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Arab World Former MP Walid Jumblatt receives Le Drian at his Beirut residence on Wednesday. (AFP)

Le Drian’s Mission in Lebanon Stumbles at Reservations over Dialogue 

France’s special presidential envoy to Lebanon Jean-Yves Le Drian continued his third tour of the country, attempting to persuade political powers of the need…

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Arab World French special envoy Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) speaks during a meeting with Lebanon's Speaker of the parliament Nabih Berri in Beirut on September 12, 2023. (AFP)

Le Drian Backs Berri’s Call for Dialogue, Says Will Help End Presidential Impasse in Lebanon

French presidential envoy Jean-Yves Le Drian has expressed his support to Lebanese parliament Speaker Nabih Berri’s call to hold unconditional dialogue between…

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Arab World  Palestinians flee Ain al-Hilweh Camp to escape conflict (AP)

Lebanon: Escalating Violence in Ain al-Hilweh Threatens Camp's Vicinity

In the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp continues to grapple with political contradictions and on-the-ground…

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Features Lebanon's Central Bank Governor, Riad Salameh (C), greets employees on his last working day as the head of the Central Bank in Beirut, Lebanon, 31 July 2023. (EPA)

Lebanon Turns into Haven for Lebanese Fugitives Wanted Abroad

Lebanon has become a haven for Lebanese fugitives wanted by international law. These fugitives are often dual nationals and take advantage of a Lebanese law…

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Arab World From the funeral of Fadi Bejjani, a resident of the town of Kahaleh, who was killed in the clash with Hezbollah members (AFP)

Lebanon: Christian Parties Reject Summoning of Kahaleh Residents in Hezbollah Truck Incident

Christian political parties in Lebanon refused the summoning of any of the residents of the Kahaleh region to hear their testimonies about the incident of the…

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Arab World Elias Hasrouni.

Killing of Senior Lebanese Forces Official in S.Lebanon Deepens Political, Sectarian Tensions

The killing of a senior member of the Lebanese Forces in southern Lebanon is threatening to deepen political and sectarian tensions in the country. Elias…

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Arab World People fleeing the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp

Lebanon: Political Conflicts Obstruct Ain al-Hilweh Truce

Political conflicts and regional interference obstructed the implementation of a ceasefire in the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon,…

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Arab World Advisor to the General Secretariat of the Saudi Council of Ministers, Nizar bin Suleiman Al-Aloula, met with Le Drian on Tuesday in Riyadh. (SPA)

Lebanon Awaits Le Drian’s Visit to Search for a 'Third Presidential Option'

Lebanese political circles are awaiting a visit by the French envoy, Jean-Yves Le Drian, who is expected to arrive in Beirut next week, to meet with political…

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