Lebanon: Cabinet’s Frustration Increasing as Presidency Vacuum Continues

Member of Parliament Ammar Houry rung alarming bells that a cabinet row fueled by the Free Patriotic Movement’s “criminal” political activities could lead to another civil war because the party’s action in “defending Christian rights doesn’t happen this way.” Sources Read more

Lebanon: Saad Hariri Breaks Silence, Urges Parliament to Elect President

Saad Hariri, a Lebanese politician close to Saudi Arabia who has been on a self-imposed exile since the toppling of his cabinet in 2011, returned to his native country to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the assassination of his father; Read more

Lebanon: Garbage solution reached, political tensions remain

The Lebanese government has awarded an 18 month contract to two companies to export the country’s waste by sea and operations are expected to begin as soon as the companies complete their financial obligations. The move is not welcomed by Read more

Lebanon: Hariri and Franjieh to continue presidential and PM initiative

Al-mustaqbal movement, the party of former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, stated that efforts to make Member of Parliament Suleiman Franjieh of the Marada Movement president of Lebanon and for Hariri to return as prime minister are ongoing after the two Read more

Lebanon: Hezbollah backs Aoun’s FPM, wants peace to prevail

Hezbollah’s Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah renewed his organization’s alliance with the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) led by Michel Aoun and urged the FPM and the al-Mustaqbal movement to find a solution to their differences in a “serious dialogue.” Addressing the political situation Read more