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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The French President and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia had a joint phone call with the Lebanese Prime Minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom on Saturday, in a meaningful gesture amid a crisis between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. In calls with Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Macron said …

Located in the eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon was home to the ancient Phoenicians and Romans. A small country, it has sandy beaches, high mountains and historic ruins. At the turn of the 20th century, France left a lasting and sophisticated impression after two decades of control. Sadly, Lebanon’s history since its independence in 1943 has been …

Al-Nahar, Lebanon, November 25 Anyone who listened to President Michel Aoun’s speech on Lebanon’s Independence Day would immediately realize that the intractable problems Lebanon is facing today are caused either by Hezbollah or by the one of his allies, including President Aoun himself. This is the case of the axes taken up in Aoun’s speech: …

Next week, US President Joe Biden will convene his World Summit for Democracy, a virtual gathering of world leaders that aims to promote human rights, fight corruption and discuss ways to strengthen democracy against a rising tide of authoritarianism across the world. The event fulfills a campaign promise made by then-candidate Biden to host a …

Beirut, November 26, 2021 – The government of the Netherlands and UNESCO today signed a media funding agreement for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Lebanon, as part of UNESCO’s flagship initiative Li Beirut. Hans Wesseling, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to UNESCO and Tawfik Jelassi, UNESCO ADG for Communication and Information, signed the …

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press ROME (AP) – Pope Francis told the Lebanese Prime Minister on Thursday that he prayed that God would help Lebanon to “rise up” and to get back on its feet following an unprecedented economic crisis that has thrown the three quarters of the country’s 6 million inhabitants, including one million …

through Naharnet press office November 22, 2021, 12:48 AM The Beirut Bar Association elected a new leader on Sunday in a vote that saw big losses for opposition candidates and big wins for representatives of the country’s ruling elite. Nader Gaspard has been chosen to replace Melhem Khalaf, an independent candidate whose election two years …

DUBAI: Progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the Middle East and North Africa region has been hit hard by the global pandemic, and many of the achievements of the past decade have been reversed, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. At least 132 …

BEIRUT (AP) – The governor of Lebanon’s central bank said on Wednesday that he had requested an audit of transactions and investments during his tenure and the results showed that no public money had been embezzled. Riad Salameh, 70, once hailed as the guardian of Lebanon’s financial stability, has come under intense scrutiny since the …

WASHINGTON, DC: It was a morning in late October 1983 when two suicide trucks driven by members of a then little-known terrorist group named Hezbollah crashed into a United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, killing 241 American soldiers and 58 French soldiers and six civilians. Armed, funded and indoctrinated by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard …