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Protesters block main roads in Lebanon rubbish crisis

Demonstrators blocked Lebanon’s main Mediterranean coastal highway on Sunday to protest against a rubbish collection problem in the capital Beirut that led the prime minister to threaten to resign. The havoc disrupted tens of thousands of weekenders and residents leaving Beirut for resorts and mountain villages, and also cut off inhabitants of southern towns heading back to the city. Residents ...

ISIS fighters dead in failed attack on Syria Alawite town: activists

ISIS fighters dead in failed attack on Syria Alawite town: At least 19 ISIS fighters were killed Wednesday in a failed attack on an Alawite village in the central Syrian province of Homs, an activist group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist group, said three pro-regime militants were also killed repelling the attack on the village of ...

Army arrests 5 fugitives in north Lebanon

Security forces arrested five fugitives in different areas of north LebanonThursday at checkpoints and in house raids, security sources said. Lebanese fugitive Bassem al-Asmar, wanted over several arrest warrants, was arrested by the Army in al-Arour Street in the Tripolineighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh, one source said, without specifying the nature of the charges. Police also arrested two people in other ...

International Security Officers arrested in Lebbanon

Five members of the Internal Security Forces are under arrest after videos surfaced showing them severely beating prisoners held in Lebanon’s notorious Roumieh prison as the interior minister vowed to prosecute aggressors. “I assume full responsibility for what occurred,” Nouhad Machnouk told reporters during a news conference Sunday. The videos, published on social media sites over the weekend, show ISF ...

ISIS fighters dead in failed attack on Syria Alawite town: activists

ISIS fighters dead in failed attack on Syria Alawite town: At least 19 ISIS fighters were killed Wednesday in a failed attack on an Alawite village in the central Syrian province of Homs. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist group, said three pro-regime militants were also killed repelling the attack on the village of Jub al-Jarah. The Britain-based ...

EU to help train Lebanon’s security forces

­ The EU signed a 15 million euro ($16,778,588) financing agreement for the training of Lebanon’s security forces Wednesday, in a dedicated effort to bolster the country’s fragile stability. The programs will be specifically designed to help security forces control the troubled eastern border, improve coordination and respond to the threat of chemical and biological weapons. Johannes Hahn, commissioner for ...

EU Council urge Lebanese parliamentarians to proceed a president election

The Council of the European Union issued a strong message to Lebanese parliamentarians Monday to expedite the process of electing a president. The message came in a statement which detailed the conclusions of a meeting held by the EU Council – a body which comprises relevant representatives from each member state – on Lebanon. “The EU strongly reiterates its call ...

Five ISF members arrested for torture

Five members of the Internal Security Forces are under arrest after videos surfaced showing them severely beating prisoners held in Lebanon’s notorious Roumieh prison as the interior minister vowed to prosecute aggressors. “I assume full responsibility for what occurred,” Nouhad Machnouk told reporters during a news conference Sunday. The videos, published on social media sites over the weekend, show ISF ...

Future, Hezbollah to meet as verbal feud intensifies

The Future Movement and Hezbollah will hold a new round of talks Monday amid renewed tension and an escalating verbal feud between the two rival parties over local and regional issues, including the resistance party’s fight against jihadis on the outskirts of Arsal. “Monday’s dialogue session will discuss all key issues, including the latest Cabinet crisis, the subject of military ...

Lebanon’s onshore oil and gas survey data revealed promising results

The analysis of Lebanon’s onshore oil and gas survey data revealed promising results, the CEO of the U.S.-based company tasked with the survey said Monday during a conference held at ESA business school in Beirut. Jim Hollis, CEO of NEOS, told participants at the “Oil and Gas: Governance and Integration” forum that the company would be revealing the complete survey ...