Lebanon

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.

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 ...

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