President Michel Aoun had said he will not consider the resignation of Hariri until he hears from him in person (AFP/File)
November 22, 2017 - 10:37 GMT
“I discussed my resignation with the President of the Republic who asked me to wait before submitting it... and allow for more consultations," Hariri told reporters after a closed-door meeting at the Presidential Palace and added, "I agreed to this request."
Macron rose to power earlier this year with a promise to increase France’s standing in international diplomacy (AFP)
November 22, 2017 - 10:18 GMT
As Lebanon marks 74 years of independence from French rule, Paris is once again jostling for influence in the country and across the wider Middle East.
Rouhani has described Hezbollah as a “very popular party in Lebanon whose weapons are only used in a defensive nature
November 22, 2017 - 10:15 GMT
Efforts have been made over the past three days to create a new atmosphere and resolve the crisis that emerged after PM Saad Hariri's resignation over “Iran's grip and Hezbollah's policies in Lebanon,” meanwhile France is exerting efforts towards Hezbollah's “disarmament,” media reports said on Wednesday.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun has yet to accept Hariri's resignation (AFP)
November 22, 2017 - 06:52 GMT
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri landed in the capital Beirut on Tuesday for the first time since resigning on Nov. 4.
Lebanese troops in Tripoli, 2012 (Wikimedia)
November 21, 2017 - 15:39 GMT
It is not clear what Joseph Aoun’s comments on Tuesday could mean for regional politics, following a turbulent few weeks.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri
November 21, 2017 - 11:58 GMT
“Intensive meetings were held overnight in the Cypriot capital between French officials and Egyptian officials accompanying President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Nicosia where he took part in an Egyptian-Cypriot-Greek summit,” al-Akhbar daily quoted diplomatic sources as saying.
November 20, 2017 - 17:05 GMT
Lebanon’s fairytale run at the Rugby League World Cup ended at the quarterfinals stage after a controversial 24-22 loss to Tonga over the weekend.
Photo: The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban
November 20, 2017 - 13:28 GMT
Yehya Sarris sat on a bench on the sidelines of a football field, watching the players of all ages training for League of the Camps – a tournament between Beirut’s Palestinian football teams that kicked off Sunday.
U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron (AFP/File)
November 19, 2017 - 14:57 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday agreed on the need to partner with allies to respond to the destabilization activities of Hezbollah and Iran in the region.
He said his group is “relaxed, unworried and not afraid of anything
November 19, 2017 - 13:50 GMT
“This major patriotic, heroic and brave stance has reversed and thwarted the Saudi plan -- although in its first round,” Hezbollah politburo chief Ibrahim Amin al-Sayyed said.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (C) steps into a car on his way to the Elysee Presidential Palace on November 18, 2017 (Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP)
November 18, 2017 - 11:34 GMT
According to the statement, Hariri told Aoun that he will return to Beirut on Tuesday to take part in Independence Day celebrations, which will be held on Wednesday.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (C), surrounded by security personel, speaks on the phone as he arrives in Paris early November 18, 2017 (Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP)
November 18, 2017 - 08:33 GMT
French President Emmanuel Macron said he would welcome Saad Hariri at the Elysee Palace Saturday as Lebanon’s prime minister, as Hariri denied rumors over the circumstances surrounding his two-week stay in Saudi Arabia.
Only months ago it seemed Lebanese basketball was in an unassailable position. (Photo: The Daily Star/NNA, HO)
November 17, 2017 - 11:09 GMT
Only months ago it seemed Lebanese basketball was in an unassailable position.
Macron and Hariri shakes hands in September, 2017, AFP/File
November 16, 2017 - 10:57 GMT
Macron's offer for Hariri to stay in France announces Macron as a major Middle East player and spells trouble for Saudi's regional influence
French President Emmanuel Macron and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Paris on Sept. 1, 2017 (AFP)
November 16, 2017 - 10:19 GMT
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted French President Emmanuel Macron's invitation to Paris, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced from Riyadh on Thursday.
Bashrawi turned himself in after entering into Lebanon from Syria (AFP/File)
November 16, 2017 - 07:38 GMT
Saudi citizen Ali al-Bashrawi turned himself in to a Lebanese Army checkpoint in the Hermel area of Jisr Hawsh al-Sayyed Ali, an army statement said.