Lebanon

Lebanon army detains minor for ‘terror’ links

A 15-year-old boy arrested last week is being held for alleged ties to a “terror” suspect, the Lebanese Army said in a statement Thursday

5 Saudi suspects, including Saudi prince were detained at airport on drug smuggling

Five Saudi suspects, including a member of the Saudi royal family, were detained at Beirut international airport after authorities had discovered two tons of drugs on a private jet preparing to fly out of Lebanon. The drugs are branded as Captagon found in suspects’ cases, which contains amphetamine and caffeine, are widely consumed in the Middle East, according to government officials. Captagon was originally the trade name for ...

Lebanon To Provide Education For Up To 200,000 Syrian Refugees This Year

Lebanon is to provide schooling for tens of thousands more children this year including Syrian refugees, the education ministry said on Monday, as the country tries to cope with the effects of the war next door. Funding from international donors, UN refugee agency UNHCR and children’s fund UNICEF could see up to 100,000 more Syrian children, twice the number of ...

Chehayeb: Plan on right track to implementation

Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb said Tuesday that his environment plan seemed to be on the right track to implementation.

Hariri : Qatar is a brotherly state that cares about Lebanon’s stability

Al-Mustaqbal movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri stressed Wednesday that “rumors implicating the name of the State of Qatar in the current Lebanese events are definitely baseless.” “Qatar is a brotherly state that cares about Lebanon’s stability and it did not hesitate to help the country under all circumstances,” Hariri tweeted. Hailing the “fraternal ties” with Qatar and its political leadership, ...

With Video: Salam threatened to resign as public discontent brought thousands into the streets

Protests against the Lebanese government turned violent for a second day on Sunday, and Prime Minister Tammam Salam threatened to resign as public discontent brought thousands into the streets. Anger at the Salam-led unity cabinet grouping Lebanon’s fractious politicians has come to a head over its failure to resolve a crisis over garbage disposal that reflects the wider failings of ...

Lebanon faces health issues because of the rubbish crisis

Wael Abu Faour, the health minister of Lebanon has warned that the country is facing a considerable health issues because of the huge amounts of rubbish. Garbage has been collecting on the streets in Lebanon for the past month after the closing down of the main landfill site in Beirut. The crisis has become severe that some residents visit the spot frequently in order to burn rubbish on ...

Syrian refugees still pouring into Lebanon

With Syrian refugees still pouring into Lebanon, the humanitarian crisis is now catastrophic, says Fabrizio Carboni, head of the country’s Red Cross delegation. But disasters elsewhere are dividing donor’s attentions. Fabrizio Carboni: The situation is very difficult. In the last three or four years Lebanon has received something like 1.2 million refugees, as registered by the UNHCR. Even before the ...

Hay barn in Lebanon on fire, expected to burn for days

A barn filled with 2,000 tons of straw is on fire in Lebanon and fire officials believe it could burn for days. Meanwhile, authorities say the cause of the fire is suspicious and the Linn County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. The fire erupted at 12:31 a.m. today in a barn near Highway 20 and Bohlken Drive. The barn was engulfed ...

The defense minister extends terms of Army commander

The defense minister Wednesday night extended the terms of the Army commander, chief of staff and Intelligence head for more than one year each, political sources said, in a move likely to draw the ire of MP Michel Aoun, who has been pressing the government to appoint new military and security chiefs.

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