Tension was felt in the northern city of Tripoli on Saturday evening and gunshots were heard in the region following a personal feud that took place at a vegetable market.
“The residents of (the Tripoli neighborhood of) Jabal Mohsen blocked a northern road with burned tires after men from (the area of) Bab al-Tabbaneh attacked two people from their neighborhood,” Radio Voice of Lebanon (100.5) said.Full Story
Prime Minister Najib Miqati revealed on Saturday that the Lebanese authorities are giving “top priority” to the border situation, promising that he will follow-up on the Syrian note that threatened to bomb regions inside Lebanon.
"The army has been given directions to appropriately deal with violations,” Miqati said during security meetings he held to discuss the latest developments on the border.Full Story
Several Syria-bound fuel tanker trucks were torched in northern Lebanon on Friday, a day after seven such incidents took place in the same area, the state-run National News Agency and Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) reported.
VDL said Friday's attacks took place on the main road of al-Beddawi and Tripoli. But NNA's reporter denied any such incident took place on Friday.Full Story
Syrian actor Duraid Lahham was prevented again on Saturday from shooting movie scenes in the northern port city of Tripoli, the state-run National News Agency reported.
The NNA said that several youths rallied near the building and banned the technical team accompanying Lahham from carrying on its work.Full Story
Four suspects linked to 2008 attacks against the Lebanese army in the northern city of Tripoli have been released on bail, reported the National News Agency Wednesday.
It said that Othman al-Sayyed al-Sabsi, Razan Moufid al-Khaled, Rashid Mohammed al-Mustapha, and Alaa Ahmed Mehrez were released on a bail of L.L.2 million each.Full Story
Security forces on Sunday foiled an attempt to liberate a prisoner from a hospital in Tripoli, only eight days after gunmen stormed another hospital in the northern city and set free a man under arrest for allegedly being involved in the shooting at Youth and Sports Minister Faisal Karami's convoy.
“Prisoner H. M. slashed parts of his body with a sharp object and after he was rushed to one of the city's hospitals, a group of people arrived and tried to liberate him, prompting security forces to fire in the air to disperse them,” state-run National News Agency reported.Full Story
Salafist cleric Dai al-Islam al-Shahhal called on the army on Saturday to “correct its performance”, threatening to issue a fatwa that calls for jihad against those “slandering Sunnis”.
“We urge the army to change its path to preserve the country' security,” al-Shahhal said in a press conference during which he commented on Friday's incident in the Bekaa town of Majdal Anjar.Full Story
Several roads were blocked on Friday in the northern city of Tripoli in protest at a dispute that erupted between army troops and the bodyguards of Salafist cleric Dai al-Islam al-Shahhal in the Bekaa town of Majdal Anjar.
“An army patrol arrested one of al-Shahhal's bodyguards for carrying a visible weapon in Majdal Anjar,” OTV quoted a military source as saying.Full Story
The Army Command announced on Thursday that it had arrested a suspect who confessed to tossing explosives in the northern city of Tripoli.
It said in a statement that it had arrested Ahmed Bassam al-Jajatiyeh, who confessed to being tasked by Z.S. to toss hand grenades and dynamite sticks in the neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh in order to create tensions.Full Story
Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi stated on Friday that the residents of the northern city of Tripoli will remain in his heart and prayers after the unrest that had frequently plagued the city in the past.
He said: “We pray that the city will enjoy security and safety in order for it to preserve its diversity.”Full Story