Iran pushing Lebanon to war

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Qais Khazali, a leader of a Popular Mobilization Forces’ militia, recently visited the Lebanese borders with Israel. This is a dangerous development that falls within the framework of regional conflict. The leader of an Iraqi militia gets involved in an Iranian mission to spark a clash between Lebanon and Israel! Both parties, the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Iraqi Popular Mobilization, are militias affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards that are managed by General Qassem Soleimani ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Who is Qais al-Khazaali, godfather of Iranian-backed Shiite militias?

Monday, 11 December 2017

A video showing the leader of Iraq’s Iranian-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia, Qais Khazaali, appearing at the Lebanese-Israeli border earlier this week has prompted widespread debate. He was seen in the footage in military uniform, meeting with Hezbollah factions and announced: “The whole country together with Hezbollah is ready to fight and prelude to the Islamic state that is ruled by the Awaited Mahdi.” This produced a wide discussion about the character of Khazaali who just ...

Lebanon’s Beirut lights up its Christmas tree

Monday, 11 December 2017

Lebanese gathered Sunday for the lighting of the Christmas tree near Martyrs Square, in downtown Beirut.Video credit: AFPTV

Violence flares at protest near US Embassy in Lebanon

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water canons at protesters near the US Embassy in Lebanon on Sunday during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Protesters, some of them waving Palestinian flags, set fires in the street and threw projectiles towards security forces that had barricaded the main road to the US Embassy in the Awkar area north of Beirut. Addressing the protesters, the head of the Lebanese Communist ...

VIDEO: Asaib Ahl al-Haq chief appears at Lebanon-Israel border, Hariri for probe

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's office called on Saturday for an inquiry into the appearance of an Iraqi militia commander on a tour of Lebanese border areas. Earlier, Qais al-Khazaali, leader of Iraq’s Iranian-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia, had appeared in a video circulating late Friday showing him at Lebanon’s borders with Israel. Several Lebanese journalists and political commentators have been sharing the video, expressing their surprise at Khazaali’s appearance. ...

Macron, Tillerson meet in Paris to support Lebanese PM Hariri

Friday, 8 December 2017

Lebanon’s prime minister appealed for support for his country from world powers on Friday at a summit convened by France to bolster Lebanon’s institutions as it emerges from a bizarre political crisis with regional and international implications. Just before the gathering got underway, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed America’s backing for Lebanon’s “sovereignty, stability and independence,” while French President Emmanuel Macron called on Mideast ...

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 ...

Goodbye Lebanon we knew

Monday, 4 December 2017

In full public glare Saad Hariri, accompanied by his wife and son, visited Paris and met with the French president at the Elysee Palace. With his appearance and participation during the Independence Day celebrations in Beirut, Hariri exposed a web of lies and rumors woven around him by the terrorist organization Hezbollah.Presently, the Saudi-Lebanese relations are at an unprecedented crossroads. This crisis has revealed the extent of hatred and lies against Saudi Arabia and its symbols is being ...

Hussein Shobokshi

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 ...

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