Ya Libnan http://yalibnan.com World News Live from Lebanon Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:52:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Turkey: Embassies/ consulates beware of the yellow powder http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/turkey-embassies-consulates-beware-yellow-powder/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/turkey-embassies-consulates-beware-yellow-powder/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:52:20 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84995 Turkey is keeping 24 people under observation at clinics after a suspicious powder was sent to five consulates in Istanbul, the health ministry says. The consulates targeted represent countries involved in the coalition fighting against Islamic State (IS) jihadists. Previously, Turkish officials had said that 16 people had been hospitalised after the yellow powder was […]

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Egypt President Denounces Attack on Sinai Army Post http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/egypt-president-denounces-attack-sinai-army-post/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/egypt-president-denounces-attack-sinai-army-post/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:19:31 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84992 Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi said an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a “foreign-funded operation” and vowed to take action against militants. In remarks delivered Saturday ahead of a military funeral for the slain troops, Mr. Sisi said there are foreign powers that want to […]

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Israel kills U.S. youth during West Bank clashes http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/israel-kills-u-s-youth-west-bank-clashes/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/israel-kills-u-s-youth-west-bank-clashes/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:14:23 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84989 Israeli forces killed an American youth during West Bank clashes on Friday, U.S. officials confirmed. “The United States expresses its deepest condolences to the family of a U.S. citizen minor who was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces during clashes in Silwad,” according to a State Department statement. A relative identified the minor as 14-year-old […]

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Iran’s hanging of Reyhaneh Jabbari condemned http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/irans-hanging-reyhaneh-jabbari-condemned/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/irans-hanging-reyhaneh-jabbari-condemned/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:00:42 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84982 Iran has gone ahead with an execution of a woman despite an international campaign urging a reprieve. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged in a Tehran prison on Saturday morning. She had been convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her. Jabbari was arrested in 2007 for the murder of Morteza […]

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Attacks in West raise new fears over ISIS’ Influence http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/attacks-west-raise-new-fears-isis-influence/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/attacks-west-raise-new-fears-isis-influence/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:40:24 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84980 The British police arrest four men accused of plotting a bombing on the scale of the Mumbai hotel attack six years ago. The Australian authorities arrest a ring of 12 accused of plotting daring murders, including a public beheading. In Canada, a gunman assaults the Parliament building and kills a soldier guarding a war memorial, […]

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Britain closer to quitting EU http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/britain-closer-quitting-eu/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/britain-closer-quitting-eu/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:25:24 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84975 Red-faced with anger, the Prime Minister vowed to block payment of the “completely unacceptable” surcharge presented by EU officials in a surprise overhaul of national contributions. “It is not acceptable, it is an appalling way to behave,” Mr Cameron said. Calls for the UK to withdraw from the EU intensified yesterday following the cash demand, […]

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Pope Francis :’Corruption Is a Greater Evil than Sin’ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/pope-francis-corruption-greater-evil-sin/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/pope-francis-corruption-greater-evil-sin/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:15:09 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84972 Corruption is like “bad breath,” says Pope Francis, “it is hard for the one who has it to realize it; others realize it and have to tell him.” In an address to a delegation of the International Association of Penal Law this morning, Francis commented on a variety of troubling international legal issues, including the […]

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More Americans Renounce Citizenship http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/americans-renounce-citizenship/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/americans-renounce-citizenship/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:08:32 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84967 Significant numbers of people are continuing to renounce their U.S. citizenship or end their long-term U.S. residency. There are 776 names on the Treasury Department list published Friday for the third quarter of 2014. That’s the third highest quarterly figure ever, according to Andrew Mitchel, an international tax lawyer in Centerbrook, Conn., who tracks the […]

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Israeli defense minister was denied a meeting with top U.S. officials http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/israeli-defense-minister-denied-meeting-top-u-s-officials/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/israeli-defense-minister-denied-meeting-top-u-s-officials/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:08:27 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84963 Still miffed over negative comments that Israel’s defense minister made about Secretary of State John Kerry’s Mideast peace efforts and nuclear negotiations with Iran, the Obama administration this week refused his requests to meet several top national security aides, U.S. officials said Friday. While Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon did see Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and […]

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US to investigate claims IS used ‘chemical weapons’ in Iraq http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/us-investigate-claims-used-chemical-weapons-iraq/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/us-investigate-claims-used-chemical-weapons-iraq/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:46:00 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84960 The United States is to investigate whether militant group Islamic State (IS) used chemical weapons in Iraq, Secretary of State John Kerry has said. Mr Kerry said he was looking into “extremely serious” allegations that IS attacked Iraqi police officers with chlorine gas last month. Speaking on a visit to South Korea, Mr Kerry said […]

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Egypt declares state of emergency after Sinai car bomb kills 30 soldiers http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/egypt-declares-state-emergency-sinai-car-bomb-kills-30-soldiers/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/egypt-declares-state-emergency-sinai-car-bomb-kills-30-soldiers/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:16:04 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84957 Egypt has declared a state of emergency in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers and wounded dozens. The measures were due to begin on Saturday “for a duration of three months”, the presidency said in a statement issued in the wake of the deadliest attack […]

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Minister Harb blames Aoun for presidential election impasse http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/minister-harb-blames-aoun-presidential-election-impasse/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/minister-harb-blames-aoun-presidential-election-impasse/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:12:55 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84955 Lebanon’s Telecoms Minister Boutros Harb pointed out Friday that the political system is threatened with complete failure because of one man’s stubbornness over the presidential vote, “The status quo in the country now is the result of a political party that is clinging on to its refusal to hold the presidential election unless the results […]

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Woman pleads not guilty to rape of man http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/woman-pleads-guilty-rape-man/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/woman-pleads-guilty-rape-man/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:46:32 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84952 A 28-year-old Seattle woman pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to second-degree rape in the alleged sexual assault on a man she didn’t know in June 2013. A motion by a defense attorney representing Chantae Marie Gilman to reduce her $100,000 bail was denied by King County Superior Court Judge Patrick Oishi, according to court records. […]

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Unemployment in France hits new record high http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/unemployment-france-hits-new-record-high/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/unemployment-france-hits-new-record-high/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:38:07 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84949 After a slight improvement in August, the number of jobless in France once again increased in September, reaching a new record high of 3.43 million unemployed, government figures revealed Friday. Data from France’s labor ministry showed unemployment rose by 0.6 percent last month, after the modest 0.3 rise it experienced in August. “Let’s be honest, […]

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Journalists ‘desirable targets’ for ISIL, FBI warns media http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/journalists-desirable-targets-isil-fbi-warns-media/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/25/journalists-desirable-targets-isil-fbi-warns-media/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:30:42 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84947 is The Federal Bureau of Investigation sent a bulletin to reporters on Thursday warning that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant had identified reporters and media personalities as “desirable targets” for retribution attacks against the United States. “The FBI assesses, based on open source statements and postings, that [ISIL] members and supporters view […]

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