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General Security behind decision not to stamp Iranian passports
The Foreign Ministry clarified Sunday that the decision to stamp an entry card rather than the passport of Iranians visiting Lebanon was made by General Security.
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
Ministry denies state protecting drug trade linked to Hezbollah
Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday that a recent Foreign Policy article alleging the Lebanese state was protecting Hezbollah-linked cocaine trade in Latin America was incorrect.
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
Israel arrests former government minister over spying for Iran
A former Israeli government minister, once imprisoned for trying to smuggle drugs, is back behind bars after being charged with spying for archenemy Iran, the country’s internal security agency said Monday. The Shin Bet said Gonen Segev was (...)
Ya Libnan - 18 June 2018
One killed, three injured in road accident on Sidon Tyre highway
NNA - One was killed and three others were injured in a car accident that took place on the highway linking Sidon to Tyre this afternoon, National News Agency correspondent reported on Monday. (...)
National News Agency - 18 June 2018
Hariri receives cables from Sisi, Essebsi and Abbas
NNA - Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri received a letter from the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi congratulating him on his designation to form the new government. Sisi also expressed (...)
National News Agency - 18 June 2018
LF-led ministry would fight corruption: MP
Lebanese Forces MP Fadi Saad said Sunday the party was seeking to gain control of the Justice Ministry in the new Cabinet in order to aid the fight against corruption.
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
MEA resumes direct flights to Madrid
Middle East Airlines resumed direct flights from Beirut to Madrid Saturday after an almost 25-year hiatus.
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
Soldier, civilian killed in Baalbeck family dispute
An Army soldier and a civilian were killed this weekend in clashes between family members in the Baalbeck town of Sireen al-Fawqa, an Army statement reported Sunday.
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
EDL extends lease of two power barges
Electricite du Liban has agreed to extend by three years the lease of two power barges owned by Turkish company Karadeniz Holding and is waiting for finances to be provided, an EDL source told The Daily Star (...)
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
Hazard ready to make mark on World Cup: Martinez
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez believes Eden Hazard can be one of the stars of the World Cup as the Chelsea man prepares to lead his nation into their tournament opener against Panama.
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
Race, spying claims dominate South Korea-Sweden buildup
South Korea’s coach Shin Tae-yong said Sunday he deliberately made his team wear different numbered shirts in recent friendlies to confuse World Cup opponents who cannot tell his players apart.
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
Belgium vs. Panama
Belgium play Panama in a Group G match in Sochi Monday.
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
Sweden vs. South Korea
Sweden play South Korea in a Group F match Monday.
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
Tunisia vs. England
England play Tunisia in a Group G match in Volgograd Monday.
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
Before Tunisia game, England remain quietly confident
England manager Gareth Southgate has done his utmost to lower the expectations on his young team at the World Cup, but they enter their opening Group G game against Tunisia in a mood of quiet (...)
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
Don’t fret, Messi misses penalties too
For anyone who has ever missed a penalty at any level, there was some consolation Saturday – Lionel Messi can miss them too.
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
French tactics in question after disappointing opening win
If Didier Deschamps was looking for answers to his tactical headaches, he certainly didn’t find any during France’s World Cup opener.
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
Ronaldo 1, Messi 0 in World Cup duel
Cristiano Ronaldo has emphatically won the first round of his World Cup duel with eternal rival Lionel Messi – reveling in the adulation after his dramatic hat-trick while the Argentine flopped against (...)
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
Tiny Iceland neutralize Messi’s Argentina
When the final whistle blew, Lionel Messi angrily kicked away the ball like it was poison and tore off his captain’s armband as though it was cursed.
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
Migrant policy the top threat to EU unity
Forget Brexit or a looming trans-Atlantic trade war.
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
Deadly attacks mar Afghanistan cease-fire
A suicide bomber struck in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad Sunday, killing at least 14 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a holiday (...)
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
May pledges to increase health funding after Brexit but critics skeptical
British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged Sunday to increase funding for the National Health Service by 20 billion pounds ($26.57 billion) after Brexit, funded by money no longer spent on membership of the European Union and possible tax (...)
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
Erdogan, Ince trade blows before vote
With a week to go to crucial elections, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival Muharrem Ince are trading blows in an unexpectedly bruising fight to win control of Turkey.
Daily Star - 19 June 2018
Lebanon denies obstructing extradition of alleged Hezbollah drug financier
Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry has rejected claims that it is obstructing the extradition of a Lebanese national in Paraguay for his alleged drug trafficking and money laundering activities, arguing that the “contents of a Foreign Policy article are (...)
Ya Libnan - 18 June 2018
Lebanon’s Interior Ministry reinstates passport stamps on Iranian travelers
Interior Minister Nohad Machnouq overturned Monday a decision by the General Security agency to issue Iranian travellers entering Lebanon with landing slips instead of stamping their passports has raised eyebrows, a source close to the minister (...)
Ya Libnan - 18 June 2018



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