Sheikh Assir made it to the ski resort despite objections

Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir  decided to go skiing Thursday  on the occasion of Prophet Mohmmad’s birthday  and headed to Farayya  slopes but residents of   Kfar Zebian  didn’t fancy him there   and blocked the road to the ski area according to local reports . Thursday is a national holiday in Lebanon.

Assir accuses Hezbollah, Amal of dictating Shiite decisions

During a rally in Sidon in south Lebanon, Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir accused Hezbollah and Amal Movement leaders of dictating Shiite decisions and stressed that his people want to live in peace with all sects, including Sunnis, Shiites and Christians. He accused Hezbollah of trying to create hegemony in Lebanon through the use of […]

Lebanese president orders arrest of suspects in Sidon clash

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman ordered the arrest of those responsible for the clash between Sunni and Shiite Muslim gunmen in the southern city of Sidon that left three people dead. Suleiman warned against the “dangers of sliding toward internal conflict,” the official National News Agency said today.

1 killed in Sidon, south Lebanon clash

Security officials say shooting between Sunni and Shiite Muslim gunmen in Al Taamir neighborhood in Ain El-Helwe Palestinian camp resulted in the death of one man and the wounding of four others. The officials say the clashes between followers of hardline Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir and members of the Shiite militant group Hezbollah

Analysis: A Void for Sunnis in Lebanon

As spillover from the civil war in Syria continues to unsettle Lebanon, the prolonged absence of Saad Hariri, the country’s former prime minister and leader of its Sunni community, has created a political vacuum of sorts, as his influence has declined and new voices have emerged. Mr. Hariri, whose father, former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, […]