Lebanon

  • Hezbollah says commander killed in Beirut, blames Israel 05-12-2013 12:58 PM

    A Hezbollah commander who fought in Syria's civil war was shot dead outside his home in Lebanon on Wednesday in a killing which the militant Shi'ite Muslim group blamed on Israel. Hassan al-Laqqis was shot in the head from close range by a silenced gun as he arrived home at...
  • Beirut: Suicide blasts near Iran embassy kills 23 19-11-2013 05:10 PM

    Beirut: Twin suicide bombings struck outside the Iranian Embassy in the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, killing 23 people, including the Iranian cultural attach, and wounding dozens more in one of the worst bombings to target the predominantly Shiite area in southern Beirut. The mid-morning blasts hit the upscale neighborhood of...
  • Over 755,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon 25-09-2013 08:19 PM

    Beirut: The UN's refugee agency said Wednesday that the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has crossed 755,000 after an increase of about 14,000 refugees in a week. More than 650,000 refugees were registered in Lebanon while more than 105,000 are still waiting for their registration process to be completed,...
  • US orders its diplomats to leave Lebanon 06-09-2013 06:26 PM

    The State Department on Friday ordered nonessential US diplomats to leave Lebanon due to security concerns as the Obama administration and Congress debate military strikes on neighbouring Syria. In a new travel warning for Lebanon, the department said it had instructed nonessential staffers to leave Beirut and urged private American...
  • US evacuates Beirut embassy over security concerns 06-09-2013 06:18 PM

    Washington: U.S. officials ordered non-emergency personnel and their family members out of Lebanon on Friday "due to threats," the U.S. Embassy in Beirut said in statement. The U.S. State Department urges "U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Lebanon because of current safety and security concerns," the statement also said....
  • Several countries warn citizens against travel to Lebanon 01-09-2013 02:45 AM

    Several countries have advised their citizens against travelling to Lebanon as regional tensions grow over a possible US military strike on Syria. Those issuing the advice include Bahrain, Kuwait, Britain and France, while Austria told its citizens to contact its embassy in Lebanon before travelling there. Bahrain and Kuwait also...
  • Lebanon car bombings: Death toll rises to 47 24-08-2013 01:59 PM

    Lebanese officials said on Saturday the death toll from a devastating twin car bombing outside two mosques in the northern city of Tripoli a day earlier has risen to 47. The coordinated explosions in the predominantly Sunni city have raised already simmering sectarian tensions in fragile Lebanon to dangerous levels,...
  • UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemns Lebanon bombings, calls for 'restraint' 24-08-2013 02:40 AM

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned the deadly double car bombing in Lebanon and appealed for restraint in the fractured country split over the war in neighbouring Syria. "The secretary-general strongly condemns the two bomb explosions, shortly after Friday prayers, outside two mosques in the north Lebanese city of...
  • Rockets from Lebanon fired at northern Israel; no casualties 23-08-2013 04:22 AM

    A rare rocket barrage from Lebanon on Thursday deepened Israeli concern that al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants are opening a new front for confrontation with Israel. The Israeli military said four rockets were fired from southern Lebanon. Two struck Israeli communities without causing casualties, a third was intercepted by the "Iron...
  • Car bomb kills 20, injures 120 in Hezbollah's Beirut stronghold 16-08-2013 06:52 AM

    A powerful car bomb struck the southern Beirut stronghold of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group on Thursday, killing 20 people, wounding 120 and trapping many others inside damaged buildings, witnesses and emergency officials said. The blast, a month after another car bomb wounded more than 50 people in the same district...
  • Syria: Assad confident of victory over rebels 02-08-2013 05:13 PM

    Beirut: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday said that he was confident of victory against rebels and made a symbolic visit to a town once overrun by insurgents and now mostly retaken by his army. But Assad's forces took a blow in the central city of Homs, where at least...
  • UAE embassy in Libya attacked by terrorists 26-07-2013 05:03 AM

    Abu Dhabi: The UAE's embassy in Libyan capital Tripoli was targeted on Thursday in a terrorist attack, a minister said. No one was injured in the attack. Faris Mohammed Al Mazrouie, assistant foreign minister for security and military affairs, said a rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building at...
  • EU has given legal cover to Israel for aggression against Lebanon, says Hezbollah 25-07-2013 03:19 AM

    Beirut: Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Wednesday the European Union had given Israel justification to attack Lebanon by blacklisting the armed wing of his group, and would bear responsibility for any Israeli military action. The bloc agreed earlier this week to list what it described as the military...
  • Ready to defend Syria against Israel, US, says Hezbollah 05-05-2013 10:07 AM

    Beirut: The Lebanese Hezbollah's political council has said the group stands ready to engage in the fight to prevent Syria's collapse as well as being controlled by Israel and the US, a media report said. Ibrahim Amin al-Sayyed, head of the council, said the reason behind being involved in the...
  • Assad says rebel victory would destabilise Middle East 07-04-2013 05:58 AM

    Beirut: President Bashar al-Assad has warned that if rebel forces battling to overthrow him take power in Syria, they could destabilise the Middle East for decades. The Syrian leader, locked in a two-year conflict that he says has been fuelled by his regional foes, also criticised Turkey's leaders as "foolish...
  • Lebanon central bank says holds no Syrian funds 29-11-2011 01:23 AM

    Beirut: Lebanon's Central Bank does not have to act in response to the Arab League's financial sanctions on Syria because Damascus does not have any funds deposited with it, the bank's governor Riad Salameh said on Monday. "Lebanon's Central Bank does not have any money of the Syrian Central Bank...
  • UN accuses Israel of excessive force at border 07-07-2011 07:40 AM

    United Nations: United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has accused Israeli soldiers of using excessive force in a May 15 incident by firing live ammunition at unarmed Lebanese demonstrators trying to breach a border fence. Ban said on Wednesday that a preliminary report by the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon...
  • Hezbollah ally warns of civil strife in Lebanon 02-07-2011 01:33 AM

    Beirut: A key Hezbollah ally on Friday warned that an international indictment of members of the Islamic militant group in the killing of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri could lead to new civil strife in Lebanon. A high-ranking Hezbollah militant was among four people named in an indictment by the...
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  • Lebanon held by Kyrgyzstan in Nehru cup 25-08-2009 10:37 PM

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