Hizbullah's Loyalty to Resistance parliamentary bloc noted Thursday that the rapid military developments in Syria and Iraq can “reflect positively” on Lebanon.Full Story
A suspect linked to the jihadist al-Nusra Front group has been referred to the Lebanese judiciary, the army said on Thursday.Full Story
Political parties represented in the government convened in a consultative meeting on Thursday at the Presidential Palace in Baabda at the invitation of President Michel Aoun.
A closing statement said the conferees agreed on "continuing the implementation of the Document of National Accord (Taef Accord), especially in terms of harmonizing between preserving our democratic, pluralistic system and devising a clear vision with a specific timeframe for a full transition to a complete civil state.”Full Story
In coordinated efforts between Lebanese and Saudi authorities, an attempt to smuggle 6 million pills of Captagon has been thwarted, the Internal Security forces said in a statement on Thursday.
“In pursuit of international networks involved in the manufacture and smuggling of Captagon pills, and as a result of follow-up by the Central Anti-Drug Bureau of the Judicial Police Unit and in close coordination with the competent security authorities in Saudi Arabia, an attempt to smuggle a massive amount of Captagon has been foiled,” an ISF statement said.Full Story
The Lebanese Forces stressed on Thursday that their basic request was to refer the electricity file to the Tender department of the Central Inspection Bureau to be thoroughly studied and assessed and referred to the government according to the norms, al-Joumhouria daily reported.Full Story
A Lebanese national was fatally shot and killed in cold blood inside his car Wednesday evening in the southern town of Majdelyoun east of Sidon, media reports said Thursday.Full Story
International rights group Human Rights Watch on Wednesday urged Lebanese authorities to hold accountable “Lebanese military personnel who beat and kicked protesters demonstrating against a third extension of parliament’s term on June 16, 2017.”
“The military should make the results of their investigation public,” the New York-based HRW said.Full Story
The head of Israel's air force said Wednesday that in any future conflict involving Lebanon his country will have "unimaginable" military power at its disposal.Full Story
The Council of Ministers decided during a session in Baabda on Wednesday to refer the thorny file of renting power generation ships to the public bidding administration.Full Story
During a visit to the United Nations in New York this week, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) President Judge Ivana Hrdličková met with United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. They discussed the Tribunal’s achievements and challenges, as well as its efforts to fulfill its mandate to hold fair, transparent and expeditious proceedings, an STL press release said on Wednesday.Full Story