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During the meeting, he also said that an amnesty law would “soon” be completed and called it “very serious” (AFP/File)
December 17, 2017 - 08:47 GMT
Prime Minister Saad Hariri Saturday denied that his relationship with Saudi Arabia had been strained since he announced his now-rescinded resignation on Nov. 4. and said he would be vigilant to ensure parties complied with the policy of dissociation.
Lebanon will receive millions in U.S. military aid. (AFP/File)
December 15, 2017 - 17:53 GMT
The United States has announced three new Department of Defense programs for Lebanon to help in its capability to conduct border security and counter-terrorism operations.
The incident also marked a rare appearance of Lebanese and Syrian officials with Syrian Interior Minister Maj. Gen. Mohammad al-Shaar attending. (AFP/File Photo)
December 15, 2017 - 10:03 GMT
The incident also marked a rare appearance of Lebanese and Syrian officials with Syrian Interior Minister Maj. Gen. Mohammad al-Shaar attending.
Lebanon's real GDP growth is expected to pick up in 2018 supported by the reopening of trade routes with Syria and Iraq by mid-2018. (File photo)
December 14, 2017 - 14:07 GMT
A London-based financial research center has projected positive economic growth for Lebanon on the expected reopening of trade routes in Syria and Iraq in 2018.
Dania Ismail, co-founder of Jusoor. (Al Bawaba)
December 14, 2017 - 13:38 GMT
The term refugee has been stigmatized internationally and in the media especially in regards to Syrians, Jusoor co-founder Dania Ismail talks to Al Bawaba about what the real situation is on the ground.
Katz said that “we don’t want war, and we have no interest in destroying Lebanon, but we will not accept a Lebanese assault on us
December 14, 2017 - 11:39 GMT
Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz Wednesday told London-based Saudi news site Elaph that Israel will not allow Iran to have military bases in Lebanon and threatened to bomb them, left-leaning Israeli daily Haaretz reported.
Bassil claimed that Abbas promised him to work quickly to provide a piece of land for Lebanon in East Jerusalem (AFP/File)
December 14, 2017 - 09:26 GMT
Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil Thursday said that he informed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of his willingness to establish a Lebanese embassy in occupied East Jerusalem.
Group photo at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on last week's US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, on December 13, 2017 in Istanbul. - Edited photo (YASIN AKGUL / AFP)
December 13, 2017 - 14:59 GMT
In the hours before and since yesterday’s announcement that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital countries across the Arab world condemned the move.
A Lebanese representative said “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine” and that Trump is a cancer of the region, supporting the Zionist entity” (Shutterstock/File)
December 13, 2017 - 14:34 GMT
The Israeli delegation stormed out of the ongoing Euro-Mediterranean Summit meeting after a Lebanese representative criticized the Israeli occupation and U.S. President Donald Trump.
December 13, 2017 - 13:37 GMT
"Since its establishment to date, Israel relies on the principle of force, the usurpation of rights and the displacement, taking advantage of the veto power and the international laxity."
Andre Toriz
December 12, 2017 - 15:31 GMT
While many of Beirut’s glitzy bars appear one night and vanish the next, one unassuming venue has survived the country’s bitter civil war, the Israeli bombardment of 2006 and now the owner says he would happily take up arms against ISIS if Jihadists tried to stand in his way.
Palestinian women and children take part in a protest in the refugee camp of Ain el-Helwe on the outskirts of the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon Dec. 8, 2017 to denounce the widely criticised U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP)
December 12, 2017 - 09:11 GMT
In the old city of Sidon, where ancient markets are reminiscent of Jerusalem's, Nasser al-Ahmad wraps Palestinian kaffiyehs around his grandchildren's heads, Adam and Ahmad, in solidarity with Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem.
Courtesy #MEProjectRunway
December 11, 2017 - 13:55 GMT
The competition continues for the third week on the second season of Project Runway Middle East, this time with an emotional challenge (and we’re not just talking about Zobaida’s meltdown).
Protesters at  a demonstration outside the US embassy in Awkar on December 10, 2017 (Anwar Amro/AFP)
December 11, 2017 - 12:43 GMT
The stereotype of the irrationally angry “violent Arab” has long been used to silence and undermine legitimate resistance against Israeli occupation and rights violations.
A protester throws a tire on a fire during a demonstration outside the US embassy in Awkar, on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on Dec. 10, 2017, to protest against Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (ANWAR AMRO/AFP)
December 11, 2017 - 10:22 GMT
Clashes with security personnel ebbed and flowed throughout the morning. Close to the security barricade, a crowd of protesters chanted slogans as piles of burning tires and trash sent thick black plumes of smoke into the air just meters behind them.
Between 19.5 to 27 percent of male survey respondents confirmed having experienced sexual harassment or unwanted sexual contact as boys (Bulent Kilic/AFP)
December 10, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Titled “We keep it in our heart — Sexual violence against men and boys in the Syria crisis,” the study comprised several dozen of informants and focus group discussions (FGD), involving some 196 refugees in Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan, according to a statement by the UNHCR.