Latest in Tag: Lebanon Highlight
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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.
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The deaths are the latest in multiple rounds of fighting between the Sunni neighbourhood of Bab al-Tebbaneh and the Alawite neighbourhood of Jabal Mohsen
The blast took place on busy Al-Arid Street in the Haret Hreik neighbourhood, targeted by a suicide car bombing earlier this month.
The blast took place in a southern Beirut neighbourhood, a stronghold of Lebanon’s Hezbollah
The blast took place on a busy commercial street
AFP- Four people have been killed in fighting in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, where sectarian clashes linked to the Syrian conflict regularly break out, a security source said Monday. “Three people, a woman and two men, were killed in heavy clashes overnight in which heavy artillery and rockets were used,” the source told …
The talks opening Wednesday are aimed at setting up a transitional government to find a way out of the brutal conflict that has killed 130,000 people and made millions homeless since March 2011.
This was the fifth major assault on a Hezbollah stronghold in Lebanon since the Shi’a movement admitted it was fighting alongside President al-Assad’s forces in Syria
The “Not A Martyr” campaign sprung up after Chaar was killed in a 27 December car bombing that targeted moderate Lebanese politician Mohammad Chatah.
Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry also confirmed that Majid, a Saudi citizen, was on a list of 85 suspects wanted by the kingdom.
The bombing raised fears about the fragile situation in Lebanon, which has seen the war in neighbouring Syria regularly spill over.
The Israeli government accused the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah of being behind the rocket fire and threatened an even tougher response to any further attacks.
More than 50 injured
Mohammad Chatah was assassinated when a car bomb targeted his convoy in the city centre
Television channels showed pictures of thick smoke near the Serail, where Lebanon’s prime minister has his offices
The army said the soldier was shot by Lebanese troops as he was driving a civilian vehicle along a section of the border near Rosh HaNikra on the Mediterranean coast.