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Can France's 'peacemaker' Emmanuel Macron bring Lebanon back from the brink?

The French President's invitation to Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is part of his strategy to reassert French influence in the Middle East, while the US under Trump is seen as unpredictable.

published on : 17th November 2017

An uncertain future: Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri lives in fear of assassination, like father

Saad Hariri, In his resignation speech from Riyadh, cited fears for his life as one reason for stepping down, in addition to blaming what he called meddling in Lebanon by Iran and Hezbollah.

published on : 17th November 2017

Hezbollah, crown jewel of Iran's spreading influence

From Lebanon to Syria, Yemen, and Iraq, Hezbollah has matured into Iran's most useful "tool" -- drawing the ire of Tehran's regional rival Riyadh, analysts say.

published on : 13th November 2017

Hezbollah accuses Saudi Arabia of asking Israel to strike Lebanon

The head of  Hezbollah group said that the most dangerous thing is inciting Israel to strike Lebanon.

published on : 10th November 2017

Hezbollah alleges Saudi Arabia forced Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri to resign

Prime Minister Saad Hariri stunned Lebanon and its leaders yesterday when he announced his resignation in a televised statement recorded in Saudi, citing Iranian and Hezbollah meddling in Arab affair.

published on : 6th November 2017

Bahrain warns citizens against travel to Lebanon

Bahrain on Sunday urged its citizens to avoid travelling to Lebanon and advised those already in the country to leave immediately for their safety.

published on : 5th November 2017

Lebanese premier resigns, plunging nation into uncertainty 

Hariri was appointed a prime minister in late 2016 and headed a 30-member coalition government that included members of the Shiite militant Hezbollah.

published on : 5th November 2017

Lebanese PM Saad Hariri resigns, says fears for his life

The two-time premier, whose father Rafik held the same position for years and was assassinated in 2005, accused Iran and its powerful Lebanese Shiite ally Hezbollah.

published on : 4th November 2017

Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri resigns amid tensions with Hezbollah 

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation Saturday, citing Iran's "grip" on the country and threats to his life.

published on : 4th November 2017

US turns heat on Hezbollah, slaps rewards on leaders

The United States stepped up its rhetoric against Hezbollah, slapping rewards on two commanders and urging allies to blacklist the Lebanese armed group.

published on : 11th October 2017

Drone strike kills at least 8 Hezbollah fighters in Syria

A Syrian war monitoring group says at least eight Hezbollah fighters have been killed in a drone strike in the eastern Syrian desert.

published on : 2nd October 2017

Israeli strikes hit weapons depot by Damascus airport: Monitor

Israeli strikes hit a weapons depot by Damascus airport overnight, targeting a warehouse belonging to Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, which is allied with the Syrian government.

published on : 22nd September 2017

Lebanese mediator killed in fighting near Syrian border

A Lebanese mediator was killed today in a second day of fighting between the powerful Hezbollah group and militants near the border with Syria.

published on : 22nd July 2017

United Nations rejects Israeli accusations of Hezbollah posing as green NGO

The United Nations today rejected Israeli claims that Lebanese Hezbollah militants were establishing observation posts along the border under the cover of an environmental NGO.

published on : 24th June 2017

Tillerson: Russia must choose between Assad and the US

Tillerson says the U.S. sees no future role for Assad in Syria, but he says the U.S. isn't pre-supposing how Assad's departure will occur.

published on : 11th April 2017
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