Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah warns Israel against drilling in Karish field before a deal is reached and asks Energean company's ship to immediately vacate the maritime site.
Lebanon's powerful Shia movement warns Israel that it could seek to disrupt attempts to extract oil and gas from Karish and other areas that Beirut says lie within its territory.
Shia group's chief Hassan Nasrallah acknowledges his party and its allies lost their parliamentary majority in elections but says no single group had taken it and urges factions to cooperate.
Analysts say a divided Parliament will make it difficult for the crisis-hit country to form a government and solve Lebanon’s economic problems, but new faces bring some hope.
Results of Sunday's election leave parliament split into several camps raising prospects of political paralysis and tensions that could delay badly needed economic reforms.
Independents scoop up at least 10 seats, a major achievement considering they went into the vote fragmented and facing intimidation and threats by entrenched mainstream parties.
Voter turnout exceeded 50 percent in many regions, says Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who voices hope that the elections would bring a new parliament that helps the country recover from its economic crisis.
Independent and emerging candidates, many linked to the ‘October revolution’ in 2019, are expected to gain more seats than even before in Sunday’s polls, but it is unlikely this will bring sweeping change to the beleaguered country.
A crucial election in the cash-strapped country offers hope of a recovery for the battered economy. But some voters fear things can get even worse.
Thousands of Lebanese living in nearly 50 countries began early voting in the country’s closely watched parliamentary elections, days after a similar vote was held in 10 predominantly Muslim nations.
On May 15, Lebanon will go to the polls for the first time since it sank into one of the world’s worst economic crises after the 2019 uprising and the Beirut port explosion.
The Arab nation has been struggling to steer through a crippling economic crisis with collapsing currency and skyrocketing costs of living.
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