Ya Libnan (45)

Shots fired near Capitol, suspect in custody

U.S. Capitol Police responded to the area at Washington Ave and Independence Ave, which is located near the U.S. Botanic Garden and the Rayburn House office building. The suspect apparently struck a Capitol Police cruiser and then tried running over several officers who were on foot, according to ...

What to expect from the Arab summit

Arab leaders meeting at the Dead Sea on Wednesday are not expected to adopt momentous resolutions that could spell a departure from previous positions on key issues that include Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Libya and the war on terrorism. But the overall message coming from the 28th Arab summit will be ...

Lebanon president Michel Aoun takes tumble at Arab summit in Jordan but is ok

Lebanese President Michel Aoun tripped and fell face down as Arab heads of state gathered at the start of their summit at the Dead Sea in Jordan on Wednesday, television footage showed. Aoun, 82, appeared to trip on a low, red-carpeted podium where flags of Arab states had been arranged. Two men in ...

White House bomb scare: A man claiming to have bomb arrested

The US Secret Service has taken a suspect into custody after he claimed to have a bomb in a bag he was carrying near the White House, an agency source told Fox News. The source said the man was outside the fence by the White House when he told officers he had a bomb in

German publisher finding U.S. politics to be good business after signing record book deal with Obamas

Penguin Random House pulled off what may be the publishing industry's biggest deal of 2017 when it won an auction in February for the rights to books by former U.S. President Barack Obama and ex-First Lady Michelle Obama. Bertelsmann SE, the German publisher that controls Penguin Random House sealed ...

Scottish lawmakers back independence referendum call

EDINBURGH, Scotland , Scottish lawmakers voted Tuesday to seek a new referendum on independence, presenting the British government with an unwelcome distraction as it prepares to push the European Union exit button. The Edinburgh-based legislature voted 69-59 to ask the U.K. government to sanction ...

Will Hezbollah Remain in Syria Forever?

By Mona Alami Hezbollah plays a highly versatile role in Syria. The Lebanese organization initially provided expert support to Assad in its crackdown on protesters. In 2011, Lebanese media started publicizing the death of Hezbollah fighters in Syria. The role of Hezbollah evolved to encompass ...

Lebanon's first budget in 12 Years approved

The Lebanese cabinet on Monday approved the 2017 state budget, the country's first budget in 12 years. The budget will be referred to the parliament for final ratification. The Cabinet approved the draft state budget and the deficit was greatly decreased through the debate that took place today,' ...

French presidential Election: Fillon's wife faces charges over parliament jobs

The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing preliminary charges over well-paid parliamentary jobs that investigators suspect she never performed. Fillon himself has already been charged in the case, which has deeply damaged the conservative candidate's chances for the ...

'No evidence' Westminster attacker associated with IS group

Police have found no evidence that the man who killed four people in London last week was associated with the Islamic State group or al-Qaida, a senior British counterterrorism officer said Monday. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu of the Metropolitan Police said Westminster attacker Khalid ...

U.S. Travel Industry Fears a 'Lost Decade' Under Trump

Bans, detentions, vetting, and restrictions on electronic devices are damaging a $250 billion sector of the American economy. by Justin Bachman Like many Washington lobby groups, the U.S. Travel Association was quick to congratulate the new president on his victory last November. We are ...

Trump's son-in-law to testify in Senate committee Russia probe

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, has volunteered to testify to a Senate committee probing whether Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, the White House said on Monday. The allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russian ...

Ex-Secretary of State George Shultz calls on U.S. to challenge Russia's border aggression

Ronald Reagan's secretary of State, George Shultz, thinks Russia's border aggression, especially in Ukraine, must be challenged by the U.S. On CBS News' Face the Nation,' Shultz told moderator John Dickerson the U.S. should provide more military help to Ukraine. I think we should be ready to arm the ...

Several Hezbollah field commanders, fighters killed in Syria, report

Syrian opposition rebels destroyed a Hezbollah military position and killed a number of its commanders and fighters in the town of Qamhana in central Syria's Hama district on Sunday, Sky News reported Monday. According to its sources, the opposition rebels targeted the position with guided missiles, ...

Lebanese Journalist Maalouf sues Hezbollah chief after receiving death threats over tweets

Lebanese journalist Maria Maalouf   who received death threats after she asked on social media why Israel has not eliminated Hassan Nasrallah has filed a lawsuit against the Hezbollah chief . How can it be that a criminal who forced us into a war with Israel hasn't been punished?' she said.  ...

