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08-07-13
Overwhelmed by shame and despair, Rabih Ahmad, a Sunni man from Akkar whose penis was severed during a brutal attack by his wifes Druze family last month, said he would be scarred for a lifetime.

08-07-13
Declining consumer and business confidence will negatively impact the profitability of Lebanese banks in the second half of 2013, industry officials say, due to modest growth in lending to the private sector and a contraction in the net loans portfolio of some major banks.

08-07-13
Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi said Tuesday the military establishment would firmly regulate ties between Army personnel and politicians, adding that no political group holds sway over the Army. Kahwagi, whose term was extended for two years last week, promised to implement measures making the Army more effective at all levels in the coming weeks.

08-07-13
Despite signals from Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam that the Cabinet formation efforts will be stepped up after the Eid al-Fitr holiday, political sources Tuesday ruled out an imminent birth of a new government as the rival factions upheld their conflicting conditions.

08-06-13
Al-Asir: Hariri knew of the plot to attack me weeks before the battle and he approved of the step and Bahia telephoned Mufti Sousan and asked him not to interfere and to let them slaughter me.

08-06-13
Fugitive Islamist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir on Monday appeared in a new audio message the second after the Abra battle in which he lashed out at Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and noted that Iran has turned itself into an enemy of the Arabs.

08-06-13
SIDON, Lebanon: A merchant in his 70s was found shot in the head in the garage of the residential building in which he lived in the southern city of Sidon.

08-06-13
Makeup dates for official exams were set by the Education Ministry after President Michel Sleiman and caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati signed an exceptional decree. The move would provide students who failed their exams with a second chance, an opportunity temporarily jeopardized by the absence of a functioning government.

08-06-13
U.S. Ambassador Maura Connelly Monday congratulated Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi on his term extension, according to a press release from the U.S. Embassy.

08-06-13
A coincidence saved Lebanon from a possible terrorist attack, caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said in remarks published Monday, as authorities continued a probe into the accidental explosion of a home-made bomb that led to the death of two in Mount Lebanons Iqlim al-Kharroub.

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