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  • Beirut's architectural heritage erased by modern towers

    BEIRUT (AFP) - The Ottoman-style mansions, with Venetian windows, arches and lavish gardens that once epitomised Beirut are being levelled one after the other as high-rises mushroom across the capital.  "Now everyone is looking for towers, becau...
  • Tension runs high in northern Lebanon

    TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AFP) - Tension ran high in north Lebanon's capital of Tripoli on Sunday even as the army was deployed in force a day after a man died in an apartment block explosion.  A security official told AFP that a tobacco shop run by an Alawi...
  • Lebanon's oil slick cleaned but headache continues

    BEIRUT (AFP) - Two years after the worst oil spill in the east Mediterranean left thousands of tonnes of crude over three-quarters of Lebanon's coast, the beaches are almost all clean but the troubles continue.  In July 2006, in the midst of the mont...
  • Lebanese spiritual summit yields joint call for peace

    President General Michel Suleiman spoke at a meeting of Lebanon's top 15 Christian and Muslim religious leaders, who convened at the presidential palace after two days of sectarian clashes in the northern city of Tripoli left eight people dead and 40 woun...
  • Vatican delegation beatifies Lebanese priest

    Daily Star - BEIRUT: Miraculous, perhaps. Tens of thousands of Lebanese gathered in Martyrs Square in Downtown Beirut on Sunday to witness the beatification of Yaaqoub Haddad, the late Capuchin priest who gained fame for his prolific work in founding an o...
  • Four dead in north Lebanon clashes

    by Omar Ibrahim, TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AFP) - Four people were killed and at least 33 others wounded in north Lebanon on Sunday in clashes between armed opponents and supporters of the parliamentary majority, security officials said. After a lull of several h...
  • Israeli offer of peace talks is all for show - local analysts

    By Michael Bluhm, BEIRUT: Israel's Wednesday offer of direct peace talks with Lebanon amounts to little more than a ploy in domestic Israeli politics and a sop to US interests in the region without any hope for success, a number of analysts told The Daily...
  • Three dead in Lebanon clashes

    by Hassan Jarrah   SAADNAYEL, Lebanon (AFP) - Three people were killed in armed clashes between supporters of Lebanon's rival factions in the Bekaa Valley overnight, the deadliest fighting since a political deal reached last month. Three people ...
  • Lebanese bounce back despite doubts

    By Mike Sergeant,  They call it the "miracle of Lebanon" - the ability of this country to bounce back after a devastating war or political crisis.  Only last month, violence erupted on the streets of Beirut. Lebanon seemed to be bracin...
  • Rice visits Lebanon to bolster new president

    BEIRUT (AFP) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made an unannounced visit to  Lebanon on Monday to bolster the troubled country's new president, as rival politicians still struggle to form a new government.  Rice said she made her lig...
  • MP Farid Elias el Khazen

    المؤتمر الوطني من اجل قانون انتخاب على قيا...
  • Lebanese writer wins Dublin fiction prize

    Lebanese author Rawi Hage has won the 100,000 euro ($165,000) International Dublin Literary Award, the world's richest prize for a work of fiction. Canadian-based Hage scooped the award for his book De Niro's Game, about best friends from childhood who ha...
  • Fears of Islamic fundamentalist inside Lebanese camp

    Ain al-Hilweh camp, Lebanon - Tension was obvious at the entrance of the Palestinian refugee of Ain al-Hilweh camp between the Lebanese army and members of fundamentalist groups holed inside the camp after repeated clashes for the past two days. Lebanese ...
  • Suleiman says new documents prove Shebaa Farms is Lebanese

    Beirut - Lebanon's newly-elected President Michel Suleiman has said Lebanon will present new documents to the United Nations proving that the Israeli-occupied Shebaa Farms area is Lebanese, a move that could initiate diplomatic efforts aimed at finding a ...
  • Army deployed after Bekaa clashes

    Four people were wounded in armed clashes in eastern Lebanon overnight between supporters of the ruling majority and the Hezbollah opposition, security sources said on Monday. Armed men opened fire with machine guns, mortar rounds and rockets in the villa...
  • Sarkozy backs Lebanon unity effort

    Nicolas Sarkozy, France's president, is visiting Lebanon as part of efforts to support national unity. The visit comes two weeks after Lebanese leaders sealed a power-sharing deal and elected Michel Sleiman as the country's president, ending an 18-month p...
  • Beirut regains its sense of optimism

    By Ferry Biedermann in Beirut   Last month, Beirut...
  • President General Michel Suleiman

    Malek Fady el Khazen founder of khazen.org on behalf of himself and his direct family convey their happiness  and congratulates his Excellency President Of Lebanon General Michel Suleiman and wishes his success in the presidency a...
  • Key Lebanon bloc threatens to quit cabinet line-up talks

    BEIRUT (AFP) - Lebanon's ruling parliamentary bloc on Wednesday threatened to walk out of talks aimed at forming a national unity government, an official from the Future Bloc told AFP. The warning came as Prime Minister Fuad Siniora continued efforts to f...
  • Lebanese - Syrians Relations

    KUWAIT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said his country will consider opening an embassy in Lebanon for the first time once its smaller neighbor forms a government able to foster good ties with Damascus.  Assad said Syria had raised...