Two armed parties clashed in Beirut’s Shiyyah neighborhood at dawn Sunday, the state-run National News Agency reported without identifying the gunmen.
It said armed fighters from two parties exchanged fire with automatic rifles in Shiyyah’s al-Tayyar street at around 3:00 am.Full Story
A pick-up hauling watermelons overturned on the Damour highway linking the south with Beirut, throwing the fruits on the road and causing a huge traffic, the National News Agency reported Wednesday.
The accident at 9:00 am shut down the highway for an hour through the morning rush, while Internal Security Forces worked along with the driver to clear the scene.Full Story
The Justice Ministry building in Beirut was partially evacuated on Tuesday after a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax, the state-run National News Agency reported.
The Internal Security Forces searched the building using sniffer dogs but found no bomb. The threat caused panic, however.Full Story
Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Free Patriotic Movement chief Michel Aoun have held talks in an attempt to end the government impasse, al-Liwaa daily reported Tuesday.
According to the newspaper, Nasrallah intentionally did not address local issues during the opening session of an intellectual conference on Iran’s Supreme Leader Sayyed Ali Khamenei in Beirut on Monday.Full Story
A Canadian court ruled Monday that a Canadian-Lebanese national accused of a 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue that killed four people can be extradited to France, but warned the French government's case was "weak."
French prosecutors want Hassan Diab to face charges of murder, attempted murder and willful destruction of property, for the first fatal attack against the French Jewish community since the Nazi occupation in World War II.Full Story
Some 700 Syrians and Lebanese staged a rally in Beirut’s southern suburbs on Saturday to show their support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Syrian residents of Lebanon organized the demonstration in the southern suburb of Hay al-Sellum, a bastion of Hizbullah, to display their support for Assad and his late father and predecessor, Hafez al-Assad.Full Story
Hundreds of supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad held a sit-in outside al-Omari mosque in downtown Beirut on Friday as anti-Assad protestors rallied inside the mosque against violence in the neighboring country.
The National News Agency said that around 200 people gathered outside the mosque shouting slogans in support of Assad and denouncing a sit-in organized by Hizb ut-Tahrir inside.Full Story
The Internal Security Forces Intelligence Branch has seized documents and computers from the offices of “Muslims Without Borders” near the town of al-Marj in the Central Bekaa.
The raid took place on Thursday afternoon after the ISF summoned several activists from the movement at the Intelligence Bureau headquarters in Beirut.Full Story
Premier-designate Najib Miqati has denied reports that a deal was reached to end the cabinet deadlock, saying he was still waiting for parliamentary blocs to provide him with the names of their candidates for the government seats.
“I haven’t been informed about anything,” Miqati told al-Akhbar daily in remarks published Friday.Full Story
A protestor bit a policeman in his hand as he was seeking to end a building violation in the Ouzai district of Beirut’s southern suburbs, the National News Agency reported on Thursday.
The “bite-and-run” incident took place as a police force was seeking to demolish a building as part of their crackdown on illegal construction.Full Story