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Egypt’s Sisi to meet Lebanon’s Hariri on Tuesday

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanese prime minister on Nov. 4, on Tuesday, the presidency said on Monday. Hariri has since Saturday been in Paris, where he met French President Emmanuel Macron, and has said he will return to Lebanon by Wednesday for the country’s Independence Day celebrations.

History of Iranian operations in Lebanon since 1982

Monday, 20 November 2017

Iranian interferences in several Arab countries’ affairs have been clear as shown by a series of terrorist operations which Tehran has carried out in Lebanon via its agents and wings. These operations have been launched since the 1980’s as Iran exploited the civil war that took place at the time. Iran has also used Hezbollah to put Lebanon in semi-permanent hostility with several Arab and non-Arab countries. During the 1980’s, the Revolutionary Guards militias, Hezbollah and ...

The gang of Nasrallah and an occupied Lebanon

Monday, 20 November 2017

The resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is a natural reaction of anyone, who has a sense of dignity and self esteem, is forced to accept his continued presence in a team that threatens his ministers with arms and extortion and supports a sectarian system with no purpose other than to destabilize the region and indulges in money laundering, drug trafficking and militia financing.Hezbollah is undeniably and unmistakably a terrorist organization that does not deserve to live in a ...

Hussein Shobokshi

Lebanon’s Saad Hariri to visit Egypt on Tuesday

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanese prime minister from Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4, will visit Egypt on Tuesday, Hariri's office said on Sunday. Hariri has since Saturday been in Paris, where he met French President Emmanuel Macron, and has said he will return to Lebanon by Wednesday for its Independence Day celebrations. Lebanese President Michel Aoun has said he will not accept Hariri’s resignation until it is delivered in person and all sides in Beirut have called for ...

Hariri: I’ll be in Lebanon to mark Independence Day on Wednesday

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Saad Hariri has said he plans on traveling back to Lebanon by Wednesday in time for his country’s independence day celebrations. Hariri, speaking to reporters after meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, said he will be speaking with Lebanese President Michel Aoun upon his arrival and discuss the matter of his recent resignation as prime minister. Lebanon will mark Independence Day on Wednesday and there have been concerns about whether Hariri will attend the annual ...

Does Lebanon’s Aoun understand the bigger picture?

Saturday, 18 November 2017

What those complaining in Lebanon don’t understand, or what they don’t want to understand - those from the Free Patriotic Movement, before Nasrallah’s supporters - that what is happening in the region is not only a Lebanese story. It’s not just one page in the Lebanese story, it’s also a page dictating the fate and place of Prime Minister Saad Hariri. The story is a new regional and international policy designed and implemented against the Iranian Khomeini invasion ...

Mashari Althaydi

ANALYSIS: Decoding Iran and Hezbollah’s desires for Lebanon

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the viewpoint of Al Arabiya English. The importance of Hezbollah for Iran as an overseas fighting force, which operates alongside its own military, cannot be underestimated. Since its establishment in Lebanon in the early 1980s by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and Quds Force, Hezbollah has fought wars and carried out deadly attacks against civilians in foreign lands that have ...

Macron says Iran misunderstands France’s ‘balanced’ position in region

Saturday, 18 November 2017

President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that Iran misunderstood France’s “balanced” position in the region, which centered on not taking sides between Sunni and Shi‘ites, adding that Tehran should be less aggressive in the region. Speaking in Gothenburg, Macron said he wanted Iran to clarify the strategy around its ballistic missile program. Macron also said he would welcome Saad al-Hariri in Paris on Saturday as Lebanon’s prime minister and expected him to return ...

Lebanon’s Saad Hariri arrives in Paris after refuting ‘rumors and lies’

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in Paris on Saturday. French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Saad Hariri for talks on Saturday, an AFP reporter said, hours after arriving from Saudi Arabia. Hariri was also due to have lunch with Macron. The Lebanese leader’s wife and elder son were to join them for the meal after the talks, a source close to Hariri said. Aoun said on Saturday that he had spoken by telephone to the premier after his arrival in Paris, and that Hariri ...

Lebanon's Middle East Airlines lifts electronics ban on London flights

Friday, 17 November 2017

Lebanon's national carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) on Friday lifted restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes travelling from Beirut to London, the airline said. Britain implemented curbs on electronic items in the cabin in March on direct flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia in response to unspecified security threats. Passengers had to check devices larger than a mobile phone such as laptops into the plane's hold. ...

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