Lebanon

Noam Chomsky, pro-Hezbollah, anti-GOP, takes teaching job at Arizona U

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Make way for the next wave of Marxist-minded college graduates.<p>The University of Arizona has just hired Noam Chomsky, noted radical …

Noam Chomsky

Now Open: A Restaurant All About Generous Lebanese Mezze Arrives in the North-West

If you walked into Richard Pavlov’s mother’s house right now, it’s likely you’d find milk and yoghurt boiling over the stove. A second batch would be …

Lebanese army says troops injured by IDF while on patrol

According to the Lebanese army the two soldiers were targeted with smoke grenades and suffered from smoke inhalation.<p>><br>• ><p>A Lebanese soldier carries his …

Middle East

Shorter: UK, US Will Continue to Support the Lebanese Army

British Ambassador to Lebanon Hugo Shorter has reaffirmed the support of the United Kingdom and the United States to the Lebanese Army as the sole …

Middle East

University of Arizona Hires Hezbollah Supporter to Teach Course on Politics

New documents obtained by Judicial Watch reveal that the University of Arizona is paying Noam Chomsky, a long-time critic of Israel who has praised …

Jewish Culture

Karel van Oosterom (Netherlands) on the situation in Lebanon- Security Council Media Stakeout (15.August 2018)

15 Aug 2018 - Informal comments to the media by H.E. Mr. Karel van Oosterom, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations, on …

UN Security Council

Exclusive - Lebanese Agree over Syrian Refugee Departure, Differ over the Conditions

The issue of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has long been a source of division among the country's rival political powers.

Middle East

Lebanon's Hariri says government formation may take more time

BEIRUT (Reuters) - It may take Lebanese parties more time to form a coalition government, prime minister designate Saad al-Hariri said on Tuesday more than three months after the general election.<p>“Perhaps we need more time to arrive at a final formula,” he said to reporters before a meeting of …

South Asia

Lebanon's LGBTQ fight for their rights

Middle East

Local police chiefs worried about municipal court move

Police chiefs from western Montgomery County made a show of force at Tuesday’s county commission meeting amid rumblings their half of the county …

Lebanon

Lebanese Forces’ Concession Fails to Make Breakthrough in Govt. Formation Process

The optimism that surrounded the Lebanese government formation process last week dropped on Monday after concerned parties failed to resolve disputes …

Middle East

Coach Mike Melnyk borrows from Michigan, Wisconsin to revamp Mt. Lebanon's defense

Coach Mike Melnyk borrows from Michigan, Wisconsin to revamp Mt. Lebanon’s defense<p><b>By: Chris Harlan</b><br>Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 1:15 AM<p>Every football …

College Football

244 acres of farmland preserved in Lebanon

NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces it has arranged the sale of 244 acres …

Real Estate

Lebanese private generators owners may be jailed for breaking law: minister - Xinhua

BEIRUT, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese caretaker Economy Minister Raed Khoury said Sunday that owners of private generators in Lebanon may face …

Middle East

Lebanese businesspeople come to support of Turkish lira

Lebanese businesspeople have launched a solidarity campaign for the Turkish lira, which has recently lost ground against the dollar amid a raft of …

South Asia

More Syrians in organised return home from Lebanon

SHEBAA (LEBANON) (AFP) -<p>Dozens of Syrian refugees were expected to leave Lebanon on Monday on buses in the latest of a wave of returns to their war-torn country, a general security spokesman said.<p>An AFP photographer in the southern town of Shebaa saw women and children wait to board buses, while …

Middle East

New Bill Targets Hamas And Hezbollah For Using Human Shields

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Anti-Defamation League are urging lawmakers to co-sponsor a Senate bill …

Israel

Voguing for freedom: Lebanon's LGBTQ fight for equal rights

<b>(CNN) —</b> Seven years ago, Hoedy Saad started teaching himself how to vogue after watching "Paris is Burning" -- a seminal 1990 documentary that spotlights the drag ball scene in 1980s New York City.<p>But Saad's dance floor is not in America. It is in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, where the …

Middle East

Saudi Initiative Offers to Host Special Needs Hajj Pilgrims from Lebanon

Saudi Charge d’Affaires in Lebanon Walid al-Bukhari launched from Beirut on Monday an initiative aimed at offering people with special needs the …

Middle East

Lebanese pop sensation reveals breast cancer battle in music video

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese pop singer Elissa surprised fans this week by revealing in a new music video that she had overcome breast cancer, raising awareness of a disease campaigners say can be a taboo topic of discussion in Lebanon.<p>"Early detection of breast cancer can save your life. Don't …

Breast Cancer

IDF trains for war with Hezbollah in northern drill

12 years after the last deadly conflict with the Lebanese terror group, the IDF has new technology and tactics.<p>><br>• ><p>IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot …

Middle East

Lebanon: Hariri Insists on National Consensus Government

Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri insists on "the formation of a government of national consensus", according to the Future …

Middle East

Legal cannabis offers doubtful buzz for Lebanon's financial woes

Barring a drastic systemic shake-up, any 'budding business' promising to transform Lebanon's finances will likely result in business as usual

Middle East

Lebanon’s hashish equation: If farmers gain, does Hezbollah lose?

The indebted nation could benefit financially from legalizing cannabis. But legalization could create complications for Hezbollah, which draws …

Middle East

Lebanon to consider legalising medicinal marijuana

According to the UN, Lebanon is one of the largest producers and exporters of cannabis and now the government wants to stop destroying the crop and cash in on the lucrative market.<p>Lebanon is considering legalising the cultivation and export of marijuana for medical purposes as part of an effort to …

Cannabis

Syrian Regime Positions Targeted in Air Strikes near Damascus

Syrian air defenses engaged a target that sought to strike positions of regime and pro-regime forces in the Deir al-Ashair region west of the capital …

Middle East

How a Controversial Trailer Derailed 'Beirut's Theatrical Release

The film's director and screenwriter discuss the controversy that nearly tanked their movie.<p>Few cities in the world have seen as much progress, and …

Middle East

Lebanese diva breaks taboo with clip announcing cancer fight

BEIRUT (AP) — It was an unusual way to reveal a struggle against cancer, particularly in a part of the world where the illness is still largely considered a private matter and taboo.<p>But a video clip released on Twitter is how Lebanese singer Elissa chose to share the news with her fans and millions …

Breast Cancer

A goodwill gesture over electricity sows discord in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — It was supposed to be a goodwill gesture from an energy company in Turkey.<p>This summer, the Karadeniz Energy Group lent Lebanon a floating power station to generate electricity at below-market rates to help ease the strain on the country's woefully undermaintained power sector.<p>Instead, …

Middle East

Could Beirut soon become the new cat capital of the Middle East? – video

Maeve Shearlaw, Shay Notelovitz, Richard Hall and Mona Mahmood

Middle East