video Frankly Speaking: Can Lebanon ever have an ‘independent’ president?

Frankly Speaking: Can Lebanon ever have an ‘independent’ president?

  • Ziad Hayek explains how he would fix the economy and break the political deadlock without Hezbollah’s support
  • Presidential candidate weighs in on relations with the GCC bloc and whether a war with Israel is now inevitable
video By Arab News ·

Pilgrims perform final rites of Hajj as Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Adha

Pilgrims perform final rites of Hajj as Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Adha

  • Long day started with masses of pilgrims embarking on a symbolic stoning of the devil in Muzdalifah under the soaring summer heat
By Mohammad Al-Kinani ·

US Senior Advisor for Energy Security Amos Hochstein. (AFP)

Biden adviser travels to Israel for meetings to avoid escalation between Israel, Lebanon

  • Amos Hochstein will advance efforts to avoid further escalation along the ‘Blue Line’ between Israel and Lebanon
By Reuters ·

Charles Michel (L) and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (SPA)

Saudi crown prince receives phone call from president of European Council

  • They reviewed Saudi-EU cooperation and ways to strengthen in various areas
By Arab News ·

NATO in talks to put nuclear weapons on standby, Stoltenberg tells UK’s Telegraph

NATO in talks to put nuclear weapons on standby, Stoltenberg tells UK’s Telegraph

  • Jens Stoltenberg tells paper there are live consultations between members to use transparency around its nuclear arsenal as a deterrent
  • ‘Transparency helps to communicate the direct message that we, of course, are a nuclear alliance’
By Reuters ·

Russia to hold espionage trial of US reporter Gershkovich behind closed doors

Russia to hold espionage trial of US reporter Gershkovich behind closed doors

  • US reporter was detained in March on charges of espionage that carry up to 20 years in prison
By Reuters ·

Russia to hold espionage trial of US reporter Gershkovich behind closed doors

Russia to hold espionage trial of US reporter Gershkovich behind closed doors

  • US reporter was detained in March on charges of espionage that carry up to 20 years in prison
By Reuters ·