Category: Lebanon News

Geagea: “No state can maintain two armies” , calls for abolishing the resistance formula

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea  called for abolishing the resistance formula  “army-people-resistance  ” and replacing it  with the “army-people-state formula”, stressing that no nation can maintain two armies  as  he hailed the Lebanese army over its border offensive against the Islamic State terrorist. “In light of what the Lebanese army is doing today in Operation Dawn ...

N. Korea Says U.S.-South Military Exercises ‘Gasoline on Fire’

North Korea warned Sunday that the United States will be "pouring gasoline on fire" by conducting an annual war game in the South next week amid heightened tensions between Pyongyang and Washington. Combative rhetoric between the nations spiked after Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) last month that appeared to bring much of the U.S. within...

Army Advances against IS in Border Battle, Pays Tribute to Spain Victims

Lebanese soldiers renewed fire on Islamic State group positions on the country's eastern border with Syria on Sunday after capturing a third of the territory held by jihadists in the area. The army began its operation in the mountainous outskirts of Ras Baalbek and al-Qaa early on Saturday, and in the first day captured around 30 square kilometers of territory, a military...

Ceasefire Reached in Ain el-Hilweh after Fierce Overnight Fighting

A ceasefire was reached Sunday in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh after a night of violent clashes that left two people dead and around seven wounded, media reports said. “Contacts involving Palestinian and Lebanese national and Islamist forces have managed to bolster a ceasefire in Ain el-Hilweh, after fierce overnight clashes pitting the Fatah Movement a...

Geagea Calls for ‘Army-People-State Equation’

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea has called for replacing the controversial “army-people-resistance equation” with an “army-people-state equation”, as he hailed the Lebanese army over its border offensive against Islamic State militants. “In light of what the Lebanese army is doing today in Operation Dawn of the Outskirts, it would be unacceptable for things to conti...

Riyadh Establishes American-Gulf Center for Combatting Terror Funding

Riyadh- Saudi Arabia announced establishing an anti-terror center in Riyadh based on a joint effort with the United States. The center is part of the May signed agreement with US President Donald Trump. Abdulaziz Hamad Aluwaisheq, GCC assistant secretary general for political affairs and negotiations, said that the American-Gulf agreement on combatting the funding of terro...

Moroccan Student Asylum Seeker 'Targeted Women' in Finland Attack

Helsinki– A Moroccan asylum seeker was arrested for killing two women in a knife rampage in what is being investigated as Finland’s first terrorist attack, Finnish police said on Saturday. The suspect, 18 years old student, attacked eight people, six of which were women, in the crowded market square of Turku, southwest of Finland. Police shot the suspect in the leg b...

Venezuela Ex-Top Prosecutor in Colombia as Constituent Assembly Defies International outcry

Venezuela’s former top prosecutor Luisa Ortega arrived in Colombia on Friday after she was fired by the new controversial Constituent Assembly that has continued to defy international condemnation in its attempts to clamp down on dissent in the South American country. Ortega broke with socialist President Nicolas Maduro in late March and became a vocal critic of his ...

Netanyahu, Putin to Meet on Regional Issues as Syria Regime Violates Russia-Brokered Ceasefire

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladmir Putin next week to discuss “the latest developments in the region,” the premier’s office announced in a statement. The two officials will meet on Wednesday in the Russian Black Sea resort town of Sochi. Israel and Russia have established a special mechanism to prevent friction between their ...

Shell Lifts Libya's First Shipment in Five Years, Nigeria's Exports to Drop in October

London- Royal Dutch Shell has lifted a cargo of 600,000 barrels of crude oil from Libya’s Zueitina port, its first from the war-torn north African country in 5 years, two industry sources told Reuters on Saturday. “Libya is a significant resource holder and Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd (STASCO) has a history marketing Libyan crudes,̶...

Anti-ISIS Operations Launch on Two Axes

Beirut- The Lebanese army succeeded in regaining control of an area of ​​about 30 square kilometers in the first day launched of the operation against ISIS territory near Syrian borders. Some 11 terrorist strongholds, including tunnels, communication trenches and fortifications and various weapons were said to be destroyed. The military said that the army troops “con...

What 10 Top Chefs Keep in Their Fridges

New York- Thanks to publications that cater to the voyeur in all of us, we’ve peered into the handbags of many of the world’s fashion icons and seen the most exquisite personal spaces of celebrities. Now, an aptly titled book brings us inside chefs’ fridges for a glimpse of the stuff Europe’s top chefs, from Ottolenghi and Inaki Aziparte to Fergus Henderson and Kobe Desra...