Tag: Lebanese

Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

Oct 20, – Thousands of well-wishers greeted the Shiite pilgrims in Beirut, with one man being carried out of the airport on the shoulders of a crowd. Meanwhile, a plane carrying the two freed Turkish Airlines pilots landed in Istanbul, where Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials greeted them. Nine Lebanese pilgrims abducted […]

October 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
As Syrian refugee influx swells, so does backlash

As Syrian refugee influx swells, so does backlash

Oct 09. – The signs have since come down amid a campaign by human rights activists who rallied in Beirut this summer and hung a banner from a bridge in the capital saying: “Excuse us for the behavior of those who are racist among us.” Last year, as Syrian refugees were pouring in, signs started […]

October 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Driver gets one month in jail for triathlete’s death

Driver gets one month in jail for triathlete’s death

Sep 30, –  The Traffic Court also ordered the Filipino motorist, who was found guilty of causing the death of the 49-year-old, to pay Dh 200,000 in blood money to the family of the victim. A man, who drunk drove his car into Lebanese triathlete Roy Nasr, killing him near Safa Park, has been sentenced […]

September 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Lebanese troops deploy in Hezbollah stronghold

Lebanese troops deploy in Hezbollah stronghold

Sep 23, –  Hundreds of Lebanese soldiers and policemen deployed into Hezbollah strongholds south of Beirut on Monday, after officials said they had reached a deal with the Shiite militant group to send troops into neighborhoods where they long had only a symbolic presence. The agreement follows a backlash against Hezbollah’s tightened security measures in […]

September 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Anti-Hezbollah clashes kill one Protester in Lebanon

Anti-Hezbollah clashes kill one Protester in Lebanon

June 9, BEIRUT (AP) — The official identified the man killed as a 28-year-old from the small Lebanese Option Party which had called for the anti-Hezbollah protest. He spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. Clashes erupted Sunday near the Iranian embassy in Beirut between protesters opposed to Hezbollah’s participation in the Syrian […]

June 9, 2013 | By More
Syria army announces capture strategic border town Qusair

Syria army announces capture strategic border town Qusair

June 5, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The capture of the town, which lies close to the Lebanese border, solidifies some of the Syrian regime’s recent gains on the ground that have shifted the balance of power in President Bashar Assad’s favor in the Syrian civil war. The Syrian army triumphantly announced Wednesday the capture of […]

June 5, 2013 | By More
Assad confident in victory’ in Syrian civil war

Assad confident in victory’ in Syrian civil war

May 31, BEIRUT (AP) — Assad also told the Lebanese TV station Al-Manar that Russia has fulfilled some of its weapons contracts recently, but he was vague on whether this included advanced S-300 air defense systems. The comments were in line with a forceful and confident message the regime has been sending in recent days, […]

May 31, 2013 | By More
Syria’s shadow of war reaches over the border to Lebanon

Syria’s shadow of war reaches over the border to Lebanon

May 29, AP – On Sunday, (26.05.2013) two rockets slammed into a Beirut district controlled by the Shiite Hezbollah organization. Shortly before the attack, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah stressed that the group would be on the side of Syrian President Bashar Assad until victory. The civil war in Syria has spilled over the border to […]

May 29, 2013 | By More