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In a first visit of a German president to Lebanon in 120 years, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will arrive in Beirut at the end of January, upon an invitation by President Michel Aoun and will also meet with Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Speaker Nabih Berri and inspect the German naval force and the UNIFIL ...
Mr Cordone: Our services impact nearly every aspect of life for Palestine refugees in Lebanon. And in many cases, for example in health, UNRWA's services to the Palestine refugee community in Lebanon are literally life-saving. Beyond health, an UNRWA education gives young refugees a sense of dignity ...
The Town of Lebanon filed a lawsuit to settle a town green ownership dispute. The Lebanon Historical Society said the lawsuit stems from a decision made three years ago to renovate the town's library located on the Lebanon Green but it was later discovered the town actually didn't own the property it had ...
The posting of a photograph of Israeli actress Gal Gadot in a dress by Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab has caused consternation on social media. Israel and Lebanon have technically been at war since 1948, and Lebanon boycotts its southern neighbour. "I love and respect Elie Saab, but is he really ...

On a bright, beautiful October day, Lebanese fisherman Emilio Eid is in his boat on the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon's scenic mountain ranges are clear in the distance. But the water around him is brown and littered with pieces of floating plastic. He spots bottles, a toothbrush, a used condom. An acrid ...
Lebanon holds estimates of potential natural gas reserves of 25 trillion cubic feet (tcf) based on seismic studies, but these have not have been confirmed by drilling and may not amount to reserves that are commercially viable. The Lebanese public, which has expressed both frustration and apathy over the ...
Lebanon, Maine -- Lebanon Fire and EMS personnel were dispatched to Carl Broggi Highway near the Sanford town line Monday night for a recreational vehicle that was reported in motion and on fire. Engine 2 arrived on scene at 8:32 p.m. to find fire showing from the RV. According to Capt. JT Harmon ...
Lebanon remains at 96th, along with Bangladesh, Iran, and Kosovo, who each respectively have no visa requirements for entering 38 countries. by TK Maloy. 9 January 2018 | 14:56. Source: by Annahar. by TK Maloy; Source: Annahar; Date added: 9 January 2018; Last update: 9 January 2018 | 14:56. This photo shows a ...
"The park management has failed to notify anyone of the reasons, and has not reached out to anyone with an estimated date for water to be restored," an anonymous resident said via an email to the Lebanon Daily News. "Living for days without being able to shower, flush the toilets more than once an hour, ...
Nearly seven years into Syria's civil war, Syrian refugees in neighboring Lebanon are becoming poorer, leaving children at risk of child labor and early marriage, aid organizations said on Tuesday. A recent survey by the United Nations children's agency UNICEF, U.N.'s World Food Program, and refugee ...
Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon Wang Kejian (R, Front) and Lebanese President of the Council for Development and Reconstruction Nabil El-Jisr (L, Front) sign a project deal in Beirut, Lebanon, on Jan. 9, 2018. The launching ceremony of the Chinese government's funding project to build and equip a ...
Lebanon, Maine -- Selectmen held a fact-finding meeting last week in the hopes of making clearer some of the potential ways Lebanon could increase its overall police coverage, however selectmen say the session may have done just the opposite. "It's as clear as mud," Selectmen Chip Harlow and ...
Lebanon Councilman Doug Shope joined Councilwoman Wendy Monroe in voting against the resolution authorizing the city to contract with Columbus lawyer to David J. Butler to bring Lebanon's lawsuit designed to win a settlement helping the city pay for the costs of delaying with overdoses and other ...
Syrian refugees in Lebanon are more vulnerable than ever, with more than half now living in extreme poverty and over three quarters living below the poverty line - according to the findings of a new survey by UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP. Seven years into the crisis, Syrian refugees in Lebanon are finding it ...
After nearly seven years of war, as Syria looks toward a massive reconstruction project, neighboring Lebanon sees an economic opportunity. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from Lebanon as the task of rebuilding Syria begins to take shape - and the lingering regional divisions that will haunt ...

With 2017 in the rearview mirror, city and county leaders are hoping for more good things to come in 2018. Lebanon Mayor Matt Gentry said last week that he looks forward to seeing housing growth announcements, the start of downtown revitalization and park updates this year. Gentry said several key ...
