Ya Libnan http://yalibnan.com World News Live from Lebanon Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:38:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Private school teachers on strike call ” for justice and equality” http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/private-school-teachers-strike-call-justice-equality/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/private-school-teachers-strike-call-justice-equality/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:38:52 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84200 Private school teachers went on strike today and protested near the parliament during the legislative session for being excluded from the wage hike that the lawmakers were supposed to discuss and approve on Wednesday But the parliament failed to discuss the draft law on Wednesday and Speaker Nabih Berri sent the bill back to the […]

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Air Canada’s crackdown on baggage dubbed ‘cash grab” http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/air-canadas-crackdown-baggage-dubbed-cash-grab/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/air-canadas-crackdown-baggage-dubbed-cash-grab/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:26:34 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84196 Air Canada has started cracking down on passengers with oversized carry-on luggage, beginning with a trial program at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Extra staff were posted at the airport’s departure areas Tuesday to check travellers’ luggage and ensure their bags will fit safely into the overhead bins. The trial program comes less than a month […]

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3 Israeli soldiers who fought in Gaza committed suicide http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/3-israeli-soldiers-fought-gaza-committed-suicide/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/3-israeli-soldiers-fought-gaza-committed-suicide/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:49:05 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84193 Three soldiers who fought in this summer’s war in the Gaza Strip have committed suicide over the last month according to a report by Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz. In addition, a reservist called up for service in the north during the war to replace regular troops who were sent to Gaza committed suicide during his […]

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Lebanon FM did not inform PM Salam about his meeting with Syrian FM http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/lebanon-fm-inform-pm-salam-meeting-syrian-fm/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/lebanon-fm-inform-pm-salam-meeting-syrian-fm/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:24:43 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84187 Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam revealed during an interview with Al-Hayat newspaper that Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil did not inform him of his meeting with his Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem nor did he convey to him anything relating to that meeting. Bassil is the son-in-law of Free patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun, a close […]

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Canada will soon announce its role in the ISIS fight, PM http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/canada-will-soon-announce-role-isis-fight-pm/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/canada-will-soon-announce-role-isis-fight-pm/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:32:12 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84182 Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will outline to the Conservative caucus Wednesday the factors he’s considering before deciding what role Canada will play in the fight against ISIS. Harper hasn’t yet decided how Canada will help counter the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, a government source told CBC News. Harper and his […]

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ISIS could become ‘world’s first truly terrorist state’ , warns UK minister http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/isis-become-worlds-first-truly-terrorist-state-warns-uk-minister/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/isis-become-worlds-first-truly-terrorist-state-warns-uk-minister/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:17:34 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84177 ISIS could acquire nuclear and biological weapons to launch attacks on Britain, the Home Secretary warned Tuesday  as she set out new measures to clamp down on extremist groups. In a speech to the Tory party conference that concentrated almost entirely on the threat from terrorism at home and abroad, Theresa May warned that the jihadist group […]

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Australia joins the U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/australia-joins-u-s-led-airstrikes-islamic-state/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/australia-joins-u-s-led-airstrikes-islamic-state/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:21:39 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84174 Australia will fly refueling and intelligence-gathering aircraft over Iraq from today in support of U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State forces, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. Australia, which has deployed 400 air force personnel and 200 special forces soldiers to a U.S. base in the United Arab Emirates, is yet to decide whether to actively participate […]

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Stepped up security measures in Mecca as Hajj begins and ISIS concerns grow http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/stepped-security-measures-mecca-hajj-begins-isis-concerns-grow/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/stepped-security-measures-mecca-hajj-begins-isis-concerns-grow/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:08:24 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84169 Each year, as the crowds of millions of Muslims who come to Mecca for the hajj continue to grow, Saudi Arabian authorities have stepped up safety and security measures. There is a long list of troubles they hope to avoid: crime, fire, stampedes, the spread of infectious disease. But this year, Saudi officials are on […]

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Armed former convict rode in an elevator with Obama ! http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/former-convict-rode-elevator-obama/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/former-convict-rode-elevator-obama/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:43:01 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84165 President Obama shared an elevator earlier this month with an armed security contractor who has three felony convictions relating to assault and battery, in the latest report of a serious violation of Secret Service security protocols. Multiple sources confirmed to Fox News the incident, which took place in an elevator during Obama’s Sept. 16 visit […]

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PM Abbott wishes the burka ‘was not worn’ in Australia http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/pm-abbott-wishes-burka-worn-australia/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/pm-abbott-wishes-burka-worn-australia/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:30:38 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84162 Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he wishes the burka “was not worn” in Australia, and has indicated he may support calls to ban the Islamic head-covering from being worn by visitors to Parliament House. Coalition backbenchers Cory Bernardi and George Christensen have said they believe the burka should be removed at security checkpoints coming into […]

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Iraqi pilots drop food instead of bombs on I.S. fighters http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/iraqi-pilots-drop-food-instead-bombs-s-fighters/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/iraqi-pilots-drop-food-instead-bombs-s-fighters/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:56:27 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84159 Members of Islamic State recently received an unexpected surprise from the Iraqi pilots. An investigation was underway Tuesday after Iraqi military pilots mistakenly gave food, water and ammunition to enemy ISIS militants instead of their own soldiers, a senior security official and a brigadier told NBC News. The supplies were supposed to help besieged Iraqi […]

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ISIS fight: US urges patience…’we are at the start of along fight’ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/isis-fight-us-urges-patience-start-along-fight/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/isis-fight-us-urges-patience-start-along-fight/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:34:36 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84156 The Pentagon on Tuesday criticized some media coverage for lacking patience at the start of a long fight against the Islamic State, cautioning that progress would take time and saying “we cannot bomb them into obscurity” in Syria and Iraq. Rear Admiral John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, declined to specify which coverage was, in his […]

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George Clooney spent $13 million on wedding http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/george-clooney-spent-13-million-wedding/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/george-clooney-spent-13-million-wedding/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:10:48 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84152 Oscar-winning actor George Clooney, 53, reportedly spent $13 million on his wedding Saturday in Venice to human rights attorney Amal Alamuddin, 36. The Lexington, Kentucky-born star reportedly spent $750,000 on the bride’s engagement ring, which he presented to her in April, seven months after the pair met. The wedding included guests like Brad Pitt, Angelina […]

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Obama and Modi call for ‘new US and India agenda’ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/obama-modi-call-new-us-india-agenda/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/obama-modi-call-new-us-india-agenda/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:35:00 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84149 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama have called for a “new agenda” between their countries during Mr Modi’s US visit. The two leaders outlined their agenda for future US-Indian relations in an article, as Mr Modi visited the White House for a second day. “The true potential of our relationship has […]

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Government has no business being in business, India PM tells US Investors http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/government-business-business-india-pm-tells-us-investors/ http://yalibnan.com/2014/10/01/government-business-business-india-pm-tells-us-investors/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:07:56 +0000 http://yalibnan.com/?p=84146 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended his five-day US trip by reaffirming his pledge to cut down unwanted laws and usher in a friendlier business environment in an address to over 300 members of the US-India Business Council. Making a strong pitch for investments, PM Modi on Tuesday assured top US business leaders of tax stability […]

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