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  • MP Dr. Farid Elias El Khazen speech

    كلمة النائب الدكتور فريد الياس الخازنفي ج...
  • المسيحيون بين حق

    المسيحيون بين حقوقهم ودورهم وصلاحياتهمجر...
  • Sectarian tension hangs over north Lebanon city

    By Tom Perry , TRIPOLI (Reuters) - In Tripoli's most deprived areas, Lebanon's lingering political troubles are being fought out in a sectarian conflict that threatens to cause more bloodshed.Scorched building facades indicate the frontlines of heavy batt...
  • Ministers ink draft backing 'legal' forms of resistance

    By Hussein Abdallah, BEIRUT: The ministerial committee in charge of drafting the new government's platform finally thrashed out a policy statement late Friday, with the council of ministers expected to ratify the draft on Monday before presenting  it...
  • Forest fire rages amid munitions in Lebanon

    BEIRUT (AFP) - Firemen battled a forest fire in Lebanon on Tuesday, amid exploding cluster bombs and the danger of mines left over from the country's 1975-1990 civil war, a civil defence official told AFP.  Flames swept near the summer resort to...
  • Army breaks up protest against detainees in Syria

    By Jessica Naimeh, BEIRUT: Parents of Lebanese held in Syrian prisons went once again to the streets on Monday morning protesting against the detention in Syria of their relatives. The demonstration took an unfortunate turn of events as the Lebanese Armed...
  • Syria wants new chapter in ties with Lebanon: FM

    by Rouba Kabbara, BEIRUT (AFP) - Visiting Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Monday that Damascus was keen to open a new chapter in its relations with Lebbanon and to delineate the border between both countries.  "Our relations t...
  • Three killed in Lebanon refugee camp brawl

    AIN EL-HELWEH, Lebanon (AFP) - Three Palestinians have been killed after an argument between rival factions in a refugee camp in south Lebanon turned violent, a Palestinian official said on Sunday. The fighting broke out late on Saturday in Ain el-Helweh ...
  • Israel says Lebanese killer Kantar in its sights

    (AFP) - Israeli security officials warned on Thursday that Lebanese murderer Samir Kantar, who was freed in a prisoner swap after nearly three decades behind bars, should now fear for his own life.  "Every terrorist who committed an act of terro...
  • Freed detainees receive heroes' welcome

    Five Lebanese prisoners freed by Israel arrived to a hero's welcome in Lebanon Wednesday, hours after Hizbullah handed over the bodies of two Israeli soldiers seized two years ago.  They were then flown by helicopters to Beirut, where they were accor...
  • Lebanon, Syria to establish diplomatic relations

    PARIS (AFP) - Lebanon and Syria have agreed to establish diplomatic relations, opening embassies in each others' capitals for the first time since their independence from colonial rule.  French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced the landma...
  • Why waste waste? Going green in southern Lebanon

    by Rana Moussaoui AYTARUN, Lebanon (AFP) - The large building near the border with Israel was already earmarked to be a green pioneer in Lebanon when it was blown apart by two missiles during the short sharp summer war of 2006. Now the demolished building...
  • New Cabinet born after five weeks of labor

    By Hussein Abdallah,  BEIRUT: Lebanon announced a 30-member national unity government on Friday after almost five weeks of disputes over the distribution of portfolios. The lineup was announced in a decree signed by President Michel Sleiman and Prime...
  • Lebanon army boosts forces after deadly unrest ends

    by Omar Ibrahim TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AFP) - Deadly gunbattles between rival sectarian factions in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli  ended Thursday as the army reinforced troop numbers to shore up a fragile ceasefire, an AFP correspondent said.  F...
  • Four killed in Lebanon sectarian gunbattles

    by Omar Ibrahim TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AFP) - Four people were killed and dozens wounded in street battles between rival sectarian camps armed with rockets, sniper rifles and grenades in the north Lebanese city of Tripoli on Wednesday.  Panicked resi...
  • هل تخفق النخبةُ &#1603

    هل تخفق النخبةُ كما فشِل السياسيون النهار ...
  • Lebanon expects over 1.3 million tourists in 2008

    BEIRUT: Lebanon expects over 1.3 million tourists this year thanks to the positive political atmosphere following the election of a new president, outgoing Tourism Minister Joe Sarkis said Friday. The minister made the remarks during a tour of Rafik Harir...
  • Israeli airman missing in Lebanon died 10 years ago

    JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israel received a report from Hezbollah hat an Israeli airman reported missing in Lebanon since 1986 has been dead for more than 10 years, the Haaretz daily reported on Friday.  Israel had demanded that the militia provide a report ...
  • President Michel Suleiman has set July 9 as a deadline

    Lebanese President Michel Suleiman has set July 9 as a deadline to conclude the formation of a new government in the country, well informed sources were quoted by Xinhua news agency. The president is due to leave for Paris on July 12 to participate in the...
  • Lebanon's eco-tourism dream survives crisis

    KFAR ZABAD, Lebanon (AFP) by Jocelyne Zablit  - A decade ago, it was a glittering vision -- a scheme to lure nature lovers to the Lebanese highlands, providing income to local people, nurturing the country's damaged environment and cementing nat...