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  • الأب الدكتور يوس

    إلى سفّــــــــاكي الــــــــدم في العــ...
  • Smuggling a lifeline for Lebanese villages on Syrian border

    by Rita Daou, AYHA, Lebanon (AFP) - As night falls on remote villages in eastern Lebanon that border Syria streets and alleyways bustle into life as a small army of pick-up trucks, mules and cars are readied for action. Loaded up with whisky, bread, ...
  • Lebanon prison mutiny, hostage-taking, ends

    BEIRUT (AFP) - A mutiny at Lebanon's largest prison in Rumieh during which prisoners took seven warders hostage ended peacefully early Friday, a security official told AFP. "The prisoners handed over the seven warders they were holding hostage and re...
  • Lebanese banks look to expand abroad

    By Ferry Biedermann, The Lebanese, styling themselves as born traders, have made a selling point out of the country...
  • Lebanese politics totters into perilous absurdity

    By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent, BEIRUT (Reuters) - Empty seats are proliferating in Beirut's political theatre of the absurd, symptoms of a deep malaise that has crippled Lebanese government institutions, damaged the economy and fuelled fears of ...
  • Lebanese town Zahle tense after deadly shooting

    by Hassan Jarrah Mon Apr 21, 9:16 AM ET  ZAHLE, Lebanon (AFP) - The Lebanese town of Zahle observed an official day of mourning amid tension on Monday, with political leaders trading blame after two activists were shot dead at the opening of a Phalan...
  • Phalangists die in Lebanon attack

    Two members of the Christian Phalange Party in Lebanon have been shot dead at the opening of a new office in the town of Zahle. It is not clear who was behind Sunday's shooting, which injured three others. The Lebanese army has been heavily deployed in th...
  • Behind Roumieh's walls, Lebanese escape a societal prison

    By Zeina Daccache, Two condemned prisoners residing in a high security Lebanese prison and participating in the drama therapy sessions taking place inside the facility since February 2008 recently described their experiences with the following metaphors: ...
  • Rice marks 25th anniversary of Beirut embassy attack

    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice  on Friday joined fellow US diplomats in marking the 25th anniversary of the bombing at the US embassy Beirut which killed 52 people on April 18, 1983. "Even when the tragedy of April 1...
  • Lebanon's parliament speaker sets stage for dialogue

    BEIRUT (AFP) - Lebanon's parliament speaker Nabih Berri on Saturday moved a table with 14 seats around it into the building to try to bring rival political leaders to start talking and end a prolonged deadlock, his spokesman said. This step is a reaffirma...
  • Bush: US backs Lebanon sovereignty, democracy

    Thu Apr 17, 8:35 PM ET , WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President George W Bush on Thursday accused Iran and Syria of undermining democracy in Lebanon and renewed his support for the embattled government of Prime Minister Fuad Siniora. The United States ...
  • Lebanese increasingly feel inflation's pinch

    by Rita Daou, BEIRUT (AFP) - Loretta Beayni works 10 hours a day, six days a week in a Beirut  beauty salon, earning a mere 400 dollars a month, which goes in the blink of an eye on household bills and helping out her parents. Like many Lebanese, she...
  • Maronite bishops sound alarm on economic woes

    By Maroun Khoury and Nafez Qawas, BKIRKI: The Council of Maronite Bishops called on Wednesday for the immediate implementation of the Arab initiative to solve the deadlock in Lebanon, while sounding the alarm concerning "strenuous" economic cond...
  • Analysis: Damascus summit

    By CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor, WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- As expected, there were no surprises at the Arab summit in Damascus that ended Sunday without any breakthrough regarding the Lebanese presidential crisis. If anything came out of th...
  • Lebanese authorities reverse decision to ban 'Persepolis'

    BEIRUT (AFP) - Lebanese authorities reversed on Thursday a decision to ban the prize-winning animated film "Persepolis," following an outcry and claims the measure was aimed at pleasing Iran and Shiite clerics.  The general security departm...
  • Lebanese PM accuses Syria of blocking presidential elections

    Lebanon's prime minister accused Syria on Friday of blocking the election of a new Lebanese president and deepening the country's 16-month political crisis through its interference in the country's internal affairs. Fuad Saniora said Lebanon decided earli...
  • Report UN PM Rafiq Hariri

    United Nations, Former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri was assassinated by a criminal network that is linked to some other terrorist attacks in Lebanon, the chief investigator said Friday.\In his first report to the U.N. Security Council, Daniel Bell...
  • Syria's Assad denies meddling in Lebanon

    DAMASCUS (AFP) - Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad denied on Saturday meddling in Lebanon as he hosted an Arab summit boycotted by half of the region's leaders, many of whom blame Damascus for the political crisis in Beirut. I would like to make a poi...
  • Sfeir: 'We can't lose hope - it's our country'

    Daily Star. BKIRKI: Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Butros Sfeir said on Monday that he hoped the 15-month-old deadlock in Lebanon would be resolved, "and the general mood of pessimism will soon evaporate." "We urge all local, regional and int...
  • Lebanon's parliament speaker Nabih Berri

    A parliamentary session set for Tuesday to elect a president has been re-scheduled for April 22, Speaker Nabih Berri's office announced. "Parliament speaker Nabih Berri has decided to postpone the session to April 22 at noon (0900 GMT)," his spo...