Tag Archives: Lebanon

US charges Lebanese ‘Hezbollah financier’

US authorities arrested a long-wanted alleged Hezbollah financier Friday on charges of violating US terror-related sanctions, after he was apparently deported to the United States from Morocco. Kassim Tajideen was formally charged in US federal court in Washington nearly eight

Turkey arrests 3 Lebanese-German citizens with ‘links’ to Berlin attacker

Turkey arrested three German citizens of Lebanese origins, suspected of having links to the slain perpetrator of an ISIS attack on a Christmas market in Berlin last year, the Interior Ministry said on Monday. Police detained the three men identified

Lebanese diva Nicole Saba accuses Turkish singer of plagiarism

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Lebanese singer Nicole Saba has many fans across the Arab world. This was evident when it was revealed that a famous Turkish singer had plagiarized Saba’s song, reported news portal Bitajarod. Turkish

Hundreds of Lebanese protest proposed tax hikes as PM pelted with water bottles

Demonstrators in central Beirut hurled empty water bottles at Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri on Sunday when he tried to calm hundreds of people protesting against proposed tax hikes. Carrying placards and banners, around 2,000 people flooded Riad al-Solh square

Hezbollah says UN “weak” after critical Israel report pulled

The leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement denounced the United Nations on Saturday as weak after the withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on Palestinians. A senior UN official resigned on Friday after the secretary-general

Lebanon charges 18 with transferring $19 million to ISIS

A Lebanese military court on Friday charged 18 people, most of them Syrians, with transferring more than $19 million from Lebanon to the ISIS, a judicial source said. Fifteen Syrians, one Palestinian and two others were accused of “belonging to

Lebanese businessman wanted by US for financing Hezbollah detained in Morocco

A lawyer for a Lebanese businessman that the US says has provided millions of dollars to the Hezbollah group says his client has been arrested by Moroccan authorities. The lawyer for Kassim Tajeddine says he was arrested in Casablanca on

Saudi actor tells of how he was educated in a Lebanese church

Khaled Sami

In an interview with News Agency, prominent Saudi actor Khaled Sami narrated details of his education in Lebanon when he was a young child. Sami moved from the Saudi Qassim region to Lebanon’s Chouifat when he was young and he

Lebanon appoints new army chief

Lebanon’s Cabinet has named a new army commander, ending a two-year impasse over the appointment of the country’s top security and military posts. The government named Brig. Gen. Joseph Aoun to the post on Wednesday. Aoun is replacing Gen. Jean

Lebanon raids financial offices over transfers to ISIS

Lebanese authorities carried out raids Wednesday against currency exchange offices and money transfer companies on suspicion they sent huge sums to ISIS, a judicial source told AFP. The source said the raids started Tuesday and were continuing on Wednesday against

Raunchy music video starring Lebanon’s Myriam Klink banned

A video starring Lebanese model and singer Myriam Klink, who has become notorious for past controversies in Lebanon, has been banned by the country’s justice ministry. Judge Roland Chartouni issued the same ruling on the video. Those who continue to

Clashes in Palestinian camp in Lebanon kill child

Clashes between gunmen in the Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon killed a child on Tuesday, the latest casualty in several days of violence, the state-run National News Agency reported. Witnesses said the boy was severely wounded in

Israel military fire tear gas to disperse Lebanese protest

Israel’s military fired tear gas across the border into Lebanon on Saturday, breaking up a small Lebanese protest against cameras installed there, Lebanon’s National News agency reported. Israel’s military said the protesters crossed the international border, prompting the dispersal. The

‘Islam’ looms large in the French presidential elections

Talmiz Ahmad

By : Talmiz Ahmad On February 20, Marine Le Pen, the presidential candidate of the far-right National Front, paid a two-day visit to Lebanon. In Beirut, Le Pen had formal meetings with Lebanese political leaders, but her principal engagement was

Le Pen refuses to wear headscarf to meet Lebanon’s Grand Mufti

Marine Le Pen, presidential candidate for France’s far-right National Front party, cancelled a meeting on Tuesday with Lebanon’s Grand Mufti after refusing to wear a headscarf for the encounter. “You can pass on my respects to the Grand Mufti, but

Saudi deputy crown prince, Lebanese PM discuss bilateral ties

A call between Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri took place on Sunday, in which the reviewed bilateral relations and discussed developments in the region, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Earlier this month,

Le Pen in Lebanon for first head of state meeting

France’s far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Monday met for the first time with a foreign head of state, holding talks in Beirut with Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun. “We discussed the long and fruitful friendship between our

Who is in need of Michel Aoun’s mediation?

Mshari Al Thaydi

By : Mshari Al Thaydi Few hours before Lebanese President Michel Aoun arrived in Cairo on an official visit, Al-Ahram newspaper aired an interesting interview with him. Several issues were tackled and I will address one of them. When the

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