The Qaida-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades stressed that its operations in Lebanon don't target innocent civilians, accusing Hizbullah of using "human shields."
The brigades said via twitter on Satruday that a flaw occurred during the attack on the Iranian cultural center in Beirut's southern suburbs, causing a high number of casualties.Full Story
The Internal Security Forces freed on Saturday 10-year-old Michel al-Saqr, the son of a reputed businessman, a day after he was kidnapped, the state-run National News Agency reported.
According to NNA, Saqr was freed in the Bekaa village of Talia without the payment of a ransom.Full Story
Gunmen opened fire at security forces Friday evening in the Bekaa town of Brital after the army carried out raids in search for the abducted 10-year-old child Michel Ibrahim al-Saqr.
“A number of gunmen crossed an army checkpoint in Brital and opened fire at the troops, who responded in kind,” state-run National News Agency reported.Full Story
National Liberal Party leader MP Dory Chamoun announced on Friday suspending his party's membership in the March 14 General-Secretariat.
"We did not withdraw our membership in the General-Secretariat but we are taking a long break,” Chamoun said in a statement to MTV.Full Story
The panel drafting the ministerial policy statement on Friday adjourned its discussions to Tuesday after failing during a ninth meeting to agree on the clause related to resistance against Israel.
“We're determined to present a policy statement to the public opinion and this is a political cabinet, but this is related to agreeing on the constant principles of the Lebanese constitution which stipulate respecting the state in everything,” Labor Minister Sejaan Qazzi, the Phalange Party's representative in the panel, told reporters after the session.Full Story
A suspicious vehicle was found parked near the entrance of an Internal Security Forces barracks in Beirut on Friday, reported LBCI television.
It said that the army arrested two people over their links to the incident that took place near al-Helou barracks in the Corniche al-Mazraa neighborhood.Full Story
A Beirut-based Danish journalist has been freed after being abducted in Lebanon and held hostage for almost one month, his former employer, Danish broadcaster DR, said on Friday.
"Jeppe Nybroe was abducted just under a month ago, while he was in the Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon, near the Syrian border," DR said on its website.Full Story
A number of rockets fired from the Syrian side of the border landed in the Bekaa region on Friday, announced the army in a statement, in an attack that was later claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
The army said three rockets landed in the outskirts of the towns of al-Labweh and al-Nabi Othman.Full Story
The deputy head of Baghdad airport was arrested after a Baghdad-bound Middle East Airlines plane that left Beirut without the Iraqi transport minister's son was ordered mid-flight to turn back, the premier's spokesman said Friday.
Samer "Kubba was arrested... because his action was wrong and harmful to the prestige of the Iraqi state," Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's spokesman Ali Mussawi told Agence France Presse.Full Story
A dispute erupted on Friday between the head of the Army Intelligence in the Bekaa Valley and the residents of a town over the arrest of a suspect, the state-run National News Agency reported.
NNA denied there was a shooting between his convoy and the residents of the town of al-Labweh.Full Story