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The assassination of Rafik Hariri, a former prime minister, and the withdrawal of occupying Syrian troops in 2005 marked the beginning of another steep climb in censorship. The period until 2012 was marked by a series of car bombings and assassinations—and an increase in the frequency of religiously ...
The Syrian government occupied Lebanon for nearly three decades until it withdrew its military in 2005 following the murder of Mr Hariri's father, former prime minister Rafik Hariri. A UN tribunal investigating the bombings indicted members of Hezbollah on suspicion of helping plan and execute the ...

"I'm not sure whether he will get the message not to use chemical weapons anymore," warned Faysal Itani, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. "I think, if anything, these strikes tell him: 'Look, these are the only things you can't do. Everything else you want to do it's ...
The prime minister himself, Sa'ad Hariri, is the son of former prime minister Rafik Hariri, and so is Faisal Karami (47), a ranking candidate in Tripoli, who is the son of ex-premier Omar Karami and the grandson of prime minister Abdul Hamid Karami. President Michel Aoun's niece is running for office, and so ...
Possibly, not least because he's essentially won the war anyway,” wrote Faysal Itani, resident senior fellow in the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. “Will it change anything else? For better or worse, no.” Associated Press writer Sarah El Deeb contributed. AddThis Sharing Buttons.
Faysal Itani, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, said that on the question of whether Assad would be deterred from future chemical strikes, “the most that I can say is 'Maybe.'” Within the administration, some painted the strike as a possible portent of greater ...

Faysal Itani, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, said that on the question of whether Assad would be deterred from future chemical strikes, "the most that I can say is 'maybe.'" Within the administration, some painted the strike as a possible portent of greater ...
“I'm not sure whether he will get the message not to use chemical weapons anymore,” warned Faysal Itani, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. “I think, if anything, these strikes tell him: 'Look, these are the only things you can't do. Everything else you want to do it's ...
“We do know the operation is finished for now, and that it was indeed what most of us expected: a narrow action done for narrow purposes, punishing and deterring the use of chemical weapons,” said Faysal Itani, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. US officials said ...
"We do know the operation is finished for now, and that it was indeed what most of us expected: a narrow action done for narrow purposes, punishing and deterring the use of chemical weapons," said Faysal Itani, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.
"We do know the operation is finished for now, and that it was indeed what most of us expected: a narrow action done for narrow purposes, punishing and deterring the use of chemical weapons," said Faysal Itani, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. US officials said ...
A Syrian soldier films the damage of the Syrian Scientific Research Center which was attacked by U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Barzeh, near Damascus, Syria, Saturday. The Pentagon says none of the missiles ...
Kuwait Airways announced Saturday that its flights to and from Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport would resume the following day, after a brief hiatus due to an anticipated attack on Syria. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in ...
If Haftar is incapacitated, or dead as some unconfirmed reports suggest, it could create a vacuum which would be hard to fill, said Karim Mezran, a resident senior fellow in the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. “There are no figures of Haftar's stature who can control special forces, ...
A new sensory room for traveling autistic children will open at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut on Monday, a statement from Public Works and Transport Minister Youssef Fenianos reported. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star ...
As Easter Sunday dawns, my tenure as Director of the Rafik Hariri Center ends, along with my fulltime affiliation with the Atlantic Council. Leaving behind a Hariri Center team that personifies grace, diligence, decency, expertise, initiative, and collegiality will not be easy: it is the finest group of people with ...
Among those is former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, an economist and seasoned statesman who was exceptionally close to Lebanon's assassinated former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Siniora has taken a back seat in recent years after Saad Hariri — Rafik Hariri's son — succeeded him in 2009, preferring ...

