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Can Hariri Co-exist with a Strong Christian President in Lebanon?

Halim Shebaya | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Halim Shebaya

Lebanon has been without a President since May 2014. As per Lebanese custom, the President should be Maronite (Eastern Catholic) and is elected by the convening of Parliament with a minimum of a two-thirds quorum.

Lebanon's Procrastination Problems May Soon Be Insurmountable

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 08.24.2015 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Mocking the absurdity of Lebanon's politicians and complaining about corruption has become a national past time. The political elite, while still seemingly somewhat in control, have proved themselves to be completely incompetent. Not once, not twice, but relentlessly.

Syrians Suffer Revenge Attacks In Lebanon After ISIS Beheadings

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

BRITAL, Lebanon (AP) — Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali and his family awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of gunfire outside their tent i...

ISIS Claims To Behead Another Lebanese Soldier

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.06.2014 | World

Islamic State fighters on Saturday claimed to have beheaded a second Lebanese soldier captured by the militant group last month. Supporters of the ...

Syria's Al Qaeda Branch Issues Warning To Lebanon

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Syrian branch, the Nusra Front, told Lebanon's Sunni Muslims they must support its cause or "pay the price" an...

ISIS Behead Captive Lebanese Soldier In New Video

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists w...

Former PM Makes Surprise Return From Exile In Troubled Lebanon

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2014 | World

By Tom Perry and Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri returned home on Friday...

Syria's Islamist Rebels Battle Troops In Lebanon

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2014 | World

* Gunmen take police station * Army bombards gunmen in bid "to encircle them" * At least 50 rebels killed in earlier amb...

Explosion Hits Hotel In Lebanese Capital

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up in his room at a Beirut hotel Wednesday as Lebanese security forces raided the premises, causing an e...

Max J. Rosenthal

Syrians Flood Embassy In Lebanon To Cast Ballots For Assad | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

YARZE, Lebanon -- They partied their way up the 10-kilometer hill toward the Syrian Embassy, waving flags and posters in the oppressive heat. They dod...

Lebanon's Cannabis Farms Flourish As Army Looks Away

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

By Laila Bassam and Dominic Evans BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon, May 20 (Reuters) - Driving around his Bekaa Valley farmland, Ali Nasri Shama...

In Lebanon, Increased Sectarian Tensions Add Dangerous Twist To Country's Instability

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 02.25.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — From radical preachers to irreverent taxi drivers, anger is spreading through Lebanon's Sunni community toward the country's...

Top Al Qaeda-Linked Militant Detained In Lebanon

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese army says its soldiers have captured a senior operative with an al-Qaida-linked group that has carried out attacks across...

Israeli Troops Shoot Lebanese Soldiers As Tension Escalates On Border

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 12.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot two Lebanese soldiers early on Monday, hours after a Lebanese army sniper killed an Israeli soldier as he drove...

Lebanese Army To Take Control Of Violence-Ridden City

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.01.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — The Lebanese government authorized the army on Monday to take control of the northern city of Tripoli for six months followi...

Lebanon's Weed Trade Thrives In Chaos Of Syrian War

Agence France Presse | Rana Moussaoui | Posted 01.26.2014 | World

Lebanese marijuana grower Abu Sami is practically rubbing his hands together with glee: the Syrian conflict has paralysed authorities at home and left...

Lebanon Dismantles Rockets Aimed At Israel

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Lebanese military experts on Monday dismantled two Katyusha rockets that were equipped with timers and ready to fire at Israel, a senior Leb...

PM Links Beirut Blast To Syria Crisis

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 12.20.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Lebanese protesters erected flaming roadblocks and gunmen roamed the streets on Saturday in a city on edge after the assassination of a...

Syrian Missiles Hit Edge Of Lebanese Border Town

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 11.17.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Missiles fired by Syrian warplanes hit Lebanese territory Monday in one of the most serious cross-border violations since Syria's crisi...

Fresh Clashes Pull Lebanon Deeper Into Syria Conflict

AP | BASSEM MRUOE | Posted 10.24.2012 | World

By BASSEM MRUOE, Associated Press BEIRUT -- Security officials say fresh clashes have broken out in northern Lebanon between supporters and opponen...

Syrian Tensions Spill Into Lebanon, Leave 4 Dead

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Lebanon, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Four people were killed and more than 60 wounded in clashes between Sunni Muslims and Alawites ...

Lebanon's Moment of Truth

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

There can be little doubt that assassins revel in an absence of accountability -- and in Lebanon's history few of them have ever been brought to justice.

Why Lebanese Diplomacy Is Irrelevant in Washington

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Beauty pageants often arch an eyebrow in today's climate of political correctness. The Lebanese embassy in Washington, however, has taken celebrating beauty pageants to a whole new level.