At least 26 people died on Saturday when Egyptians rampaged in protest at the sentencing of 21 people to death over a soccer stadium disaster, adding to bloody street turmoil confronting Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.
The Lebanese army has completed its extensive deployment in Jabal Mohsin the mostly Alawite neighborhood of Tripoli as a first step towards complete deployment throughout Tripoli according to National news Agency NNA NNA added that the next step for the army is to complete its
SECTARIAN clashes linked to the 21-month conflict in Syria have killed six people and wounded 40 in neighbouring Lebanon.
Syrian state TV says soldiers have clashed with two armed groups that infiltrated from Lebanon, killing several of them. The clashes took place in the suburbs of the central city of Homs, which is near the border. Syrian forces chased the groups back into Lebanon, the TV reported on Sunday.
AT least 23 people have been wounded in running clashes between pro- and anti-Damascus regime supporters in Lebanon’s second largest city of Tripoli, a security official says. Exchanges of gunfire erupted on Monday and continued through the night between the mainly Sunni district of Bab el-Tebbaneh and the largely Alawite area of Jabal Mohsen.
President Michel Suleiman told al-Liwaa newspaper on Tuesday that the clashes in Lebanon’s northern capital Tripoli have been caused by the mounting security tensions and have nothing to do with the Syrian crisis . “The clashes in Tripoli have nothing to do with the Syrian crisis.”
Military Investigative Judge Nabil Wehbi on Monday issued an arrest warrant against Lebanese national Shadi al-Mawlawi for “belonging to an armed terrorist group, National News Agency reported. Mawlawi’s arrest by General Security agents in Tripoli on Saturday had sparked three days of deadly violence in the northern capital
Interior Minister Marwan Charbel brushed aside on Thursday reports that there was a clash between him and Labor Minister Charbel Nahhas during Wednesday’s cabinet meeting. “Nothing important happened, ” Charbel told New TV.
At least 45 people have been killed and 470 injured Friday in ethnic clashes in volatile southern Kyrgyzstan, heightening worries about the stability of this Central Asian nation that has been a crucial conduit for North Atlantic Treaty Organization troops and supplies into Afghanistan.