... a resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. UNIFIL, which this week marks the 40th anniversary of its establishment, currently deploys some 10,400 peacekeepers from 41 countries, including NATO members such as France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Turkey.
“I just don't see between these two men in charge that they're going to be able to do the right thing [in Yemen,] which is to put diplomacy first,” said Nabeel Khoury, a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. “Saudi Arabia and the United States, the two big ...
But in a country where the sitting prime minister, Saad Hariri, is the son of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, and the foreign minister, Gibran Bassil, is the son-in-law of the president, Michel Aoun — essentially where dynasties control patronage networks in their communities — these particular candidates ...
“If you give your votes to Mustaqbal candidates, who are asking for your trust today, proudly and humbly, you will be giving me, Saad RafiK Hariri, and ... Hariri told his supporters that every vote they cast in these elections, for candidates on the Mustaqbal lists, is a vote for Rafik Hariri, first of all, for the ...
The prime minister of Armenia, Karen Karapetyan, arrived at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport Monday, an airport source told The Daily Star. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in minutes. subscribe now unrestricted access 1 ...
The prime minister hoped that the MP would run in the polls, saying that they should continue the legacy of his father, late PM Rafik Hariri. Hariri traveled to Saudi Arabia last week. He held talks with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Wednesday and Crown Prince ...
Prosecutor Norman Farrell takes notes on the first day of the trial into the murder of former Lebanese premier Rafik Hariri at the Special Tribunal for ... of five Hezbollah security officers accused of assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others, including MP Bassel Fleihan.
FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, speaks during a ceremony to mark the 13th anniversary of the assassination of his father, former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, in Beirut, Lebanon. The office of Lebanon's Prime Minister says he has received an invitation ...
Lebanon's prime minister has met with Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince during his first trip to the kingdom since relations strained following Saad Hariri's brief resignation late last year. Hariri posted a selfie with Mohammed bin Salman and the kingdom's ambassador to the United States following their ...
Photo: Lebanon's Hezbollah supporters hold photographs of leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah during his address via a video screen during a ceremony of the latest day of Ashoura in Beirut, Lebanon September 30, 2017. Picture taken September 30, 2017. REUTERS/Khalil Hasan. Hezbollah's power and ...
Hariri isn't a tech mogul operating out of Silicon Valley, like many other app developers. He's actually the billionaire son of assassinated Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. And similar to his app's glitches, Hariri's resume is reportedly riddled with shadiness. Before he became prime minister, Rafik Hariri ...
It was launched back in 2015 by Ayman Hariri, a billionaire businessman and son of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. In an interview with CNBC, Mr Hariri said he started the app because he was frustrated with how many adverts appear on sites like Twitter and Facebook. But with the app's ...
Students also asked Mr Hariri if he knew who had assassinated his father, former prime minister Rafik Hariri, in 2005. Mr Hariri said he would wait for the results of a United Nations-backed tribunal that has been investigating the case since 2009. "I want justice, not revenge,” Mr Hariri said. “There is a ...
During his short political career, Rafik Hariri faced the unattainable task of striking a balance between the presence of Hezbollah, an armed resistance to the Israeli occupation in southern Lebanon, and the effort to revive the Lebanese state after the 15-year civil war. Yet, as long as the Israeli occupation ...
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 ...
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 13 years ago. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in ...
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 ...
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 ...
Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Thursday toured the Iqlim al-Kharroub region, a majority Sunni area in the Chouf district, the bastion of Druze leader MP Walid Jumblat. “With the start of Rafik Hariri's political career, and later with al-Mustaqbal Movement, Iqlim al-Kharroub became a key component of the ...
He was appointed director of Internal Security Forces (ISF) after the resignation of General Ali Al Hajj, shortly after the murder of ex-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in February 2005. Rifi became exceptionally close to current prime minister Sa'ad Hariri, the son of Rafik, and established a reputation for being an ...
In 2005, Prime Minister Rafik Hariri of Lebanon was assassinated in Beirut. The Syrian regime and its allies in Hezbollah were suspected. The United States responded with extreme diplomatic pressure, eventually forcing the Assad government to end Syria's 29-year occupation of Lebanon. But Mr. Assad ...
Judges at a United Nations-backed tribunal have rejected a request for acquittal by one of four suspects on trial in absentia for their alleged roles in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. In a lengthy decision issued on Wednesday at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, ...
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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