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Lebanon forms new government after months of deadlock

Lebanon has long had a power-sharing political system between the different religious denominations.

Feb 01, 2019, 11:24 AM IST

Sushma Swaraj's visit to Syria deferred due to prevailing tension

Swaraj was scheduled to visit Syria and Lebanon on a three-day visit from September 11.

Sep 08, 2018, 20:27 PM IST

Lebanon's women police officers wear mini shorts, reason sparks intense debate

Mayor of Brummana, a small town in Lebanon, has put forth a rather bizarre reason for women police officers to 'look good.'

Jul 03, 2018, 14:21 PM IST

Indian judokas win 3 medals on 1st day of Asian Cadet Judo Championships

Rohini S Mohite and Tababi Devi Thanjam won gold medals, while Harish settled for bronze on the opening day of the Asian Cadet Judo Championships in Lebanon.

May 11, 2018, 18:04 PM IST

Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeks to galvanise Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

Turkey President will on Wednesday seek to marshal Muslim leaders towards a coordinated response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel`s capital.

Dec 13, 2017, 08:47 AM IST

Jerusalem as Israel`s capital: Lebanon`s Hezbollah calls mass protest

Trump on Wednesday announced that his administration was recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that was widely condemned as inflammatory.

Dec 07, 2017, 23:27 PM IST

Saad Hariri will quit if Hezbollah doesn't stay neutral

Hezbollah is an opponent of Hariri`s Saudi Arabia-backed Future Movement.

Nov 28, 2017, 15:04 PM IST

Lebanon`s PM Hariri says resignation on hold pending talks

Saad Hariri said Wednesday he had agreed to suspend his surprise decision to resign.

Nov 22, 2017, 16:54 PM IST

Hariri returns to Lebanon amid resignation saga

Saad Hariri has returned to Lebanon for the first time since announcing his resignation in Saudi Arabia since more than two weeks ago.

Nov 22, 2017, 06:58 AM IST

Arab League stance on Iran `worthless`, says Tehran

Iran on Monday dismissed as "worthless" a resolution by Arab League foreign ministers that accused the Islamic republic of "aggression" against Arab states.

Nov 20, 2017, 17:35 PM IST

Saudi Arabia and Arab allies push for unity against Iran, Hezbollah meddling

Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers criticised Iran and its Lebanese Shi`ite ally Hezbollah at an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday, calling for a united front to counter Iranian interference. 

Nov 20, 2017, 09:12 AM IST

Lebanon under 'total control' of Hezbollah: Bahrain FM

Bahrain`s foreign minister said Sunday that Lebanon is under the "total control" of the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement, in a speech at an Arab League meeting called by Riyadh.

Nov 19, 2017, 23:47 PM IST

After Macron meeting, Hariri says will clarify position in Lebanon

Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon`s prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week. 

Nov 19, 2017, 09:00 AM IST

Saad Hariri announces return to Lebanon as crisis simmers

Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he will return to Lebanon for Wednesday`s Independence Day celebrations and explain his situation, after his shock resignation announcement in Saudi Arabia sparked political turmoil.

Nov 19, 2017, 00:11 AM IST

Lebanon's Hariri lands in Paris

A source close to Hariri confirmed he had landed after flying in overnight from Riyadh, while Lebanese TV station LBCI showed live images of the premier and his wife arriving at their Paris residence.

Nov 18, 2017, 13:15 PM IST

Saudi Arabia says Lebanese PM Saad Hariri `free to leave`

Saad Hariri has been in the Saudi capital since announcing there on November 4 that he was stepping down.

Nov 16, 2017, 18:48 PM IST

Saudis holding PM Hariri hostage, says Lebanon President

Lebanese President on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of detaining its Prime Minister.

Nov 15, 2017, 20:09 PM IST

Hezbollah chief calls Lebanese PM Saad Hariri `detained` in Saudi Arabia

The head of Lebanon`s powerful Hezbollah movement on Friday said Saad Hariri, who resigned as Lebanese prime minister from Riyadh last week, was "detained" by Saudi Arabia.

Nov 10, 2017, 21:32 PM IST

Lebanon PM forced to resign by Saudi Arabia: Hezbollah

PM Saad Hariri announced his resignation in a televised statement recorded in Saudi Arabia yesterday.

Nov 06, 2017, 07:38 AM IST

Iran vows to protect Lebanon's stability

Ali Akbar Velayati, the top adviser to Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said that Tehran will "protect Lebanon`s stability and government".

Nov 04, 2017, 07:51 AM IST