Google made it up for Lebanon on independence day

Lebanon did not officially celebrate its 71st independence anniversary this Saturday , but Google made it up for the Lebanese by celebrating our independence in style with a doodle featuring dancers performing the national “dabke” folk dance. The Lebanese government decided to cancel the Independence Day celebrations for the first time since the 1975-1990 civil […]

Obama regrets that Lebanon is without a president on Independence day

In a letter released by the US embassy on the occasion of Lebanon’s 71st Independence Day, President Barack Obama congratulated the Lebanese people and regretted that Lebanon is still without a president stressing that the” election of a president must be a Lebanese decision only, but it is a decision that must be taken for […]

Hariri calls for a road map that protects Lebanon on eve of independence day

On the eve of  Lebanon’s  71st anniversary of independence former PM and Future Movement Saad Hariri said on Friday that it was “disgraceful” for Lebanon’s Independence Day to be celebrated amid a vacuum at the Baabda Palace, Lebanon will not be officially celebrating its  independence this Saturday  with a military parade  according to PM Tammam Salam because […]

Catalonia Calls for Talks on Independence From Spain

Catalonia’s leader, buoyed by a well-attended albeit symbolic vote for independence, called on Tuesday for Spain to start negotiations on a formal referendum while denouncing what he called attempts at intimidation, including an alleged cyberattack. The central government in Madrid responded by ruling out any talk of an independence referendum, leaving the wealthy region—Spain’s leading […]

Syrian Druze shifting support to the opposition

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Members of Syria’s Druze community, a small but significant religious minority, are joining the opposition in bigger numbers, ramping up pressure on the beleaguered government of President Bashar al-Assad, according to opposition activists and rebel military commanders.

How Not To Help Lebanon

A bombing Friday in Beirut assassinated the head of the Intelligence Bureau of that country’s Internal Security Forces, Wissam Al Hassan, a Sunni officer who was a leading foe of the Assad regime and of Hezbollah. The White House issued the following statement : Statement by NSC Spokesman Tommy Vietor on Attack in Beirut:

Aoun "extremely immoral" says Fatfat

Future bloc MP Ahmad Fatfat said in remarks published on Tuesday that Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun has become “extremely immoral” following the latter’s statement on slain former Premier Rafik Hariri. On Sunday, Aoun slammed those who said that Hariri’s assassination freed Lebanon from Syria, adding that it seemed they have forgotten that […]