Sunday News Briefs & Editorial
4 October, 2009
Beirut - It appears that the formation of the government in Lebanon will now have to wait for the Saudi Syrian summit which is expected to take place starting next Tuesday when Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdel Aziz is scheduled to arrive in Damascus to meet with Syrian president Bashar al Assad
Tuesday News Briefs & Editorial
28 July, 2009
Beirut- The issue of the 6th Shiite minister continues to dominate the news in Lebanon. The names of either Adnan al Sayyed Hussein and Talal al Miqdad were suggested as the 6th Shiite minister to be included in the share of the president provided the Shiites do no veto him.
Lebanon's Jeita Grotto among 28 finalists for 7 Wonders of Nature
21 July, 2009
Geneva - Lebanon's Jeita Grotto , the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef are competing with 25 other spectacular natural landmarks in the final phase of the global poll to choose the "New 7 Wonders of Nature," organizers said Tuesday.
Biden in Lebanon to show U.S. support |Pictures|
22 May, 2009
Beirut- Vice President Joe Biden, the most senior U.S. official to visit Lebanon in 26 years, voiced support for Lebanese sovereignty on Friday and denied seeking to sway an election that may unseat a Western-backed coalition.
Lebanon police displays Israeli spying tools
12 May, 2009
Beirut - Lebanese police displayed sophisticated devices Monday that they said Israel used to spy on Hezbollah, including a water cooler fitted with sensors to survey the landscape.
Clinton's surprise visit to Beirut in pictures
26 April, 2009
Beirut - US secretary of State Hillary Clinton surprised the Lebanese when she arrived this morning at the Beirut International airport . She went straight to the Republican Palace in Baabda to meet president Michel Suleiman.
Sunday News Briefs
19 April, 2009
Beirut- The relationship between Hezbollah and Egypt is heading from bad to worse, because Egypt's High State Security prosecution has asked for the death penalty for Hezbollah's Shihab on charges of plotting attacks in the country with the purpose of "overthrowing the regime,"
Lebanese security frees Amin Khansa, arrests kidnappers
3 April, 2009
Beirut - A 14-year-old boy kidnapped and held for ransom was dramatically rescued in an undercover operation carried out by Lebanese security services on Thursday morning.
Syria names its first ever ambassador to Lebanon
24 March, 2009
Beirut - Syria has named its first ambassador to Lebanon and Lebanese President Michel Suleiman accepted his diplomatic accreditation Tuesday, according to a statement from the Lebanese presidential Palace in Baabda.
US Navy ship and a submarine collide in Strait of Hormuz
20 March, 2009
Manama- Two U.S. Navy vessels — a submarine and an amphibious ship — collided during the early morning hours Friday in the Strait of Hormuz between Iran and the Arabian peninsula, the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet reported.
Lebanon opens its first ever embassy in Syria |Pictures|
16 March, 2009
Damascus- Lebanon on Monday opened its first-ever embassy in Syria in another sign of improving ties between the long-feuding neighbors.
Lebanon's March 14 alliance launches its 2009 election campaign
14 March, 2009
Beirut - "On the 7th of June you have a date with the upcoming parliamentary elections that are being conducted under a major transformation and this election is a referendum on the future of Lebanon and the state-building project," Soueid , told the attendees during the launching of the March 14 election campaign
Iraqi shoe attacker sentenced to 3 years in prison
13 March, 2009
By Anthony Shadid
Baghdad - A court convicted an Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at President George W. Bush of assaulting a foreign leader and sentenced him to three years in prison Thursday,
U.N. launches Special Tribunal for Lebanon |Pictures|
1 March, 2009
Beirut - The United Nations Sunday launched in Leidschendam, Netherlands , a special tribunal to prosecute the assassins of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, more than four years after he was assassinated in a massive car bombing in downtown Beirut on February 14 , 2005
Lebanon frees 3 suspects in Hariri's assassination
25 February, 2009
Beirut- Three men jailed for more than three years in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri were set free on bail on Wednesday, days before an international tribunal was to begin trying the case.
US Senator Kerry in Lebanon to meet with key officials |pictures|
18 February, 2009
Beirut - United States Senator and Chairman of Foreign Relations Committee John Kerry, has arrived in Beirut from Jordan on Wednesday to meet with key Lebanese officials.
Mt.Lebanon bids farewell to Zeineddine, in pictures
16 February, 2009
Chbaniye: The village of Chbaniye in Mt Lebanon bid farewell today to Lutfi Zeineddine, 50 , a member of the Progressive Socialist Party ( PSP) who died yesterday of his severe wounds. He was stabbed Saturday by March 8 supporters as he was returning from a mass rally commemorating
Lebanon Shiites mark the day of Ashura | pictures|
8 January, 2009
Beirut - Tens of thousands of Shiite Muslim men, some beating their chests and others slashing their heads with blades, marched through the streets of Lebanon on Tuesday to mark the day of Ashura.
Protests against Israeli assault on Gaza in pictures
29 December, 2008
Beirut- From Beirut to Jakarta in the east and Houston Texas, USA in the west , demonstrators took to the streets across the Arab and Muslim worlds in protests against Israel's deadly bombardment of the Gaza Strip. Over 345 Palestinians have been killed so far during the first 3 days of the assault .
The Gaza war in pictures
28 December, 2008
Gaza- Israeli warplanes continue to pound Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Sunday in unprecedented waves of air strikes, killing so far more than 300 people and wounding more than 1000. The UN Security Council early Sunday called for an immediate end to all military activities