Ya Libnan http://yalibnan.com World News Live from Lebanon Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:15:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Sweden officially recognizes the sate of Palestine http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/30/sweden-officially-recognizes-sate-palestine/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/30/sweden-officially-recognizes-sate-palestine/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:15:39 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=85163 The Swedish government on Thursday officially recognized the state of Palestine, as the new prime minister, Stefan Lofven, ignored Israeli protests and followed through on a pledge he made at his inauguration this month. The Swedish Foreign Ministry posted a message on Twitter on Thursday announcing the move and saying the Swedish government “expressed hopes […]

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Tunisia : Secular party Nidaa Tounes defeats Ennahda http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/30/tunisia-secular-party-nidaa-tounes-defeats-ennahda/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/30/tunisia-secular-party-nidaa-tounes-defeats-ennahda/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:37:16 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=85160 Tunisia’s election board confirmed on Wednesday night that the secular party Nidaa Tounes had won a decisive victory in the country’s parliamentary elections, securing 85 seats and knocking the Islamist party Ennahda into second place, with 69 seats. The provisional results, which give Nidaa Tounes 39.71 percent of the vote and Ennahda 31.79 percent, were […]

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Yousafzai donates prize money to rebuild schools in Gaza http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/30/yousafzai-donates-prize-money-rebuild-schools-gaza/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/30/yousafzai-donates-prize-money-rebuild-schools-gaza/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:25:44 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=85157 Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Nobel Peace Prize winner, is donating a $50,000 award to the United Nations to help rebuild schools in Gaza damaged during the recent conflict with Israel. The 17-year-old Pakistani activist for girls’ education was collecting another prestigious award, World’s Children’s Prize, in Stockholm when she said that she would be giving […]

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Israel Jabs Back After U.S. Official Calls Netanyahu a Coward http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/30/israel-jabs-back-u-s-official-calls-netanyahu-coward/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/30/israel-jabs-back-u-s-official-calls-netanyahu-coward/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:14:22 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=85154 What’s the appropriate response to an anonymous slur hurled at an Israeli prime minister by a member of the Obama administration? Why, an anonymous accusation by an Israeli official tossed right back at Washington. Israeli politicians spent most of Wednesday responding with outrage and concern to an article in The Atlantic quoting a senior American […]

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Lebanon is still without president http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/lebanon-still-without-president-3/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/lebanon-still-without-president-3/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:36:27 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=85152 parliament The Lebanese parliament failed today and for the 15th time in a row to elect a president to replace Michel Suleiman whose term ended on May 25. As in the past sessions the parliament was unable to reach a quorum because the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group and its ally MP Michel Aoun’s Change […]

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Israel has the 4th highest child poverty rate among developed nations, UNICEF http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/israel-4th-highest-child-poverty-rate-among-developed-nations-unicef/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/israel-4th-highest-child-poverty-rate-among-developed-nations-unicef/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:28:39 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=85149 Israel has the fourth highest poverty rate among developed countries, Jerusalem post reported citing a new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report released Tuesday. The UNICEF report, titled “Children of the Recession: The impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries” found that 2.6 million children sunk below the poverty line in […]

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Zambian VP Scott named interim leader after president’s death http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/zambian-vp-scott-named-interim-leader-presidents-death/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/zambian-vp-scott-named-interim-leader-presidents-death/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:11:10 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=85143 Zambian Vice President Dr.Guy Scott has been named the interim leader of Africa’s second-largest copper producer, a government minister said on Wednesday, a day after President Michael Sata died in London aged 77. Zambia will hold a presidential election to choose a permanent successor to Sata within three months, defense minister Edgar Lungu said. Reuters

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Yemen tribesmen kill 8 Shiite rebels http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/yemen-tribesmen-kill-8-shiite-rebels/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/yemen-tribesmen-kill-8-shiite-rebels/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:50:57 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=85141 A military official says that armed tribesmen in Yemen have killed eight Shiite Houthi rebels. He says the attack happened on a road north of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, and that the tribesmen fled the scene. The Houthis, widely suspected of being linked to Iran, captured Sanaa last month and have since advanced on provinces to […]

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100 people feared dead following Sri Lanka landslide http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/100-people-feared-dead-following-sri-lanka-landslide/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/100-people-feared-dead-following-sri-lanka-landslide/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:43:55 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=85138 About 100 people are feared dead following a landslide in central Sri Lanka, the government says. The landslide, which came after heavy monsoon rains, engulfed about 140 houses in Badulla district. Ten bodies have so far been found but the rescue efforts have been suspended for the night. Bad weather is also hampering the rescue […]

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Iraqi Kurds poised to join battle against Islamic State in Syria http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/iraqi-kurds-poised-join-battle-islamic-state-syria/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/iraqi-kurds-poised-join-battle-islamic-state-syria/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:31:42 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=85135 Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrived in southeasternTurkey on Wednesday en route for the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an Islamic State siege which has defied U.S.-led air strikes. Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been under assault from Islamic State militants for more than a month and its fate […]

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Israel second worst globally in gender (in) equality http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/israel-second-worst-globally-gender-equality/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/israel-second-worst-globally-gender-equality/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:08:26 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=85129 Israel was the second worst in the world in terms of wage (in) equality between men and women Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported based on a global report that was released on Tuesday Israel occupied the 130th place which puts it second only to Angola in wage inequality for similar work, and dropped 16 places from […]

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Israel ‘assumes’ Hezbollah has dug tunnels across Lebanon border http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/israel-assumes-hezbollah-dug-tunnels-across-lebanon-border/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/israel-assumes-hezbollah-dug-tunnels-across-lebanon-border/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:41:20 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=85126 Israel believes the militant group Hezbollah has probably dug tunnels across the border from Lebanon in preparation for any future war although it has no conclusive evidence, an Israeli army general said on Wednesday. Israel’s vulnerability to tunnels was laid bare during its war against Hamas in Gaza in July and August. What began as […]

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Qatar ruler to be grilled over ISIS funding issue during UK visit http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/qatar-ruler-grilled-isis-funding-issue-uk-visits/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/qatar-ruler-grilled-isis-funding-issue-uk-visits/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:08:37 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=85122 The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, is expected to reject allegations that his country is funding Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants during a three-day state visit to Britain which began on Tuesday. Sheikh Tamim’s first official visit to Britain since becoming emir in 2013 will include talks with […]

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Future Movement condemns Hezbollah chief ‘s Ashura speech http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/future-movement-condemns-hezbollah-chief-s-ashura-speech/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/future-movement-condemns-hezbollah-chief-s-ashura-speech/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:45:05 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=85118 The Future Movement which is headed by former PM Saad Hariri condemned Tuesday the comments made on Monday by Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah during the Ashura ceremony in Beirut’s southern suburbs in which he claimed Saudi Arabia bore responsibility to prevent takfiri ideology from spreading. The timing of Nasrallah’s comments against Saudi Arabia “proves that […]

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ISIS, Nusra, Muslim Brotherhood not related to Islam, says top Saudi cleric http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/isis-nusra-muslim-brotherhood-related-islam-says-top-saudi-cleric/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/29/isis-nusra-muslim-brotherhood-related-islam-says-top-saudi-cleric/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:33:06 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=85116 Groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Al-Nusra Front and the Muslim Brotherhood are misguided and do not have any connection to Islam, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia said. According to a report published in the Saudi Al-Hayat newspaper, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh’s remarks came in response to a question […]

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