Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Tag Archives: Lebanon

Nizar Zakka: I was subjected to all kinds of torture from the Iranians

Nizar Zakka

:: Lebanese IT expert Nizar Zakka, who arrived in Beirut on Tuesday after being detained in Iran since 2015, told Al Arabiya that he was “subjected to all kinds of torture from the Iranians” when he was first arrested. Zakka

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

Saad al-Hariri

:: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in a speech Tuesday that his country’s relations with other Arab nations do not change according to the “whims and positions” of some political forces, adding that he had hoped that FM Gebran

Freed Lebanese national Nizar Zakka arrives in Beirut from Iran

Nizar Zakka

:: Lebanese IT expert Nizar Zakka, who arrived in Beirut on Tuesday following his release from prison in Iran, said he was innocent of Iran’s spying accusations and noted that imprisonment only made him stronger to defend freedom of speech.

Tension forces evacuation of Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon

:: Dozens of Syrian refugees dismantled their tents, filled trucks with belongings and left a camp they lived in for years in eastern Lebanon on Sunday after local authorities ordered them to evacuate in the aftermath of a brawl with

Zarif, Bassil hold Beirut press conference, Lebanon boycotts Warsaw conference

:: Lebanese Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister Gebran Bassil, announced his country’s boycott of the US-sponsored Mideast conference in Poland during a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif. Bassil added Monday that the boycott was due to

Lebanese MP believes government will be formed this week

:: A Lebanese member of parliament whose Hezbollah-aligned bloc is at the heart of prolonged wrangling that has obstructed a deal on a new national government said on Wednesday he believed it would be formed this week. Asked if the

Finance Minister Al-Jadaan leads Saudi delegation at Arab economic summit

:: Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan arrived in Beirut on Saturday to lead the Saudi delegation at an Arab economic summit. Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari and other embassy officials received

Hariri: Lebanon must form govt after months of deadlock

:: Lebanon’s prime minister-designate, Saad Hariri, warned Tuesday a government needs to be formed as the country faces a tough economic situation after months of political deadlock. “We have fallen behind — we must form the government”, he told reporters

Lebanon’s Berri says some parties don’t want government formed

:: Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said there are parties in Lebanon that do not want a new government to be formed, al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Monday, pointing to the depth of complications that have derailed its formation. A deal on

Lebanon seen closer to new government, minister says could be within days

:: Lebanon appeared to be edging towards clinching a deal to form a new national unity government after more than seven months of wrangling over cabinet posts, as the finance minister was quoted as saying there could be a new

UN peacekeepers say two tunnels at Israel border breached UN resolution

:: UN peacekeepers in Lebanon said on Monday two of four tunnels found close to the border with Israel crossed the frontier demarcation between the two countries, violating a UN resolution that ended a 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel.

Lebanon says Israel offered no proof of border tunnels

:: Lebanon’s Parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, says Israel has presented no evidence to prove its claims that a network of attack tunnels has been built by Hezbollah across the countries’ shared borders. The IDF’s spokesperson, Avichay Adraee, had published new

White House ‘strongly’ supports Israel action against Hezbollah tunnels

:: The White House gave full backing Tuesday to an Israeli army operation to destroy tunnels built under the border with Lebanon by the Iran-backed group Hezbollah. President Donald Trump’s national security advisor John Bolton said that “the US strongly

Lebanon’s President vows to find solution over government impasse

:: Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that a solution would be found to a political row that has blocked the formation of a new national unity government for more than six months since a general election in May.

Jordan and Syria reopen Nassib border crossing

:: The border crossing between Jordan and Syria officially opened to civilians and trade on Monday after being closed for three years. The Nassib crossing opened an 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), a border official on the Jordanian side in Jaber

Lebanon’s Hariri signals new government near

:: Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Friday he was very close to forming a new government and would hold more talks with the country’s main parties. Foreign donors have said Lebanon, which held a parliamentary election in May,

Iran Revolutionary Guards: Our frontlines are in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon

:: Iranian officials occasionally boast about their meddling in the affairs of neighboring countries, but the most recent example of this was seen when the deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corp, Brigadier General Hussein Salami, described the interference as

Merkel in Beirut: Syria must be more secure before refugees return

:: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday on a visit to Lebanon that conditions in Syria are not yet right for refugees to return, an issue which has led to a dispute between Lebanon’s foreign minister and the UN

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