Michel Aoun

Weekend Riots in Lebanon Leave Hundreds Injured

Protests in Lebanon turned violent again over the weekend, with over 400 injuries reported. There were several claims of security forces using live ammunition against protesters in addition to water cannons and tear gas.

Lebanese protesters take cover as riot police spray them with water from behind a barricaded road leading to parliament in central Beirut on January 19, 2020 amid ongoing anti-government demonstrations. - Lebanese anti-riot police fired rubber bullets and water cannons at stone-throwing demonstrators in the Lebanese capital today, as hundreds …

Watch: Lebanon Mass Protest Turns into Dance Party

Lebanese DJ Madi Karimeh entertained a crowd of thousands of demonstrators in Tripoli on Saturday, as a mass protest against government corruption quickly turned into a music festival when Karimeh pumped dance music over a loudspeaker from a balcony overlooking the crowd.

Lebanese protesters wave national flags as they take part in a rally in the northern city of Tripoli during the fourth day of demonstrations against tax increases and official corruption, on October 20, 2019. - Thousands continued to rally despite calls for calm from politicians and dozens of arrests. The …

Beirut Drone Attack Said to Delay Hezbollah Missile Program

TEL AVIV – The alleged Israeli drone attack in a Hezbollah-dominated suburb of Beirut caused serious damage to an advanced industrial equipment for mixing fuel for long-range missiles, setting Hezbollah’s missile program back by at least a year, according to reports. 

2 Israeli drones crash over Beirut, Hezbollah denies firing

Netanyahu to Nasrallah: ‘Calm Down’ Threats of Reprisal

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday warned Hezbollah terror chief Hassan Nasrallah to “calm down” after the latter threatened to exact revenge on Israel over an Israeli strike in Syria Saturday night that saw Hezbollah operatives killed. 

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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.

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

Hezbollah Ally Aoun Tipped for Lebanon Presidency

Lebanon’s powerful ex-premier Saad Hariri is expected to endorse Hezbollah ally Michel Aoun for president, a post that has been vacant for almost 30 months, a senior politician said Wednesday.

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A Lebanese Hezbollah supporter holds a picture of the militant group's Christian ally, Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun, during a rally in southern Beirut on May 25, 2009 to mark the ninth anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from southern Lebanon after a 22-year occupation. Lebanon is preparing to hold parliamentary …