The Foreign Ministry denied that Lebanon’s Ambassador to Damascus Michel al-Khoury left the mission’s headquarters over the deterioration in the security situation of the Syrian capital.
In a statement it issued on Friday, the ministry said al-Khoury is in Beirut on a two-day administrative leave.Full Story
Twelve people were wounded in a huge fire that broke out on Tuesday at the Justice Ministry building, trapping several employees in their offices, reported Voice of Lebanon radio.
The blaze erupted in the fourth and fifth floors of the building located in Beirut’s Mathaf area and firefighting teams have succeeded in extinguishing most of it, said the National News Agency.Full Story
The Preliminary results for the General Sciences (SG) and Life Sciences (SV) have been released. Other categories will be announced next week.Full Story
A massive fire broke out on Tuesday at a residential building in the Beirut neighborhood of al-Msaitbeh.
The fire was caused by the burning of a power generator and spread to the building’s ground floor.Full Story
The residents of Beirut and the Lebanese coast felt on Monday a 5.6-magnitude earthquake.
Lebanon’s state-run Bhannes Center for Seismic and Scientific Research said that Beirut and its suburbs felt the minor quake, whose epicenter was located between Cyprus and the Greek island of Rhodes.Full Story
A U.S. federal judge has ordered Iran to pay more than $813 million in damages and interest to the families of 241 U.S. soldiers killed in the 1983 bombing of a Marine barracks in Lebanon.
"After this opinion, this court will have issued over $8.8 billion in judgments against Iran as a result of the 1983 Beirut bombing," Judge Royce Lamberth wrote in a ruling this week, a copy of which was seen Friday by Agence France Presse.Full Story
The former chief of the main opposition Syrian National Council, Burhan Ghalioun visited Beirut during the past two days “on a secret visit”, revealed al-Jadeed television on Thursday.
It said that he held talks with a number of Lebanese officials away from the media spotlight.Full Story
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri slammed on Thursday the latest security instability in Lebanon, most notably the unrest in Beirut, saying that any action on the ground is aimed at “undermining the authority of the state.”
He said in a statement: “The street action was not conducted by undisciplined forces as some sides would lead the people to believe, but some powers are orchestrating the developments in order to create chaos, terrorize the people, and undermine the state’s authority.”Full Story
A number of youths on Wednesday blocked the airport road with burning tires in protest against the arrest of Wissam Alaeddine, who was detained over the attack against al-Jadeed television on Monday.
LBC television said that a number of youths on motorcycles dumped three or four tires on the road and set them on fire before fleeing the scene.Full Story