Lebanon

Hariri wants operation Decisive Storm moved to Syria

Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri called Wednesday after talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for the Saudi-led “Decisive Storm” military operation in Yemen to shift to Syria to remove the regime of President Bashar Assad for killing its people. The head of the Future Movement also lashed out at Iran for meddling in the internal affairs in Lebanon ...

Hariri to seek protection for Lebanon on U.S. visit

Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri will visit Washington next week for talks with senior U.S. officials in the latest of his regional and foreign trips aimed at shielding Lebanon from the repercussions of regional turmoil, political sources said Wednesday. The sources did not give further details, but media reports said Secretary of State John Kerry is among senior U.S. officials ...

Lebanese truck drivers kidnapped by the Nusra Front returned home

Nine Lebanese truck drivers kidnapped by the Nusra Front on the Syria-Jordan border earlier this month returned home Monday, ending a nearly two-week ordeal. Around noon Monday, eight Lebanese truckers abducted at the Nassib crossing in southern Syria landed at Beirut airport. Hours later, the ninth, Hasan Atat, crossed into Lebanon by land from Syria through the eastern Masnaa crossing, ...

Lebanese Actor Issam Breidy died in a car accident

Lebanese cultural and political figures mourned Tuesday the death of popular Lebanese Actor Issam Breidy, who was killed in a car accident one day earlier. Actress Mirani Panossian, who co-starred with Breidy in the Lebanese sitcom “Arous w Aris” (Bride and Groom), described the late-actor as a man with “a smile of hope and eyes of intelligence and ambition.” The ...

Kidnapped Arsal resident was freed

An Arsal resident who was kidnapped by Islamist militants Monday afternoon was freed hours later, a security source said. Militants allegedly allied with ISIS kidnapped Saleh al-Hujeiri from the area of Wadi Hmeid outside Arsal and took him to the town’s outskirts at 2 p.m. Monday. He was released at 8 p.m. that same day, according to the source. The ...

Lebanon’s agricultural future is under imminent danger due to the shortage of Syrian laborers

Lebanon’s agricultural future is under imminent danger due to the shortage of Syrian laborers who cultivate and harvest the crops, farmers warned Monday. They added that the General Security Directorate’s decision in December 2014 to restrict the entry of Syrians to Lebanon has had a devastating effect on farming. According to the farmers, the number of laborers working in the fields in ...

Infant died at a Mount Lebanon daycare

Health Minister Wael Abu Faour launched Monday an investigation into the case of an infant who died at a Mount Lebanon daycare. Health Ministry inspectors opened a probe into the Clarinette et Zoe nursery in the town of Ajaltoun Monday, where four-month-old Elie Salloum died Monday in an “accident,” according to a statement released by Abu Faour’s media office. The statement said the baby was already dead when ...

Lebanon will ask for support against terrorism and financial aid for the Syrian refugee crisis

Lebanon will ask the forthcoming Arab summit for support in its open battle against terrorism as well as financial aid to cope with the Syrian refugee crisis, Prime Minister Tammam Salam said Monday. In the absence of a president, Salam will head Lebanon’s delegation to the annual Arab League summit, scheduled to be held on March 28-29 in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, ...

Sleiman’s political group set to meet next month

Next month will see a new political group join the ranks of Lebanon’s myriad organizations, with the Gathering for the Republic holding its first meeting at the residence of former President Michel Sleiman. Sleiman, who will launch the group at his Yarze residence on April 13 at 10:30 a.m., has already sent out invitations to numerous officials to attend the ...

Hezbollah, Future talks on track despite tensions

The Future Movement and Hezbollah are to hold a new round of talks Wednesday despite renewed tension over the party’s role in Syria, political sources said Monday. “Future and Hezbollah officials will resume their dialogue Wednesday on the presidential election deadlock and a national strategy to fight terrorism,” a senior March 8 source told The Daily Star. The two sides ...

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