Latest in Tag: Lebanon Highlight
Latest in Tag: Lebanon
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.
By Andrew Tabler, Now. As more and more Syrians flee to neighboring Lebanon, the situation there is a growing national security concern not only for Lebanon, but the entire region. While Hezbollah and Iran are supporting the Assad regime in Syria, their increased vulnerability in Lebanon should give them pause, as the recent bombing of …
RSM activist highlights hardships Syrian refugees face in Egypt
By Anno Bunnik Extremist movements and parties tend to disguise their true colours. The English Defence League, notorious for its racism, calls itself a ‘Human Rights’ Organisation. Dutch politician Geert Wilders, bent on banning the Quran, mosques and immigration, heads the ‘Freedom’ Party. Hezbollah, the self-proclaimed champion of Islamic ‘resistance’ is not alone in its …
Fahmy discusses roadmap, domestic affairs and foreign policy in UN address
By Isabella Eisenberg Here, in the northern Lebanese district of Akkar, Catholic-Maronite, Sunni, Greek-Orthodox and Alawite villages are scattered all over the landscape. The Syrian border is a 15 minute drive to the north of the northern Lebanese town of Halba, and residents can hear shelling in Syria at night and episodes of sectarian strife …
Both blasts hit at the hour of weekly Muslim prayers, in a city where Sunni supporters of Syria’s rebels engage in frequent, often deadly, clashes with Alawites, who back the Assad regime.
Israeli aircraft “targeted a terror site located between Beirut and Sidon in response to a barrage of four rockets launched at northern Israel yesterday”
A security source in Lebanon said that four rockets were fired at Israel from the south
The abduction is believed to be related to the kidnap of nine Lebanese Shi’as in Syria in May 2012
A Lebanese documentary offers new perspective on a country’s history
The term of the mandate of the legislature will be modified on an exceptional basis to end on November 2014 rather than this June as scheduled
There was no immediate comment on Assad’s remarks from Israel
The Egyptian embassy in Damascus says more than 5,000 Egyptians have been evacuated since the onset of the civil war in Syria
Rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and machineguns have all been used in six days of clashes in the port city, in the deadliest violence to rock the country for years.
Fighting between Sunni and Alawite residents of the city was continuing for a fourth day on Wednesday
The Egyptian delegate says the Arab bloc at the United Nations will take action if Israel continues to violate rights of Muslims and Christians
Representatives of Palestinian-Syrian refugees say the embassy has failed them
CNN said US and Western intelligence agencies were reviewing information suggesting Israel had likely conducted a strike overnight on Thursday.
Israeli air force shoots down unmanned drone from Lebanon, Israeli PM calls incident ‘extremely grave’
Lebanon’s Shi’a Hezbollah movement came under increasing pressure over accusations it is backing regime troops in Syria
Tamam Salam of the Western-backed opposition was named Lebanon’s new prime minister on Saturday and tasked with forming a government
Brazil imports from the Arab world increased 11% from 2011
A Lebanese security services official on the ground confirmed that four missiles were fired at Syrian rebel positions on the Lebanese side of the border.
Key questions about the bomber’s identity, the bomb and the organisation of the attack still remain unanswered, reported the Presa newspaper.
“I am determined to drive the Israeli army… and the security forces to new heights in facing the challenges of the future,” Yaalon wrote on his Facebook page after his nomination.
Jordan has opened its borders in recent days (allowing) passage of jihadists… whereas before it was satisfied with just facilitating the movement of elements trained on its territory by US intelligence
Lebanese authorities would now begin giving high priority to Egyptian products entering the Lebanese market.
Egyptian ports have lost most of their transit to Libya business, as suppliers have shifted their trade activities to Lebanese, Turkish and other ports