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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.
Following months of delays, and with only some of the funding secured, Lebanon on Wednesday opened registration for two cash assistance programmes to help 700,000 vulnerable families cope with the withdrawal of crucial subsidies.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun says Beirut wants the “best relations” with Saudi Arabia and other regional countries amid an ongoing diplomatic rift with the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC).
Roadblocks were set up by demonstrators across much of cash-strapped Lebanon after the currency plummeted to a historic low.
Lebanon's Hezbollah movement has blasted Australia's decision to classify it as a terrorist organization, describing the move as "a blind bias" in the service of Israel’s interests.