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BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their large-scale offensive inside the East Ghouta, Wednesday, seizing the last farms under militant control in the eastern part of this region. Led by their elite Tiger Forces and 4th Division, the Syrian Arab Army scored advances at ...
This photo released by the Syrian Red Crescent shows a convoy of vehicles of the Syrian Red Crescent arriving to Douma, eastern Ghouta, a suburb of ... BEIRUT (AP) — A U.N. convoy carrying desperately needed food and medicine to besieged civilians entered the war-ravaged eastern suburbs of ...

Beirut and Lebanon's recent history is inevitably coloured by the 34-day war in 2006 with Israel, which was triggered by a Hezbollah guerrilla operation in Israeli territory. The city of Beirut wasn't hit too hard, but the Hezbollah-dominated suburbs a short drive to the south were (the FCO still advises against ...
Nemr's family fled Lebanon's civil war in the 1980s when he was a toddler, trading their home near Beirut for one in Del Mar, a San Diego suburb. There, he discovered comedy, memorizing routines from comics like Dana Carvey. “I'd tell everybody when I grew up, I was going to be either a Ninja Turtle or a ...
BEIRUT (AP) — Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and ...
A residential building collapsed in a Palestinian refugee camp in the southern suburbs of Beirut on Thursday killing a woman and her child and wounding a man, the National News Agency reported. NNA said the building, which partially collapsed in Ain el-Sekkeh neighborhood in Bourj al-Barajneh camp, ...

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian state media and an opposition monitoring group are reporting heavy clashes and government troops' progress on several fronts in the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus. The government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media said troops on Saturday reached the center of the ...
Syrian state media and an opposition monitoring group said government forces have laid siege on the rebel-held town of Harasta, cutting it off from the rest of the suburbs known as eastern Ghouta. Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces have also cut off the main ...
Hezbollah fighters parade during a ceremony organized by the militant Shiite Muslim group on the occasion of Martyr's Day in the southern suburbs of Beirut November 11, 2009. Share. Facebook · Twitter · Pinterest; Email. (JTA) — Hezbollah called the downing of an Israeli F-16 fighter plane the start of a ...
More than 20 people died on Thursday as Syrian government planes continued to attack eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus, with a barrage of airstrikes. The airstrikes are part of an onslaught that has stretched on since Monday, NPR's Ruth Sherlock reports from Beirut. Map of Syria ...
Syrian activists say at least 23 civilians have been killed in intense government airstrikes on a rebel-held suburb near Damascus. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says waves of airstrikes hit at least five neighborhoods in the Eastern Ghouta suburb, the only remaining rebel stronghold near the ...
Lebanon faces a renewed waste management crisis with the Costa Brava (in Beirut's southern suburbs) and Burj Hammoud (in the city's east) landfills expected to reach maximum capacity this year, two years earlier than government predictions. The two sites were designed to hold waste only until another ...
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The corridors are dark in Lebanon's Public Transport and Railway Administration. A few employees scroll ... The Elissar agency was set up to develop Beirut's southwestern suburbs but all work stopped in 1997 due to political disputes and difficulties securing financing. Although the ...
This scene is exactly repeated across the many mile expanse of the suburbs that is today's Beirut, a city that has been victimized by invasion too often and that is a daily reminder to the Lebanese of the past. Yes, all Lebanese want peace. The problem is, that peace is not up to them. As seen in Syria, the ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their large-scale offensive in eastern Damascus, today, targeting the Islamist-held areas of the Harasta and 'Arbeen suburbs. Led by their elite 42nd Brigade of the 4th Division, the Syrian Arab Army seized a number of buildings ...
In the Bourj al-Barajneh Palestinian “refugee camp” – actually, a dense, urban neighbourhood – in Beirut's southern suburbs, residents were on edge over the possibility of more service reductions. Shadia Moussa, 36, has one son in university, another one working, and a 13-year-old daughter who attends ...
But from a surprise-terror-attack perspective, central Beirut is probably as safe as London, Berlin, and Paris (at the time of writing). In line with most government travel-advice notices, avoid the suburbs of the city if you're paranoid. And while you're at it, steer clear of the U.S. embassy in Awkar, too. You likely ...

