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The judge investigating the 2020 Beirut port explosion has charged Lebanon’s then-Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, and two former ministers with homicide with probable intent, according to a court summons seen by the Reuters news agency.
Top Republican and Democratic senators have urged the administration of US President Joe Biden to use sanctions to pressure Lebanese lawmakers to form a new government.
Lebanon's parliament failed to elect a new president Thursday for a ninth time, despite the damage the political deadlock is doing to efforts to bail out its economy.
Lebanese lawmakers on Thursday failed for the eighth time to elect a new president. Speaker Nabih Berru scheduled a new session on December 8, as the country's political deadlock continues to prevent consensus on a new president.
French oil giant TotalEnergies has announced it will soon launch gas exploration operations off the Mediterranean Sea along Lebanon’s coast. It follows a US-mediated deal last month that put an end to a decades-long maritime border dispute between Lebanon and Israel.
The secretary general of Hezbollah says the resistance movement won Lebanon’s recent parliamentary elections despite all pressures, calling, however, for reforms in the country’s electoral law.
A report says the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah and its political allies have managed to gain the majority of the seats in Lebanon’s parliamentary elections by getting a number of independent candidates on board.
Iran’s former attaché in Lebanon has said resistance movement Hezbollah will remain a potent force in the country despite losing some seats in the recent parliamentary elections.
Lebanon’s interior ministry says Hezbollah and its allies have lost their majority in the parliament. The country’s general election results were announced on Tuesday.
Polls opened on Sunday in Lebanon’s first election since the country’s economic collapse, a test of whether Hezbollah and its allies can preserve their parliamentary majority amid soaring poverty and anger at ruling parties.
Saudi Arabia and Kuwait returned their ambassadors to Beirut in a move that slowly thaws a diplomatic crisis that has strained Lebanon since last October, sparked by critical comments of the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen. Recent improvements in relations between Lebanon and the two Persian Gulf states have relieved the cash-strapped country’s politicians.
At least one person was killed and seven others were injured in an explosion at a scout centre affiliated with the Amal Movement near Sidon in southern Lebanon, officials told Reuters early on Tuesday.
Secretary General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says the resistance group is making rockets and drones on its own and has the capability to turn rockets into precision missiles.
A general strike by public transportation and labor unions paralyzed Lebanon Thursday as the country in engulfed in one of the world’s worst economic crises.
A Lebanese judge has issued a travel ban against Central Bank Governor over a lawsuit accusing him of financial misconduct.
Former Lebanese information minister George Kordahi, who resigned under pressure from Saudi Arabia, stresses that he will not retract his statement denouncing the years-long Saudi-led aggression against impoverished Yemen.
A large explosion rocked a Palestinian camp in the southern Lebanese port city of Tyre on Friday night, injuring about a dozen people, according to rescue workers on scene and a Palestinian source inside the camp.
Lebanon's information minister resigned on Friday saying he was putting the nation before his personal interest as he sought to end a diplomatic spat with Saudi Arabia sparked by his comments.