Lebanon President asks former PM Saad Hariri to form new government

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 - 12:51 GMT

The newly-appointed Prime Minister said Thursday his government will consist of experts other than partisans to achieve economic and social reform.

Lebanon asks Interpol to detain 2 Russians over port blast

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 - 09:10 GMT

The news agency said judge Fadi Sawwan referred the case to the state prosecution that asked Interpol to detain the two Russian citizens.

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate announces his resignation

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 - 10:30 GMT

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustafa Adib stepped down on Saturday from the task of forming the new government.

3 Egyptian defendants in Fairmont rape case arrive in Cairo after extradited from Lebanon

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 - 12:42 GMT

Three fugitive Egyptians who are accused raping a girl in 2014 in the notorious case known as “Fairmont Case” arrived at Cairo International Airport after their deportation from Lebanon at Interpol Egypt’s request.

FM Shoukry affirms Egypt support for Lebanon’s security, stability

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 - 03:55 GMT

Egypt’s Minster Sameh Shoukry discussed with UN envnoy to Lebanon Jan Kubis the latest developments regarding the Lebanon scene and ways for cooperation and support between the two countries.

Egypt: Lebanese Akhbar Newspaper has no official headquarters, nor accredited correspondents

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 - 01:51 GMT

“The [Egyptian press] Syndicate was shocked by the arrogance and ignorance that dominated the "thing" published in the Lebanese news,” the syndicate said in the statement.

Egypt’s FM to meet with UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 - 08:44 GMT

Ján Kubiš will also hold a meeting with Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit to discuss the latest developments in the region, especially the situation in Lebanon.

Lebanese army disposes 1.3 tons of fireworks found at Beirut Port

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 - 10:53 GMT

“Troops from the Engineering Regiment immediately removed them and disposed them at fields belonging to the army,” an army statement said.

Egypt sends new aid plane carrying 550 COVID-19 treatment protocols to Lebanon

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 - 03:00 GMT

Egypt has sent a new aid plane to Lebanon carrying 550 COVID-19 treatment protocols, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Information.

Macron says he will press for Lebanon reform after new PM named

Tue, 01 Sep 2020 - 01:08 GMT

Macron said he would press for reforms aimed at dragging Lebanon out of a financial abyss as he began a visit to Beirut hours after Lebanese leaders named diplomat Mustapha Adib new PM on Monday under French pressure.

Lebanon PM-designate says time is for work

Mon, 31 Aug 2020 - 11:44 GMT

He added that he would choose a harmonious work team to conduct the key reforms.

Three Egyptian defendants of Fairmont Hotel gang rape arrested in Lebanon

Sun, 30 Aug 2020 - 01:42 GMT

The arrested men are A.T. (Born in 1988), A.E (Born in 1990), and Kh. E. (Born in 1987).

New defendant in case of Fairmont Hotel gang rape arrested in Egypt

Sun, 30 Aug 2020 - 01:34 GMT

Amr Hafez was detained for four days pending the investigations after he was arrested on August 28, 2020, inside Egypt.

Lebanese Foreign Minister expresses appreciation for Egypt’s supportive role

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 - 02:56 GMT

Lebanese Foreign Minister Charbel Wahba expressed his country's appreciation for the great assistance provided by Egypt to Lebanon through the relief aid planes in the face of Beirut port explosion.

Egypt offers training scholarships for Lebanese students

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 - 02:53 GMT

This will occur under a memorandum of understanding signed on Monday between Beirut Arab University and the Egyptian-Lebanese Business Council under the auspices of Egypt's Ambassador in Beirut Yasser Elwi.

Egypt further sends 2 aid planes to Lebanon after deadly explosion

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 - 11:34 GMT

Two Egyptian flights arrived at Rafiq el Hariri Airport carrying aid to Lebanon Monday.

Egypt's Azhar, Church sends 2 aid planes to Lebanon after deadly explosion

Sat, 22 Aug 2020 - 11:00 GMT

The two planes provided by the Egyptian Church and Al-Azhar, in addition to civil society institutions that include about 11 entities.

Egypt sends 10th relief plane to Lebanon after deadly explosion

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 - 09:19 GMT

Beirut Airport received Wednesday a military plane carrying 38 tons of relief and food aid, including 5 tons coming from Egypt.

Lebanon’s Aoun: We need time to find out truth on Beirut blast

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 - 01:13 GMT

President Aoun considered that "all the assumptions are still valid, and we cannot fail in this matter, so we cannot set aside one possibility without investigating it."

A life’s work shattered: stained glass artist counts cost of Beirut blast

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 - 11:57 GMT

Two decades of Maya Husseini’s work to restore stained glass windows destroyed in the Lebanese civil war was lost in an instant in the seismic port explosion in Beirut.