Category Archives: POLITICS

Turkey’s Erdogan Lays Out Plans for Syria Security Zone

ISTANBUL, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in his latest effort to build support for a Turkish-controlled military security zone in Syria."The U.S. has already expressed a positive stan...

Berri tackles with Votel current developments

House Speaker, Nabih Berri, met at his Ain El Tineh residence on Tuesday, with Commander of the U.S. Central Command, General Joseph Votel, and an accompanying delegation.US Ambassador to Lebanon, Elizabeth Richard, was also present. Talks reportedly ...

Kanaan, Norwegian ambassador tackle economic affairs

"Strong Lebanon" bloc MP Ibrahim Kanaan, welcomed in his office at the Parliament the Norwegian Ambassador to Lebanon, Lene Natasha Lind.Talks between the pair reportedly touched on the bilateral relations between Lebanon and Norway, especially financi...

Mikdad: Syria will continue providing support to UNRWA

Damascus, Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad on Monday met Michael Ebye-Amanya, the new Director of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) office in Syria, and Mohammed Abdi Adar, the current director who will...

Divisions Overshadow Lebanon’s Arab Summit as Few Leaders Come to Beirut

BEIRUT, At least eight heads of state were originally expected in Beirut, said a source in the organizing committee, but only the Somali and Mauritanian presidents will now join Lebanese President Michel Aoun in attending.A big point of contention, in

Manbij Blast Reflects IS’s Deep Reach in Syria

With a single deadly blast Wednesday, the Islamic State group did more than rattle the calm in the northern Syrian town of Manbij. The terror group also rekindled the debate over its much-heralded demise.Moments after a suicide bomber was sent