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Lebanon: Hariri hopes for government formation soon

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SHAFAQNA- Lebanon Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri on Tuesday said he hoped a new government would be formed after President Michel Aoun returns from a trip abroad. Saying the economic situation requires everyone to compromise a bit…

Lebanon blamed Israel for attempts to split ME

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SHAFAQNA- Lebanon's President Accuses Israel of Trying to 'Split' the Middle East. Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun has blamed Israel for attempts to split the Middle East along social and religious lines. “In the Middle East Israel…

Lebanon lawmakers elect Michel Aoun as president

SHAFAQNA - Lebanon finally has a new president. Lawmakers have thrown their support behind Michel Aoun, a strong Hezbollah ally, to fill the country's long-vacant presidency. The parliament convened at noon (1000 GMT) Monday for the voting…