Lebanon

Police free Kuwaiti abducted last month in east Lebanon

Police Friday freed a Kuwaiti man who was kidnapped in east Lebanon last month, a security source said. The source said the Internal Security Forces’ Information Branch freed Mohsen Barak al-Majed in the east Lebanon town of Taanayel. Kuwait’s Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad al-Khaled al-Sabah later in the day expressed his gratitude over what he said was the ISF’s coordination with ...

5 Czechs Who Were Missing in Lebanon Arrive Home

PRAGUE — Five Czechs who had been missing in Lebanon since July and were presumed kidnapped have arrived home, but the joyful response has been tempered by revelations that Prague had released two terrorism suspects, apparently as part of a deal to secure their release. On Thursday, Czech officials freed from detention two men who are wanted by the United ...

Suspicious package leads to discovery of Lebanon meth lab

A suspicious package in Wilson County led to the discovery of a meth lab Wednesday morning. Lebanon police were called to the 1000 block of Amelia Place around 8 a.m. to investigate the package when they reportedly found items associated with a meth lab. City of Lebanon Emergency Services Unit, the Lebanon Fire Department and members of the Lebanon Police ...

Hezbollah kills four al-Qaeda-linked militants in north Lebanon

Hezbollah fighters killed at least four members of the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in a rocket attack on their car in northeastern Lebanon on Tuesday, a security source said. The incident took place in a restive area near the Syrian border, just outside the Lebanese town of Arsal, which Nusra Front and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters overran ...

U.N. envoy: Don’t take Lebanon’s stability for granted

Lebanon has weathered five years of Middle Eastern turmoil remarkably well but its stability should not be taken for granted and it needs long-term financial help to cope with a huge number of Syrian refugees, a senior U.N. official said. U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag, speaking before a Syria donors’ conference in London, said on Wednesday that the ...

Hezbollah vows revenge on Israel after death of senior militant Samir Kuntar

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Monday threatened Israel with retaliation after an apparent airstrike killed a senior Lebanese militant a day earlier in Syria. “It is our right to revenge (Samir Kuntar’s) assassination, and we will pick the time, place and manner to do so as we deem appropriate,” Nasrallah said in a televised address. “This is our right.” Hezbollah ...

Lebanon’s Hezbollah group will retaliate against Israel for killing Samir Qantar

Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said on Monday it would retaliate for the killing of prominent militant Samir Qantar in an Israeli air strike in Syria, after giving him an elaborate funeral in Beirut of the kind reserved for its top commanders. Thousands of people chanted “death to Israel” as Hezbollah fighters in military uniforms carried Qantar’s coffin, which was wrapped by ...

Franjieh Says ‘Candidate More Than Ever’, Describes Ties with Aoun as ‘Abnormal’

Marada Movement leader MP Suleiman Franjieh announced Thursday that he insists on his presidential nomination “more than ever before,” as he described his relation with his ally Change and Reform bloc chief MP Michel Aoun as “abnormal.” “Today more than ever before, I consider myself to be a presidential candidate but I will let General Aoun take his chance. As ...

Friend of Syrian President can be next Lebanon’s president

Lebanon’s political crisis has taken a dramatic turn with the possibility that a friend of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could become president in a power-sharing deal aimed at breathing life back into the paralyzed state. The idea of Suleiman Franjieh, a childhood friend of Assad, becoming head of state has taken aback many Lebanese, not least because of who tabled ...

Thousands mark Lebanon’s 72nd Independence Day

Thousands of people Sunday took to the streets in separate marches and rallies to mark Lebanon’s 72nd Independence Day after official ceremonies were cancelled for the second consecutive year over the absence of a president.

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