Michel Aoun

Lebanon's President vows to see through PM nomination, face anyone blocking reforms

Fractious political leaders, in power for decades, have traded blamed for hindering progress as Lebanon sinks into its worst crisis since its 1975-1990 civil war.

By REUTERS
21/10/2020
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun
Pompeo discusses Israel-Lebanon common maritime boundary with Aoun

“I also underscored the importance for Lebanon's political leaders to implement reforms as called for by the Lebanese people,” Pompeo tweeted.

Lebanon 'heavily relies' on US to mediate maritime border talks

President Aoun said Lebanon relies on the US after he met with US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker.

18/10/2020
Lebanese Army discovers more explosive material at Beirut Port - report

Since the explosion, Lebanon's police have arrested 25 people, including the port's head.

12/09/2020
The Lebanese village of Adaisseh is seen on the left-hand-side of the Israel-Lebanon border, as seen
New poll shows Arab News readers do not favor Lebanese peace with Israel

Approximately 57% of the poll respondents did not demonstrate their enthusiasm regarding the idea of having Lebanon signing a peace deal with its Jewish neighbor.

Can Lebanon ever be free?

In theory, Lebanon should be a template for a future peaceful Middle East. Theory, however, has had to bow to practical reality.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun is seen in Baabda, Lebanon
Lebanese president doesn't rule out possibility of peace with Israel

Concerning whether Lebanon would consider making peace with Israel, Aoun stated "That depends. We have problems with Israel and we have to resolve them first."

16/08/2020
Lebanese journalist: Israel is internationally respected, Lebanon is not

Nadim Koteich lamented the situation in Lebanon, comparing each citizen's portion of the GDP ($360)to Israel's, which he says is $3,600 for each citizen.

Lebanon caretaker PM Hariri: new gov't needed urgently to avoid collapse

Hariri said the "continuation of the caretaker government is not the solution so let's stop wasting time and have the government bear the responsibility."

By REUTERS
20/01/2020
A riot police runs for cover during anti government protests in Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanese Step Up Protests Against Economic Hardship, Corruption

The protesters demand that the new government be composed of technocrats rather than politicians representing the country’s many ethnic and religious groups.

By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
17/12/2019
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