Tag Archives: Lebanon

Le Pen refuses to wear headscarf to meet Lebanon’s Grand Mufti

Marine Le Pen, presidential candidate for France’s far-right National Front party, cancelled a meeting on Tuesday with Lebanon’s Grand Mufti after refusing to wear a headscarf for the encounter. “You can pass on my respects to the Grand Mufti, but

Saudi deputy crown prince, Lebanese PM discuss bilateral ties

A call between Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri took place on Sunday, in which the reviewed bilateral relations and discussed developments in the region, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Earlier this month,

Le Pen in Lebanon for first head of state meeting

France’s far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Monday met for the first time with a foreign head of state, holding talks in Beirut with Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun. “We discussed the long and fruitful friendship between our

Who is in need of Michel Aoun’s mediation?

Mshari Al Thaydi

By : Mshari Al Thaydi Few hours before Lebanese President Michel Aoun arrived in Cairo on an official visit, Al-Ahram newspaper aired an interesting interview with him. Several issues were tackled and I will address one of them. When the

Aoun, Hariri’s Hezbollah comments lay bare Lebanon’s political divide

Lebanon’s Prime Minister called Hezbollah’s arms illegitimate on Tuesday after its President said the group’s military wing was vital to its security, spelling out the country’s political divisions more clearly than at any time since they took office. A staunch

Lebanese president in Egypt a day after defending Hezbollah

Michel Aoun

Lebanon’s newly elected president arrived in Egypt on Monday, a day after defending Hezbollah in remarks to a private Egyptian TV station — comments that underlined his unabated support for the Iranian-backed Shiite militant group. Michel Aoun’s last visit to

Lebanese Islamist group under fire for commemorating Iranian revolution

Lebanese party Al-Jamaa al-Islamiya has come under fire after participating in Thursday’s ceremony commemorating the Iranian revolution at the Iranian embassy in Beirut. The group was criticized because it has attended the event although it had voiced its support for

Saudi minister tours Beirut’s Downtown, meets PM Saad Hariri

Thamer al-Sabhan

Saudi Arabia’s Arab Gulf Affairs Minister Thamer al-Sabhan toured Beirut’s Downtown on Tuesday where he met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, former PM Tammam Salam and a number of ministers and MPs who were on their way to attend

Saudi Arabia to name ambassador to Lebanon

Saudi Arabia’s State Minister for Arab Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan has met with Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun and informed him of the pending appointment of their next ambassador. Sabhan met with Aoun on Monday President to discuss increasing bilateral ties

Lebanon foils bomber in Beirut’s Hamra district

Lebanese soldiers arrested a would-be suicide bomber inside a crowded cafe in one of the busiest neighborhoods in the capital Beirut on Saturday night, security sources said. The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a man wearing an explosive

Hezbollah militia says it found crashed Israeli drone

The Lebanese Iranian- backed militia Hezbollah said that it has located an Israeli drone that crashed in Lebanese territory and has taken it to a secure location for inspection, a source in Hezbollah said on Tuesday. The Israeli military said

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets Lebanon’s Grand Mufti

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Abdul Latif Derian in Riyadh on Sunday. The meeting was attended by several Saudi and Lebanese officials. In an earlier meeting, Derian said that relations between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia have been

Lebanon’s Aoun meets with Saudi King Salman

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held at Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh official talks with General Michel Aoun, President of the Republic of Lebanon. During the talks, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways of enhancing them

Lebanon’s Michel Aoun arrives in Saudi Arabia

Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun is set to arrive in Saudi Arabia on Monday for a two-day official visit, his first tour outside Lebanon and visit to the GCC since his election in October. A statement issued by Aoun’s press office

Council of Senior Scholars call to support campaign for Syrians

The Saudi General Secretariat of Council of Senior Scholars has called for urgently contributing to the popular campaign ordered by King Salman for the relief of Syrian people. The General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Scholars said in a

Iran executes ‘most atrocious’ war crimes in Aleppo

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force is accused of playing an extensive role in the destruction of Aleppo, an Iranian opposition group says in a new intelligence report. Among other things, the country is building a network of stations

Saad Hariri receives advisor to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman

Lebanese Prime Minister-elect Saad Hariri on Monday received Prince Khalid al-Faisal, Advisor to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Governor of Makkah Region, and a delegation that accompanied him. During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the latest developments in Lebanon

Lebanon’s Aoun looks to revive ties with Saudi Arabia

Newly-elected Lebanese President Michel Aoun has said he looks forward to reviving and consolidating ties with Saudi Arabia. The news comes shortly after Saudi Arabia’s Prince Khaled al-Faisal invited Aoun to visit Saudi. Al Faisal, governor of Makkah and an

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