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  • Eight Lebanese athletes qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics

    The Lebanese Olympic Committee have confirmed that eight of their athletes will compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic games. Four athletes achieved the qualifying standards in their respective sports automatically qualifying them for the Olympics. They ...
  • Lebanon government in quandary after Phalange ministers resign

    by Joseph A. Kechichian, Senior Writer Gulf NewsBeirut: Phalange Party leader Sami Gemayel pulled two ministers out of Prime Minister Tammam Salam’s cabinet, as Sejaan Qazzi (Labour) and Alain Hakim (Economy) joined Ashraf Rifi (Justice), who quit o...
  • Lebanon: Rising Violence Targets Syrian Refugees

      (Beirut) – The authorities in Lebanon are failing to take adequate steps to prevent and to prosecute increasing violence by private citizens against Syrians following the outbreak of clashes in Arsal in August 2014 between the Lebanese Army ...
  • Miss Lebanon 2012 - 2013 Rina Chibani and her twin sister Romy Chibani

    Newly crowned Miss Lebanon 2012 Rina Chibany and her twin sister first runner up Romy Chibani       Rina Chibany holds her tiara after being crowned Miss Lebanon 2012 in Platea venue hosted by LBCI Lebanese Broadcasting  &...
  • Damascus secrets

    By Lee Smith The uprisings sweeping the Middle East have started to blow down some very dark doors – the doors that lead to the dungeons and prisons where Arab security services do their work. In Alexandria and Cairo, Egyptian protesters broke i...
  • Lebanese President General Michel Suleiman spech United Nations 2009

    UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese President Michel Sleiman on Friday rejected "any form" of Palestinian settlement of refugees in Lebanon, saying that their "position will neither be compromised nor reversed."   ...
  • Hariri: It's my right to try a 'different' cabinet strategy

    BEIRUT: Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri stressed on Monday that he was one of the biggest supporters of the formation of a national unity government, adding that he has the right to adopt a “different” negotiations approach. “...
  • Hariri's Cabinet Line-up - SUMMARY OF NEWS from Different Media

    Move could prompt Hariri to step down as PM-designate By Elias Sakr Daily Star staff Wednesday, September 09, 2009   BEIRUT: Opposition groups informed President Michel Sleiman Tuesday of their rejection of the cabinet line-up proposal submitte...
  • Sejann Azzi Article

          مخاطر تتخطى اصطفافَي 8 و 14 آذار نشر هذا المقال في جريدة النهار في أول آب 2009 سجعان قزي   تجمُّع 14 آذار لم ينطلق للمطالبة بالا...
  • LEBANON: Quietly, Jewish community begins synagogue renovation

    Since Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war, Beirut’s Maghen-Abraham synagogue sat empty as other buildings in the Wadi Abou-Jamil neighborhood were renovated into multimillion-dollar condos, offices or hotels.  Last week, restoration began on the 8...
  • Jumblatt reacting to regional trends

    By Tom Perry   BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri has taken a holiday to "think and reflect" after a once close ally quit his anti-Syria coalition in a move expected to delay the formation of a new governm...
  • Glamour drives fashion in sophisticated Lebanon

    BY ZEINA KARAM, The gowns are cut low in the front, slashing down to the navel, or low in the back, swooping below the waist, inset with delicate see-through fabric. They couldn't be further from the modest dress generally worn by women in the Muslim Arab...
  • Lebanese turn to travel to tie civil knot

    BEIRUT: When Nadine Abi Nasr and her Italian fiance Marco decided to have a civil marriage, they turned to a travel agency for help to escape Lebanon’s tangled bureaucracy and strict religious rules. Nadia Travel provided them with a tailor-made pac...
  • Obama’s Lebanon Approval Ratings and More

    Here’s the full list of countries polled, accompanied by opinion results on whether Obama “will do the right thing in world affairs”: U.S. (74), Canada (88), Britain (86), France (91), Germany (93), Spain (72), Poland (62), Russia (37), ...
  • Lebanon witnesses summer boom

     'Some 30,000 tourists from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates arrived via Syria on Sunday,' an official at the Masnaa border checkpoint told the German Press Agency, dpa. The Ministry of Tourism  expects 2 million Arabs and o...
  • US donates 30m dollars to reconstruction

    US donates 30m dollars to reconstruction of Lebanon camp (AFP) – 47 minutes ago BEIRUT — The United States has pledged another 30 million dollars to the rebuilding of a Palestinian refugee camp destroyed in a battle between Islamists and the...
  • Lebanese FM: joint probe into clashes underway

    BEIRUT, July 20 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese Foreign Minister Fawzi Salloukh said Monday that his ministry is cooperating with the army and the UN Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) to investigate Saturday's clashes in south Lebanon, local LBC TV reported.  ...
  • Who’s in the Alexander Sarcophagus?

    By JUDITH H. DOBRZYNSKI Sidon, a port city about 25 miles south of Beirut whose rich history dates to 4000 B.C., was among the most successful of the Phoenician city-states. In the fourth century B.C., it fell to Alexander the Great, entering a Hellenist...
  • MP Nabih Berri has been re-elected as Speaker by 90 votes..

        127 deputies convened on Thursday 25-2009 at Nejmeh Square at 10.00am and re-elected MP Nabih Berri for a fifth (4-year-term) as parliament speaker by 90 votes out of 127. MP Farid Mkari was also re-elected Deputy Speaker for a second term...
  • Clinton toils in the shadows

    Ben Smith Ben Smith – Tue Jun 23, 5:49 am ET Back last fall, when Barack Obama sprang his surprise about naming former rival Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state, many people assumed she would be the Cabinet's brightest...