The new operation comes within the framework of a campaign launched by the security forces last year, in Beirut and the southern suburbs in particular, to pursue wanted persons and mainly drug traffickers, after the aggravation of this phenomenon and the increasing number of drug users in various areas ...
BEIRUT, Lebanon – In the hardscrabble Beirut suburb of Sad al Baoushriye, the narrow apartment rented by the Yousifs, a family of refugees from northern Iraq, is shrouded in sorrow. The Yousifs were forced to flee the Nineveh region near Mosul in Iraq in 2015 amid a wave of reprisals against Christians ...
BEIRUT: Leading environmental experts have warned against the establishment of waste incinerators in Beirut, amid the lack of governmental supervision to ... calling on Beirut Mayor Jamal Itani to “wholly reject this proposal and spare the residents of Beirut and its suburbs of an inevitable health hazard.”.
BEIRUT (AP) — Government airstrikes and shelling of suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus have killed 17 people as government forces press to retake areas they ... The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 17 people were killed Saturday, 12 of them in the suburb of Hamouriyeh.
BEIRUT: Hezbollah members have briefly detained two foreign aid workers before handing them over to Lebanon's General Security agency, a security ... The Dutch and New Zealander aid workers were detained Wednesday in Haret Hreik neighborhood in Beirut's southern suburbs, a predominantly Shiite ...
Hezbollah Thursday denied media reports that said the party stopped two relief workers in the southern suburbs of Beirut the day before. 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 month.
Trump's Jerusalem declaration triggered a rare moment of unity between different sects and factions in Lebanon's fractured social fabric. In massive street protests in Beirut's southern suburbs organized by the Shia militia and political party Hezbollah; at the lighting of the Christmas trees in downtown Beirut, ...
FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah speaks via a screen during a protest in Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanon ... BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group on Wednesday played down protests in Iran as economic discontent, saying they ...
Video footage of stray dogs being poisoned by municipal staff in the Ghobeiry neighborhood of Beirut's southern suburbs has sparked a public outcry in Lebanon. The video shows the dogs lying on their sides near a bowl of food shaking uncontrollably and frothing at the mouth. A municipal employee is ...
The murder of a British embassy worker in Beirut has shone a spotlight on the safety of a country that in October had a number of travel restrictions lifted by the Foreign Office (FCO). The body of ... However, it warns against all travel to several suburbs in the south of the city, near the airport. Of the country as ...
The demonstration outside the embassy comes as Lebanese group Hezbollah plans to hold a demonstration Monday in the Beirut suburbs to condemn Trump's decision. Trump's move Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and commit to moving the US Embassy to the holy city has ...
BEIRUT, Lebanon — At least 80 people were killed on Tuesday in Syrian government air and artillery strikes on besieged suburbs of the capital, Damascus, one of the last rebel-held strongholds. It was the bloodiest day so far in a weekslong escalation that prompted United Nations officials to issue an ...
“He proudly announces that he's a member of Hezbollah — not simply a supporter or a sympathizer — and his power was evident in his construction violations in Beirut's southern suburb. His company's activities expanded to reach several regions, including Iraq during the economic boom between 2008 ...
The first wave of penalties target Al Inmaa Engineering Contracting, a company run by Tabaja and based in Hezbollah's stronghold south of Beirut. The construction company is mostly active in predominantly Shiite areas in Lebanon such as Beirut's southern suburbs and the southern market town of ...
During the war in Lebanon, which lasted from 1975 to 1990, Beirut was divided by the “Green Line”, a clear demarcation dividing the east of the city from the west, and the Christian population from the Muslim one. “With a .... There are two Metro stops in this suburb – Jesmond, and West Jesmond. Here's a ...
MPs Ali Ammar, Ali Bazzi, and Alain Aoun, representing Hezbollah, the Amal movement, and the FPM respectively, gathered in Hadath, a predominantly Christian town, bordering Beirut's southern suburbs, a stronghold of Hezbollah. George Aoun, mayor of the Municipality of Hadath, opened up the event, ...
