A Syrian man was arrested Monday in the southern town of Deir al-Zahrani on suspicion of belonging to terrorist groups, state-run National News Agency reported.Full Story
The Kataeb Party stressed Monday that the September 28 presidential vote session must be a “constitutional process” not involving any “intimidation” or “blackmail.”Full Story
Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil has warned that “coexistence in Lebanon is threatened,” while noting that there is a duty to “resist and topple any illegitimate authority.”Full Story
The trial over a deadly 2012 bombing of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, due to start on Monday, has been pushed back to November because of a procedural error, prosecutors said.Full Story
Speaker Nabih Berri has announced that he would “communicate” with al-Mustaqbal Movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri “in the coming hours,” while ruling out the possibility of electing a president before the parties agree on a so-called “package deal.”Full Story
Apple farmers in the city of Jbeil, north of Beirut, kicked off a sit-in on Monday and demanded a government action with regard to helping them sell their products, the National News Agency reported.
The farmers have briefly blocked the Jbeil highway leading to Beirut, and threw their apples on the road blocking the traffic for a couple of hours.Full Story
Unknown assailants tossed a hand grenade overnight on the roof of the residence of a Palestinian National Security member in the refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh in Sidon, the National News Agency reported on Monday.
The grenade was tossed on the roof of the residence of Nasser Daoud, NNA added.Full Story
Free Patriotic Movement sources stressed that they have completed the preparations for the street rallies and are waiting for the start signal from MP Michel Aoun, As Safir daily reported on Monday.
"The plan to kick off street rallies and take action on the ground has been completed, and putting it into implementation awaits the signal of Aoun," the sources told the daily on condition of anonymity.Full Story
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat stated that International and Arab powers have no time to address Lebanon's needs, as he emphasized the necessity to reduce the pressure on Lebanon's security and economic situations through the election of a president which would bring about a positive shock that reactivates the institutions, As Safir daily reported on Monday.
“The presence of a president leads to the reactivation of the situation and triggers a positive impact to the country and reopens the institutions without exception,” said Jumblat in an interview to the daily.Full Story
Outspoken Hizbullah MP Nawwaf al-Moussawi on Sunday called for “detaching Lebanon's crisis from the regional crises that are surrounding it, especially the Yemeni, Syrian and Iraqi crises.”Full Story