Michel Aoun

Lebanon's PM Hariri wishes to quit, President Aoun searches replacement

Lebanon's president Michel Aoun will hold binding consultations with members of parliament on Thursday to designate the country's next prime minister.

By REUTERS
26/11/2019
Instability in Lebanon
Lebanese Protesters Rise Again

After provocative statements by the president and the killing of a demonstrator by the army, the protest movement is re-energized.

By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
14/11/2019
Supporters of Lebanese President Michel Aoun carry his picture near the presidential palace in Baabd
Lebanese flock to presidential palace in rally to support Aoun

Though no immediate estimate of the rally's size was available, many thousands spread across a roadway leading to the palace.

By REUTERS
03/11/2019
Lebanon Hezbollah leader warns of chaos, possible civil war from vacuum

"I am afraid that there are those who want to take our country and generate social, security and political tensions and to take it to civil war," Nasrallah said.

By REUTERS
25/10/2019
Supporters of Lebanese President Michel Aoun carry his picture near the presidential palace in Baabd
Lebanon’s President Aoun ready to meet protesters after 8 days of unrest

Protesters were disappointed by his speech; more demonstrators arrived, sticking even more to their demands, including that the entire government must step down – including Hezbollah.

25/10/2019
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters during a public appearance at a re
Lebanese officials speak out against Hezbollah's control over country

"The irony is that they want to challenge and threaten the world and then ask it for help and money."

07/10/2019
Lebanon president says U.S. pullout from Iran deal will hurt Middle East

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Monday the US withdrawal from world powers' 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran would have negative consequences for Middle East stability.

By REUTERS
16/07/2018
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri arrives with Army Commander General Joseph Aoun (L) at the Un
Lebanon's Aoun expected to designate Hariri as prime minister

The post of prime minister is reserved for a Sunni Muslim in Lebanon's sectarian power sharing system.

By REUTERS
24/05/2018
Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon vote, underscoring Iran sway

The apparent gains made on Sunday by a Hezbollah-backed alliance risk complicating Western policy towards Lebanon.

By REUTERS
07/05/2018
A poster of Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah in southern Lebanon
Hezbollah, allies eye gains in Lebanon vote

Classified as a terrorist group by the United States, Hezbollah is an arch foe of Israel which is deeply alarmed by Iran's growing influence in the region.

By REUTERS
05/05/2018
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