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Hezbollah has called on Saudi Arabia to stay out of Lebanese affairs, ... Hezbollah has been represented in Lebanon's parliament since 1992.

Lebanon's parliament speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday that the government still stands after the prime minister's shock resignation.
A woman walks outside the parliament building in downtown Beirut, Lebanon ... London: A sell off in Lebanese bond markets escalated on ... Lebanon has been thrust to the centre of regional rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran since the Saudi-allied Lebanese politician Saad al-Hariri quit as prime ...
Members of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with the ... by UNRWA in the Beddawi refugee camp in North Lebanon.
Lebanon's proportional representation law may suit politicians' interest, but it may also shoot them in the foot ... This past weekend, a leading Christian politician, Gebran Bassil, ... This year, parliament passed a law based on proportional representation, which was a revolution of sorts in Lebanese politics.

Lebanon's parliament has approved the country's first budget in more ... The budget includes 23.7 trillion Lebanese pounds (Dh57.6 billion) of ...
Beirut: Lebanon's parliament on Wednesday paved the way for the ... from some politicians that an audit of extra-budgetary spending from ...
Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Monday that political leaders had been responsive to calls for calm, strengthening security and ...
Its positions will be closely observed by member states, particularly Saudi Arabia which has been displeased with several statements made by pro-Iranian Lebanese politicians, including the president, Michel Aoun, as of late. At an emergency foreign ...
Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi on Sunday noted that "all politicians in Lebanon will not be able to make any initiative unless they rise above their private interests that are being fulfilled at the expense of public welfare and the state's ...
Lebanese politicians, meanwhile, have also not taken advantage of US mediation efforts to resolve the maritime dispute - which only hurts Lebanon's long term strategic and economic interests. In January 2017, the slow-moving Lebanese government ...
A Lebanese university will pay $700,000 to settle a US lawsuit over allegations it provided "material support" to entities linked to Hezbollah, US officials said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Lebanese businessman who the United States says has provided millions of dollars to the Hezbollah militant group has pleaded not guilty to federal criminal charges that he violated sanctions.
An ABAAD activist dressed as a bride inside a cage to protest against article 522 in the Lebanese penal code. The cage is split in half, the golden half symbolizing her imprisonment resulting from the law, and the dark empty half symbolizing the fate ...
Lebanese politicians have reacted with anger over a proposed Israeli parliament bill which would redraw the current highly sensitive maritime border with Lebanon. Israel is seeking to annex a zone of 860 square kilometres (330 square miles) of disputed ...

