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06-24-13
ABRA, Lebanon: Lebanese commandos seized Monday a complex belonging to Sheikh Ahmad Assir in the southern coastal city of Sidon, in the second day of clashes between the military and gunmen loyal to the militant preacher that have claimed the lives of at least 17 soldiers and more than 25 gunmen.

06-24-13
At least four soldiers and two gunmen loyal to anti-Hezbollah Sheikh Ahmad Assir were killed Sunday in clashes in Abra, east of the southern city of Sidon.

06-22-13
Lebanese Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi issued a stern warning over recent Syria-linked violence in north and east Lebanon and said the military would counter attempts to tamper with the countrys security.

06-22-13
A rocket launched overnight from a town northeast of the Lebanese capital hit a high-tension electricity cable in Alley, southeast of Beirut, the army said in a statement Friday, adding that military experts had managed to disable a second rocket from being fired.

06-22-13
Lebanons deteriorating security situation is likely responsible for an increase in incidents of sexual harassment and assault recorded by the police and NGOs. Two years ago I felt safe, says 23-year-old Souraya, whose name, along with those of the other women interviewed, has been changed to protect her privacy, but now, not at all.

06-22-13
Lebanons Army commander warned Friday that the country faced the huge danger of strife, hours after a mystery rocket attack near the capital and the discovery of two rocket launch pads in the Kesrouan region put the country on edge, raising fears that the turmoil in Syria was quickly spreading to the divided nation.

06-22-13
Lebanons Tourism and Economy ministries will move to close down eateries if they are operating without the required permits, a source close to the prime minister told The Daily Star Friday.

06-21-13
Caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel warned Thursday that Lebanon is in danger and slammed any attempt to target President Michel Sleiman.

06-21-13
The first public trial of former Minister Michel Samaha and two Syrian army officers accused last year of plotting terrorist attacks in Lebanon, was postponed Thursday until Dec. 3, judicial sources told The Daily Star.

06-21-13
SIDON, Lebanon: The mufti of Sidon, Sheikh Salim Sousan, expressed optimism Thursday about efforts to defuse tension in the southern city following a meeting with Sheikh Ahmad Assir, whose followers clashed earlier this week with a pro-Hezbollah group.

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