Ya Libnan http://yalibnan.com World News Live from Lebanon Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:50:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 UK govt set to crack down on Muslim Brotherhood http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/21/uk-govt-set-crack-muslim-brotherhood/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/21/uk-govt-set-crack-muslim-brotherhood/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:50:13 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84824 cameron Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron will soon order a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups in the UK, London-based newspaper The Telegraph reported on Sunday. The UK government launched an inquiry earlier this year into the Muslim Brotherhood, due to concerns that its Islamist ideology was fanning the flames of extremism […]

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Putin Offered to Divide Ukraine with Poland: Speaker http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/21/putin-offered-divide-ukraine-poland-speaker/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/21/putin-offered-divide-ukraine-poland-speaker/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:15:39 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84821 In 2008, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin had proposed to Poland’s then Prime Minister Donald Tusk that the countries split Ukraine among themselves, Poland’s parliamentary speaker Radoslaw Sikorski said. Sikorski told U.S. website Politico that Putin had put forth the proposal when Tusk had visited Moscow in 2008. “He wanted us to become participants in this […]

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U.K. to Start Surveillance Flights in Syria http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/21/u-k-start-surveillance-flights-syria/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/21/u-k-start-surveillance-flights-syria/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:47:03 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84817 Britain’s military will start carrying our surveillance flights in Syria, the government said on Tuesday, marking a significant new step in its efforts to support the fight against the Islamic State militant group. Unmanned Royal Air Force Reaper drones and Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft will be authorized to fly over Syria to gather intelligence, Defence […]

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Meet Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Indonesia’s ‘Yes we can’ new president http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/21/meet-joko-jokowi-widodo-indonesias-yes-can-new-president/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/21/meet-joko-jokowi-widodo-indonesias-yes-can-new-president/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:51:38 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84802 By Dan Murphy Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was sworn in as Indonesia’s president Saturday, capping an improbable journey to the top for a diminutive outsider. And it ranks as one of the most optimistic pieces of global news in recent years, at least for those who’ve been paying attention. The sprawling archipelago that is Indonesia – […]

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The Letter That Obama Should Write To Putin -But Won’t http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/21/letter-obama-write-putin-wont/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/21/letter-obama-write-putin-wont/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:11:43 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84799 President Obama’s failed reset and his weak response to Putin’s War Against Ukraine stuck him with a reputation of indecisiveness and naïveté, reinforced by cumulating foreign policy failures. Obama, unlike Angela Merkel, members of Congress of both parties, and, lately, Hillary Clinton, still appears to be late to understand Putin’s global threat and his goal […]

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Parliament paved the way for extending its own term http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/21/parliament-paved-way-extending-term/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/21/parliament-paved-way-extending-term/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:51:56 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84796 As a first step towards a second extension of the parliament’s ‘s term the MPs met today for 12 minutes to renew the committee assignments and re-elect Parliament’s Secretariat members. Minor adjustments were made to committee assignments, with MP Ziad al-Aswad replacing late MP Michel Helou on one of the committees. Following the session, Speaker […]

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Islamic State’s Sway Spreads to Lebanon http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/21/islamic-states-sway-spreads-lebanon/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/21/islamic-states-sway-spreads-lebanon/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:19:37 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84794 TRIPOLI, Lebanon— Sheik Nabil Rahim is jolted by what he hears nowadays from angry teenagers in the poor neighborhoods of this city, the country’s second-largest and the hub of its Sunni Muslim community. “They say we want Islamic State, the Islamic State is coming—but they have never actually spoken with someone from Islamic State,” said […]

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Total oil company CEO killed in Moscow http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/21/total-oil-company-ceo-killed-moscow/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/21/total-oil-company-ceo-killed-moscow/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:45:45 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84789 The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a business jet collided with a snow plow during takeoff at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, the company and airport officials said. The collision occurred late on Monday, just minutes before midnight Moscow time, the airport said in a statement. The Dassault […]

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Lebanon imposes new anti Ebola measures http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/20/lebanon-imposes-new-anti-ebola-measures/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/20/lebanon-imposes-new-anti-ebola-measures/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:43:37 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84786 Lebanon is imposing new measures to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the Middle Eastern nation, the health minister said Monday. Wael Abu Faour said Lebanon is more vulnerable than some other Arab countries because of the large Lebanese diaspora in Africa. Thousands of Lebanese live in African nations including Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone […]

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Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/20/turkey-let-iraqi-kurds-reinforce-kobani/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/20/turkey-let-iraqi-kurds-reinforce-kobani/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:12:32 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84784 Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian border town of Kobani, while the United States air-dropped arms for the first time to help the defenders resist an Islamic State assault. Washington said the arms had been supplied by Iraqi Kurdish authorities and had been dropped […]

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Lebanese-American reporter killed in a ‘suspicious’ car accident in Turkey http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/20/lebanese-american-reporter-killed-car-accident-turkey/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/20/lebanese-american-reporter-killed-car-accident-turkey/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:33:40 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84780 Iranian Press TV reported that its correspondent in Turkey, Serena Shim, has been killed in a “suspicious” car accident near the Turkey-Syria border. Shim was killed on Oct. 19 as she was on a working mission in Turkey to cover the ongoing war in the Syrian town of Kobani. She was going back to her […]

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Iran vows to aid Lebanon army and Hezbollah http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/20/iran-vows-aid-lebanon-army-hezbollah/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/20/iran-vows-aid-lebanon-army-hezbollah/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:42:47 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84777 Iran said Sunday it is ready to provide aid to the Lebanese army as well as the Shiite Hezbollah group to help combat “terrorists.” The promise of aid comes after Iran’s regional rival Saudi Arabia pledged billions of dollars to Lebanon’s armed forces, and will be seen by many Lebanese as part of a competition […]

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US airdrops weapons, medical supplies to Kurds in Kobani http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/20/us-airdrops-weapons-medical-supplies-kurds-kobani/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/20/us-airdrops-weapons-medical-supplies-kurds-kobani/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:38:46 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84774 The U.S. military said it has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurds defending the northern Syrian town of Kobani from Islamic State militants. That could strain U.S.-Turkish relations. The “first-of-its-kind” supply mission came as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Jakarta trying to enlist Southeast Asian leaders in what one U.S. […]

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Iran threatens to turn Saudi Arabia into hell http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/20/iran-threatens-turn-saudi-arabia-hell/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/20/iran-threatens-turn-saudi-arabia-hell/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:30:25 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84771 Iranian leaders threatened “to turn Saudi Arabia into hell,” over the last few days in response to a decision by a Saudi court to sentence the Shi’ite cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr to death. A day later Iran carried out a wave of arrests against Sunni clerics. The tit-for-tat exchange comes as the West scrutinizes […]

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Obama wants to bypass congress on Iran nuke deal http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/20/obama-wants-bypass-congress-iran-nuke-deal/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/20/obama-wants-bypass-congress-iran-nuke-deal/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:02:29 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84768 No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his presidency: an accord with Iran that would forestall its ability to make a nuclear weapon. But the White House has made one significant decision: […]

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