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  • Sleiman urges Saudi entrepreneurs to boost investments

    Lebanese President Michel Sleiman on Monday urged Saudi entrepreneurs to invest in his country during his first visit to oil-rich Saudi Arabia since his election in May. Addressing business leaders at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sleiman u...
  • Pope condemns violence against Christians

    Pope Benedict XVI condemned on Sunday violence perpetrated against Christians in India and Iraq. "I invite you to pray for peace and reconciliation as situations cause concern and great suffering.... I think of violence against Christians in Iraq and...
  • Lebanese take aim at Israel over hummus

    BEIRUT (Reuters Life!) - Lebanese food makers aim to prove that dishes including hummus originated in their country in a campaign to stop Israeli manufacturers from using the names to market the same foods."Our battle is to prove that all these names...
  • Missing American journalists under arrest in Syria

    American journalists Taylor Luck and Holli Chmela, who were reported missing in Lebanon, are safe and sound in Syria ...
  • Sleiman presses Bush on land, Palestinian refugees

    WASHINGTON: Lebanese President Michel Sleiman emphasized on Thursday the need to liberate Lebanese territories occupied by Israel and told US President George W. Bush that the future of Palestinian refugees was in their homeland, not in Lebanon. Bush...
  • President Suleiman - United Nations

    Naharnet, President Michel Suleiman said that Lebanon was fully committed to the implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 and added that the nternational community should urge Israel to stop its threats against Lebanon.  "Lebanon ...
  • Aoun warns he may pull out of dialogue with 'corrupt people'

    BEIRUT: Reform and Change  bloc leader MP Michel Aoun said Monday that he might walk out of the national dialogue because he could no longer deal with "corrupt people." At a news conference following his bloc's weekly meeting, Aoun sai...
  • Geagea apologizes for LF's 'mistakes' Criticizes Hizbullah and Aoun

    By Hussein Abdallah, BEIRUT: Lebanese Forces (LF) leader Samir Geagea apologized on Sunday for "mistakes" committed by members of his party during the 1975-1990 Civil War. "I fully apologize for all the mistakes that we committed when ...
  • Lebanese rivals hold reconciliation talks

    BEIRUT (AFP) Lebanon's rival factions launched national reconciliation talks on Tuesday to resolve lingering disputes after a crisis that brought the nation to the brink of civil war, with the thorny issue of Hezbollah's weapons topping the agenda. The ta...
  • MP Abi-Nasr

    كلمة النائب نعمة الله أبي نصر التي ألقاها ف&#...
  • Lebanese parties vow to work past Aridi murder

    By Agence France Presse (AFP), BEIRUT: Lebanese and international leaders urged calm on Thursday as they condemned a political assassination that threatened to undermine efforts to reconcile rival factions in Lebanon. Saleh Aridi, a senior member of the L...
  • Assad's 'advice' to Sleiman: Did he or didn't he?

    By Hussein Abdallah,  BEIRUT: President Michel Sleiman was quoted by his visitors on Sunday as denying that his Syrian counterpart, Bashar Assad, asked him during their recent bilateral summit in Damascus to send the Lebanese Armed Forces' 10th Briga...
  • Pop star's slaying sheds light on hidden world

    CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- It's the Mideast version of a sordid soap opera. A Lebanese pop star is brutally slain in her luxury Dubai apartment, her throat slashed. Arrested in her death: One of Egypt's most politically connected businessmen, accused of paying ...
  • Syria accused of plotting return to power in Lebanon

    BEIRUT (AFP) - Anti-Syria parliamentary majority leader Saad Hariri has accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of trying to use unrest in north Lebanon to engineer a return to military control of the country, a statement received by AFP on Sat...
  • Sleiman, Kahwaji offer condolences to Hanna family

    Daily Star - BEIRUT: Lebanese President Michel Sleiman and newly appointed commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces General Jean Kahwaji offered condolences on Saturday to the family of First Lieutenant Samer Hanna, who was killed when his helicopter was hi...
  • New Lebanese army chief promoted

    The new chief of the Lebanese army, Jean Kahwaji, has been promoted to general in a ceremony attended by his predecessor, President Michel Suleiman.  Gen Kahwaji was appointed to the post at a meeting of the national unity government on Friday evenin...
  • Mass rally in Lebanon for missing Shiite leader

    BEIRUT (AFP) - Several thousand people joined a rally in Lebanon on Sunday to mark 30 years since Shiite leader Mussa Sadr vanished without trace in Libya, with the circumstances of his disappearance as mysterious as ever. Sadr, who founded the opposition...
  • Cash crisis hits Lebanon cluster bomb clearance

    TYRE, Lebanon (Reuters) - Many of the 44 teams clearing cluster munitions scattered by Israel in south Lebanon during its 2006 war with Hezbolah will have to stop work this month for lack of funds, a U.N. spokeswoman said on Friday Donors have failed...
  • Lebanon president in groundbreaking Syria trip

    DAMASCUS (AFP) - Syria and Lebanon agreed on Thursday to take formal steps to demarcate their borders as part of a string of decisions to normalise their relations for the first time after decades of tension. The announcement came as President Michel Slei...
  • Lebanon bus stop bomb kills 18

    TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AFP) - The Lebanese army on Thursday held an emotional ceremony for nine soldiers who were among 14 people killed in a bomb attack the previous day that targeted the military in northern Lebanon. But even as the ceremony was underway in ...