Lebanese protesters closed two major roads in northern Lebanon Wednesday to prevent fuel tank trucks from crossing into Syria, Lebanon’s state-run news agency and security officials said.
Several fully loaded Syrian tank trucks have reportedly headed to Damascus on Tuesday, but two trucks carrying Syrian license plates came under fire in the norther city of Tripoli, prompting the army to deploy in the area
A senior Syrian diplomat visited Venezuela on Tuesday bringing a private message to President Hugo Chavez from his ally Syrian leader Bashar Assad. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Al Mokdad didn’t give details about Assad’s message to Chavez,
A fuel truck exploded after hitting portions of a bridge Thursday in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, engulfing buildings and cars in flames and killing at least 22 people and injuring more than 110, witnesses and officials said. The death toll was a significant increase in the number of reported casualties than in
Following the drop in the international commodity markets , the prices of fuel changed in Lebanon on Wednesday October 10. While gasoline and Diesel fuel went down the price of natural gas went up.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Monday criticized Air France for putting the 174 passengers of a Paris-Beirut flight in harm’s way when the plane landed at Damascus airport to refuel last week.
Air France passengers on a flight which was diverted from Beirut and landed instead in Damascus were asked at one point to chip in and help pay to refuel the plane, a passenger said on Thursday.
The head of the General Labor Confederation ( GLC) Ghassan Ghosn called Tuesday for a general strike to take place on May 3 by the public and private sectors and warned the government against its “policies of impoverishment.”
Prior to the Syrian revolution , red diesel fuel was smuggled from Syria to Lebanon , because it was cheap but the sanctions against Syria have reversed the process… now diesel fuel from Lebanon is being smuggled to Syria for use by the Syrian army tanks and trucks.
The American University of Beirut recently announced it has partnered with researchers from the Lebanese Association for Energy Savings and for Environment (ALMEE) and researchers from Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta and Egypt to study the possibility of producing algae-based biodiesel.