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Lebanon urges Arab League to sanction US over Jerusalem decision

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Published time: 9 Dec, 2017 21:47 Edited time: 9 Dec, 2017 21:59 Arab League nations should pressure the US to reverse its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Lebanon’s foreign minister told a gathering in Cairo, which condemned the move as “dangerous and unacceptable.” “Pre-emptive measures (must be) taken against the decision, Read More

French school in Lebanon forced to apologize for putting Israel on map

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Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 02:29 A private French school in Beirut has caused uproar after it emerged one of its text books referred to the land south of Lebanon as Israel, and not Palestine. Under Lebanese law, Israel’s very existence is forbidden from being acknowledged. The transgression first surfaced on social media, when the father Read More

Lebanon choked by burning garbage, rights group says

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – People and municipalities have resorted to burning garbage in Lebanon as a result of government mismanagement and it may badly damage the health of nearby residents, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. A truck transports trash at a garbage dump in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim The waste crisis Read More

Hariri says he wants Lebanon to be 'neutral,' but won't let Hezbollah jeopardize regional security

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Published time: 25 Nov, 2017 20:15 The prime minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation earlier this month while in Saudi Arabia, but has returned to Beirut and postponed it, has said his latest change of heart is based on a desire to keep the country out of regional conflicts. The decision to Read More

From abrupt resignation to shock reversal: Lebanon’s Hariri U-turns after 19-day crisis

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Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 10:34 Edited time: 23 Nov, 2017 10:35 The political crisis in Lebanon has taken an unexpected twist after the country’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri put his resignation on hold. RT looks into some three weeks of the top politician’s battle for power, which may destabilize the Middle Eastern country. Hariri Read More

Lebanon PM Hariri says resignation on hold pending talks

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Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 09:45 Edited time: 22 Nov, 2017 09:56 Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri says his resignation is on hold, following a request from President Michel Aoun to wait for more dialogue. Hariri says he is committed to working with the president. In televised comments quoted by Reuters, Hariri said that he Read More

Lebanon’s PM returns to Beirut after abrupt resignation while in Saudi Arabia

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Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 22:20 Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has finally returned to Beirut as tensions mount in the region over his sudden resignation earlier this month. Hariri touched down at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport after stopping over in Cairo where he held talks with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Lebanon’s Naharnet Read More

'Israel shouldn't go into war with Lebanon, as we will surely win' – Lebanese FM

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RT Exclusive Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 21:24 Edited time: 17 Nov, 2017 21:25 Lebanon has capabilities to counter “any threat,” but only wants peace and stability in the region, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has told RT in an interview. He warned that any potential aggressor state would suffer consequences, which could reach as far Read More

Lebanon suffers intimidation attempts to cancel gas deal with Russian Federation – Lebanese FM

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Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 12:04 Edited time: 17 Nov, 2017 12:36 Lebanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Gebran Bassil has said that there is currently an anti-Lebanon campaign in the Middle East, aimed at “intimidating” his country and forcing it to give up a joint gas project with Russian Federation. Beirut has faced certain difficulties Read More

Next stop, Paris: The strange journey of Lebanon’s Saad Hariri

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In early November, Lebanese PM Saad Hariri shocked the world by unexpectedly flying to Saudi Arabia and announcing his retirement. The Lebanese people suspected foul play on the part of Riyadh. Now they may finally have a chance to hear the full story. In the latest twist in this incredible tale, Saad Hariri is expected Read More