Tag: Lebanon

A river turning red caused panic in Lebanon’s city of Zahle after photos of the mysterious dye went viral of social media.

WATCH: Panic As Lebanese River Runs Red

TEL AVIV – People were panicked over the weekend when a river in eastern Lebanon suddenly turned a deep red, in what was later said to have been a leak from a local chocolate factory, Lebanese media reported.

‘Death to the Dictator! Death to Rouhani!’: Thousands Protest the Government in Iran

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Iran over the past few days, speaking out against both the “hardline” government of the ayatollahs and the supposedly “moderate” secular government of President Hassan Rouhani. “Death to the dictator!” and “Death to Rouhani” are chants heard in at least eight Iranian cities, and the movement appears to be spreading.

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 13 : (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - KREMLIN PRESS CENTRE / HANDOUT' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) President of Russia, Vladimir Putin (not seen) meets with Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri in Sochi, Russia on September 13, 2017. (Photo by Kremlin Press Centre/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Sources: Saudi Crown Prince Forced Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Resign

Citing a dozen “Western, Lebanese, and regional officials and associates” of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri, on Christmas Eve the New York Times published an account of Hariri’s resignation (and later un-resignation) that asserts he was forced out of office by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as part of Saudi Arabia’s cold war against Iran.

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.