An arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday against a Lebanese suspect for his links to bombings in Beirut's southern suburbs, reported the National News Agency.
It said that Military Examining Magistrate Imad al-Zein issued the warrant against Hassan R. on charges of carrying out terrorist attacks in the Bir al-Abed and al-Ruwais areas.Full Story
A suspect linked to Tuesday's Bir Hassan bombing at the Iranian embassy in Beirut has been arrested, reported An Nahar daily on Friday.
It said that investigations are underway with him in order to reveal all details of the attack and the identity of the suicide bombers.Full Story
By nearly all measures, Lebanon should have long ago buckled under the weight of Syria's civil war.
The fighting next door has swamped Lebanon with refugees and has stoked its Sunni-Shiite tensions, as each community in Lebanon lines up in support of its brethren on the rival sides in Syria. That has fueled predictions that deeply divided Lebanon is only one nudge away from collapsing into full-blown sectarian bloodletting of its own.Full Story
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said deadly bomb attacks against Iran's embassy in Beirut on Tuesday should be "an alarm for all of us".
"The tragedy today... should be an alarm for all of us that we need to deal with and unless we deal with it seriously, it will engulf all of us," Zarif said after talks with his Italian counterpart Emma Bonino in Rome.Full Story
Head of the Loyalty to the Resistance bloc MP Mohammed Raad blamed a "Western-Israeli alliance" and regional powers that back radical Sunni Islamist "takfiri" groups for Tuesday's deadly suicide bombings near the Iranian embassy in Beirut.
The mid-morning blasts ripped through a stronghold of Hizbullah, where the Iranian embassy is located, killing 23 people and wounding 146.Full Story
Syria has strongly condemned a double bomb blast outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut on Tuesday that killed at least 23 people, official media reported.
"The Syrian government firmly condemns the terrorist attack carried out near the Iranian embassy in Beirut," state television said.Full Story
Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Rokn Abadi confirmed the death of Iranian cultural adviser Sheikh Ibrahim al-Ansari in the twin blasts near the Iranian embassy in Beirut on Tuesday.
He told al-Manar television that al-Ansari died from wounds he sustained in the attack.Full Story
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat called on Monday for preserving the cultural heritage of Beirut, noting also that the price for destruction in the Arab world is very high.
"If reports saying that the plan to demolish the Massad Stairs (in the Beirut neighborhood of Mar Mikhael) has been canceled, then this is good news for Beirut's heritage that is gradually getting extinct,” Jumblat said in his weekly editorial in the PSP-affiliated al-Anbaa website.Full Story
Four people were wounded on Friday evening in an individual armed clash in Beirut's Aisha Bakkar neighborhood, the state-run National News Agency reported.
The NNA said the wounded men were transferred to Al-Maqassed Hospital for treatment.Full Story