A Lebanese pilgrim kidnapped in Syria in May returned to Beirut from Turkey to a hero's welcome on Wednesday night, a day after his release by his abductors.
Awad Ibrahim arrived at Rafik Hariri international airport aboard a Turkish Airlines flight around 8:30 pm accompanied by two General Security and Internal Security Forces officers.Full Story
Prime Minister Najib Miqati stressed on Tuesday that Lebanese foes agreed to preserve the country's stability and safeguard it from the negative repercussions surrounding it.
"The international community should understand the Lebanese state's decision to disassociate the country from the developments in the region," Miqati told U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.Full Story
The Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc condemned on Tuesday the spread of kidnappings in Lebanon at the hands of armed groups, saying that such incidents are aimed at undermining the authority of the state.
The bloc also addressed after its weekly meeting the shooting against Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun's convoy, demanding an investigation in the matter.Full Story
Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun condemned on Tuesday doubts that he may have been the victim of an assassination attempt, saying that “some sides have stooped so low as to question the affair.”
He added after the Change and Reform bloc's weekly meeting: “Security agencies that deny the attempt on my life may be linked to it.”Full Story
Former minister Michel Samaha was admitted to hospital on Tuesday for medical tests, reported al-Jadeed television.
He was returned to his detention center after the completion of the tests, it added.Full Story
Five Syrians were released on Tuesday after being detained in Rashaya al-Fakhar on Monday.
The National News Agency reported that party and political efforts were exerted to reach a settlement to ensure their release.Full Story
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem and his deputy Faisal al-Moqdad arrived on Tuesday at Beirut international airport.
The two officials arrived at the airport on board a private jet before heading to New York on board a regular flight through a layover in Germany.Full Story
The army confiscated a pick-up truck loaded with arms with a Lebanese man and six Syrians, who entered the country illegally, aboard in the border region of al-Qaa in the northern Bekaa.
According to a communique issued by the army command, the army seized the pick-up truck on Monday night.Full Story
A Lebanese man who has been held hostage in Syria along with ten other pilgrims since May was released on Tuesday, media reports said.
Awad Ibrahim told LBCI TV network that he was in good health.Full Story
President Michel Suleiman noted on Tuesday that Lebanon has always remain an open ground for individual freedom and belief, which has also made its a victim of foreign interests.
He added: “Lebanon should no longer serve as an open ground for these foreign powers, but we must not allow our stability to be presented as a sacrifice for the Arab Spring.”Full Story