Articles Tagged 'Lebanon'
Saudis ‘declared war on Lebanon’ – Hezbollah leader
The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah has accused Saudi Arabia of declaring war on his country, days after Lebanese PM Saad al-Hariri announced his resignation in… READ MORE
Israel strikes Iran-supplied arms depot near Damascus airport
Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said, targeting… READ MORE
Anti-Assad Lebanese ex-minister killed in Beirut bomb
BEIRUT – Former Lebanese minister Mohamad Chatah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in a massive bomb blast which one of his political allies blamed on Lebanon’s Shi’ite Hezbollah militia.
Friday’s attack also killed five other people and threw Lebanon, which has been drawn into neighboring Syria’s conflict, into further turmoil after a series of sectarian bombings aimed… READ MORE
Rockets hit south Beirut after Hezbollah vows Syria victory
BEIRUT | Two rockets hit a Shi’ite Muslim district of southern Beirut on Sunday and wounded several people, residents said, a day after the leader of Lebanese Shi’ite militant movement Hezbollah said his group would continue fighting in Syria until victory.
It was the first attack to apparently target Hezbollah’s stronghold in the south of the Lebanese capital since the… READ MORE
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati resigns
BEIRUT | Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced his government’s resignation on Friday after a cabinet dispute with Shi’ite group Hezbollah over preparations for a parliamentary election and extending the term of a senior security official.
Mikati’s announcement after a deadlocked ministerial meeting plunged Lebanon, already struggling to cope with a spillover of bloodshed and refugees from neighboring Syria, into… READ MORE
Lebanon may need camps for flood of Syrian refugees: U.N.
BEIRUT | Lebanon should consider setting up transit centers to absorb the waves of refugees fleeing neighboring Syria and may have to establish formal refugee camps if the influx continues, a United Nations refugee official said.
The tiny and fragile Mediterranean state already hosts 260,000 refugees – equivalent to 6.5 percent of its population – and has sought to absorb… READ MORE
Lebanon to bury slain intelligence official
(Reuters) – Lebanon’s political opposition has called for a mass turnout at Sunday’s funeral for slain intelligence officer Wissam al-Hassan, turning the ceremony into a political rally against Syrian authorities and Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati.
Hassan, who uncovered an alleged Syrian bomb plot inside Lebanon two months ago, was killed in a huge car bomb blast that also killed… READ MORE
Nine killed in Syrian-linked clashes in Lebanon
By Nazih Saddiq | Reuters
TRIPOLI, Lebanon | Clashes erupted between heavily-armed supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Lebanon’s port of Tripoli on Saturday, killing nine people and prompting Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati to rush there to try to stop the violence.
Mikati held talks with ministers and officials in the northern city, as gunmen a… READ MORE
â€˜Hizbullah-led govâ€™t would turn Lebanon into Gazaâ€™
By Staff, The Jerusalem Post
Christian leader Samir Geagea warns Shiâ€™ite party will ruin economy, repress personal rights; Druse leader Jumblatt throws weight behind Hizbullah and Syria.
If Hizbullah dominates the next Lebanese government, Lebanon will â€œturn into Gaza,â€ Samir Geagea, leader of the Christian Lebanese Forces, warned at a press conference in Beirut on Saturday.
Geagea also warned that… READ MORE
Lebanon Faces New Political Turmoil
By Dominic Waghorn, Sky News
Lebanon is being plunged into deep political uncertainty with the collapse of the country’s coalition government.
Ministers from Shi’ite militant movement Hezbollah walked out after Prime Minister Saad al Hariri refused to stop co-operating with a UN investigation into the assassination of his father in 2005.
The investigation is widely expected to finger senior members… READ MORE