Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri (Twitter)
October 22, 2018 - 19:08 GMT
Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri on Monday denied reports that a dispute over the government’s justice portfolio was delaying the unveiling of a new cabinet lineup.
Beirut, Lebanon (Shutterstock)
October 22, 2018 - 09:56 GMT
Lebanon should coordinate with European governments to look into the fate of missing Lebanese journalist Samir Kassab, the director of a media freedom NGO said Sunday, five years after Kassab was kidnapped in Syria.
Soldiers stand guard on the road leading to Mieh Mieh Palestinian refugee camp on after clashes occurred between two different Palestinian factions. (AFP/File)
October 16, 2018 - 15:13 GMT
Two people were killed Tuesday in renewed clashes in Southern Lebanon's Mieh Mieh refugee camp, according to a local security source.
Syrian refugees gather their belongings in the southern Lebanese village of Shebaa as they prepare to return to Syria on August 13, 2018 (AFP/Ali DIA)
October 15, 2018 - 10:15 GMT
Some 835 Syrian refugees have registered with Lebanese General Security to return to their home country Monday, a source from the security agency said.
October 12, 2018 - 20:00 GMT
French Ambassador Bruno Foucher Wednesday called for Lebanon to formally abolish capital punishment, at a conference commemorating World Day Against the Death Penalty.
Gebran Bassil (Twitter)
October 12, 2018 - 14:00 GMT
Free Patriotic Movement leader Gebran Bassil Thursday gave no signs that progress had been made in the monthslong effort to form a new Cabinet, having dismissed optimism from Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri last week.
Maryam Rajavi (AFP/FILE)
October 11, 2018 - 12:55 GMT
The MEK is an elusive group. But Massoud Khoadandeh, who helped run the group's smuggling, spying, and security operations, tells Al Bawaba of its inner-workings and its eventual decline into an inward looking, reclusive cult.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun (C) waits next to the Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri (R) at the Lebanese parliament in Beirut. (Joseph Eid / AFP)
October 10, 2018 - 14:12 GMT
Speaker Nabih Berri Wednesday said he would call for a second legislative session of Parliament if a government was not formed by the end of the month, in comments relayed by MPs who attended his weekly meeting.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Twitter)
October 10, 2018 - 02:00 GMT
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has signed a decree, granting amnesty to those who have either deserted the army or avoided military service, and giving them several months to report for duty.
PM Saad Hariri (Twitter)
October 09, 2018 - 09:03 GMT
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri Monday appeared to be in a race against time in his attempts to form an all-embracing government during the 10-day deadline he had set to break the monthslong Cabinet deadlock.
Speaker Nabih Berri. (AFP PHOTO)
October 08, 2018 - 10:29 GMT
Speaker Nabih Berri said the government formation process has returned to square one, after Free Patriotic Movement leader Gebran Bassil toughened his stance on the Lebanese Forces’ Cabinet share.
Idlib Militants  (Twitter)
October 07, 2018 - 08:17 GMT
Opposition groups in Syria's northwestern Idlib announced on Saturday that they had begun withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontlines, conforming to the Turkey-Russia deal.
Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abul-Gheit (R) and Lebanese President Michel Aoun sit at an Arab League meeting in Cairo on February 14, 2017. (AFP / STRINGER)
October 04, 2018 - 12:13 GMT
Lebanon will host the 2019 Arab Economic and Social Development summit in January but Syria will not be invited, according to a report published Thursday by local daily Al-Joumhouria.
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. (AFP)
October 04, 2018 - 11:39 GMT
Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah thanked President Michel Aoun for the positions he presented to the international community, which expressed a sense of sovereignty that “touched the hearts of the Lebanese.
Syrian refugees gather as they prepare to leave the Lebanese capital Beirut, before their journey to return home to Syria on September 4, 2018. (AFP /ANWAR AMRO)
October 03, 2018 - 06:00 GMT
Over 700 Syrian refugees headed back to Syria Monday from Lebanon, General Security announced, in the latest of such returns organized by the agency.
Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil  (Twitter)
October 02, 2018 - 07:36 GMT
Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil Monday said Lebanon will work alongside the Austrian government to secure the swift and permanent return of Syrian refugees, in a televised news conference alongside his Austrian counterpart Karin Kneissl.