Saudi Arabia denies reports of ‘discomfort’ over Hariri’s visit to Turkey

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

A source from Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry has described several media reports that Riyadh was uncomfortable with Lebanon’s prime minister’s visit to Turkey as false. The source said there was no truth to these news reports that were promoted by Qatari newspapers. “No Saudi source has issued any statements about the visit of the Lebanese prime minister to Turkey,” Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry said in a Tweet on Wednesday. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad ...

Lebanon’s PM Saad Hariri officially rescinds his resignation

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

In a short televised speech on Tuesday, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri officially rescinded on his earlier resignation.“The Lebanese government said it is committed to the Taif Agreement and to a policy of self-restraint from any regional conflicts,” Hariri said.RELATED: After Saad Hariri’s return, Washington hopes for ‘calm, stability’ in LebanonHariri had announced last week that he was going to officially withdraw his resignation sometime this week if ...

After Saad Hariri’s return, Washington hopes for ‘calm, stability’ in Lebanon

Sunday, 3 December 2017

The US administration is at ease over how the situation developed in Lebanon as Prime Minister Saad Hariri returned to the country and held off his resignation to pave way for President Michel Aoun’s political efforts with cabinet members, which include Hezbollah. A spokesperson for the US State Department told that “the American administration is committed to maintaining stability and security in Lebanon,” adding that’s it concerned about the ...

Hariri: Lebanon no longer tolerates Hezbollah's intervention in the Gulf

Friday, 1 December 2017

In an exclusive interview with French-language weekly news magazine Paris Match, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri spoke about his resignation, Iran, Hezbollah and rumors he was detained in Saudi Arabia. Regarding the claims stated by Lebanese President Michel Aoun, Saad Hariri said: “Many stories have been told but if I had been detained, I would not be here in Beirut today. Before that, I was able to go to Paris, Egypt, Cyprus. I was free.” When asked about his resignation and ...

Lebanon’s Hariri: I may withdraw my resignation next week

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri announced on Wednesday that he will officially withdraw his resignation sometime next week if “positive circumstances” continue.Hariri has earlier announced his was holding off his resignation until further notice.“Today, I presented my resignation to the president and he urged me to hold onto it for more dialogue about its reasons and its political underpinnings ... and I accepted,” he said during a televised speech at the ...

Hariri: We won’t accept Hezbollah’s positions that affect our Arab brothers

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Saturday that he will not accept Iran-backed Hezbollah's positions that "affect our Arab brothers or targets the security and stability of their countries", a statement from his press office said. Hariri had announced his resignation from his post on Nov. 4 but revoked it after returning to Lebanon late last week. Following his announcement, made on Lebanon’s independence day, hundreds of Hariri supporters packed the streets near his ...

Hariri from Beirut: I will continue serving Lebanon's stability

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Lebanese PM Saad Hariri spoke from central Lebanon after his return to his homeland on Wednesday. Hariri confirmed to the Lebanese people: "I'm staying with you and will continue with you" to hundreds of supporters gathered outside his home. Saad Hariri retracts his resignation Saad al-Hariri retracted his resignation as Lebanese Prime Minister earlier in a speech on Wednesday. Hariri said the resignation was on hold pending talks with President Michel Aoun. He had been attending ...

Hariri returns to Lebanon after talks with Egyptian President in Cairo

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as prime minister on Nov. 4, returned to Beirut on Wednesday for the first time since he resigned from Saudi Arabia. Hariri’s sudden resignation thrust Lebanon to the forefront of regional tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, whose powerful Lebanese ally Hezbollah is part of the government. Hariri was greeted by members of the security forces as he disembarked from a jet at Beirut airport, live footage of his arrival showed. Hariri cited ...

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.

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 ...

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