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Kobane Clashes Kill 100 Is Jihadists In Three Days: Monitor
1 hour ago: Business Insider
Beirut (AFP) - At least 100 jihadists from the Islamic State group have been killed in three days of fighting for the strategic Syrian border town of Kobane, a monitor said on Saturday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deaths brought...
Related topics: Human Rights
Lebanon At Breaking Point Over Refugees
October 30, 2014: Inter Press Service
By Lyndal RowlandsUNITED NATIONS, Oct 29 2014 (IPS)“Lebanon is a beacon of tolerance and co-existence in the region” for sheltering Syrian refugees, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement on Tuesday. The Secretary General’s...
Related topics: Ban Ki-moon
Massive Scale-up Of Assistance Needed For Countries Impacted By Ongoing Syria Crisis - Un Relief...
October 29, 2014: UN News Centre - Top Stories
The ongoing civil war in Syria and its spillover effects continue to inflict a devastating human and humanitarian toll on neighbouring Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan, a senior United Nations relief official said today, warning that rising numbers of...
Related topics: Syria, Iraq
Israel 'assumes' Hezbollah Has Tunneled Under Border
October 29, 2014: VOA News
Israel believes the militant group Hezbollah has probably dug tunnels across the border from Lebanon in preparation for any future war although it has no conclusive evidence, an Israeli army general said on Wednesday. Israel's vulnerability to...
Related topics: Israel, Hezbollah
Egypt’s War On Ngos: 23 Youth Sentenced To 3 Years Hard Labor For Peaceful Protests
October 28, 2014: Informed Comment
Human Rights Watch (Beirut) – A Cairo court of minor offenses handed down three-year sentences to 23 people for breaking an anti-protest law that allows Egyptian authorities broad powers to ban or disperse most public demonstrations. One of...
Related topics: Egypt, Protests, Human Rights, Cairo
Lebanon’s Pot Farmers Gear Up For A Fight With Islamic State
October 27, 2014: BlogPost
The cultivation of marijuana is illegal in Lebanon, but that doesn't mean people don't grow it. The  industry boomed during the country's lengthy civil war, earning millions for the impoverished yet fertile Bekaa Valley province, and Lebanese...
On The Ground In Lebanon, 1983 
October 27, 2014: Slate Magazine
Slate has partnered with Brooklyn Brewery and RISC to bring its hit war correspondent interview series to our readers. In this fifth installment, Steve Hindy, founder of Brooklyn Brewery and a former Associated Press foreign...
Photo Exhibition Highlights Racism Against Lebanese Of African And Asian Heritage
October 27, 2014: Global Voices
Woman looking at photographs from the Mixed Feelings exhibition at AltCity, September 24, 2014, Beirut. Photo by Marta Bogdanska (used with permission) This post was originally published on Lebanon-based blog Hummus For Thought. The following is a...
Related topics: World Photos
Lebanon Violence Ends As Army Recaptures Tripoli After Weekend Clashes
October 27, 2014: IBTimes.com
Fighting between the Lebanese army and Sunni Islamist militants in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli died down on Monday, after three days of clashes killed nearly 20 people, including eight civilians, according to media reports. The army...
Related topics: Libya, Tripoli
Lebanese Soldiers Battling Islamic Fighters In Tripoli
October 27, 2014: VOA News
Lebanese soldiers battled Islamist fighters in Tripoli. The government sent several tanks, armored personnel carriers and commandos into Lebanon's second largest city Sunday. Sporadic gunfire and explosions were heard throughout the Bab Tabbaneh...
Related topics: Libya, Tripoli
Lebanon Clashes Claim 3
October 25, 2014: VOA News
The Lebanese army says at least three of its soldiers have been killed in fierce fighting with Islamist gunmen in the northern city of Tripoli. The Reuters news agency reports Lebanese forces Saturday used helicopters to blast rockets at the...
Related topics: Libya, Tripoli, Reuters
Lebanon Will Ask United Nations To Stop Registering Syrian Refugees
October 24, 2014: The Raw Story
Lebanon said Thursday it will ask the UN to stop registering refugees who enter the country from war-torn Syria, as it formalised a decision to all but close its borders to them. “As far as the issue of restricting the number of (refugee)...
Related topics: Syria
Us-led Air Strikes In Syria 'kill 553 In First Month'
October 23, 2014: Business Insider
Beirut (AFP) - Air strikes by the US-led coalition in Syria have killed 553 people since their launch a month ago, the vast majority of them jihadists, a monitoring group said on Thursday.The strikes have killed 464 Islamic State group fighters, 57...
Related topics: Syria
Syria Airstrikes Kill 553, Including 32 Civilians, During Monthlong Offensive Against Isis: Monitor
October 23, 2014: HuffingtonPost.com
BEIRUT, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 553 people, including 32 civilians, during a month-long campaign in Syria against Islamic State militants, a Syrian monitoring group which tracks the violence said on ...
Related topics: Syria, Isis, Reuters
Islamic State Fighters Claim To Have Captured Cache Of Weapons…dropped By U.s.-led Coalition
October 22, 2014: TheBlaze.com
BEIRUT (TheBlaze/AP) — Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said...
Related topics: Activism
Iran Military Ready To Ship Equipment To Lebanon
October 20, 2014: George's Bottom Line
Iranian military says ready to ship defensive equipment to Lebanon
Related topics: Iran, Military
Lebanon's Jewish Revival
October 20, 2014: Middle East
An Embattled Minority Restores Its Past October 14, 2014 Adam Rasmi ...
Which Startups Should Jump Into The ‘shark Tank’?
October 19, 2014: The Next Web
As child refugees from Lebanon, Donna and Rosy Khalife knew how to get creative. Growing up in Canada, then Massachusetts, their dad taught the sisters how to engrave plastic, recycle metal and create art using global stamps and coins. That sense of...
Related topics: Startup, Canada
The Shia-sunni War Reaches Lebanon
October 19, 2014: Middle East Forum :: Writings
[Published by the Jerusalem Post under the title "New opponents, new challenges in the Middle East"] Hezbollah is under pressure as the consequences of its ongoing intervention in Syria have come back to bite the terrorist organization. There are
Hezbollah Faces Daily Attacks From Isis As Caliphate Takeover Reaches Lebanon
October 18, 2014: The Inquisitr
As the Caliphate takeover of the Middle East continues, in the form of ISIS, who have already overrun huge swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, the terrorists of Hezbollah in Lebanon are finding themselves facing daily attacks from their Muslim...
Related topics: Hezbollah, Isis, Syria, Iraq, Terrorism
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