The last time the temperature was above freezing in Lebanon was Christmas Day, when the high hit a balmy 34 degrees. After nine straight days of below-freezing weather, even colder weather may be coming Friday and Saturday, as the National Weather Service in State College issued a wind chill ...
Lebanon -- Residents likely won't be playing keno in Lebanon's bars and restaurants anytime soon, after the City Council voted on Wednesday to forgo a ballot vote on the issue. The council voted, 7-2, against a measure that would have left voters to decide the fate of New Hampshire's newest gambling ...
Lebanon -- The giant crane hauling modular units into place to create a new preschool for Kidco Head Start made passersby stop and stare Wednesday afternoon. Even more important, however, is what the passing drivers can't see yet, Executive Director Stephany Koehne said: a facility set up just for ...
A man was taken by Life Lion helicopter to Hershey Medical Center following a traffic accident at about 1:17 p.m. Wednesday on N. 16th Street in Lebanon, near Cumberland Street. According to North Lebanon police, the driver of a car headed south on 16th Street attempted to pass a semi cab in a section ...
Alex, 23 and Rebecca, 20, Aloi-Robledo visit with their newborn son Stanley Nicholas Aloi-Robledo at Samaritan Lebanon Community hospital on Jan. 3. ... After being in labor for 25 hours, Rebecca was transferred from a midwifery in Albany to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital for an epidural, and ...
Although she and her husband, the Beirut-born financier Fares Fares, and their two sons make regular trips to Lebanon, for the past few years Tania has been focusing her time and energy on the British fashion world. As cofounder of the Fashion Trust, the charitable arm of the British Fashion Council (BFC) ...
Lebanon's waste crisis gained international recognition in 2015, when garbage overflowed in the streets of Beirut. But in fact, this is just the tip of the iceberg. My organization, Human Rights Watch, found that Lebanon's mismanagement of its waste has gone on for decades, particularly in areas outside ...
The Israeli military has warned the Islamist group Hezbollah that it risks starting a third Lebanon war if it fires its rockets at offshore natural gas platforms in the Mediterranean. Senior Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) officers told Haaretz newspaper they were aware the Iran-backed, Shiite paramilitary group ...
Damascus, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- Syria's Minister of reconciliation Ali Haidar said Wednesday that Syria is preparing for the return of refugees from Lebanon, according to state news agency SANA. Haidar made the remarks when he met with the Lebanese ambassador to Syria, Saad Zakhia, during which ...
Cranes remove roadblocks and barbed barriers surrounding the commercial district, which for years had been choked off by security measures, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri ordered the roads leading to the Parliament Square to be opened days ...
Lebanese twins Omar and Mohamed Kabbani painted "salam" -- the Arabic word for peace -- in bright green across 82 rooftops in the northern city of Tripoli. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Omar about the ambitious art project that can only be seen from the sky. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email ...
"Knowing that yesterday was New Year's day and a lot of businesses weren't open, it's possible she was there for a while," said Kacie Springer, Lebanon's police spokesperson. Authorities say no foul play is indicated, and those that knew her said she frequently traveled on-foot. "She didn't have a car so ...
Picture if you will tens of thousands of people from numerous sects joining together across the country in brotherhood to celebrate the advent of the New Year. 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 ...
woman's Body Found Behind Business In Lebanon. Intisar Faulkner. 7:42 PM, Jan 2, 2018. Share Article. copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All ... police are investigating the death of a woman who's body was found in Lebanon. Barbara McCoy was found behind Sutherlands. Officers don't think the cause was anything ...
Beirut, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Minister of Affairs of the Displaced Moin Merebi said Tuesday that the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has dropped in the last two year to below 1 million, stressing that monitoring and keeping registration data would facilitate the return of the displaced in the future.
police say they were first alerted to 18-year-old Jacob Seace in November after a report that he was having inappropriate contact with a 15-year-old girl online. He was later arrested and his cell phone confiscated after trying to flee from police at the Kilton Library. Police say a search of his phone and a ...
