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In memory of the assassination of Rafik Hariri, on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, 100 youths from the north, south, Beirut, the Bekaa, and Mount Lebanon followed Rafik Hariri's footsteps in Downtown Beirut, reaching Nijmeh Square to gather around his table at the Etoile Cafe and start a conversation applying ...
On this year's anniversary of the assassination of Rafik Hariri, his son, Saad Hariri, stood alone. Unlike previous years, his partners in the March 14 movement were absent. No class picture and no joining of raised hands to declare solidarity and unity of purpose. The scene resembled the new political ...

A slowdown period followed, which was characterized by political bickering and culminated with the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005. TFP dropped precipitously during that period, robbing from growth at the rate of 2.33 percent annually. The subsequent 2007-2010 period was ...
In memory of the assassination of Rafik Hariri, on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, 100 youths from the north, south, Beirut, the Bekaa, and Mount Lebanon followed Rafik Hariri's footsteps in Downtown Beirut, reaching Nijmeh Square to gather around his table at the Etoile Cafe and start a conversation applying ...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson exits his plane as he arrives at Rafik Hariri international airport, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Tillerson is in Beirut for one day visit to meet with Lebanese officials. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla). Hussein Malla. US Secretary of State in Lebanon as part of ...
Speaking on Wednesday during a ceremony held in Beirut to commemorate Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's Feb. 2005 assassination, the Lebanese premier set the main highlights of his movement's electoral campaign and addressed a clear message to Arab countries, saying: "Let everyone know that I will ...

The verdict in ex-PM Rafik Hariri's assassination trial is expected to be issued in the spring of 2019, Special Tribunal for Lebanon sources told LBCI TV on Wednesday. Defense lawyers for the accused Salim Ayyash and Hassan Merhi meanwhile announced that they have exhibits to refute the telecom data ...
Lebanon paid tribute to the late Rafik Hariri Wednesday as politicians and friends of the former prime minister visited his tomb and a torch was lit near the place of his assassination. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in minutes.
Did they really believe that American forces would permit the Euphrates deconfliction line to be breached? Maybe so. Perhaps they confused it with a red line of bygone years. Frederic C. Hof is director of the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. Follow him on twitter @FredericHof.
Progressive socialist party chief MP Walid Jumblat held talks Tuesday with Prime Minister Saad Hariri and stressed that Lebanon "will eventually achieve full sovereignty and full independence." "Today is the eve of the ominous February 14 (2005) day on which the great martyr Rafik Hariri was ...
Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced Tuesday that al-Mustaqbal Movement "will continue the journey with Democratic Gathering chief MP Walid Jumblat," describing the relation with him as "historic." "It started with Rafik Hariri and, God wiling, Saad Hariri will carry on with it along with Walid Beik and my ...
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Tribute to Rafik Hariri. RSS; Follow; email; Print; Share. The Daily Star. His roots were modest, but he came full with zeal, resolve, ambition, vision, a distinctive generosity and that particular feel for the underprivileged - a mix of qualities that built a legacy to transcend lifetimes. you've reached a ...
Future Movement commemorates death of Rafik Hariri. Hariri heads a meeting of the Future Movement bloc in Beirut, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO). RSS; Follow; email; Print; Share. The Daily Star. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full ...
Meanwhile, Hariri is expected to underline the importance of protecting Lebanon from the reverberations of regional turmoil during a keynote speech this week marking the 13th anniversary of the assassination of his father, former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. The Future Movement is planning to hold a rally ...
Karim Mezran is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. He is also an adjunct professor of Middle East studies at the Johns Hopkins school of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Previously, he was director of the Center for American Studies in Rome. His recent ...
A statue of Lebanon's late Premier Rafik Hariri stands in central Beirut in this picture taken on January 16, 2014. (AFP). Leidschendam - Thaer ... The STL is investigating the 2005 assassination of Lebanese former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others in a massive bombing Beirut. Four "Hezbollah" ...

