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Lebanon President Appoints Hariri as PM-Designate

Lebanon President Appoints Hariri as PM-Designate

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Lebanese President Michel Aoun appointed former prime minister Saad Hariri as the country's prime minister-designate just a year after his resignation from office. - World news - Hariri won the backing of a majority of parliamentarians in consultations with Aoun on Thursday.The prime minister-designate, who has previously led three governments in Lebanon, stepped down...

Fires Brought under Control in Syria, Lebanon

Fires Brought under Control in Syria, Lebanon

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Dozens of fires that ravaged parts of Syria and Lebanon in recent days have been brought under control, authorities in the two countries said. - World news - In Syria, blazes fueled by high temperatures broke out Friday in the provinces of Homs, Tartus and Latakia, where at least three people died, according to the health ministry.Several families had to flee...

Lebanon Police Kill 9 Daesh-Linked Suspects

Lebanon Police Kill 9 Daesh-Linked Suspects

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Lebanese police have killed nine suspected members of the Daesh group in the hunt for terrorists linked to several deadly attacks, including on soldiers, a security source said Sunday. - World news - Saturday’s operation came more than a month after the army and security forces launched a manhunt for suspects in the August 21 killing of two municipal policemen...

Lebanon PM-Designate Resigns amid Impasse over Gov’t Formation

Lebanon PM-Designate Resigns amid Impasse over Gov’t Formation

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustapha Adib announced his resignation after his efforts to line up a non-partisan cabinet ran into trouble, particularly over who would run the finance ministry. - World news - In a televised address on Saturday, Adib said he was stepping down from “the task of forming the government” following a meeting with President...

Mustapha Adib Named New Prime Minister of Lebanon

Mustapha Adib Named New Prime Minister of Lebanon

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Lebanese President Michel Aoun named the country's ambassador to Germany Mustapha Adib as the new prime minister after he secured the support of major political parties. - World news - A majority of lawmakers had to decide on whom to name as premier before Aoun tasked the candidate with forming a government.According to a Reuters tally of votes cast by lawmakers...

Foreign Embassies in Lebanon Leading Smear Campaign against Hezbollah: Nasrallah

Foreign Embassies in Lebanon Leading Smear Campaign against Hezbollah: Nasrallah

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Hezbollah’s secretary-general said Arab and Western embassies in Lebanon are spending “millions” of dollars on a media war targeting the Lebanese resistance movement. - World news - The foreign embassies pay the hefty sums to “media outlets to target Hezbollah by spreading false news and lies,” Lebanese news website al-Ahed cited Hezbollah’s chief,...

Iran Hails Imam Musa Sadr as Founder of Anti-Israeli Resistance in Lebanon

Iran Hails Imam Musa Sadr as Founder of Anti-Israeli Resistance in Lebanon

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman lauded Imam Musa al-Sadr as the founder of the basic core of anti-Zionism resistance in Lebanon on the 42nd anniversary of the prominent Shiite leader’s disappearance in Libya. - Politics news - “Disappearance of Imam Musa al-Sadr is one of the major issues that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been constantly pursuing in the past...

Hezbollah Ready to Make Sacrifices to Defend Lebanon: Nasrallah

Hezbollah Ready to Make Sacrifices to Defend Lebanon: Nasrallah

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Hezbollah’s secretary-general expressed the resistance movement’s readiness to make sacrifices in order to defend Lebanon and protect its national interests. - World news - Seyed Hassan Nasrallah made the remarks during a televised speech late Saturday on the third night of the mourning month of Muharram.He said that Hezbollah considers it a duty to defend...

Hezbollah Shoots Down Israeli Spy Drone in South Lebanon

Hezbollah Shoots Down Israeli Spy Drone in South Lebanon

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Hezbollah downed an Israeli drone that breached Lebanese airspace over a south Lebanon border town Saturday afternoon. - World news - In a statement late on Saturday, the Lebanese resistance movement said the drone was flying over Aita Shaab when it was downed and later seized by its fighters, Al-Manar reported. The statement gave no details on the type of the...

Hezbollah to Give No Chance to Israel to Attack Lebanon

Hezbollah to Give No Chance to Israel to Attack Lebanon

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Hezbollah's second-in-command Sheikh Naim Qassem said the resistance movement will protect Lebanon and its sovereignty, and will not give an opportunity to Israel to launch an attack against the Arab country. - World news - “We will neither give Israel nor anyone who recognizes it the opportunity to launch an attack without paying the price.  We will not...