Sidon, Lebanon (Reuters) - A prominent Palestinian militant whose followers have fought other factions in a refugee camp in Lebanon has traveled to Syria, he said, removing one of the main combatants in one of Lebanon's most volatile settlements. A statement by Bilal Badr, who led a hardline Sunni ...
The pursuit ended when Brandon Small, 25, of Lancaster struck an electrical pole in North Lebanon Township. Small died from the injuries he sustained in the accident, according to Breiner. The North Lebanon Township police Department is handling the investigation of the motor vehicle accident.
Beirut, Lebanon -- Some of the best stories are like treasures from the flea market: You find them while rummaging around, looking for something else. That's what happened to me and my colleagues recently, when we broke a story about Saudi Arabia floating ideas for a Trump-backed Mideast peace ...
Lebanon's parliament approved on September 19 a law to tax revenues from oil and gas operations. On December 15, the Cabinet approved a bid by a consortium of France's Total, Italy's ENI and Russia's Novatek, in the country's much-delayed first oil and gas offshore licensing round. Exploratory drilling ...
Lebanon, Mo. This weekend kicks off the month of dirt at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon. All month long the center is hosting events involving dirt this weekend the Nitro arena cross started last night and runs through tonight, Dec. 20, 20217, from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.. National Antique Tractor Pull: ...
If there is one exception, it has been Lebanon. While the law can still penalize homosexual acts, Lebanese society has slowly grown more tolerant as activists have worked for more rights and visibility. In 2013, the Lebanese Psychiatric Society said homosexuality did not need to be treated as a mental ...
A law enforcement official says police in Los Angeles have arrested a man they suspect made a hoax phone call that resulted in a fatal police shooting in Kansas. The official says 25-year-old Tyler Barriss was arrested Friday, but had no information on charges. The official wasn't authorized to discuss the ...
The sister of Elias Wardini, who was killed in the New Year's Eve Istanbul nightclub attack, mourns as she holds her brother's portrait during his funeral procession, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. The attack killed 39 people, most of them foreigners, including three Lebanese citizens.
Many refugees depend on aid to survive, while a growing number are falling deeper into poverty, and most are in debt. The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has been in decline, but there are no exact numbers of those going back to Syria. The UN believes that conditions for a safe return are not yet in ...
During the great famine in Lebanon and Syria - whose lamentable 100th anniversary we mark these current months, though few bother to commemorate (or even remember) it - the hungry and poor of Beirut would gather at Mar Mikhael railway station in the east of the city, in the desperate hope that the ...
John Bruton wanted to withdraw Irish troops from its peacekeeping mission in Lebanon in 1987 because Ireland was not being sufficiently reimbursed by the United Nations. Cabinet files show that the finance minister argued that the finances of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (Unifil) had ...
The appointment of Rafiq Hariri, holder of the Saudi nationality, to head Lebanon's Government in 1992 gives credence to this argument, as his focus was confined to rebuilding Lebanon's infrastructure and restoring its economy while casting aside the need to establish a firm and independent foreign policy ...
Brian A. Cruz, 26, Lebanon, and Nileyka Martinez-Torres, 24, Lebanon. Joshua P. Eckert, 23, Lehighton, Pa. and Michaela A. Connors, 21, Lebanon. Eli O. Muriel Jr., 26, Lebanon, and Odette Ramos-Gonzalez, 28, Lebanon. Thomas M. Cazee, 40, Fredericksburg, and Angela R. Cazee, 40, Fredericksburg.
Many refugees depend on aid to survive, while a growing number are falling deeper into poverty, and most are in debt. The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has been in decline, but there are no exact numbers of those going back to Syria. The UN believes that conditions for a safe return are not yet in ...
Beirut: The commander of Syria's Imam Al-Baqer Brigade, an Iranian backed militia, has embarked on a tour along Lebanon's border with Israel according to pictures that recently surfaced online. The militant known as Hajj Hamza Abu Abbas was pictured as he visited Lebanon's border with Israel.
During the great famine in Lebanon and Syria - whose lamentable 100th anniversary we mark these current months, though few bother to commemorate (or even remember) it - the hungry and poor of Beirut would gather at Mar Mikhael railway station in the east of the city, in the desperate hope that the ...


 

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