Iran President Calls 60% Enrichment an Answer to ‘Evilness’

Iran's president has described Tehran's decision to enrich uranium up to 60% after saboteurs attacked a nuclear site "an answer to your evilness." President Hassan Rouhani made the comments Wednesday at a Cabinet meeting. He said:...

Report: UK Defense Official in Lebanon in Show of ‘Firm’ Support

The UK Chief of Defence Staff’s Senior Advisor to the Middle East and North Africa (DSAME), Air Marshal Martin Sampson, begins his visit to Lebanon with meeting President Michel Aoun on Wednesday in a...

Foreign Firms Vie to Rebuild Ravaged Beirut Port

Eight months after a massive blast ripped through Beirut port and nearby districts of the Lebanese capital, a host of foreign companies with different national interests are competing to rebuild it. "Everyone has their eyes...

Salameh investigated, Hariri heads to Moscow, Military Tribunal to try protesters: Everything you need...

lorientlejour.com-David Hale, the third-highest ranking US State Department official, will meet party leaders in Lebanon today in an effort to break the cabinet formation deadlock. (Credit: Susan Walsh/AFP/Getty Images) The Swiss judiciary is investigating Riad...

Ever Given stuck again as Suez Canal Authority pursues salvage costs

Megaship that ran aground now caught in legal row between owners and Egyptian authorities reportedly seeking $900m The Ever Given after it was fully floated in the Suez Canal on 29 March. Photograph: Mohamed Abd...

Araqchi to Press TV: IAEA informed Iran to start 60% enrichment as of Wed.

Abbas Araqchi, political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, leaves the ‘Grand Hotel Wien’ after the closed-door nuclear talks with the EU, China and Russia in Vienna on April 9, 2021....

Iranian media spreads report of attack on alleged Mossad center in Iraq

Casualties were reported in the alleged attack, Iraqi sources told Iranian media https://www.jpost.com/-By TZVI JOFFRE Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim men from the Iranian-backed group Kataib Hezbollah wave the party's flags as they walk along a street painted...

FPM Bloc Says Hariri Thwarting ‘Every Positive Idea’

The Free Patriotic Movement-led Strong Lebanon bloc on Tuesday accused PM-designate Saad Hariri of thwarting “every positive idea” regarding the cabinet formation crisis. “The PM-designate is still standing idly by, seeing as whenever a positive...

Report: Israel on Maximum Alert over Possible Iranian Attacks

Israel has entered into a state of maximum alert to confront Iranian threats amid tensions linked to a suspected Israeli attack on an Iranian nuclear facility and a suspected Iranian attack on an Israeli...

More Reports Surface on Swiss Probe of Salameh and His Brother

From the British Virgin Islands to Geneva, Swiss prosecutors are tracking the suspected fund movements of Lebanon's central bank chief Riad Salameh, a Swiss newspaper reported Tuesday. The Swiss attorney general's office said in January...

Israeli Ship Attacked near UAE’s Fujairah

An Israeli-owned commercial ship was attacked with a missile Tuesday near UAE’s Fujairah, Arab and Israeli media reports said. According to reports, the ship, the Hyperion Ray, is owned by the Israeli firm PCC. Israeli media...

Syrian President Sacks Central Bank Governor

The Syrian president on Tuesday dismissed central bank governor Hazem Karfoul whose three-year tenure coincided with a severe economic crisis. "President Bashar al-Assad issues a decree terminating the appointment of Hazem Karfoul," the presidency said...

Aoun Puts on Hold Decree Expanding Sea Area Disputed with Israel

President Michel Aoun on Tuesday put on hold a decree expanding the sea area disputed with Israel, citing the need for a Cabinet meeting. The decree was signed Monday by caretaker PM Hassan Diab and...

Israeli-owned Ship Attacked Off UAE Coast, Lebanese Media Reports

https://www.haaretz.com -Haaretz The MV Saviz, last week.Credit: Planet Labs Inc./AP An Israeli-owned ship was attacked near Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, the Lebanese Al Mayadeen news channel reported on Tuesday. According to the report, the ship is owned...

President tackles economic affairs with Minister Nehme, receives Ramadan congratulatory cables

http://nna-leb.gov.lb-NNA - President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, met Economy and Trade Minister, Raoul Nehme, today at Baabda Palace, and deliberated with him economic affairs. The project to support families, and the President’s call...

Iran’s Zarif Warns U.S. against Sabotage, Sanctions

Iran's foreign minister warned Tuesday that "acts of sabotage" and sanctions will give the United States no extra leverage in talks on reviving a troubled 2015 nuclear deal. Mohammad Javad Zarif also blasted Israel, which...

Hariri to Visit Moscow this Week

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri received an invitation from his Russian counterpart to visit Moscow, Hariri’s press office said in a statement. Hariri will head to Moscow on Wednesday at the invitation of Russian Prime Minister...

U.S. State Department Announces Hale’s Official to Visit Beirut

The US State Department announced Monday it will send a senior official to voice the administration's "concern" over the worsening social and political situation in Lebanon. Under-secretary for political affairs David Hale, the third-highest ranking State...

Zarif: Israel Played Very Bad Gamble by Sabotaging Natanz Nuclear Facility

by Maxim Minaev Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that Iran believes Israel was behind the recent power outage at the Natanz nuclear facility. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Israel had...

Ramadan begins, ‘interference’ in port probe, MPs tackle fairer pay for public school teachers:...

Mahmud Fannas, a “Musaharati” or a “Ramadan drummer,” who awakens Muslims for the traditional pre-dawn meal “Suhour,” walks along an alley in the old city of Saida on the first night of Ramadan. (Credit:...