Relatives of a 74-year-old man who was abducted on Wednesday, blocked the road in the eastern Bekaa town of Jdita protesting his kidnapping, the state-run National News Agency reported Thursday.
The angry relatives blocked the road with dirt and trucks, NNA said.Full Story
The Lebanese army has erected checkpoints on the roads and entrances leading to the southern town of al-Nabatieh, the National News Agency reported on Thursday.
NNA said ,army troops and military vehicles were positioned at the checkpoints in search for fugitives.Full Story
Social Affairs Minister Pierre Bou Assi stressed Wednesday that “the international community has no intention at all to naturalize Syrian refugees in Lebanon.”Full Story
A 74-year-old man was abducted Wednesday in the Bekaa town of Qab Elias, state-run National News Agency reported.Full Story
A rocket fired from the outskirts of the Bekaa border town of Arsal landed Wednesday in the plain of the nearby town of al-Nabi Othman, media reports said.Full Story
Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq announced Wednesday that the parliamentary elections “will be held on time” under the controversial 1960 electoral law unless a new law is passed.Full Story
Prime Minister Saad Hariri presided Wednesday over a Cabinet session at the Grand Serail, during which he stressed that the government's “priority” is the organization of parliamentary elections.Full Story
Kataeb party chief MP Sami Gemayel stressed on Wednesday that the parliament should have included the controversial electoral law on its agenda in order to vote on one.
“The parliament's duties is to include, discuss and approve an election law during its meeting,” said Gemayel.Full Story
The parliament held its first legislative session in 2017 on Wednesday after quorum was met with 65 lawmakers, in a meeting that was chaired by Speaker Nabih Berri.Full Story
The Lebanese army kicked off efforts early on Wednesday and closed the illegal crossings on the Lebanese-Syrian border in the northern Beqaa district of Hermel, media reports said.
It embarked on closing the crossings near the towns of al-Qasr and Hosh Sayyed Ali, the reports added.Full Story