Lebanon

Syrians in Lebanon Hit By Arrests, Curfews and Hostility After Bombings

By John Davison BEIRUT, July 25 – Suicide bombings in Lebanon last month have prompted mass arrests, curfews and reported vigilante-style attacks directed at the large Syrian refugee population, leaving many Syrians in the country feeling fearful and cornered. The security measures are making it harder for Syrians, who already fear arbitrary arrest, to move

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Lebanon Fears New Terror Wave After Multiple Suicide Attack

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

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Eight Suicide Bombers Target Lebanese Christian Village

BEIRUT, June 27 – Eight suicide bombers attacked a Lebanese Christian village on Monday, killing five people and wounding dozens more, in the latest violent spillover of the five-year-old Syrian war into Lebanon. Security sources said they believed Daesh was responsible for the bombings in the village of Qaa on Lebanon’s border with Syria, but

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Suicide Bombers Strike Lebanese Village, Kill Five

BEIRUT, June 27 – Four suicide bombers killed at least five people and wounded 19 more in a series of attacks in a Lebanese Christian village at the border with Syria on Monday, the latest violent spillover of the five-year-old Syrian war into Lebanon. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks after

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Ramadan With Refugees

BY Jillian Kestler-D’Amours and Arfa Shahid Nour Al Raies, a refugee from Homs, Syria, says she misses the adhan, the call to prayer, the most. “We miss the sound of the adhan which would come from the mosque announcing the breaking of our fast. You know, each passing day we feel nostalgic for the days of Ramadan

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Lebanese Alt-Rock Band Confronts Post-Orlando Divisions During U.S. Tour

By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON, June 14 – Accustomed to generating controversy in their native Middle East with lyrics tackling love, sex and political apathy, members of Lebanese alt-rock band Mashrou’ Leila thought a summer U.S. tour would bring them a welcome respite. Instead, as news spread on Sunday that an American man claiming allegiance to

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Bomb Blast Hits Bank in Central Beirut, No Casualties

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.

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Lebanese Citizenship Law Strips Women of Identity and Property

By Ruth Pollard BEIRUT, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When her teenage daughter – a talented football player – was selected for a national Lebanese team, Nadine Moussa could not have been more proud. But the celebrations were short-lived. Under a 91-year-old law, women like Moussa, who are married to foreigners, cannot pass their Lebanese nationality

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Death Becomes Them

Will the death of Hezbollah’s Badreddine impact the course of justice? BY Nicholas Noe The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) will almost certainly continue the trial of four men accused of masterminding the 2005 assassination of Rafik Hariri, former prime minister of Lebanon, even though a fifth defendant, Mustapha Badreddine, was apparently killed in Syria

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Hariri-Backed List Claims Beirut Municipal Poll Victory

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

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