The southern Lebanese city of Sidon will celebrate on Monday its dream of converting the seaside trash mountain into a green garden. This is how the trash mountain looked like: The following officials will be attending and speaking during the celebration Mayor of Sidon: Engineer Mohammad al Saudi Regional Director of the United Nations: Luca Randa. […]
The Lebanese city of Saida is known for its historic ruins dating to the 5th century BC. It also is known for its giant garbage dump, which residents call “trash mountain.” The mountain has grown steadily for more than 30 years, and city residents, tourists and environmentalists say it is a growing source of frustration
Six French soldiers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) were wounded in a blast targeting two vehicles belonging to the French Battalion in the southern coastal city of Sidon. According to a witness, the bomb was planted on the side of the road and detonated by remote control.
Pamphlets were distributed in East Saida and nearby villages overnight warning the area’s Christian residents to evacuate their homes and leave the area within a week, LBCI reported on Sunday. Prominent Saida figures condemned the pamphlets, calling on authorities to find out who is behind the pamphlets and to punish them, the report added
In Sidon the electoral list backed by Future Movement has reportedly won 10484 votes while the competing list that is backed By Hezbollah’s ally Osama Saad reportedly won 4096 , based on preliminary results .
New TV reported that as of 6:30 PM the overall voter turnout in Jezzine district reached 39 % while in the city of Jezzine city it reached 59 % . The overall voter turnout in Sidon district reached 45 % while in the city of Sidon it is over 50%.
Voice of Lebanon Radio station reported at 6 pm that voter turnout in Sidon has exceeded 50 percent. Former PM and Sidon PM Fouad Siniora called on Sidon’s voters to “massively” head toward polling stations, and urged them to ignore the the intimidation attempts, saying victory in Sidon is just around the corner.
Interior Minister Ziad Baroud played down election tension in Sidon and said security forces are ready to tackle any situation. Earlier in the day, media reported a clash between Popular Nasserite Movement leader Osama Saad’s bodyguard and an Internal Security Forces member at a Saida polling station. At a press conference Sunday, Baroud said that […]
Two major groups announced they were competing for Sidon municipal elections set for May 23 . Mohammed al-Saudi tried but failed to forge consensus list and will now be facing the “Popular Will” list which is backed by the Popular Nasserite Organization. The “Popular Will” is headed by Abdul Rahman al-Ansari and includes Mona Maarouf […]