Lebanon plans to increase its military presence along its southern border with Israel, Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Thursday at a meeting in Rome, where he is seeking financial support for the armed forces. Bolstering Lebanon’s army and internal security forces is seen as a way for the international community to keep Hezbollah, which […]
By MEGAN SPECIAPrime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon baffled his country and the international community late last year, when he traveled to Saudi Arabiaand resigned from his post — unexpectedly and, as it turned out, temporarily — in a live, televised address from Riyadh, the Saudi capital. So it bewildered some when, on Friday, during […]
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri visited Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for the first time since his abrupt resignation during a visit there in November set off a major political crisis. Lebanese officials said at the time that Riyadh had forced its long-time ally Hariri to quit and put him under house arrest because it had […]
Lebanese PM welcomes Saudi invitation, in what would be his first visit since his 'resignation' from Riyadh in November.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has been invited to Saudi Arabia, his office said on Monday, setting the stage for his first visit since he abruptly resigned there in November.
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
Prime Minister Saad Hariri held a meeting with President Michel Aoun in Baabda and during the meeting he arranged for a call between the president and Speaker Nabih Berri , MTV reported. “Hariri called Berri and then handed over the phone to Aoun to discuss with the Speaker the Israeli threats over the oil file and the […]
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 […]
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 […]
It is official. The elections in Lebanon will be held in May this year. President Michel Aoun on Monday signed the decree for the parliamentary elections. They will be the country’s first in nine years. Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq also signed the decree. According to the decree the date […]
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 […]
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday expressed his gratitude for China’s funding for a new conservatory in Lebanon. “I want to thank the Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon Wang Kejian for this gift that we regard valuable for Lebanon and its culture,” he said during a ceremony to sign the project deal at the Grand […]
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 […]
Lebanon’s prime minister, Saad Hariri, was summoned at 8:30 a.m. to the Saudi royal offices — unseemly early, by the kingdom’s standards — on the second day of a visit that was already far from what he had expected. Mr. Hariri, long an ally of the Saudis, dressed that morning in jeans and a T-shirt, […]
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.
Mr. Hariri, Lebanon’s prime minister, expected the royal treatment when he was summoned to Riyadh. Instead, he was told to resign. Here is the back story.
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 […]
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.
There appears to be no stopping France‘s Emmanuel Macron. … and his role overseeing Lebanese leader Saad Hariri’s exit from Saudi Arabia and return to Lebanon via Paris. This allowed Hariri a way out of an impasse that risked confrontation between Tehran and Riyadh. …...
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 […]