Biden: I could have beaten Trump

Former vice president Joe Biden said he could have beaten President Donald Trump had he run for election. The comments came during Biden's appearance at Colgate University on March 24th. Shortly after Biden delivered a speech to students, university president Brian W. Casey asked him, Did you ever ...

Merkel celebrates victory in German state election

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday celebrated an encouraging win for her conservatives in a state election, declaring that her party has every chance' in upcoming votes. Her center-left challenger in Germany's national election later this year vowed not to be put off his stride by a deflating ...

White House denies that Trump gave Merkel a $374 billion bill to pay for NATO

The White House denied reports on Sunday that President Trump gave German Chancellor Angela Merkel a $374 billion invoice for money her country owed the US for NATO defense. The Times of London published a story citing anonymous German officials who claimed Trump gave Merkel the bill during ...

Minister Hamadeh : PSP won't accept to be marginalized

The Progressive Socialist Party on Sunday declared that it is open' to all electoral law formats while stressing that it will not accept to be marginalized.' Through dialogue and partnership we can overcome all obstacles towards a future that we want it to be prosperous and built on national ...

UN envoy urges Russia, Iran, Turkey to conduct further Syrian cease-fire talks

UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura has urged Russia, Iran, and Turkey to conduct further Syrian cease-fire talks as soon as possible to prevent conditions in the war-ravaged country from worsening. De Mistura was speaking on March 24 in Geneva, where he is mediating separate talks in search of a ...

Bahrain arrests terror cell with links to Iran guards, Hezbollah brigades in Iraq

Bahrain security forces have arrested a terror cell that plotted to assassinate important senior government and community figures. The suspects were arrested on Sunday, a statement from Bahrain's interior ministry has confirmed. During security operations in several cities across the small Gulf ...

1 dead, 15 injured in Cincinnati, Ohio nightclub gunfight

CINCINNATI , Ohio- A gunfight broke out inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday, leaving one man dead and 15 others wounded after a dispute among several patrons escalated into a shootout, authorities said. No suspects were in custody by late afternoon in the shooting at the Cameo club, ...

Lebanese women protests against Lebanon's 1925 sexist citizenship law

As women in the Middle east celebrate Mother's Day, many mothers around the world including Lebanon are still fighting for basic rights. In Lebanon Hundreds of people from across the country convened in Beirut at Ain Al-Mreisse's corniche Sunday to protest a law which prevents Lebanese women from ...

Lebanese student conducts during training in US first 'in seat' A-29 flight

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. , A Lebanese A-29 Super Tucano pilot trainee, from the 81st Fighter Squadron, conducted the first 'in seat' training sortie March 22, 2017, here. The program, which began earlier this month, is designed to ensure the Lebanon air force receives the support and training ...

Lebanon labelled Israeli bill redefining its maritime border a 'declaration of war'

Lebanese politicians have reacted with anger over a proposed Israeli parliament bill which would redraw the current highly sensitive maritime border with Lebanon. The move comes after Lebanon's government - formed at the end of 2016 after two years of political deadlock - recently advertised ...

In a devastating defeat for Trump Republicans pull Health Care bill from House floor

Republicans abruptly pulled their health care bill from the House floor on Friday, just minutes ahead of a planned vote, dealing a devastating blow to efforts by President Donald Trump and the GOP to repeal and replace Obamacare. Shortly after the bill was yanked, House Speaker Paul Ryan addressed ...

London attacker Khalid Masood was “real friendly and chatty”, says hotel manager

The manager of the hotel where Khalid Masood spent his final night before launching his deadly terror attack near the Houses of Parliament in London has spoken of his shock. Rovertos Savvides, who has been the manager of Preston Park hotel for 13 years, spoke to The Argus after it was revealed that ...

Ex-president Hosni Mubarak is freed, to dismay of many Egyptians

CAIRO — Six years after roaring crowds ousted him at the peak of the Arab Spring, former President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt was freed on Friday from the Cairo hospital where he had been detained, capping a long and largely fruitless effort to hold him accountable for human rights abuses and endemic ...

U.S. and U.K. ban laptops and other devices on flights from mainly Muslim countries

The U.S. and U.K. on Tuesday banned people flying from much of the Middle East and North Africa from carrying laptops, tablets and other large electronic devices in the airplane cabin because of concerns about terrorism. New security restrictions from the Trump administration require nine airlines ...

Hezbollah's Badreddine killed by his own men: Israeli army chief

Israel has concluded that Hezbollah's top military commander was killed in Syria last year by rivals within the Shiite militant group, Israel's military chief said Tuesday. The explosive announcement was the latest sign of an escalating feud between Israel and Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed group ...

