxon died at the scene. The car involved in the collision was operated by 65-year-old Laura Melisi of Acton, Maine, who was attempting to turned left to access an ice cream stand, police said. Troopers ...

Lebanon civil servants on strike amid wage hike crisis

Hundreds of Lebanese civil servants protested in front of the government’s capital building Tuesday, on the second day of strikes demanding pay in line with a stalled wage hike. Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s Cabinet, which approved the wage hike earlier this summer, put off any decrees until Thursday, when it will reconvene with President Michel Aoun to discuss the matter. ...

VINCE RADIATOR GAFFEVince Cable in bizarre diplomatic row with Lebanon after he compared Theresa May to a Beirut hostage

VINCE CABLE was today embroiled in a bizarre diplomatic spat after a Lebanese MP said he was wrong to compare Theresa May to a Beirut hostage. The Lib Dem leader said the Prime Minister was “like being handcuffed to a radiator in the basement of a flat in Beirut and she is at the mercy of other people” because of ...

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