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Lebanon sends aid to citizens trapped in Syria war Ras al-Harf (Lebanon) (AFP) - Lebanese authorities on Tuesday sent a rare aid convoy to the town of Tufeil, an island of Lebanese territory inside Syria where thousands have become trapped in the country's war. Tufeil is located on the northeastern tip of Lebanon, which stretches into Syria. The town was once home to some 5,000 people, most of them Sunni Muslims, but many have fled to safety ...

No victor in Lebanon first-round presidential vote Lebanon's parliament failed to elect a new president on Wednesday, with no candidate securing the two-thirds of the votes needed to win and many lawmakers leaving their ballots blank. With the parliament divided between two powerful blocs, one centred around the Hezbollah movement and the other opposed to it, the outcome had been expected. The parliament will now hold a second vote on April 30 ...

Lebanon sends aid to cut-off village near Syria TFAIL, Lebanon (AP) A Lebanese convoy of soldiers, clerics and Red Cross officials delivered aid Tuesday to a remote village near the Syrian border that was bombed by Syrian government aircraft and blocked by Lebanese militants fighting alongside President Bashar Assad's forces in the civil war next door.

Lebanon kingmaker announces his pick for president Lebanon's sometime kingmaker Walid Jumblatt announced Tuesday he was backing lawmaker Henri Helou for president, a day before parliament meets to vote on the post. Jumblatt's decision to back Helou, who belongs to his parliamentary bloc, comes as the country's lawmakers prepare for a first round election to replace Michel Sleiman, whose ends on May 25. Parliament is mostly divided between rival ...

Lebanon parliament fails to elect president No candidate received the necessary two-thirds majority to win the presidency in first parliamentary vote.

Topless skier Jackie Chamoun: the least of Lebanon's problems? The re-emergence of an old photoshoot of Lebanon's Winter Olympics competitor in the snow wearing not very much has displeased her government. Now her compatriots are stripping off online in support Name: Jackie Chamoun. Age: 22. Appearance: Cold. Who is Jackie Chamoun? She's a Lebanese Olympic skier. Lebanon has a ski team? Lebanon is a mountainous country with many ski resorts and a history of ...

Warily, Lebanon tackles violent spillover from Syria By Alexander Dziadosz TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - For two weeks now, the rifles have been silent along Syria Street in Lebanon's Tripoli, an area shot up so often that even memorial posters of men killed just a few months ago are speckled with bullet holes. Soldiers patrol quiet streets where gunmen used to fight day and night - part of the Lebanese authorities' most serious effort yet to ...

No winner seen in first round of Lebanon president vote * Lebanese MPs may submit blank voting slips * Syria war dividing Lebanon's religious sects * Delay in choosing president would worsen political vaccuum By Laila Bassam BEIRUT, April 22 (Reuters) - A majority of Lebanese parliamentarians may submit blank voting slips on Wednesday in the first ballot for a new president, political sources said, as they struggle to agree on a consensus candidate ...

Lebanon in vaccination drive against polio spreading from Syria Lebanon launched a fourth round of polio immunisation on Friday, trying to prevent the disease spreading from neighboring Syria along with the tide of refugees fleeing the three-year conflict. Protection against polio requires several vaccinations but aid workers are concerned that coverage in Lebanon has been falling off because parents were unaware of the need for multiple inoculation. The ...

Lebanon News - 4/24 Lebanon selectmen have finalized the referendum ballot question that asks residents to allow them to move town money from various town accounts to cover the Rescue Department deficit that came to light late last year.

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Oil firms tapping Lebanese graduate talent The booths of international oil and gas companies drew some of the biggest crowds of the American University of Beiruts annual job fair, as the country pins high hope on its untapped offshore resources.

UCC, GLC poised for more strikes over salary scale The Union Coordination Committee is gearing up for sit-ins and strikes on April 29 to press MPs to endorse the controversial new salary scale for government employees and schoolteachers.

World Bank: Lebanons economy still in jeopardy The World Bank says enormous challenges remain for Lebanon, despite the progress made with the formation of a government.

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Fears that presidencys sole certainty is a vacuum Lebanons presidential elections are unlikely to take place on time, according to a senior political source, as President Michel Sleimans term enters its last month Friday.

Journalists charged with contempt by STL Two senior Lebanese journalists were summoned Thursday by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon on counts of contempt and obstruction of justice after they published secret details about supposed court witnesses charges that could see them imprisoned for up to seven years.

Peacetime president who salvaged the state The election of Elias Hrawi to presidency marked the end of Lebanons 15-year Civil War and the fall of complete Syrian tutelage over the country.

Germany pledges continued support Germans Defense Minister, Ursula von der Leyen, met with Lebanese officials Thursday, renewing her countrys commitment to Lebanons stability.

Russia to lend a hand to Lebanese Army Russia will work to boost the defense capacities of the Lebanese Army, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday, adding that his country respects the democratic process in Lebanon.

Kahwagi inspects security progress in Tripoli Lebanese Army chief Gen. Jean Kahwagi said the military would carry on with its security plan in Tripoli until stability was entirely restored, as Army units continued their raids to arrest wanted individuals Thursday.

Ban: Syria war threatens Lebanon The U.N. secretary-general warned that the 3-year-old conflict in Syria posed a serious threat to the stability of Lebanon, as refugees stream into the country and weapons and fighters are transferred out.

Diplomatic circles dont foresee quick election High-ranking political sources do not expect presidential elections to take place any time soon, as made clear by recent events including the latest parliamentary session, which they said was a process to bide time until a regional agreement matures.

Palestinian unity deal brings little comfort to Lebanese refugee camps For Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, the reconciliation forged between leaders from the rival Fatah and Hamas movements in Palestines Gaza Wednesday was greeted as an overdue prescription for a festering wound.

Syrian girls journey for a cancer cure Maha al-Ali buries her dark, auburn locks in her grandmothers embrace, her full red cheeks glowing with a shy smile.

STL issues summons for top Lebanese editors The Special Tribunal for Lebanon issued Thursday summons for the editors of Al-Akhbar newspaper and Al-Jadeed television, accusing them of contempt and obstructing justice by publishing the names of alleged witnesses

Mufti, Iranian envoy urge unity against takfiris Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi and Grand Mufti Mohammad Rashid Qabbani stressed the need for religious unity against takfiris in the region, a statement from Qabbanis office said after the two held a meeting

U.N. urges Lebanon to complete election on time U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly Thursday urged lawmakers to complete the presidential election before the Constitutional deadline, a day after Parliament failed to elect a candidate.

Mukhtar, prisoner flee after fight with police A prisoner manages to escape in the confusion following a fight between a local mukhtar and police outside the Justice Palace in Tripoli. The mukhtar is being pursued by authorities.

German defense minister in Lebanon for talks Germans Defense Minister, Ursula von der Leyen, held talks with Lebanese officials Thursday to discuss her countrys support for the Lebanese Army and Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon.

Kahwagi in Tripoli, militia leader charged over clashes Lebanese Army Chief Gen. Jean Kahwagi pays a visit to several military units stationed in Tripoli weeks after a security plan largely succeeded in restoring law and order.

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