Dr. Karim Mezran, Senior Resident Fellow at the Rafik Hariri Center, argues that "going directly to the people to appoint a president and a parliament would bypass all the legal inconsistencies and contradictions around the validity of the HoR and the LPA." This argument is compelling. How exactly to ...
Photo: A man holds a poster of Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar during a rally demanding Haftar to take over, after a U.N. deal for a political solution missed what his supporters said was a self-imposed deadline on Sunday, in Benghazi, Libya, December 17, 2017. Reuters/Esam Omran ...
President of the STL Judge Ivana Hrdlickovca stressed that justice was better late than never in the assassination of Lebanese former PM Rafik Hariri. (Reuters) ... The STL is investigating the February 14, 2005 assassination of Lebanese former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in Beirut. Twenty-one people were ...
A billboard of slain former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is displayed along a street in Beirut. Reuters file photo. Beirut - Asharq ... of evidence in the Ayyash et al. Case before the court, marking the conclusion of the prosecution's case in the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the STL said.
Brussels, Feb 7 (KUNA) -- The prosecutor for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) completed Wednesday the presentation of evidence in the case related to the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri before the Tribunal marking the conclusion of the prosecution case. Since the start of ...
Thirteen years have passed since the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, and we still remember that last day he was among us having his very last coffee in Place de l'Etoile in Nijmeh Square, once a glittering, busy hub of the city. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access ...
Thirteen years have passed since the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, and we still remember that last day he was among us having his very last coffee in Place de l'Etoile in Nijmeh Square, once a glittering, busy hub of the city. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access ...
Ambassador Frederic C. Hof, Director of the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, said diplomacy is still a viable option. "Somehow trying to get Turkey more directly involved in the stabilization of non-Kurdish parts of eastern Syria may be the way forward to getting us to getting us back on ...
Hariri told his supporters that his slain father former PM Rafik Hariri and himself had been the target of insults much worse than those currently effecting the country. "But we have always thought that the country's dignity is more important than the dignity of people and parties, and that our country deserves ...
... a primary factor for the increasing rates of violence and extremism. Yussef Auf is an Egyptian judge, a non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center, and a Middle East and North Africa Research Fellow at the Max Planck Foundation for international peace and rule of law in Germany.
Prime Minister Saad Hariri rallied supporters Friday ahead of parliamentary elections, saying that a victory for his Future Movement would be a renewed victory for his late father and former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The ...
Photo: Supporters of Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar take part in a rally demanding Haftar to take over after a U.N. deal for a political solution missed what they said said was a self-imposed deadline on Sunday, in Benghazi, Libya, December 17, 2017. Reuters/Esam Omran Al-Fetori.
... by decree won't suffice as it will only allow for non-governmental bodies to spread and gain more influence in a fragile Yemen. Sama'a Al-Hamdani is a consultant with the Rafik Hariri Center. She is the President of the Yemen cultural Institute for Heritage and the arts. Follow her on twitter @Yemeniaty.
Aoun only returned to Lebanon in 2005 when the era of Syrian military presence was ended with the assassination of Rafik Hariri, which triggered pressure on Damascus to withdraw troops from Lebanon. Helped by his alliance with Hezbollah, Aoun finally realised his long-held ambition of becoming ...
Beirut: German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that "conditions aren't right" in large parts of Syria to ensure the safe return of refugees as he met Monday with President Michel Aoun at the start of a two-day official visit to Lebanon. Steinmeier arrived at Rafik Hariri International Airport before ...
Beirut: German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that "conditions aren't right" in large parts of Syria to ensure the safe return of refugees as he met Monday with President Michel Aoun at the start of a two-day official visit to Lebanon. Steinmeier arrived at Rafik Hariri International Airport before ...
Interpol handed over to Iraq former trade minister Abdel Falah al-Sudani who was arrested at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport over a conviction for corruption in September last year. A source from Iraq's Integrity Commission said on Thursday that the Iraqi authorities received Sudani who is facing ...
Unless Washington is comfortable with such a scenario and unless Turkey is content to turn away from Washington and enter Moscow's orbit, these two allies owe it to themselves to make a sustained effort to get on the same page in Syria. Frederic C. Hof is director of the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri ...
Photo: Members of the presidential campaign of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi count boxes containing his new presidential candidacy papers at the National election Authority, which is in charge of supervising the 2018 presidential election in Cairo, Egypt, January 24, 2018. Reuters/Amr ...
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Lebanon's long-festering garbage crisis hit a new low this week when a mountain of putrid trash washed ashore on the country's once enviable coast. A winter storm dumped tonnes of waterlogged trash on Zouq Mosbeh, just a few minutes' drive north of the capital Beirut. The foul-smelling haul of flotsam ...
Ahmed Betiah was handed over to the Lebanese Internal Security Forces at Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon's National news agency reported Tuesday. On January 14, Hamas official Mohammed Hamdan was wounded when a bomb exploded in his car next to his home in the Lebanese ...
Hariri said in a statement before leaving to Davos that Lebanon is "committed to the United Nations Security Council resolution that established the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and looks forward to the day when justice will say its word in the assassination of Martyr Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and his martyr ...
Hariri said in a statement before leaving to Davos that Lebanon is "committed to the United Nations Security Council resolution that established the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and looks forward to the day when justice will say its word in the assassination of Martyr Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and his martyr ...
Faysal Itani, resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East joined our editors Alessandria Masi and Hashem Osseiran to discuss the outlook for 2018. Here are a few highlights from the conversation. According to Itani, peace talks sponsored by the United Nations, ...
But ending the Syrian war and weakening a rising and robust regional empire will take far more ambition and resources. It will also require genuine buy-in from a president whose instincts seem to run against exactly this sort of commitment. Faysal Itani is a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri ...
"I suppose Washington is trying to keep Afrin entirely separate from the situation east of the Euphrates," says Frederic Hof, director of the Rafik Hariri Center at the Atlantic Council. "The logic would be that the … SDF is the anti-ISIS coalition 'partner force,' and that the partnership in question does not extend ...
... into a durable democracy as it approaches a decade after the revolution, but the inclusivity of economic reforms and political engagement may determine whether the country realizes its full potential. Andrea Taylor is a nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.
Saudi Oger - founded by Lebanon's late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri - put a halt to its operations after 39 years in the business. The majority of the company's assets have been transferred. However, the company still has three projects, including a 15-year maintenance and operation contract for a university ...
Saudi Oger - founded by Lebanon's late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri - put a halt to its operations after 39 years in the business. The majority of the company's assets have been transferred. However, the company still has three projects, including a 15-year maintenance and operation contract for a university ...
[colonist] movement in Palestinian land," said Nabil Khoury, non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Centre for the Middle East and a former American official with years of experience at the State Department. In addition to his ideology, Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, has deep financial ...
Saudi Oger was a once-mighty construction giant, founded by Lebanon's billionaire late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Saad's father, until is closed in July 2017. It had built some of the most grandiose complexes in Riyadh, including the palatial Ritz-Carlton hotel, which became a luxury prison for Saudi royals ...
Lebanon has received a trio of ancient artifacts looted from the country during its civil war and recovered recently by authorities in the US city of New York, the state-run National news agency reported. The treasures, arriving Friday at Rafik Hariri International Airport via an Air France flight, include a marble ...


 

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