Lebanon

Beirut Summit: Arab Leaders Agree 29-item Economic Agenda

Arab leaders have agreed a 29-item economic agenda in addition to encouraging the safe return of Syrian refugees to their homeland at the conclusion of the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit. The 20 countries taking part in the summit...

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How One Architect Is Helping Young People Remember Beirut's Troubled Past

Lebanon's star architect discusses rebuilding a city with a challenging past.

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Author Details The Courageous Life And Ruthless Murder Of Cia Chief Bill Buckley

Glenn Beck sat down in studio with former State Department counter-terrorism deputy chief, Fred Burton. They talk about his book, "Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America," which he co-authored with Samuel...
Related topics: CIA, Glenn Beck, Terrorism, Hezbollah

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Syria Could Be Arab League Member Again If All States Agree – Secretary General

BEIRUT (Sputnik) – Syria could return to the Arab League if all other Arab states give their consent to that, Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Thursday after the meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun.
Related topics: Syria

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Helping Lebanon Succeed Is About More Than Countering Iran

Dalia Dassa Kaye Security, Middle East The best way to marginalize and weaken Hezbollah is to help Lebanon succeed as a state, not to reduce Lebanon into a proxy front in a confrontation with Iran. As tensions increase on the Israeli-Lebanese...
Related topics: Iran, Hezbollah

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Syrian Refugees In Lebanon Face Brutal Snow Storms And Inhumane Conditions At Camps

Arsal Camp in Lebanon battered by snow during “Norma” storm, January 6, 2019. Widely shared photo on social media, re-used with permission. Syrian refugees in Lebanon face floods and freezing temperatures amidst a series of storms called...
Related topics: World Photos, Social Media

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Mike Pence Says Isis ‘caliphate Has Crumbled’ In Speech After U.s. Troops Killed In Syria Attack

(BEIRUT) — Vice President Mike Pence is claiming that the Islamic State “caliphate has crumbled” and the militant network “has been defeated.” But his comments Wednesday in a speech at the State Department came shortly...
Related topics: Isis, Syria

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Hezbollah Head Nasrallah Suffers Heart Attack – Reports

The news comes amid the conclusion of the Israel Defence Forces' (IDF) Operation Northern Shield, aimed at demolishing secret tunnels, allegedly dug by Hezbollah from Lebanon to Israel.
Related topics: Hezbollah, Israel

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Plea For Aid As Heavy Snow Hits Refugee Camps In Lebanon

Storm Norma has hit Lebanon, inundating refugee camps with heavy rainfall and completely blanketing some homes in thick snow. Volunteers and refugees have taken to social media to share videos and photos of the freezing conditions and to plead for...
Related topics: Social Media, World Videos, World Photos

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Defying Turkey & Russia In Syria, Al-qaeda-linked Hts Takes Over Idlib

By Jean Marc Mojon | – Beirut (AFP) – A general view of a camp for displaced people in the village of Atme, in Syria’s mostly rebel-held northern Idlib province on January 8, 2019 The Idlib area in northern Syria is now fully ruled...
Related topics: Turkey, Russia, Syria, Al-qaeda

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Ex Porn Star Puts On Premier League Shirt And Social Media Goes Into Meltdown

Mia Khalifa, a Lebanon-born US former porn star, has appeared on Twitter and Instagram wearing a football shirt, sparking thousands of retweets and some very saucy social media reaction.
Related topics: Social Media, Instagram

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Positivity: The Lebanese Saint Who Unites Christians And Muslims

From Annaya, Lebanon: Lebanon, Jan 10, 2019 / 03:16 am St. Charbel Makhlouf is known in Lebanon for the miraculous healings of those who visit his tomb to seek his intercession – both Christians and Muslims. “St. Charbel has no geographic or...

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The Angry Voices Over Lebanon’s Gridlock

By Abby Sewell Contributor BEIRUT — MARIO ABDEL Massih understands the growing frustrations of many Lebanese citizens. He and his brother own a small automotive locksmith business in Beirut that employs 10 people. “The work we have has gone...

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Syrian Refugee Camp In Lebanon Buried In Snow And Ice — Refugee Director Blames Global Warming...

You. Just. Can’t. Make. This. Up. The lunacy of the American left has worked it’s way to Middle East war refugee camps. Unusually cold and snowy weather battered northeastern Lebanon recently affecting 250,000 Syrian refugees. The war...
Related topics: Global Warming, World Videos

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Miss Iraq Crowned As Miss Arab Usa For 2019, Miss Lebanon Was 1st Runner Up

The Miss Arab™ Pageant crowned Miss Iraq IYA AGHA  as Miss Arab USA for 2019 . The event  which was held in Phoenix Arizona is   managed and produced by The Arab American Festival Organization (AAF) a United States private charity group...
Related topics: Iraq, Festival, Charity

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Lebanon’s Private Sector Ends 2018 On A Grim Note As Deficit Rises To $4.5 Bil

Lebanon’s private sector growth ended the year on a low, slipping to the worst levels seen since September, as political instability continued to weigh on investor and consumer sentiments. The Blom Lebanon Purchase Managers’ Index (PMI),...

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“as Long As There Is Sectarianism, Lebanon Will Not Thrive ”

By Donna Abu-Nasr A Lebanese Sunni Muslim lawmaker attended a New Year’s mass at a Maronite Catholic church, a common courtesy among the country’s 18 religious sects. Then as the television cameras rolled, she approached the priest and received...
Related topics: Religion

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Bahrain Upholds 5-year Sentence On Critic Of Yemen War, Human Rights Violations

(Human Rights Watch) (Beirut) – The Bahrain Court of Cassation, the country’s court of last resort, on December 31, 2018 upheld a five-year sentence for Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights defender, Human Rights Watch said today. The sentence...
Related topics: Bahrain, Yemen, Human Rights

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Berri Says, The Only Solution For Lebanon Is A Civil State

Lebanon Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri  reiterated on Wednesday  his call for the rise of a “civil state” in the country  as a solution for the country’s recurring crises. “The only solution today and in the future is the rise of a civil...

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Former Idf Intel Chief Wanted To Assassinate Syrian President Assad – Report

However, Aviv Kochavi's proposal was reportedly rejected by the Israeli military, which preferred to concentrate on curbing Tehran's alleged entrenchment in the country as well as the transfer of advanced weaponry to the Lebanon-based militant group...
Related topics: Intel, Bashar Al-Assad, Military, Iran, Tehran

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