Gunmen release an islamist detainee in Tripoli

Gunmen stormed into Tripoli’s Islamic Hospital on Saturday and released an Islamist detainee Mohammad Youssef who was arrested for opening fire on the convoy of Lebanese Minister of Youth and Sports Faisal Karami. At least four people were injured after gunmen ambushed the convoy of Minister Karami in the northern city of Tripoli

Lebanon Heath ministry severs its ties with a hospital

Lebanese Health Minister Ali Hassan Khalil declared on Wednesday that the ministry will cease to cooperate with Tripoli’s Dar al-Shifaa Hospital claiming that a child died because the hospital refused to admit him . “Based on the reports that prove that Dar al-Shifaa Hospital illegally refused to admit six-year-old Mo’men Khaled al-Mohammad…the Health Ministry will […]

Lebanon lawyer sues Syria minister over Tripoli genocide

A Lebanese lawyer said he filed a lawsuit on Monday against Syrian Interior Minister Mohammed al-Shaar, accusing him of having ordered hundreds of killings in the northern city of Tripoli in 1986. Lawyer Tareq Shandab said he filed the case as Shaar is currently undergoing treatment at the American University Hospital

Russia stands by Syria President Bashar Assad

Russia said Sunday that it has no intention of pushing for the ouster of President Bashar Assad, as international negotiators seeking a way out of the escalating Syrian crisis again failed to reach a breakthrough. Meantime, Syria’s turmoil continued to spill over its borders, as four more people were killed in the latest spasm of […]

Syrian civil war spills into Lebanon as rebels close in on Damascus

Gunmen loyal to opposite sides in neighboring Syria’s civil war battled in the streets of northern Lebanon on Wednesday, and the death toll from two days of fighting was at least five killed and 45 wounded, officials said. The Lebanese army fanned out in the city of Tripoli to calm the fighting