• While visiting Beirut in November, Saudi Prince Khaled al-Faisal, the governor of Mecca and also a nephew of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, invited Lebanon's Aoun to visit his country. PHOTO: Reuters

    Lebanon's Aoun visits Riyadh to mend fences with Saudi Arabia

    Lebanese President Michel Aoun, an ally of Iran-backed  group Hezbollah, flew to Saudi Arabia on Monday on his first visit abroad since his October election hoping to ease tensions rooted in the rivalry between Riyadh and Tehran.
  • Newly elected Lebanese President Michel Aoun reviews the honor guard upon arrival to the presidential palace in Baabda, near Beirut, Lebanon, Oct. 31, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Aziz Taher)

    Iranian politicians hail election of Lebanon’s new president

    Iranian politicians from across the spectrum have praised the election of a new president in Lebanon. The Lebanese parliament elected Michel Aoun Oct. 31, ending a more than two-year presidential vacuum in the country.
  • ‘Hezbollah to stay in Syria until victory'

    ‘Hezbollah to stay in Syria until final victory'

    The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says the group’s fighters will remain in neighboring Syria until they achieve the final victory over foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants and purge the crisis-hit Arab country.
  • Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Hezbollah

    Hezbollah ‘will defeat Israel in any new war'

    Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Hezbollah, says the Lebanese resistance movement will defeat Israel in any potential new military confrontation waged by the Tel Aviv regime.
  • Iraq, Lebanon Nix Hezbollah Blacklisting

    Iraq and Lebanon have refused to go along with a decision by fellow Arab League members to declare Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement a "terrorist" group.
  • Israeli troops deploy heavily near Lebanon: Paper

    Israeli troops deploy heavily near Lebanon: Paper

    The Israeli army has heavily deployed troops and equipment along the Lebanese border and stepped up military activities there, a report from Beirut says.
  • Saudi halts $3bn in aid to Lebanon army

    Saudi halts $3bn in aid to Lebanon army

    Saudi Arabia said Friday it has halted a $3 billion programme for military supplies to Lebanon in protest against Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group fighting in support of Syria's regime. In light of positions taken by Hezbollah the kingdom.