Gulf Times - Michel-Aoun
Protesters block roads in Beirut, other parts of Lebanon

Protesters block roads in Beirut, other parts of Lebanon

Protesters blocked roads in Beirut and other parts of Lebanon on Monday, pressing a wave of demonstrations against the ruling elite that have plunged the country

Thousands rally to support Lebanon president

Thousands rally to support Lebanon president

Thousands of backers of Lebanon's embattled president rallied Sunday in a show of support, after more than two weeks of massive nationwide anti-graft protests that brought down the government.

Hezbollah warns of chaos, civil war in Lebanon

Hezbollah warns of chaos, civil war in Lebanon

Hezbollah warned on Friday that a power vacuum could tip Lebanon into civil war, suggesting that adversaries including the United States and Israel were seeking to exploit an unprecedented wave of demonstrations

Lebanon's Hariri gives new cabinet details to president

Lebanon's Hariri gives new cabinet details to president

Key parties have jostled over ministries since a legislative vote in May, as officials and foreign donors warned that a delay would aggravate the country's economic troubles.

Lebanese president honours Qatar envoy

Lebanese president honours Qatar envoy

Lebanese President Michel Aoun met with the ambassador of Qatar to Lebanon, Ali bin Hamad al-Marri, on the occasion of the end his term of office in Beirut on Friday.

Lebanon's Berri says govt might stumble over tension

Lebanon's Berri says govt might stumble over tension

The row has worsened a standoff between Berri, a Shia, and Aoun, a Maronite Christian, that threatens to ignite sectarian tensions in the run-up to a parliamentary election in May.

Arab League chief says Lebanon should be 'spared'

Arab League chief says Lebanon should be 'spared'

The Arab League held an extraordinary general meeting on Sunday in Cairo at the request of Saudi Arabia, which called the ministerial-level session to discuss "violations" by its rival Iran.

Aoun hopes Hariri's visit to France will end crisis

Aoun hopes Hariri's visit to France will end crisis

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said earlier this week that Hariri, who abruptly announced his resignation while in Saudi Arabia on November 4, was being held hostage by Riyadh.

Lebanon's Aoun says PM Hariri's freedom restricted in Riyadh

Lebanon's Aoun says PM Hariri's freedom restricted in Riyadh

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Sunday that Saad al-Hariri's freedom was being restricted in Riyadh, the first time the Lebanese government has publicly declared its belief that Saudi Arabia is holding its prime minister against his will.

Lebanese president calls on Saudi to explain why Hariri has not returned

Lebanese president calls on Saudi to explain why Hariri has not returned

Lebanon's president called on Saudi Arabia on Saturday to clarify why Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri could not leave the kingdom and return home.

Lebanon president says stability is 'red line' after PM quit

Lebanon president says stability is 'red line' after PM quit

Saad al-Hariri's resignation stunned Beirut's political establishment, brought down the coalition government and sparked a new political crisis.

Palestinians, Israel soldiers clash in West Bank's Hebron

Palestinians, Israel soldiers clash in West Bank's Hebron

Hundreds of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli soldiers Friday in the powderkeg West Bank city of Hebron on the anniversary of a 1994 massacre carried out by a far-right Jewish settler.