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Lebanon Cracks Down On Syrian Refugees
8 hours ago: VOA News
Lebanese authorities have started to enforce new measures that would limit the number of Syrians entering Lebanon as part of efforts to reduce the more than one million refugees from the war-shattered nation already within their borders. The...
Massive Attack Band Dedicates Lebanon Gig To Gaza Children
9 hours ago: Ya Libnan
Byblos, Lebanon – Influential British band Massive Attack dedicated their only Middle East gig to the children of Gaza, openly condemning Israel’s “massacre” of the Palestinians. As the band played in Byblos, in Lebanon, just...
Related topics: Gaza Strip, Palestine, Israel
Drought And Mismanagement Behind Lebanon’s Water Scarcity
20 hours ago: Ya Libnan
By Oriol Andres Gallart Beirut, Lebanon- In front of Osman Bin Affan Mosque, in a central but narrow street of Beirut, several tank trucks are being filled with large amounts of water. The mosque has its own well, which allows it to pump water...
Israeli Army Seizes A Herd Of Goats In Shebaa, South Lebanon
20 hours ago: Ya Libnan
The Israeli army  seized on Tuesday  a herd  of goats from the southern  Lebanese border town of Shebaa, but the  shepherds managed to escape in what was  described as ” kidnapping attempt”,  National News Agency reported....
Message To Congress -- Continuation Of The National Emergency With Respect To Lebanon
July 29, 2014: White
TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the...
Related topics: Anniversaries
What Some Fear An Iran Deal Could Mean...
July 28, 2014: The National Interest
Geneive Abdo Security, Iran, Middle East A thawing of relations with the West may well go far in uniting minority groups in the Middle East with the same strategic interest: opposition to Sunni rule. BEIRUT—The extension of nuclear negotiations...
Related topics: Iran
Psp, Hezbollah Chiefs Met To Discuss Lebanon, Regional Issues
July 28, 2014: Ya Libnan
Progressive Socialist Party ( PSP) leader MP Walid Jumblatt met over the weekend with Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah to discuss the presidential election, the Israeli war on Gaza and the turmoil in Syria and Iraq. This was the...
Ah5017: Lebanese Delegation Departs For Air Algerie Crash Site
July 27, 2014: Ya Libnan
A delegation charged with following up on the case of the Lebanese passengers on board Air Algerie flight AH5017, which crashed over northern Mali last week left Beirut’s Rafiq Hariri International Airport and headed to Mali , National News Agency...
Related topics: Mali, Airports
Rai Urges Parliament To Show Solidarity With Lebanon And Elect A President
July 27, 2014: Ya Libnan
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Boutros al-Rai commented about yesterday’s parliament meeting that was aimed as a show of solidarity towards Gaza and Iraqi Christians by reiterating his demand for the immediate election of a new president stressing...
Related topics: Gaza Strip, Palestine
Video Of First American Suicide Bomber In Syria Emerges
July 26, 2014:
BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven. The Nusra Front...
Related topics: World Videos, Syria, Al-qaeda
Is Hezbollah Hesitant To Help Hamas?
July 26, 2014: NPR: Stories from NPR
Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.» E-Mail This
Top 10 Things That Will Happen If Israel Allows Itself To Win In Gaza
July 26, 2014: Doug Ross @ Journal
By Dan from New York1. Iran loses one of its tentacles it meant to use to strangle Israel. 2. Having had one tentacle amputated in Gaza, Iran is loathe to lose the other one in southern Lebanon. 3. Talk about "isolation." A new calculus takes hold...
Related topics: Israel, Gaza Strip, Palestine, Iran
War Vets Say That Mental Health Issues Are Their Top Concern
July 25, 2014: ThinkProgress
Army veteran Michael Blazer from Lebanon, Tenn. joins others to place 1,892 flags representing veteran and service members who have died by suicide to date in 2014, Thursday, March 27, 2014, on the National Mall in Washington. CREDIT: AP...
Related topics: World Photos
Lebanon Patriarch Praises Hariri’s Road Map, Urged Its Adoption
July 24, 2014: Ya Libnan
Lebanon’s Maronite Patriarch Beshara Boutros al-Rai praised on Thursday the roadmap proposed by former pm and Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri and urged all parties to abide by it. In remarks published in al-Mustaqbal newspaper on...
Michigan Ice Cream Man Accused Of Killing U.n. Peacekeepers In Lebanon Decades Ago
July 22, 2014:
A Michigan ice cream truck operator alleged to have participated in the killing of two Irish United Nations peacekeepers in his native Lebanon more than three decades ago has been arrested over an immigration violation stemming from entering the...
Lebanese Media Unite To Support Palestinians In Gaza
July 22, 2014: VOA News
Lebanon’s normally highly divisive television stations have joined together to express their support for the Palestinian cause in Gaza by airing a joint newscast entitled, “Palestine, you are not alone.” The highly emotive half-an-hour...
Related topics: Gaza Strip, Palestine
15% Of The World's Countries Require Their Heads Of State To Be From A Certain Religion
July 22, 2014: AOL TV
A Muslim person has no hope of winning the presidency in Lebanon due to a requirement that the executive leader be a member of the Maronite Christian Church. Such a rule might seem extreme from the perspective of religious freedom, but Lebanon is...
Related topics: Religion
Lebanon’s Khalil: No Parliament Approval …no Salaries
July 22, 2014: Ya Libnan
Lebanon’s Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil reiterated his refusal to change his stance regarding the financial crisis and the payment of civil servants’ salaries at the end of the month, according to As Safir newspaper report published...
Hamas Presents
July 22, 2014: Power Line
(Scott Johnson) The invaluable MEMRI supplies the subtitles for the video of Hamas at work underground; the video was recently broadcast on Al-Jazeera TV in Qatar and Al-Quds TV in Lebanon. In the footage, as Stuart Winer notes in the Times of...
Related topics: Hamas, World Videos, Qatar, Israel
Food Insecurity A New Threat For Lebanon’s Syrian Refugees
July 22, 2014: Inter Press Service
By Mona AlamiBEIRUT, Jul 22 2014 (IPS) A declining economy and a severe drought have raised concerns in Lebanon over food security as the country faces one of its worst refugee crises, resulting from the nearby Syria war, and it is these refugees...
Related topics: Syria

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