BEIRUT, June 28 – The Lebanese government warned on Tuesday of a heightened terrorist threat after eight suicide bombers targeted a Christian village at the border with Syria, the latest spillover of its conflict into Lebanon. The village of Qaa was targeted on Monday in two waves of suicide attacks that killed five people. The
BEIRUT, June 12 – A bomb exploded in central Beirut on Sunday outside the headquarters of the Lebanese Blom Bank, causing damage to the building, security sources and witnesses said. Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk said Blom Bank was the target. The Lebanese Red Cross said two people received minor injuries, the National News Agency reported.
BEIRUT, May 9 – A list backed by mainstream Lebanese parties has won Beirut municipality elections, its leader said early on Monday, seeing off a challenge by an independent movement that had sought to galvanise voters angry with political paralysis. Local media reported a decisive victory for the “Beirutis” list, headed by Jamal Itani, after
By John Davison BEIRUT, April 17 – President Francois Hollande said on Saturday that France would provide immediate additional military aid to Lebanon, and urged politicians to end a long-running crisis by electing a president as soon as possible. Hollande also said he had decided to step up assistance for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, giving 50 million euros
BEIRUT, March 13 – The Lebanese government on Saturday approved a plan to solve a seven-month garbage crisis that has fueled protests against the dysfunctional state and raised concerns for public health. Two landfills will be established near Beirut, and a third one south of the city will be reopened for two months to receive
BEIRUT, March 12 – Lebanon‘s Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk said on Friday the country’s rubbish crisis had been “99 percent solved” at a government committee meeting on the issue. The Lebanese National News Agency quoted Machnouk and reported there would be a cabinet meeting on Saturday to finalize the agreement. It gave no further details. Politicians’
BEIRUT, Nov 26 (Reuters) – An operation in Syria launched by the Syrian army and Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia killed a person involved in the logistics of a twin suicide bomb attack in southern Beirut earlier this month, the Hezbollah-run al-Manar television channel said on Thursday. The operation killed the person “responsible for transporting the two
Nov. 18 – Facebook Inc activated its “Safety Check” feature after deadly blasts in Nigeria late on Tuesday following criticism from users that the social media network was being selective about deploying it. Facebook usually activates the feature, which allows users to mark themselves as safe, after natural disasters, but not bombings or attacks. The
Following the deadly attacks in Paris that killed 127 people and injured 252 on Friday, social media was abuzz with reactions ranging from disbelief and anger, to solidarity and scepticism. We compiled a sample.
BEIRUT, Nov 12: Lebanon’s parliament convened on Thursday for its first legislative session in more than a year as lawmakers prepared to vote on mostly financial issues vital to keeping the paralyzed state afloat. The two-day session, which began shortly after 9:00 GMT, will focus on passing laws crucial to development loans, debt issuance and