Articles tagged with: Lebanon

The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 17 Apr, 2014

Lebanon: Geagea reveals platform amid Gemayel candidacy rumors

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Lebanese presidential elections campaign gained momentum Wednesday, with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea announcing his electoral platform and growing rumors that Phalange (Kataeb) Party leader Amine Gemayel will announce his candidacy soon. Lebanon’s labor minister, Sejaan Azzi, informed the Daily Star on Thursday that Gemayel will declare his presidential candidacy “by next week.” Both Geagea and Gemayel would be competing for the endorsement of t...

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Mona Alami
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on : Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

Pushed out of Home

A wave of protests has been rocking Lebanon of late, with university students and public sector employees rallying against the high cost of living. Civil defense volunteers taking part in a “Day of revolt” organized by public sector employees last week went as far as threatening to swim off the coast of Beirut until they drowned if parliament did not respond to their grievances. In recent years, the country has become unaffordable for most Lebanese citizens—and more particularly...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 8 Apr, 2014

Eight killed in clashes between Palestinian factions in Lebanon

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—At least eight people were killed and 10 injured in clashes between two Palestinian factions at the Mieh Mieh Palestinian refugee camp near the Lebane...

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Hussain Abdul-Hussain
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on : Tuesday, 1 Apr, 2014

Suleiman’s Successor

On Tuesday March 25, Lebanon's parliament was convened with one item on its agenda: the election of a new president before President Michel Suleiman’s term ends on May 25. ...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 18 Mar, 2014

Assad capture of Yabroud fuels Lebanese tensions

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Sectarian tensions have been reignited in Lebanon after the Syrian government announced the capture of the strategic border town of Yabroud on Sunday,...

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Hussain Abdul-Hussain
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on : Monday, 3 Mar, 2014

Hezbollah’s Adapted Resistance

“Our intervention in Syria has confused Israel and caused it a strategic setback, because they were betting on the toppling of the regime in Syria and the weakening of the resist...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Wednesday, 19 Feb, 2014

Bomb hits southern Beirut as Hezbollah and Future Movement begin meetings

Beirut and London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fresh bombings rocked Beirut’s southern suburbs on Wednesday, only a day after signs of improving relations between Hezbollah and the Fut...

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Hussain Abdul-Hussain
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on : Tuesday, 4 Feb, 2014

Lebanon’s Shadowy Cabinet

Ten car bombings in less than six months, a quasi-civil war in Tripoli, and Syrian air raids on border towns have not yet convinced some of Lebanon's politicians of the urgent ...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 28 Jan, 2014

Lebanese Hezbollah intensifies security measures in Dahieh

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Hezbollah has intensified its security measures in the Dahieh district of Beirut, the party’s stronghold, after receiving information from residents...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 16 Jan, 2014

Explosion hits Lebanon as Hariri assassination trial begins

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—At least three people were killed and scores were injured in a car bomb that targeted the Lebanese town of Hermel, 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the Syr...

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