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Trash Pollutes Lebanon's Mediterranean Coastline
Plastic bottles, soft drink cans and blue garbage bags. An old television, discarded vegetables and coffee cups. These are some of the random things that can be seen floating in the sea along Lebanon's coastline. Once a source of pride, the (...)
Naharnet - 29 November 2018
Wahhab Files Lawsuit against Hariri over 'Insults, Death Threats'
Ex-minister Wiam Wahhab announced Thursday that he has filed a lawsuit against Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and “his aides” over street banners that have surfaced in Beirut and Tripoli in recent days. “I have filed a lawsuit against Saad (...)
Naharnet - 29 November 2018
Army 'Detains Several Hundred Syrians' in Raids on Camps
The Lebanese Army has detained around 400 Syrians in raids on refugee camps in the eastern Bekaa valley, mostly for overstaying their residence permits, a military source said Thursday.
Naharnet - 29 November 2018
Lebanese Businessman Jailed in Paris Drug Trial
A shadowy businessman from the Lebanese diaspora was sentenced in Paris on Wednesday to seven years in prison for being a lead member of a crime ring that laundered Colombian drug money through luxury (...)
Naharnet - 29 November 2018
Hariri Appreciates Bassil's Effort, FPM Still Sees Govt. before Holidays
The ideas that Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Jebran Bassil has proposed for resolving the so-called Sunni hurdle are “still not clear” and have not been officially presented to Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, a source close to the PM (...)
Naharnet - 29 November 2018
Families of Lebanese War Missing Choose to Forgive Past
Families of Lebanon's war missing are calling on the government to form a commission to look into the fate of relatives nearly three decades after the country's civil war ended. Parliament approved forming such a commission earlier this month. (...)
Naharnet - 29 November 2018
Two Suspects Arrested over Gavin Ford's Murder
Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of British radio presenter Gavin Ford, media reports said, citing Lebanese security sources. The reports said the two men were arrested in the Bekaa and that they are Syrian (...)
Naharnet - 29 November 2018
Report: Hizbullah Still Keen on Hariri's Designation, Not behind Campaigns
Hizbullah still wants Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri to form the new government and it is not behind the hostile campaigns against him, sources close to the party said. “Despite al-Mustaqbal Movement’s campaigns against it, Hizbullah is (...)
Naharnet - 29 November 2018
Berri Speaks of 'New Mechanisms' to Resolve 'Sunni Hurdle'
Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Wednesday revealed that “new mechanisms” are being discussed in order to overcome the so-called Sunni obstacle that is delaying the formation of the new government. “Everyone knows that it is necessary to form the (...)
Naharnet - 29 November 2018
Italy Arrests Lebanese IS Suspect over Poison Plot
Italian anti-terrorism police on Wednesday arrested a Lebanese man suspected of planning a poison attack in the name of the Islamic State jihadist group.
Naharnet - 29 November 2018
Houthis use civilians as human shields in Hodeidah — Yemen prime minister
GENEVA: UN war crimes investigators called on Syria on Wednesday to tell families what happened to their relatives who disappeared and provide the medical records and remains of those who died or were executed in custody. No progress can be made (...)
Lebanon News - 29 November 2018
Cops questioned over alleged cases’ fabrication
KUWAIT: The supervision and inspection department at the interior ministry is questioning several police officers over allegedly fabricating cases against citizens and expatriates after complaints of malicious use of authority, Al-Qabas (...)
Lebanon News - 29 November 2018
French envoy thanks Kuwait for successful military drill
KUWAIT: Ambassador of France to Kuwait Marie Masdupuy speaks during the reception. KUWAIT: Ambassador of France to Kuwait Marie Masdupuy hosted a reception on Tuesday for soldiers participating in the sixth ‘Pearl of the West’ military exercises (...)
Lebanon News - 29 November 2018
Evacuation orders, flash flood watches for areas burned by California wildfires
(CNN)As rain hit California on Thursday, officials prepared for the threats of mudslides and debris flows in areas affected by wildfires. Flash flood watches and evacuation orders were issued for the parts of California scorched by recent (...)
Lebanon News - 29 November 2018
Trump, Putin meeting during G20 summit will go ahead, Russian official says
(CNN)US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Saturday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov told the state news agency RIA Novosti. The meeting, at the Park Hyatt (...)
Lebanon News - 29 November 2018
Unilever CEO Paul Polman retires after 10 years
London (CNN Business)Unilever CEO Paul Polman is retiring at the end of the year after a decade in charge of one of the world's biggest consumer goods businesses.Polman is stepping down after losing a bruising fight with shareholders over his (...)
Lebanon News - 29 November 2018
Unilever CEO to retire; Fed minutes; Nissan and Renault meet
London (CNN Business)1. Change at Unilever: Unilever CEO Paul Polman will retire at the end of the year after a decade in charge of one of the world's biggest consumer goods businesses.He will be succeeded by Alan Jope, current head of the (...)
Lebanon News - 29 November 2018
Against backdrop of suicides and debt, farmers demand action
New Delhi/Mumbai - On Wednesday, thousands of farmers, labourers, and rural workers from across India boarded trains to the capital to participate in a two-day Dilli Challo (Let's go to Delhi) march. They are gathering in central New Delhi on (...)
Lebanon News - 29 November 2018
Jewish academic’s New York office vandalised with swastikas
New York City - A Jewish professor's office at a university in New York City has been vandalised with anti-Semitic graffiti, including swastikas and an anti-Semitic slur, underlining recent concerns of a rising number of hate crimes against Jews (...)
Lebanon News - 29 November 2018
One-third of world’s stunted children live in India: report
A major study published on Thursday warned of a malnutrition crisis in almost every country in the world with India holding about one-third of the world's burden for stunting. Forty-six million children in India are stunted because of (...)
Lebanon News - 29 November 2018
Liverpool’s Robertson frustrated by Neymar ‘playacting’
Robertson said the French side had indulged in gamesmanship. Liverpool were left frustrated by Paris St Germain striker Neymar during Wednesday's 2-1 Champions League loss but should have controlled their aggression better in the face of the (...)
Lebanon News - 29 November 2018



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