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08-01-13
A huge fire that destroyed thousands of trees in north Lebanon surged Wednesday and approached residential areas, prompting the government to consider asking for British assistance battling the blaze.

08-01-13
Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi blasted politicians Wednesday for undermining the countrys political process, saying their behavior had made the extension of his term inevitable.

07-31-13
For the first time in years, the prices of basic goods have remained relatively stable throughout the holy month of Ramadan, a period when traders and retailers tended to take advantage of a slight increase in demand in order to ramp up the prices of consumer goods.

07-31-13
Speaker Nabih Berri criticized former Prime Minister Saad Hariris Future bloc for recent remarks calling into question his decision to convene Parliament under a resigned government.

07-31-13
Military Prosecutor Saqr Saqr rejected Wednesday the bail request of jailed former Information Minister Michel Samaha, accused of plotting terrorist attacks in Lebanon.

07-31-13
The monthslong paralysis that has hit Parliament and the Cabinet could lead to the collapse of state institutions as well as to the proliferation of corruption already rampant in the public administration, political analysts said Tuesday.

07-31-13
Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagis mandate will be extended for a period of two years after overcoming obstacles on the divisive matter, ministerial sources said Tuesday.

07-30-13
BEIRUT: Sidon MP Bahia Hariri handed invitations Monday to a number of Lebanese politicians and religious figures for an iftar event that she will hold to honor the Army this weekend.

07-30-13
Part-time Electricite du Liban workers briefly blocked Monday a road near EDLs Beirut headquarters to protest over their employment conditions. Protesters briefly blocked the Corniche al-Nahr with burning tires, urging Parliament to approve a draft law to provide them full-time employment.

07-30-13
Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi emphasized Monday the need to support the militarys role in defending the country and protect it against foreign attacks. He made the comments during a meeting with United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly and U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon chief Maj. Gen. Paolo Serra, at which the ongoing process of developing the Armys capabilities was discussed.

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