Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun has said that he escaped a fourth assassination attempt on Saturday after his motorcade came under fire in the southern city of Sidon.
During an address at an FPM dinner in Batroun after midnight Saturday, Aoun said he had previously escaped three murder attempts.Full Story
Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun's convoy came under gunfire in the southern port city of Sidon on Saturday while he was returning from Jezzine.
Aoun's press office confirmed the incident after denying it for “security reasons.”Full Story
Thousands of supporters of Hizbullah protested on Saturday in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil against a film mocking Islam.
"This film that insults the Prophet is not merely a trivial creation carried out by a group, but American politics intended to be disseminated to the Western world," Hizbullah MP Nawaf al-Moussawi told the crowd.Full Story
President Michel Suleiman hailed on Saturday the measures undertaken by the Army in the northeastern Bekaa border town of Arsal.
“The measures carried out by the Army in Arsal are to preserve Lebanese territories,” Suleiman said in a statement.Full Story
The army detained on Saturday Hassan Karaki in the Beirut southern suburb of al-Kafaat, the National News Agency reported.
Hassan, who is also known as Antar, was arrested after he opened fire at an army patrol in Beirut's southern suburbs of al-Ghobairi on Friday.Full Story
15 members from al-Meqdad clan were transferred to Roumieh prison, the oldest and largest of Lebanon's overcrowded prisons, media reports said on Saturday.
LBCI reported that the 15 members include the clan's spokesman Maher al-Meqdad and Hassan al-Meqdad.Full Story
Cypriot Defense Minister Dimitris Eliadis held talks on Saturday with senior Lebanese officials who stressed that the bilateral ties between Lebanon and Cyprus are “excellent.”
“Lebanon's stability is a key component to maintain stability in the region,” Eliadis said during a meeting with his Lebanese counterpart Minister Fayez Ghosn.Full Story
The Internal Security Forces and Army resumed on Saturday the crackdown on cannabis fields in the eastern Bekaa.
The Directorate General of ISF issued a communique saying that 130 dunums of cannabis crops were destroyed in the village of Hermel in the Bekaa.Full Story
Hizbullah International Relations official Ammar Moussawi stressed on Saturday that the party supports the measures undertaken by the army to preserve stability in Lebanon.
“The army is a national institution that is tasked with maintaining stability in the country and pursuing security violators,” Moussawi said in a meeting with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly.Full Story
The Army Command announced on Saturday the infiltration of a Free Syrian Army unit of the Bekaa town of Arsal on Friday night.
It said in a statement that the unit, “backed by a large number of gunmen, infiltrated the outskirts of the town and then attacked an army post in the area.”Full Story