Latest in Tag: Lebanon Highlight
Latest in Tag: Lebanon
The attack came as members of the security forces raided two hotels in central Beirut and detained at least 15 people
Lebanon is home to more than a million refugees from Syria’s devastating war. Half of them are children, the United Nations says, warning they risk becoming a “lost generation”.
Reuters – The International Monetary Fund forecasts Lebanon’s economy will grow by 2% in 2014 and a “modest 4% over the medium term,” despite two years of violence, political paralysis and a huge refugee influx. But with heavy pressures weighing on the economy, the IMF also said in a report published on Friday that Lebanon …
AFP – Human Rights Watch and a UN refugee agency expressed concern on Tuesday that Lebanon was blocking Palestinians fleeing Syria from entering the country. UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, said it was “concerned about the increased restrictions on Palestine refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria from entering Lebanon”. “We are monitoring the …
UNHCR, ministers stress the need for a political solution to ease Syrian humanitarian crisis
“Syrians who left Syria illegally do not have the right to vote in host countries,” Hisham Shaar was quoted as saying by pro-regime newspaper Al-Watan on Monday.
Reuters – Lebanon’s Bank Audi reported first-quarter net profit of $85.8m on Sunday, the same level as in the same period a year before. The bank said in a statement its net profit was driven by 12.2% growth in total income but that it had put aside $20.1m of net loan loss provisions. War in …
Shedding its guerrilla tactics to fight alongside an army
38 year-old Egyptian had been fighting in Syria alongside the Al-Nusra Front
Arsal too has suffered violence, including Syrian air strikes, incidents pitting Lebanon’s army against Lebanese and Syrian extremists, and on Saturday a car bomb that killed three soldiers.
The air raids come a day after a Syrian warplane was shot down by Ankara’s jets in an incident slammed as “flagrant aggression” by Damascus.
AFP – A firefight between pro- and anti-Damascus factions in Beirut killed one gunman and wounded 13 Sunday, a security official said, in the latest spillover of the conflict in neighbouring Syria. The gun battle raged from 3am to 8.30am (0100 to 0630 GMT) in a poor Sunni Muslim district in the south of the …
Nabil Fahmy’s Kuwaiti visit comes on the heels of a two-day stint to Beirut
Obama thanked Salam for hosting Syrian refugees, nearly one million of whom have fled to Lebanon.
Egyptian foreign minister in Lebanon to discuss Syria, cooperation
The Syrian army said the air strikes killed one soldier and wounded seven, cautioning that the assault endangered “the security and stability of the region”.
The capture on Sunday of Yabrud by Syrian troops and fighters of Lebanon’s Hezbollah marked a significant setback for the rebels as it severs their important supply lines from across the Lebanese border.
The Morning Glory “is carrying a cargo of oil owned by the Libyan government’s National Oil Company.
Nearly three million people have fled Syria since the beginning of the conflict in March 2011, and aid groups say 5.5 million children have been affected.
A Lebanese security source had said earlier that “10 Israeli rockets hit an uninhabited border area and that there were no casualties.”
For now, neither side seems to have the means to win decisively a conflict that has cost more than 140,000 lives and displaced nearly half Syria’s population, many of them now refugees.
Reuters – Lebanon’s new energy minister said on Saturday the government should press forward with its first offshore gas licensing round without further delay and his ministry would not be held up by the country’s political problems. Beirut estimates it has some 96 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas reserves but political dysfunction has …
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The Shi’a movement’s statement was the group’s first admission it had been targeted in the raid, although Lebanese sources had previously reported the attack.
AFP – Bent on halting any transfer of weapons to Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Israel has bombarded a position of the powerful Shi’a group on the Lebanon-Syria border, sources say. On Monday night, “two Israeli raids hit a Hezbollah target on the border of Lebanon and Syria,” a Lebanese security source told AFP. Lebanon’s National News Agency …
Three people were killed and 18 wounded, the official National News Agency said.
The toll from Wednesday’s double car bombing rose to 11, after a woman died of her wounds
Lebanon’s army confirmed the attack was a double suicide car bombing, and Health Minister Wael Abu Faour said four people were killed and 103 wounded.
The explosions sent a large plume of smoke over the area and Lebanese television showed scenes of widespread destruction.
Hezbollah is accused of participating in the 2005 assassination of Hariri’s father, former premier Rafiq Hariri, and five of its members are on trial in absentia before a special court in The Hague.