The first phase of Cassandra proved that the underground activity is coordinated at the highest levels in Tehran and Beirut. As a first step Mr Trump should nominate and empower a new head of the Drug Enforcement Agency - the post is currently vacant - to make make Hizbollah a top priority. The group is ...
BEIRUT: Syria's main Kurdish forces declared Sunday that they have successfully cleared areas east of the Euphrates river of Islamic State militants, with ... Separately, Syrian activists and a war monitor said airstrikes in the rebel-held suburb of eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus, killed at least 18, ...
In a fluorescent-lit, indoor cemetery on the edge of Beirut's southern suburbs, Batool Zein al-Din touches her forehead to the stone-cold marble of the grave of her friend, Ali — a Hezbollah fighter. He was killed in Syria three years ago, age 24 — one of an untold number fighting on Bashar al-Assad's side for ...
... in the Damascus suburbs after days of calm while the government and opposition delegations attended peace talks in Geneva. The Israeli military did not comment on the missile attack, which occurred shortly after midnight Friday, targeting a military area near the southern Damascus suburb of Kiswah.
BEIRUT — Israel fired surface-to-surface missiles at a military post near the Syrian capital of Damascus early on Saturday, causing damage but no casualties, Syria's state-run news agency reported. The strike came as violence resumed in the Damascus suburbs after days of calm while the government ...
Installation view: An unpredictable expression of human potential, Beirut Art Center, Beirut (14 October 2017–19 January 2018). .... It commemorates a windmill that Sigil built with Yaseen Al-Bushy and Abu Ali al-Kalamouni in Arbin, a Damascus suburb, which used to power an underground field hospital.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah spoke to supporters in Beirut in early November, criticizing Saudi Arabia for its aggressive moves over the last week. ... beirut attack The aftermath of twin bomb attacks on a poor, Shi'i suburb of Beirut on November 12, 2015. The perpetrators had ties to Sunni jihadist ...
In Lebanon, where West African culture is mostly associated with disenfranchised groups, a group of students has decided to shake things up. Facebook/JungleSafariofficial. Partygoers attend a Jungle Safari night in Beirut, Lebanon. Picture uploaded Sept. 13, 2017. It's a Friday night in a northern suburb of ...
BEIRUT (AP) - The worst malnutrition rate since the start of the Syria conflict nearly seven years ago has been recorded in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus ... Nearly half of the 400,000 people trapped in eastern Ghouta suburb, northeast of Damascus, are believed to be children, according to UNICEF.
Hawat, for example, grew up speaking Arabic at home, graduated from a French-speaking high school in a suburb of Beirut called Hadad, then went on to get a degree in English from the American University in Beirut. His background places him squarely in the ranks of Lebanon's educated elite—but ...
A large fire engulfed a 10-story building in Beirut's southern suburbs Thursday evening, a security 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 month...$12 | 3 months.
In Beirut's southern suburbs, where buildings scarred with wars of old blend with posters of the latest dead, talk of another conflict has taken hold. A fight on a scale not seen before may be brewing, say locals like Hussein Khaireddine, a barber who says he and his family in the Shia suburb of Dahiyeh have ...
Hezbollah supporters cheer Friday in a suburb of Beirut as Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah delivers a video address marking Hezbollah Martyrs' Day. ... BEIRUT -- Lebanese officials insisted Friday on the return home of Prime Minister Saad Hariri from Saudi Arabia, and the leader of the militant group ...
2, 2013, file photo, Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah speaks at a rally to mark Jerusalem day or Al-Quds day, in a southern suburb of Beirut, ... BEIRUT – Even as Arab countries step up pressure on Hezbollah for its ties to Iran, the Lebanese Shiite militant group has cemented its status as a ...
Salafi leader Ahmad Al Assir, adressing a crowd in Beirut in 2012. ... The Lebanese army in the southern town of Saida's eastern suburb of ...
Matar's “Barbie Girl” (2006) shows an ebullient, curly haired toddler on the streets of Haret Hreik, a suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. She's wearing a ...
Hezbollah members carry the coffin of top commander Mustafa Badreddine, who was killed in an attack in Syria, during his funeral in Beirut's ...


 

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