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 […]
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 […]
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’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 […]
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.
For the third year in a row Google joined Lebanon in celebrating its 69th anniversary of Independence Day on Thursday, with a doodle featuring the temple of Jupiter in Lebanon’s city of the sun Baalbeck.
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:
The Palestinians will restart their diplomatic campaign for an independent state next week, with an appeal to the UN General Assembly to upgrade the official Palestinian status at the global body – and to pass a resolution backing a state within 1967 borders.
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 […]
An 18-year-old Tibetan nun has set herself on fire in western China in the latest such protest against Beijing’s handling of its vast Tibetan regions, an overseas rights group said Sunday. Free Tibet said in a statement that the nun set herself ablaze Saturday