Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri will delay Monday’s cabinet meeting for 48 hours to allow tensions to calm down after a shootout in the Chouf Mountains on Sunday in which two aides of a government minister were killed.
In a televised address, Hariri said the judiciary would take all steps to hold those who had committed the crime accountable.
During his televised address, Hariri said that Lebanon’s security was a red line but added that “political expression is a right.”
“No one wants a problem in the country. I wish the media would not exaggerate the incidents that occurred in Mount Lebanon,” he said.
Lebanon demolishes Syrian refugee shelters as ultimatum expiresThe Lebanese army started destroying Syrian refugee settlements in northeast Lebanon on Monday after the expiry of a government ultimatum, officials ... Middle East
World Bank: Lebanon reforms on sound path but must not stopLebanon has taken a sound path with reforms in its 2019 draft budget and power sector but it will have to keep going, World Bank MENA vice president ... Economy
Lebanon central bank supports effort to cut debt servicing, no agreement yetLebanon’s central bank governor backs government efforts to cut public debt servicing costs in the 2019 budget, but an agreement has yet to be ... Economy
Lebanon must send message ‘of seriousness’ by approving budget: Finance ministerLebanon’s finance minister said on Monday it was important the country send a “clear message of seriousness” in the coming days by ... Economy