A new audio recording was circulated online on Thursday where one of the leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) threatens Caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel.
According to LBCI, the threats were made over statements by Charbel concerning the extremist group.Full Story
A toddler was killed and five others were injured on Thursday in a traffic accident near the southern city of Tyre, the state-run National News Agency reported.
Sajed Hussein al-Sheikh Ali, 18 months, died in the accident that took place on the road that links al-Hawsh to Ain Baal road, NNA said.Full Story
The Israeli army went on alert on the border with southern Lebanon on Thursday over fears that Hizbullah could retaliate over the assassination of a top official which it blamed on the Jewish state.
The state-run National News Agency said Israeli troops carried out patrols along the border and monitored the Lebanese side.Full Story
A soldier was killed and 6 others were wounded on Thursday evening as tension soared again in the northern city of Tripoli.
In addition to the usual clashes between the rival neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen, the northern city also witnessed a demonstration by residents protesting the army's measures in the area.Full Story
Mortar shells fired from war-torn Syria hit overnight the outskirts of the towns of al-Dbabiyeh, al-Noura and Kuishra in in the northern district of Akkar, the state-run National News Agency reported on Thursday.
According to NNA, the shelling didn't cause any casualties.Full Story
Caretaker Premier Najib Miqati instructed on Thursday the specialized agencies to deal with the chaos on the streets caused by heavy rains and asked security apparatuses to be on standby for more storms.
Caretaker Information Minister Walid al-Daouq quoted Miqati as saying that the reaction of the people, who were stranded for hours in their vehicles, was natural.Full Story
The U.S. State Department hoped on Wednesday that all Lebanese parties would cooperate with the probe into the assassination of Hizbullah official Hajj Hassan Hollo al-Laqqis.
“We’ve seen the media reports regarding the killing of a Hizbullah official. We look to all parties to cooperate with a full investigation into the reported incident, and I think that’s all we have on that right now,” deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Wednesday.Full Story
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea informed the Free Patriotic Movement, which made an initiative to hold talks with various Lebanese blocs to end the political standstill, that his parliamentary bloc will not meet the Change and Reform Delegation.
LF MP Fadi Karam told al-Akhbar newspaper published on Thursday that the decision was taken by Geagea, who finds the initiative “useless.”Full Story
Al-Mustaqbal Movement lashed out at Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat over his recent statements, considering that the Druze leader has “no right to make al-Mustaqbal a target for political sniper gunshots.”
“Al-Mustaqbal movement has been avoiding to engage in any debate that might target the origin of the historical ties with Jumblat,” a prominent official in al-Mustaqbal told al-Joumhouria newspaper on condition of anonymity.Full Story
President Michel Suleiman and Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Miqati granted Caretaker Finance Minister Mohammed al-Safadi an “exceptional approval” to fund the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
According to al-Akhbar newspaper published on Thursday, the general-secretary of cabinet Secretary General Suheil Bouji handed over a memorandum to Safadi reminding him of Suleiman and Miqati's “exceptional approval.”Full Story