Lebanon

Khalil: Terror funding to feel Lebanon’s full force

Lebanon will fully mobilize its political, financial and judicial resources to complete the battle against terrorism financing, Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil said Friday. “Our endeavor doesn’t aim to target any entity but merely to clarify matters concerning Lebanon’s stance on terrorism and money laundering, which are very critical at this stage,” Khalil said as he addressed the World Union ...

Another Hezbollah commander killed in Syria

Hezbollah fieldcommanderwas killed in clashes in  thenorthern Syrianprovince of Aleppo, media reports said on Friday. “The commander Haidar Fareez Merhi and the fighter Hussein Hassan Jawad, who both hail from the western Bekaa town of Mashghara, were killed fighting in the Nubol and Zahraa area north of Aleppo,” Al-Arabiya television reported.   The pro-Hezbollah South Lebanon news portal confirmed Merhi’s death, also ...

One of the Czechs kidnapped in Lebanon was a spy: official

The Czech defense minister says a military spy who was among five Czechs returned Thursday from Lebanon was seeking information about a fellow countryman kidnapped in Libya last year. The minister, Martin Stropnicky, was quoted in the Hospodarske Noviny daily Friday as saying the military agent, Martin Psik, went to Lebanon in an effort “to help our cook in Libya.” ...

Rifi wants probe into family links at military court

Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi Friday tasked the general prosecution with inspecting a media report saying that two members of the Military Tribunal’s panel which decided on ex-Information Minister Michel Samaha’s release are relatives.  

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 ...

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