Multiple lawsuits stall Beirut blast probe

Several former Lebanese officials have filed lawsuits against investigation by Judge Tarek Bitar of their roles in the deadly 4 August explosion at the Beirut Port. By Erin Viner Interrogation…

Hezbollah calls for new Lebanese cabinet

Hezbollah is pushing for the formation of a new cabinet in Lebanon to handle the financial crisis, after the further deterioration of a standoff over government formation between President Michel…

Lebanese hold economic protests

Days of continuous protest are ongoing in Lebanon fueled by further downturns in an already-shattered economy amid political turmoil. Demonstrations started this past Tuesday after the currency tumbled to a…

Lebanon’s Christians won’t join new government

Lebanon’s largest Christian political bloc has ruled out joining the next government led by Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri. Gebran Bassil, who leads the Free Patriotic Movement and is the son-in-law…

Hariri returns as Lebanon’s PM

Veteran politician Saad al-Hariri was appointed Lebanon’s Prime Minister for the fourth time. The 50 year-old Sunni leader stepped down from the post almost exactly a year ago amid mass…

US sanctions ex-Lebanese ministers for Hezbollah ties

The U.S. State Department released a statement announcing that “For too long, Lebanon’s political leaders have ignored their responsibility to address the needs of their people and instead built a…

Hamas leader in Lebanon to strengthen ties

Hamas Political Bureau Chief Ismail Haniyeh headed a delegation to Beirut to attend meetings with local Palestinian leaders, among other unspecified activities. The visit is aimed at bolstering “bilateral relations…

Hezbollah vows to kill Israeli soldiers

The Commanding Officer of the IDF Galilee Division, Brig. Gen. Shlomi Binder, has revealed that Hezbollah made several attempts to attack Israel over the past month. During a ceremony marking…

Trump: Saudi-Israel ties may be next

U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged that he expects Saudi Arabia to soon follow in the footsteps of its closest regional-ally, the United Arab Emirates – to normalize relations with the…