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Set compass right, bring Lebanon back to Arab shore

THE principles are crystal clear for the government of Lebanon to return to the Arab fold. The Lebanese don’t have to sift through the minutes of the meeting that are held at the behest of the Iranians with the barrel of the gun pointed at the heads of its ministers. The …

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What a scabby camel has done to Lebanon

WHAT do the GCC countries want from Lebanon? To answer this question, we say: “The GCC organization has realized the truth about this small Arab country; thereby, using this truth as basis for dealing with the latter. The organization used to see Lebanon as an open and civilized country whose …

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Saudis halt $3bn in aid to Lebanese army

RIYADH, Feb 19, (AFP): Saudi Arabia said Friday it has halted a $3 billion programme for military supplies to Lebanon in protest against Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group fighting in support of Syria’s regime. In light of positions taken by Hezbollah the kingdom proceeded to “a comprehensive review of its …

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Lebanon … don’t give up

THE international community has turned a blind eye to Iran’s domination of Lebanon. Pleas for help to rid this Arab country of an armed militia under Tehran’s orders have gone unheard because world powers do not consider this small Mediterranean country has sufficient strategic significance to warrant military involvement. Adding …

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Lebanon exposed

HOW much longer will we fool ourselves that Lebanon’s loyalties rest with the Arab World? During a recent Arab League emergency meeting of foreign ministers, called by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to discuss measures to be taken in answer to Iran’s “terrorist acts” and its aggression against Saudi Arabia, …

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Qaeda Syria wing frees Lebanese captives

BEIRUT, Dec 1, (RTRS): Al Qaeda’s Syrian wing freed 16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen on Tuesday in exchange for the release of jailed Islamists including the ex-wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The Nusra Front seized the Lebanese 16 months ago during an attack on the Lebanese border …

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Lebanon army commander sees growing risk from Syrian camps – Potential hideouts for militants: Kahwaji

BEIRUT, Nov 27, (RTRS): The Lebanese army commander says camps that are home to refugees from neighbouring Syria represent a growing security risk as potential hideouts for militants who have been prevented from using other areas to launch attacks and rig car bombs. General Jean Kahwaji told Reuters the security …

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Lebanon arrests 11 people over Beirut bombings

BEIRUT, Nov 16, (AFP): Lebanon has arrested 11 people, mostly Syrians, over last week’s Beirut bombings that killed 44 people, an attack whose original target was a hospital, officials said on Sunday. “The detained include seven Syrians and two Lebanese, one of them a (would-be) suicide bomber and the other …

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Lawmakers strongly condemn twin terror bombings in Beirut – Commerce minister warned over appointment

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 13: Kuwaiti lawmakers have strongly condemned the twin terrorist bombings which occurred Thursday in the southern suburbs of Beirut killing dozens of victims and called on all the rational people in the region to stand united in the face of terrorism and uproot this menace from our …

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Twin suicide blasts kill at least 41 in Beirut Hezbollah bastion

BEIRUT, Nov 12, (Agencies): At least 41 people have been killed and more than 200 wounded after twin suicide bombings rocked a stronghold of Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah movement in south Beirut, officials said. Police said two men on foot set off suicide vests in front of a shopping centre in …

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