PM Hariri officially requests Egypt's help in training the Lebanese military

Lebanon has officially requested Egypt to provide training to the Lebanese military, Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri told Egyptian state-owned news agency MENA in an interview published on Thursday. In the interview, conducted on Wednesday as part of his official visit to Cairo, Hariri  said he had ...

2 of the richest dentists in the world are Lebanese

You find Lebanese individuals reaching worldwide fame and success anyplace you go no matter where . I was recently in Curacao and Panama and thought I was the only Lebanese that has been to these 2 nice places until I found out about the success of the Lebanese community in these 2 countries ...

Fillon's legal problems deepened after ties to Putin revealed

French conservative presidential candidate François Fillon's legal problems deepened on Tuesday, with financial prosecutors expanding a probe into payments to his family to suspected “aggravated fraud, forgery and use of forgeries”, a source said. Investigators are probing whether ...

May: Westminster attacker was British-born man known to M15

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday said police have identified the Westminster attack suspect as a British-born man who was already known to the country's intelligence services. What I can confirm is that the man was British-born and that some years ago he was once investigated by MI5 in ...

Fillon received $50k to fix meeting between Putin and Lebanese billionaire'

The French presidential candidate François Fillon has been hit by allegations he was paid $50,000 to arrange a meeting between a Lebanese billionaire and Vladimir Putin as prosecutors investigating whether his wife was paid for fake jobs widened their inquiry to look into whether she signed ...

Trump's lawyers go after teenager over a cat website

President Donald Trump's lawyers have a new target to go after , cats on the internet. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Trump's legal team went after kittenfeed.com and its 17-year old founder, Lucy, sending a cease-and-desist letter after the site let users scratch at four photos of the ...

North Korea test failed, missile exploded 'within seconds' , US

A North Korean missile appeared to have exploded on Wednesday , seconds  after it was launched, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said after detecting the latest in a series of weapons tests by the nuclear-armed state that have alarmed the region. The launch attempt was made from near the city ...

Policeman stabbed, assailant shot and several injured in UK parliament shooting- Update

A policeman was stabbed inside the perimeter of Britain's parliament building on Wednesday, an assailant was shot outside and several people lay bleeding on a nearby bridge, Reuters witnesses and officials said. A Reuters photographer saw at least a dozen people injured on Westminster Bridge and ...

Lebanese TV reporter Maria Maalouf being sued over Hezbollah murder incitement

A number of Lebanese lawyers filed lawsuits Monday against television reporter Maria Maalouf accusing her of inciting murder against Hezbollah's Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah by Israel via airstrike. In an initial tweet, Maalouf said that if Israel really wanted to see peace in the region, it ...

Top Palestinian official: Trump committed to 2 states

RAMALLAH, West Bank , A senior Palestinian official expressed newfound optimism in the Trump administration Monday, saying he was encouraged by early signs that the new U.S. president was strongly committed to the establishment of a Palestinian state. Jibril Rajoub told foreign reporters that ...

Top French presidential candidates to face-off for the first time in televised debate

The campaign hasn't officially started, but candidates to be France's next president are already locked into battle. Tonight the top five will face-off on TV, the first time a presidential debate has been held before the start of the election season. While 11 candidates will be on the ballots in the ...

Germany's Merkel, Japan's Abe seeking anti-Trump allies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a concerted effort to defend free trade, expanding the list of economic powers joining together to counter the U.S. shift toward protectionism. Barely 48 hours after Merkel and President Donald Trump clashed on ...

Lebanese protest against parliament's proposed tax hikes

By Ellen Francis | BEIRUT Protesters in central Beirut hurled empty water bottles at Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri on Sunday when he tried to calm hundreds of people rallying against proposed tax hikes. Carrying placards and banners, around 2,000 people flooded Riad al-Solh square to ...

Lebanon's Jumblatt affirms son as political heir

Lebanon's main Druze leader, Walid Jumblatt, on Sunday publicly confirmed his son Taymour as his political heir, extending the tradition of dynastic politics that plays a big part in the country's sectarian government. Jumblatt, the leading politician of the minority Druze community, took off his ...

Trump's approval rating sinks to a new low of 37% : Poll

President Trump's approval rating has fallen to a new low of 37% since he took office in January, according to the latest Gallup poll. While 37% of Americans approve of the job the President is doing, 58% disapprove. His approval rating stood at 45% last week, poll numbers showed. The daily poll ...