Tag: Lebanon

Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil looks on as he addresses a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu following their meeting in Ankara on November 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lebanese Foreign Minister Calls for Sanctions Against U.S. over Jerusalem

Speaking from a meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo on Saturday, Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called for “pre-emptive measures” against the U.S. decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. He said this should begin with “diplomatic measures” and then proceed to “political, then economic and financial sanctions” against the United States.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri (C) attends the opening ceremony of the second 'Kuwait Financial Forum' in Kuwait City on October 31, 2010. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

Lebanese PM Saad Hariri Formally Rescinds His Resignation

The long and strange story of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation appears to have ended on Tuesday with news that Hariri reached a deal with opposition leaders and formally rescinded his resignation, making him once again the Prime Minister of Lebanon.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri greets cheering supporters outside his home in Beirut on November 22, 2017 after announcing he had agreed to put his shock resignation on hold

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri Retracts His Resignation

Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri made his long-awaited return to Lebanon on Wednesday, but instead of formally tendering his resignation and explaining his decision to the public as expected, he retracted his resignation and announced he would continue serving as prime minister.

"If Iran wants to have good relations with Saudi Arabia, it has to change its policies. It has to respect international law," Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said

Saudi FM: Hezbollah Is ‘First-Class Terrorist Organization’

TEL AVIV – Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Thursday described Hezbollah as a “first-class terrorist organization” that was responsible for destabilizing the region.  “Hezbollah has kidnapped the Lebanese system,” London-based newspaper Asharq al-Awsat cited Jubeir as saying at a joint news conference in

Israel's new Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot delivers a speech during his swearing-in ceremony at the Prime Minister's Jerusalem offices on February 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli General in Saudi News Calls for Cooperation Against Iran

Lt. General Gadi Eisenkot, Chief of the General Staff for the Israeli Defense Force, granted a landmark interview to London-based Saudi Arabian online newspaper Elaph in which he discussed Israel and the Saudis cooperating against the “real and largest threat to the region,” namely Iran.