EghtesadOnline: Lebanon’s president on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of holding hostage prime minister Saad al-Hariri along with his family - the first time he has explicitly said he was being held - and called this an act of aggression.
EghtesadOnline: Iran said on Monday that it does not interfere in Lebanon and that comments on Sunday by Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanese prime minister nine days ago, gave hope he would soon return to his country, state TV reported.
EghtesadOnline: Lebanese President Michael Aoun gave a positive assessment of Saad al-Hariri’s first comments since stepping down as prime minister, saying on Monday Hariri had hinted at the possibility of rescinding his resignation, visitors to Aoun said.
EghtesadOnline: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, in his first public comments since his surprise Nov. 4 resignation from the Saudi capital, dismissed speculation that he was held against his will in Saudi Arabia and said he plans to return home within days.
EghtesadOnline: Iran is looking to help rebuild Syria's power grid, as Tehran and Damascus continue to expand their political alliance in economic and energy projects.
EghtesadOnline: Saudi Arabia blamed Iran for an attempted missile attack on Riyadh’s international airport, saying it could be considered an act of war.
EghtesadOnline: Saudi Arabia has thrown investors a curve ball. King Salman’s move to arrest a string of high-profile nationals, from ministers to princes, has left some encouraged by the authorities’ willingness to take on corruption. Yet they’re also worried about who might be next.
EghtesadOnline: Yemen’s Houthi rebels said Saturday they’d targeted the international airport in Riyadh with a ballistic missile in a rare attack on one of the most vital targets in the Saudi capital.
EghtesadOnline: Even by the standards of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose meteoric ascent has put him on the cusp of the Saudi throne at the age of 32, the Saturday night crackdown was stunning.
EghtesadOnline: The Iranian defense minister categorically dismissed the US allegations accusing Iran of supporting Yemen missile attacks on Saudi Arabia.