Lebanon: Journalist to go on trial for ‘defaming’ Kuwait ruler

A local journalist is on the verge of facing trial. State Prosecutor has begun legal action against him after the reporter accused Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of succumbing to U.S. President Donald Trump’s pressure to cancel oil Read more

Lebanon: Hariri named PM, pledges unity government to solve economic challenges

Sunni Lebanese political figure Saad Hariri has been re-appointed Prime Minister following this month elections that were largely won by Iran’s proxy Hezbollah and its allies. President Michel Aoun Thursday designated Hariri as Prime Minister following consultation with members of Read more

Lebanon: Maronite Patriarch Wants Clear, Frank Political Actions

After he slammed the package deal proposed by Speaker Nabih Berri as unacceptable to any presidential candidate who “has dignity”, Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi lamented, in his Sunday sermon, that the “two years and five months of destructive presidential void” Read more

Lebanon: Geagea ditches March 14 alliance for Aoun

Aspiring Lebanese presidential candidate Michel Aoun of the Free Movement Party edged a step closer to his ambitions after the Lebanese Forces (LF) Party headed by Sami Geagea declared his support to his candidacy. Geagea and Aoun head the two Read more