Lebanon

Lebanon commemorates Resistance and Liberation Day

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Wednesday marked the 16th anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon. The country commemorated the day known as Resistance and Liberation Day with Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah who viewed the Israeli withdrawal from most of South Lebanon on May 25, 2000 as a victory for all Lebanese no matter ...

Lebanon goes through its second round of Municipal Elections

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil The second phase of Lebanon’s municipal and mayoral elections was peaceful, successful and par excellence said the Lebanese Minister of Interior and Municipalities Nuhad Mashnouq on Sunday. An estimate 365,000 voters cast their ballots across 325 villages and cities in five provinces in Mount Lebanon, the minister mentioned the number ...

TOP HEZBOLLAH COMMANDER KILLED IN SYRIA

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The Lebanese group Hezbollah has confirmed that their top commander known as Mustafa Badreddine died as a result of alertly shelling fired by Jihadists in Syria. At the same time, Hezbollah leaders are accusing Israel as being involved in the killing of their high commander. They say that they will response to this assassination at the ...

Lebanon holds local elections, first time in six years

Exclusive to the Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Sunday saw the beginning of a small turnout for Lebanese voting in municipal elections in Beirut and the Bekaa Valley amid tight security. The outcome of the election will reveal the 24-seat municipal council who will run the Beirut’s affairs for the next six years. The election follows the capitals ...

ISIL LEADER IS CAPTURED IN SOMALIA AND OTHER IS KILLED IN LEBANON

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG In developing news, one of ISIL leader in Somalia has been captured alive by the country’s security forces which said that,” ISIL is trying to establish their terrorist activities around Mogadishu, the capital city”.ISIL presence in Somalia would constitutes another challenge to the country that is already suffering in the hands of Al-Shabab terrorist group. Furthermore, ...

60 Minutes Crew released and leaves Lebanon

Edited by Nelly Tawil After being held for two weeks in a Beirut prison on charges of child kidnapping, 60 Minute reporter, Tara Brown and the rest of her TV crew are released on bail and left Lebanon. All involved were facing charges of kidnapping and being members of a criminal gang, which can attract maximum sentences of up to ...

Several dead after Syrian warfare spills into Lebanon

Edited by Nelly Tawil A security source and the state news agency confirms that Lebanon’s northern Bekaa Valley region was disrupted on Monday as conflict between Islamic State and the al Qaeda related Nusra Front spilled into Lebanon’s territory. Casualties ranged on both sides. Both the security source and an Islamic State online statement verified that over sixteen Nusra Front ...

Lebanon PM denounces bombings in Brussels

Edited by Nelly Tawil Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam condemned the Tuesday bombings in Brussels, declaring that such acts “tarnish the image of Arabs and Muslims, harm their interests and widen the gap between them and the Western world.”   Salam released his statement through his press office expressing his disappointment and sympathy for all those involved in the attack. ...

Saudi Arabia continues to support Lebanon

Edited by Nelly Tawil (AME Media) Saudi Arabia Ambassador Ali Awad Asisri claims that Saudi Arabia continues to support Lebanon despite the diplomatic difficulties that threaten their continued cooperation. Asiri states that “Saudi Arabia has nothing but good [intentions] towards Lebanon” in response to Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal. Ambassador Asiri advises Lebanese businessmen to turn their investments towards Riyadh. He claims that ...

All Political Powers Represented in Trash Agreement

The cabinet is expected to convene on Saturday morning to approve the trash management file after an agreement that was reached on Friday by a concerned ministerial panel, reported al-Liwaa newspaper on Saturday. Ministerial sources told the daily that “all political powers are represented in the deal.” “The crisis is no longer up for debate and it can be approved ...

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