Lebanese leaders have agreed to take action at regional and international levels against Israel’s plans to construct a border wall and the regime’s threats against Lebanon’s offshore oil and gas exploration projects.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Israeli regime seeks to create division in Lebanon to advance its own interests but the Lebanese nation and government have managed to foil enemies’ “divisive plots.”
Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh expecting to spend the day with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but instead found himself manhandled by Saudi security forces and forced to resign his position, according to a report by The New York Times.
Lebanon has been delaying the official reception of the new Saudi Arabian ambassador apparently over recent standoffish behavior by Riyadh that included holding Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri in Saudi Arabia against his will and forcing him to resign from his post, a Kuwaiti newspaper said.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon are more vulnerable than ever, with more than half now living in extreme poverty, and over three quarters living below the poverty line, according to the findings of a major UN study.
Lebanon and Turkey are considering opening diplomatic missions in the occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds in response to US President Donald Trump’s controversial recognition of the whole city as the "capital" of Israel.