Abiad Warns: The Lockdown Should Not Fail

Dr. Firass Abiad, the Manager and CEO of state-run Rafik Hariri University Hospital, warned Thursday that an 11-day strict lockdown that has been imposed to curb a huge spike in Covid-19 cases “should not...

Lebanon Issues Charges over Greece-Held Ship Carrying Ammonium Nitrate, Arms

Lebanese investigative judge Samaranda Nassar on Thursday issued an indictment in the case of a ship seized carrying ammonium nitrate, hunting rifles, explosives and detonation cables, the National News Agency said. The Lebanon- and Africa-bound,...

At Virus Tipping Point, Lebanon Imposes All-Day Curfew

It was a choice between containing a spiraling virus outbreak and resuscitating a dying economy in a country that has been in steady financial and economic meltdown over the past year. Authorities in Lebanon...

ISF Reports 94% Compliance on 1st Day of Full Lockdown

A full lockdown started in Lebanon Thursday, with residents barred even from grocery shopping and dependent on food deliveries, in a bid to slow a surge in novel coronavirus cases. The new restrictions were only...

Hospital Says Hassan Doing Well as Lebanon Sees Record Virus Deaths

Covid-infected caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan is in a good health condition and is practicing his work from his hospital room, the St. Georges Hadath Hospital said on Thursday. The Health Ministry’s press office meanwhile...

Iran’s precondition for US to return to JCPOA tangible sanctions relief, not empty signatures:...

https://www.presstv.comIran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says -- as per Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s assertion -- Iran has to effectively feel the results of any...

Berri Schedules Session for Passing Covid-19 Vaccines Bill

Speaker Nabih Berri on Wednesday scheduled a parliament session for Friday aimed at “studying the urgent draft law for regulating the novel use of medical products to fight the Covid-19 pandemic,” the National News...

Syndicates of Bakeries, Gas Stations Reassure Citizens amid Panic Buying

The syndicates of bakeries and fuel stations reassured citizens and residents on Wednesday that there will be no shortages during the 11-day strict lockdown that authorities have imposed to curb a dangerous spike in...

Presidency Says Aoun Underwent Routine Medical Checks

President Michel Aoun underwent "routine medical checks" at the Hotel Dieu hospital on Wednesday afternoon before returning to the Baabda Palace in the evening, the Presidency said. Al-Jadeed TV said had earlier reported that Aoun...

Lebanese Health Minister in Hospital after Contracting Coronavirus

Caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan was admitted Wednesday to hospital after he tested positive for coronavirus, the St. Georges Hadath Hospital said. In a statement, the hospital described the minister’s situation as “good.” The development comes...

Russia Slams US Claims About Iran Becoming ‘Safe Haven’ for al-Qaeda as Baseless

by Oleg Burunov On Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif rejected US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s accusations of Tehran’s ties with al-Qaeda* as “fictious”. Washington's claims about Iran becoming a "safe haven" for al-Qaeda are baseless,...

Iran Starts Two-Day Navy Drill Involving ‘Largest’ Domestic-Made Helicopter Carrier

by Tim Korso The Iranian military routinely holds several annual exercises to maintain readiness for possible attacks by foreign powers. Over the past few years, the country was twice on the verge of a military conflict...

Dead and injured in airstrike attribued to Israel in Syria

According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 5 Syrians and 11 Iran-backed militia members were killed in attack on 18 targets in northeastern Syria https://www.ynetnews.com-Ynet Deaths and injuries reported in an attack...

Erdogan-Hariri surprise meeting angers Turkish opposition

The main opposition party is calling on the Turkish government to be held accountable for the corruption allegations and has blamed the AKP for the slowest Internet bandwidth in the country due to the...

Turkey says concerned over Israel’s move to build more illegal settlements

Clothes hang to dry on the roof of a house in the Palestinian village of al-Dirat near Yatta village, with a backdrop of the illegal Israeli settlement of Karmel in the southern area of...

Lebanon Files U.N. Complaint against Israel at Aoun’s Request

Lebanon on Tuesday filed a U.N. complaint against Israel over its intensive aerial violations in recent days. “President Michel Aoun today asked caretaker Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe to address an urgent letter to the U.N....

After Bible Verse, Hariri Posts Poem about ‘Lies’

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri on Tuesday posted a poem containing verses about “lies” and “blame,” a day after he tweeted a bible verse on “cheating” amid a row with President Michel Aoun and the...

Alleged Israeli airstrikes near Syria-Iraq border

According to SANA, the damages caused by the airstrike are being evaluated. https://www.jpost.com/- By TZVI JOFFRE F-35 Fighter (photo credit: Courtesy) Alleged Israeli airstrikes targeted sites in the Deir Ezzor region of eastern Syria and in Albukamal...

Israel Claims Abducted Shepherd is Hizbullah Spy

The Israeli army alleged Tuesday that a Lebanese shepherd nabbed by Israeli forces in the border area of Kfarshouba was collecting information for Hizbullah. Israeli army spokesman Avichay Adraee tweeted that the shepherd was “arrested...

Strong Lebanon Bloc Calls on Hariri to ‘Resume His Work ASAP’

The Free Patriotic Movement-led Strong Lebanon bloc on Tuesday called on Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri to “resume his work as soon as possible.” “The bloc is awaiting the PM-designate to communicate with the President to...