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Lebanon tribunal hears motion to dismiss charges against Hariri murder suspects

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Prosecutors on Wednesday asked judges at an international tribunal investigating the 2005 murder of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri to reject a motion for early dismissal of charges against two of the four suspects.

Tillerson meets Lebanese PM, offers US support

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held talks with Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Thursday in Beirut where he offered Washington's support for a "free and democratic" Lebanon. Tillerson's visit, part of a tour of the Middle East, comes...Show More Summary

Lebanese leaders say Israel threatens border stability

Lebanon’s top three leaders accused Israel on Tuesday of threatening the stability of the border region between them, amid rising tension over territorial and maritime boundaries. President Michel Aoun, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri agreed to act to stop Israel from building a wall on Lebanese land at the border, and […]

Lebanon says will not force Syrian refugees to return

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Thursday that Lebanon would not force refugees to return to Syria but called for more international help in dealing with the refugee crisis.

Lebanon's Berri says government might stumble over tension

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday the work of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri's government work could be obstructed by political tension, al-Manar TV reported, as a row involving President Michel Aoun showed no signs of abating.

Berri supporters block roads, set fire to tires , garbage over leaked video

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri urged calm Monday after a video emerged showing the foreign minister calling Lebanon’s powerful parliament speaker a “thug” in a closed meeting. The leaked video, which emerged Sunday night, comes amid an escalating dispute between President Michel Aoun and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri over a decree that promoted a number […]

“Israel doesn’t want peace and is the biggest threat to Lebanon”, says PM Hariri

The biggest threat to Lebanon’s stability is Israel, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri told an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos Wednesday. “The only threat I see is Israel taking some kind of action against Lebanon, out of a miscalculation,” Hariri said. “And this is the real threat, I believe. I think the […]

Lebanon Deputy PM:”We count on Saudi Arabia’s support…It always supported Lebanon

Saudi Arabia’s involvement in Lebanese politics — notably its political crisis of November 2017 — is simply a matter of “relationship ups and downs,” Lebanese Deputy Prime Minister Ghassan Hasbani said at the World Economic Forum on Monday. Speaking to CNBC in Davos, Switzerland, the deputy leader had far more positive things to say about […]

Lebanese Prime Minister Steps In to Overrule Ban on ‘The Post’

A ban in Lebanon on Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” was overruled Wednesday by Prime Minister Saad Hariri in what appears to be the first time a film has surmounted a negative recommendation by Lebanese censors. Distributor Italia Film, which is handling “The Post” in Lebanon, called the reversal “a big victory” and said they expect […]

PM Hariri trying to resolve Aoun, Berri crisis

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is reportedly planning   to visit Ain el Tinah prior to  this week’s cabinet session to seek   a solution to the crisis between Speaker Nabih Berri  and president and President Michel Aoun  ,  according to media reports. The dispute  between Berri and Aoun broke out after the president and the premier signed a decree […]

Saudi Arabia Pressured Lebanese Prime Minister To Resign: Report

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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his short-lived resignation in early November under heavy duress from the Saudi Arabian government, according to a New York Times report based on the accounts of Lebanese, Western and regional officials, as well as other figures close to Hariri.

Best time to invest in Lebanon, says Hariri

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri declared Thursday that “this is the best time to invest in Lebanon,” after the Lebanese showed “wisdom” during the November political crisis. “This is the best time to invest in Lebanon because, thanks to this political stability and security in our country, we have been able to establish that the […]

UN chief extends tribunal for Hariri killers for 3 years

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is extending for three years the mandate of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, which is prosecuting suspects in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister … Click to Continue »

Hariri says Gulf states not planning measures against Lebanon

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Thursday Gulf Arab countries were planning no action against Lebanon after a political crisis last month thrust it onto the front line of rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

We don’t need foreign volunteers to defend Lebanon, says Hariri

Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri stressed Thursday that “the Lebanese know how to defend their land and sovereignty” and that “they do not need foreign volunteers under any label.” “We underscore the importance of the government’s dissociation resolution and the need to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of Arab countries,” Hariri said at […]

World leaders reaffirm support for Lebanon’s Hariri at Paris talks

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri met world leaders for crisis talks in Paris on Friday as Lebanon tries to chart a path through the regional power struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The International Support Group for Lebanon was launched in September 2013, partly in response to the massive influx of refugees entering the country […]

Macron: Lebanon must be a stabilising regional force

In joint news conference, French president hails Lebanese prime minister's decision to withdraw resignation.

Lebanon emerges from crisis with Iran on top, but risks remain

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's allies in Lebanon have emerged even stronger from a crisis triggered by Saudi Arabia, which achieved little more than to force the Saudis' main Lebanese ally - Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri - closer to Tehran's friends in Beirut.

Lebanese leaders slam Trump’s ‘dangerous’ decision on Jerusalem

President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “It is a dangerous decision that undermines the United States’ credibility as a sponsor of the peace process in the region,” Aoun said in a tweet. “This decision sets back […]

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