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THURSDAY, 24 APR 2014
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Mufti, Iranian envoy urge unity against takfiris
April 24, 2014 04:20 PM
Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi and Grand Mufti Mohammad Rashid Qabbani stressed the need for religious unity against takfiris in the region, a statement from Qabbani’s office said after the two held a meeting
U.N. urges Lebanon to complete election on time
April 24, 2014 04:09 PM
U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly Thursday urged lawmakers to complete the presidential election before the Constitutional deadline, a day after Parliament failed to elect a candidate.
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Mukhtar, prisoner flee after fight with police
By Misbah al-Ali | April 24, 2014 03:06 PM
A prisoner manages to escape in the confusion following a fight between a local mukhtar and police outside the Justice Palace in Tripoli. The mukhtar is being pursued by authorities.
German defense minister in Lebanon for talks
April 24, 2014 02:58 PM
German’s Defense Minister, Ursula von der Leyen, held talks with Lebanese officials Thursday to discuss her country’s support for the Lebanese Army and Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon.
Kahwagi in Tripoli, militia leader charged over clashes
April 24, 2014 12:59 PM
Lebanese Army Chief Gen. Jean Kahwagi pays a visit to several military units stationed in Tripoli weeks after a security plan largely succeeded in restoring law and order.
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Russia to lend a hand to Lebanese Army: Lavrov
April 24, 2014 02:35 PM (Last Updated: 24/04/2014 03:15 PM)
Russia will work to boost the capacities of the Lebanese Army, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says, adding that his country respects the democratic process in Lebanon.
 
Warrants for two ISIS members over Army attack
April 24, 2014 12:47 PM
Lebanon issues arrest warrants for two terrorist suspects accused of trying to kill Lebanese soldiers.
 
Rai calls for consensus president
April 24, 2014 10:54 AM (Last Updated: 24/04/2014 03:41 PM)
Cardinal Beshara Rai calls for a consensus president as he makes a rare visit to Speaker Nabih Berri’s residence in Ain al-Tineh.
 
Kataeb to ask March 14 to nominate Gemayel
April 24, 2014 10:24 AM
The Kataeb party will ask the March 14 coalition to nominate party leader Amin Gemayel as the alliance’s presidential candidate in the second round of the presidential election, according to a Kataeb minister.
 
Lebanon's Arabic press digest - Apr. 24, 2014
April 24, 2014 08:50 AM (Last Updated: 24/04/2014 12:59 PM)
A selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers.
 
Rivals brace for presidential horse trading
By Hussein Dakroub | April 24, 2014 12:44 AM
Rival politicians are gearing up for horse trading to reach agreement over a compromise president after Parliament failed Wednesday to elect a new head of state in the first round of voting.
 
In Parliament, full house fails to find consensus
By Wassim Mroueh | April 24, 2014 12:33 AM
At 11 a.m., just one hour before the first Parliament session to elect Lebanon’s president was due to begin, the pigeons and shop owners of Nijmeh Square were settling in for yet another sunny spring day in Downtown Beirut.
 
The president’s constitutional role
April 24, 2014 12:33 AM
Chapter Four of Part Two of Lebanon’s Constitution extensively details the role of the “Executive Power,” which comprises the president of the republic, the prime minister and the Cabinet.
 
Lebanese watch polls but remain apathetic
By Rayane Abou Jaoude, Samya Kullab | April 24, 2014 12:26 AM
From grocers to dressmakers, Lebanese from Christian and Muslim neighborhoods alike were avidly following the televised parliamentary session to elect a new president Wednesday, but said results would not impact their lives directly.
 
Mouawad: A new president for a new era, almost
By Wassim Mroueh, Elise Knutsen | April 24, 2014 12:26 AM
After a yearlong presidential power vacuum Rene Mouawad was elected on Nov. 5, 1989, amid a fleeting flurry of optimism in the wake of the Taif Accord, which ended nearly 15 years of bloody civil war.
 
Tripoli security plan sparks unrest
By Antoine Amrieh, Mohammed Zaatari | April 24, 2014 12:26 AM
The Lebanese Army raided the home of a militia commander in north Lebanon Wednesday, as some residents of Tripoli held further protests against a security plan in the city enacted last month.
 
Salam: Cabinet succeeded in holding presidential election
April 23, 2014 03:28 PM (Last Updated: 23/04/2014 05:23 PM)
Prime Minister Tammam Salam praises the Cabinet's role in preserving security, which allowed Parliament to hold its first round of voting for the presidential election.
Parliament session to elect president adjourned for lack of quorum
April 23, 2014 12:43 PM (Last Updated: 23/04/2014 04:39 PM)
Parliament session to elect president adjourned for lack of quorum
Lebanon's Parliament fails to elect new president in first round of vote
April 23, 2014 12:33 PM (Last Updated: 23/04/2014 04:39 PM)
Lebanon's Parliament fails to elect new president in first round of vote
 
Lebanon's Parliament convenes to elect president
April 23, 2014 12:06 PM (Last Updated: 23/04/2014 12:19 PM)
Lebanon's Parliament convenes to elect president


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