Michel Aoun

Lebanon thwarts attempted smuggle of 4-tons of Hashish to Egypt

Sat, 22 May 2021 - 03:01 GMT

The Lebanese Presidency announced Saturday seizing a huge shipment of hashish in the Port of Sidon Jieh before it was set to be smuggled into Egypt.

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.

Lebanon's Aoun accepts cabinet's resignation

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 - 07:14 GMT

The Lebanese President Michel Aoun accepted Monday the resignation of the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Hasan Diab amid rising public anger over the explosion that took place in Beirut Tuesday leaving more than 200 people dead.

Egypt’s Sisi orders sending 2 planes loaded with medical aid to Lebanon after deadly blast

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 - 01:00 GMT

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Wednesday ordered urgently sending two planes carrying medical aid to Lebanon, after a deadly blast in the Lebanese capital that reportedly killed at least 100 people and injured at least 4,000 others.

Beirut blast damages ranges between $3B to $5B: Governor

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 - 10:52 GMT

Beirut Governor Marwan Abboud revealed, Wednesday, that the preliminary damages as a result of Beirut’s port blast ranges between $3 to $5 billion.

Egypt’s Sisi offers his Lebanese counterpart Aoun condolences for Beirut blast victims

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 - 09:09 GMT

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el Sisi Wednesday offered his condolences to Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun over victims of an explosion that hit a port in Beirut.

Egyptian amb. hands Lebanese president message from Sisi

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 - 03:18 GMT

Egyptian Ambassador to Beirut Yasser Allawi handed Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun a message from President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Lebanese Presidency said on Twitter.

Lebanese president: Protests show people's pain

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 - 10:08 GMT

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Monday that protests gripping the country showed “people’s pain” but he stressed that accusing all politicians of corruption was not fair

Sisi, Aoun discuss cooperation in energy, infrastructure

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 - 08:35 GMT

According to presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady, Sisi said that Egypt and Lebanon enjoy a very ‘special relations’.

Lebanese president: No tolerance with terrorism

Sat, 08 Jun 2019 - 12:25 GMT

Lebanese President Michel Aoun stressed on Saturday that there is no tolerance with terrorism.

Lebanese president says Tripoli attack will not affect stability in country

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 - 12:56 GMT

Aoun stressed the necessity of taking measures needed to uncover the circumstances of the terrorist attack that targeted Tripoli.

Lebanon's Aoun vows to find solution over government impasse

Sat, 10 Nov 2018 - 11:25 GMT

Aoun said a solution would be found to a political row that is blocking the formation of a new national unity government.

Lebanon's Hariri expects new cabinet in 7-10 days - TV interview

Thu, 04 Oct 2018 - 10:30 GMT

A new Lebanese government will be formed within a week to ten days because the country's economic troubles can no longer allow for any more delay.

Aoun to EU envoy: Lebanon is set to combat corruption once new gov't formed

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 - 02:37 GMT

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Lebanon is set to "heal the economy" and combat corruption once it forms a new government, the Daily Star reported.

Lebanon's president designates Saad al-Hariri as next PM

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 02:24 GMT

President Michel Aoun on Thursday designated Saad al-Hariri to be Lebanon's next prime minister and asked him to form a new government

Report: Lebanon expats cast vote for first time in history

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 - 01:59 GMT

Lebanese expatriates have cast votes in the parliamentary election on Friday for the first time with new amendments to the election law.

Lebanon: talks underway amid disputes with Israel over energy

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 - 11:04 GMT

President Michel Aoun said talks were underway "to prevent Israeli greed" amid disputes over a border wall, an offshore energy block in disputed waters.

International reactions to Trump's controversial decision

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 - 09:53 GMT

American President Donald Trump’s decision to move US Embassy to Jerusalem broke out a global controversy, a call considered by numerous leaders as a breach against international laws and norms

Lebanese president says Trump decision threatens stability

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 - 07:45 GMT

Lebanon's President said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision was dangerous and threatened the credibility of the United States

Dialogue between Lebanon's parties to kick off among alert

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 - 05:50 GMT

Saad al-Hariri and his government seem to be on high alert while waiting for the results of the political dialogue.