Thought for the day

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." -- Albert Einstein

Lebanese reformist, another lawmaker lose parliament seats in Constitutional Council appeal MikeRivero Fri, 11/25/2022 - 06:52

Two newly elected Lebanese lawmakers, including an activist who had pledged to fight corruption, lost their parliament seats on Thursday following an appeals process before the country's Constitutional Council.

US plague and epidemic afflicting Lebanon: Hezbollah chief MikeRivero Mon, 11/14/2022 - 07:14

The Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah rebuked statements made by US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Barbara Leaf, and took aim at the US for its destructive role in Lebanon in a speech commemorating Martyrs’ Day.

During his live TV address on 11 November, Nasrallah called the US “the curse, plague, and epidemic” that afflicts Lebanon.

Lebanese army trains to confront 'bank robbers' freeing their own savings MikeRivero Thu, 11/10/2022 - 10:23

The Lebanese army has conducted training preparing itself to stop bank robberies and hostage situations, seemingly in response to the series of depositors freeing their own savings by force.

Our way, or collapse: US and Saudi officials on Lebanon MikeRivero Wed, 11/09/2022 - 09:23

At a forum organized on 4 November at Wilson Center, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Barbara Leaf, and the former US ambassador to Lebanon, David Hale, discussed the US foreign policy in Lebanon and the grim future that awaits it.

Germany, France ask to bypass Lebanese judges impeding corruption probe into central bank chief MikeRivero Thu, 11/03/2022 - 13:46

Lebanon has received requests from Germany and France to allow judges from the two countries to travel to Lebanon and launch a direct investigation into Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh, according to information obtained by 

Lebanonhas US 'guarantees' on maritime deal - even if Netanyahu wants to sabotage it MikeRivero Thu, 11/03/2022 - 08:21

UNIFIL ship

Lebanon has secured "American guarantees" that its maritime border deal with Israel cannot be easily scrapped should Benjamin Netanyahu return to the Israeli prime minister's office, Beirut's chief negotiator said on Wednesday.

Lebanese Forces reaffirm support for US, Saudi-backed army chiefs presidential bid MikeRivero Mon, 10/31/2022 - 08:03

Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar released a report on 29 October revealing that the US and Saudi-backed Lebanese Force

Lebanon eyes maritime deals with Cyprus and Syria after agreement with Israel MikeRivero Thu, 10/27/2022 - 08:51

Lebanon is moving to settle its maritime borders with Cyprus and Syria, capitalizing on the momentum from its deal to delineate its sea border with Israel two weeks prior.

According to the New Arab, the Lebanese government is currently working on the limitation of its maritime borders in order to benefit from its natural resources, and in this regard, most citizens mean the preservation of national rights in the dispute with Israel, under the mediation of the United States and the supervision of the United Nations.

Israeli Court Gives Green Light to Lebanon Maritime Deal, Signing Seen on Thursday MikeRivero Mon, 10/24/2022 - 07:52

Israel's Supreme Court on Sunday rejected petitions that would have held up a landmark U.S.-brokered deal setting a maritime border with Lebanon, which Washington predicted could be finalised on Thursday.

Four groups, including an Israeli opposition lawmaker, had asked the court to force the government - which is looking to fast-track the deal ahead of a Nov. 1 election - to instead hold a full vote in parliament.

The court's decision eliminates one of the last hurdles in Israel that could disrupt the deal.

Lebanon warns deadly cholera outbreak spreading rapidly MikeRivero Thu, 10/20/2022 - 12:33

Lebanon has warned that a deadly cholera outbreak is “spreading rapidly”, with cases rising after the virulent disease spread from neighbouring Syria.