Lebanon News

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says US seeking to talk

US President Donald "Trump's administration is seeking to open channels of communication to Hezbollah in Lebanon through mediators. ..." Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview.

In Lebanon, Syrian refugees face new pressure to go home

Mirroring the rise of anti-migrant sentiment in Europe and around the world, some in Lebanon say that after eight years of war in neighboring Syria they have had enough of the burden of the highest concentration of refugees per capital in the world.


Detained US resident freed by Iran, on his way to Lebanon

Nizar Zakka, held in Iran since 2015, was on a plane accompanied by the chief of Lebanon's General Security Directorate, Gen. Ibrahim Abbas, heading to the Lebanese capital, according to the official.

From Indian to Lebanese: These five cuisines are easier on the planet

Climate change turbocharging droughts and storms, there are new risks to food security for the 800 million people worldwide who don’t have enough to eat. Eating well doesn’t have to mean eating weirdly, or depriving ourselves, or even breaking the bank. Here are five simple ideas to guide you, whether you’re eating out or cooking at home.

For Lebanese women, this 'ladies beach' is less luxury and more utility

It is a dedicated patch of sand for conservative women in the cultural mélange of Lebanon.

Lebanon election: Israeli minister says 'Lebanon equals Hezbollah'

"The State of Israel will not differentiate between the sovereign State of Lebanon and Hezbollah, and will view Lebanon as responsible for any action from within its territory." said Education Minister Naftali Bennett.


Lebanon elections: Hezbollah allies set for gains in parliament

Hezbollah's allies include the Shi'ite Amal Movement led by Nabih Berri, the Christian Free Patriotic Movement established by President Michel Aoun and other groups and individuals that view its weapons as an asset to Lebanon.

Polls open in Lebanon's first general election in nine years

Whatever the result, a new coalition government including most of the major parties is likely to be formed after the election, analysts have said.

What could Iran do if Trump pulls out of nuclear deal?

There will be a test of wills if the Trump administration restores sanctions and threatens violators with being shut out of the U.S. banking system. Of the other signatories only China, the biggest buyer of Iranian oil, is able to brush this off.

France hosts conference to help hobbled Lebanon economy

Fears of economic collapse in Lebanon are mounting ahead of next month's parliamentary elections, the first in nine years. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told the conference the private sector "must play its role in this transformation.''