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Just how much can Lebanon change under Aoun?

By Dr. Haytham Mouzahem* — Following the election of Gen. Michel Aoun as president of the Lebanese Republic on Oct. 31 and the appointment of Saad Hariri as prime minister on Nov. 3, the two men will face numerous challenges, starting with forming a national government. Hariri is seeking to …

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Assad aide meets with Lebanese president

BEIRUT: An aide to Syrian President Bashar Assad affirmed “deep” bilateral ties between Damascus and Beirut after meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun Monday. The Syrian Minister of Presidential Affairs Mansour Fadellulah Azam told reporters after the meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun at Baabda Palace to congratulate him on …

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Lebanese Parliament elects Michel Aoun as president

Michel Aoun

By Tom Perry and Laila Bassam for REUTERS| BEIRUT — Twenty-six years after being forced from Lebanon’s presidential palace and into exile by the Syrian army, Michel Aoun is set to be elected head of state on Monday, backed by many of his old enemies. Barring a surprise, many of …

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I will not vote for Aoun: Speaker Nabih Berri

The Daily Star — BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri Wednesday said he will not vote for Free Patriotic Movement founder Michel Aoun in the upcoming parliamentary session to elect a president, although he will congratulate him if he wins. “I confirm that I will take part in the session …

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Suicide bombers kill 6 in Lebanon

The Levant News — Suicide bombers killed at least six civilians and wounded more than a dozen others in the predominantly Christian village of Qaa in northeastern Lebanon early this morning. The attacks were carried out by four suicide bombers who blew themselves up near a Lebanese Customs center close …

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Lebanese fighting with ISIS killed in Syria

THE LEVANT NEWS — BEIRUT: A Lebanese national fighting alongside ISIS in Syria was said to be killed in the neighboring country, media reports said Saturday. “Louay Al-Rifai, from the neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh in the northern city of Tripoli, was killed in battles in Syria,” reported Facebook page Bab …

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Lebanon: Questioning Yaacoub for his “involvement” in Hannibal Gadhafi kidnapping

THE LEVANT NEWS — BEIRUT: The Internal Security Forces’ Information Branch Saturday referred former Lebanese MP Hasan Yaacoub to Mount Lebanon’s First Investigative Judge Jean Fernini for his alleged involvement in last week’s Hannibal Gadhafi kidnapping, the state-run National News Agency reported Saturday. The security agency wrapped up investigations with …

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ISIS ’emir’ for north Lebanon arrested

THE LEVANT NEWS — BEIRUT: Lebanese General Security said Saturday that it has arrested two members of ISIS, one of whom confessed to being the extremist group’s official “emir” for the north Lebanon district of Akkar. The two, identified as B.F. and Aa.M., were arrested on charges of “forming a …

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Lebanese Protests Continue

A protester holds a ball to be thrown towards a blocked street leading to the parliament building, where the third session of the national dialogue talks aimed at discussing ways out of a political crisis is taking place, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon Sept. 22, 2015.  

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A Call For Sustainable Solutions To Lebanon

The Levant – – More than 1,000 people marched Sunday from the eastern Beirut suburb of Burj Hammoud to the capital’s Central District in a largely peaceful demonstration against Lebanon’s political elite and to call for sustainable solutions to the country’s two-month-old garbage crisis. Source: Dailystar

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Russian Ambassador in Lebanon: Hezbollah’s Fighting Alongside Syrian Government Forces Is Legitimate

The Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin - The Russian embassy is one of 113 foreign representations in Lebanon, and one of 102 foreign representations in Beirut.

The Levant – – Where it is fighting alongside government forces, Hezbollah’s intervention in the Syrian conflict is legitimate, Russian ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin said in comments published on Tuesday. “The party (Hezbollah) will remain engaged in the fight to aid the legitimate regime as long as fighters from …

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Jumblatt says Lebanon needs a leader like Greece’s Tsipras

THE LEVANT NEWS — BEIRUT: Praising the Greek people’s Sunday rejection of European creditors’ demands for more austerity in return for a loan, Lebanon’s Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt said his country could use someone like Greece’s premier to tackle its own economic problems. “Greece’s step is huge and …

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EDGE OF EVIL

 Story by Justin Salhani Published on Jan 16, 2015 Source: latterlymagazine.com — RAS BAALBEK, Lebanon –Tucked away in the rocky hills that divide Lebanon and Syria, a gunman ordered Makhoul Mrad out of his truck.Despite his age — getting up toward 70 — and his infirm heart, Mrad was a quarry worker and regularly made …

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In Lebanon, destitute camp becomes jihadist refuge

By Layal Abou Rahal  for AFP —  Ain al-Helweh (Lebanon) (AFP) – Lebanon’s Ain al-Helweh camp has long provided a stable, if destitute, bolthole for Palestinian refugees, some of whom have lived within its walls since fleeing their homes more than six decades ago. But the war in neighbouring Syria …

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Will Yemen kick-off the ‘War of the two Blocs?’

By Sharmine Narwani* for RT– There is media confusion about what is going on in Yemen and the broader Middle East. Pundits are pointing out that the US is looking schizophrenic with policies that back opposite sides of the fight against al-Qaeda-style extremism in Iraq and in Yemen. But it …

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Ras Baalbek stands united against ISIS

Source: The Daily Star – Lebanon: The streets of Ras Baalbek, in northeast Lebanon, were eerily calm, intercepted at times by the sounds of the Lebanese Army’s military vehicles cruising by, the four-by-fours of Hezbollah’s Resistance Brigades not far behind. Most residents had opted to stay indoors while clashes ensued …

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How will Hezbollah respond to Israeli strike?

By Jean Aziz for Al-monitor – Translated by Pascale el-Khoury – Hezbollah announced the killing of six of its fighters in a raid Jan. 18 which it accused the Israeli air force of carrying out against a group of its members on Syrian territory. The incident has preoccupied the Lebanese …

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Lebanon: Protesters denounce new Charlie Hebdo’s cartoon

Source: The Daily Star – Hundreds of Muslim worshippers protested in Lebanon’s north, south and Beirut’s suburbs Friday against the most recent cartoon published by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo showing the Prophet Mohammad on its cover. In the southern Beirut suburb of Mreijeh, about 100 people gathered to denounce …

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Nasrallah: Hezbollah Ready to Invade Galilee, beyond Galilee

Source: Al-Manar TV – Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah asserted that the Islamic Resistance is ready to invade Galilee and the Israeli settlements which lie beyond Galilee during any upcoming war against the Zionist entity. Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that the Resistance will not resort only to the missiles …

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Nasrallah: Hezbollah ready for war beyond Galilee

The Levant Exclusive -Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned that “Hezbollah is ready and prepared for a confrontation in the Galilee and beyond the Galilee,” during an interview that will be broadcast on the Pan Arab Al Mayadeen network on Thursday night. “We are prepared for all that a war …

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How can Lebanese family businesses survive for generations?

Source: Reuters – The Daily Star – Despite the Lebanese government’s failure to provide proper support for the private sector in Lebanon, family businesses have seen remarkable success as the biggest providers of job opportunities in the country, experts say. “Family businesses provide over 80 percent of job opportunities in …

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Hezbollah officials meet Aoun, lend support to intra-Christian dialogue

Source: The Daily Star – The Lebanese Hezbollah supports dialogue between rival Christian political parties, an official said Wednesday after meeting with Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun. Aoun received the member of Hezbollah’s political bureau Mahmoud Qmati and the former chief of Hezbollah’s Muslim-Christian dialogue committee Ghaleb Abu Zeinab …

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