ISIL has claimed responsibility for the attack outside the UK parliament on Wednesday which left four people dead, according to the terror group's news agency Amaq.
A draft law to establish the legal age of marriage in Lebanon at 18 will be presented to Cabinet next week, following a workshop on the prevention of child marriage held Thursday at Parliament. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and ...
Last night Bob Katter, the independent MP for Kennedy in north Queensland, called for a ban on anyone "between Greece and India, and North Africa" from entering Australia.
At least five people were killed and 40 others were wounded outside the British Parliament in London on Wednesday after an assailant plowed a car into pedestrians and stabbed a police officer, an incident that Metropolitan police declared a terrorist ...
Hassan Chamoun, a videographer and member of the widely successful anti-corruption 'You Stink' Movement, argued that the proposed tax hike is an attempt to distract the Lebanese people from the election extension. Speaking to Global Voices, he said:.
At least three people died and 20 were injured when an attacker rammed a car into crowds of people before stabbing a police officer in the grounds of the UK Parliament. One woman was pulled alive from the River Thames amid chaos in the area, the heart ...
YERUSHALAYIM - The natural gas-rich Mediterranean waters disputed by Israel and Lebanon could lead to war, the speaker of the Lebanese Parliament threatened on Thursday, Globes reported. The official, Nabih Berri, denounced Israeli claims to the ...
At least three people died and 20 were injured when an attacker rammed a car into crowds of people before stabbing a police officer in the grounds of the UK Parliament. A woman was pulled alive from the River Thames amid chaos in the area, the heart of ...
While Lebanese politicians have largely ignored the issue of repatriation, it could prove to be cause for further division within Lebanon's fractious government. Newly appointed Minister of State for refugee Affairs Mouin Merhebi denied any connection ...
General Ghassan Chamseddine, head of Lebanon's drug enforcement unit, previously told the BBC that the Syrian war has left the Lebanese authorities with limited resources, preventing them from cracking down on large-scale drug traders. But, the ... An ...
Rayan Iaaly was only 24 years old when she received a fatal blow to the head in a north Lebanon cemetery -the place where she would later be buried.
Beirut, Lebanon (10:50 P.M.) - Members of Russia's State Duma and members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) arrived in Damascus on Monday.
Lebanon's parliament has extended its own term twice since 2013 and with no agreement yet on a new law set to govern the upcoming elections, there seems to be a looming third one.
In a positive step, Lebanon's Military Tribunal today declared that it does not have jurisdiction to try 14 civilian protesters on the charges of rioting and destruction ...
NAAMEH, Lebanon // Omar first came to Lebanon from Syria's Idlib province as a teenager 25 years ago, eventually climbing the economic ladder from driving ...
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'Farce' on wage scale aims to protect businessmen: MP. MP Ibrahim ... The people are victims of "various charades" over the new wage hike for public servants, which aim to protect businessmen, Change and Reform MP Ibrahim Kanaan said Monday.
Beirut - Lebanese Druze leader MP Walid Jumblat hesitated a lot before announcing that he is passing the family mantle to his son, Taymour.
I thought of Mr Blair last week when considering the recent musings of Samy Gemayel, the Lebanese MP and scion of a Maronite political clan that has been at the forefront of Lebanese politics for over 60 years. Mr Gemayel's grandfather ... We once ...
Lebanese anti-government protesters shout slogans and wave national flags during a protest against new taxes as Lebanese security block a road that leads to the parliament building in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, March 19, 2017. Thousands of ...
He was, after all, commemorating the brutal murder 40 years ago of his Druze father Kamal, an earnest and secular socialist who might have been compared to the pre-First World War MP Keir Hardie, although Hardie spent 11 years in the mines and did not ...
Beirut: Prime Minister Saad Hariri Friday stepped in for the second day in a row to reassure both the Lebanese that there would be no new taxes and civil servants that the public sector's salary scale bill would eventually be approved by Parliament ...
Riad Al Solh Square was one more time the destination of Lebanese protesters after the Parliament's newly approved taxes.
But with the country suffering from a lack of tourism from gulf states due to the pro-Syrian and pro-Iranian stances of some of its politicians, Lebanon is struggling to come up with the funds. ... continues to grapple over ways to balance country's ...
Lebanese Parliament failed on Thursday to pass a draft law on ranks and salaries scale to increase the salaries and allowances of public workers, amid ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said he expected parliament to approve restoring capital punishment after the April 16 referendum on expanding its powers, a move that could terminate Ankara's bid to join the EU.
Ministers managed to draft Lebanon's 2017 budget, Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Friday, dismissing rumors on the circulated taxes as "untrue.
Beirut: In a chaotic session of the Lebanese Parliament that saw the deputy speaker, who was in a presiding role, accuse the Phalange Party of sabotage, the House approved three additional taxes on Thursday, on top of the five voted upon a day earlier.
The Shiite militant group has gone to war with Israel in the past and is now fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces.
A lawyer for a Lebanese businessman that the US says has provided millions of dollars to the Hezbollah group says his client has been arrested by Moroccan ...
According to Azzeddin, Lebanese women have proven themselves in various vocations but at the same time lag behind the Arabian women in other countries who have more opportunities in politics.
Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a sovereign state bordered by Syria to the north and east, and Israel to the south.


 

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