Lebanon

Lebanese PM Confirms He Will Return to Beirut as Crisis Simmers

Paris (MEE) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri confirmed he will return to Beirut in time for Independence Day celebrations Wednesday, as political turmoil rocks his country following his resignation announcement in Saudi Arabia. “I will return to Beirut in the coming days,” Hariri said after crisis talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. “I will participate in the celebrations for […]

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Saudi Arabia: Hezbollah to Disarm as Hariri Talks of Return to Lebanon

Beirut (MEE) – Adel al-Jubeir condemned Hezbollah as a ‘first class terrorist organization’ destabilizing Lebanese politics. Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has called for Lebanon’s Hezbollah to be disarmed and denied that the country’s prime minister was being held against his will in the kingdom. Saad Hariri, who announced his shock resignation from Saudi Arabia on 4 November, is […]

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Lebanese President: Saudis “Detaining” Hariri is “Act of Aggression”

Beirut (GPA) – The Lebanese government is officially accusing the Saudis of illegally detaining Saad Hariri. Over the last several weeks, many questions have arisen concerning the current status of former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. The mystery surrounding Hariri all started about two weeks ago when the PM took a surprise trip to Riyadh. […]

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Where is Saad Hariri? Nobody Knows

Beirut (GPA) – Saad Hariri’s own party is asking for his return to Lebanon, and even they’re beginning to suspect the Saudis won’t allow it. On Thursday, representatives from Future Movement, the party of now ex-Prime Minister Saad Hariri began to question the Saudi story about Hariri’s current status in Riyadh following his failure to […]

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Nasrallah: Saudis Have ‘Declared War’ on Lebanon

Beirut (GPA) – Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah says the recent Saudi actions amount to a declaration of war against Lebanon. In a televised address earlier today, Hassan Nasrallah spoke on several key events that have seen Lebanese-Saudi relations hit a new low. This of course started with the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister […]

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Lebanon’s “Unity Government” Has Been Broken – Not by Iran but by Saudi Arabia

Beirut (AHT) – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri Resigns in Less Than a Year. In December 2016, Lebanon’s parliament overwhelmingly approves a national unity cabinet headed by the Sunni Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Hariri was asked to form the new government, after winning the support of a majority of MPs, including the influential Shia parliamentary Speaker Nabih Berri, who […]

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How the Hariri Resignation Fits the Saudi and Israeli Agenda

Beirut (GPA) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation over the weekend was announced from Saudi Arabia. Following a meeting with Saudi officials this weekend, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri tendered his resignation citing concerns for his life. According to Hariri, he was afraid to remain in Lebanon any longer, saying he was afraid he would end up […]

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Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah Offers Balanced View on Kurdish Referendum

Beirut (Duran) – Nasrallah calls for political unity while opposing ethnonationalism and imperialism. The leader of the Lebanese party Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has articulated a defense of territorial unity across the Arab world while also calling for respecting the human rights of all non-Arab minorities across the region. In a speech which invoked the ideals anti-imperialist Arab […]

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Opinion: Resistance and Faith of Galilee

Submitted by Damir Nazarov Reader Submission (GPA) – Galilee is a region of historical importance in the north of Palestine bordering on Lebanon. After Palestine had been occupied, this very region was subject to frequent attacks by Palestinian guerrillas of Fatah and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) from the territory of Lebanon. However, the civil […]

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US wants UN Mission in Lebanon to Report on Hezbollah ‘Violations’

Beirut (MEE) – The UN Security Council is set to vote on renewing international peacekeepers’ mandate in Lebanon at the end of the month. The United States wants UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon to take on an expanded mission and investigate alleged violations by Hezbollah in the volatile area near the border with Israel, Ambassador Nikki Haley said […]

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