The secretary-general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement paid homage to Iran’s top commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, saying he was always present on the battleground and commanding fellow fighters as opposed to military leaders worldwide who are absent from conflict zones.
At least 270 Syrian families have left a north Lebanon town, as hostility toward them mounted over a murder allegedly committed by a Syrian national, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Lebanon on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of Independence Day, reaffirming Tehran’s support for Beirut and its preparedness to strengthen bilateral relations.
Lebanon’s authorities signed a contract this month with a German company to clear dangerous material stored for more than a decade at Beirut port, the site of a seismic blast in August that killed about 200 people and wrecked swathes of the capital.
In a meeting between Iranian Cultural Attaché to Lebanon Abbas Khamehyar and Caretaker Culture Minister in Beirut, Lebanon Abbas Mortada, the two sides highlighted the expansion of cultural cooperation.
Rescue workers continued to dig through the rubble of a Beirut building for a third day on Saturday, still hoping to find someone alive more than a month after a massive port explosion shattered Lebanon’s capital.