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WEDNESDAY, 23 APR 2014
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Salam: Cabinet succeeded in holding presidential election
April 23, 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 fails to elect a new president
April 23, 2014 04:32 PM
Lebanon’s Parliament fails to elect a new president in the first round of voting with none of the candidates receiving the two-thirds majority needed to win.
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Grenades explode in Lebanon’s Tripoli, no casualties
April 23, 2014 10:07 AM
Two hand grenades exploded in the northern city of Tripoli overnight without causing any casualties.
More rockets hit Bekaa Valley towns
April 23, 2014 03:51 PM
Rockets from Syria hit two mainly Shiite Bekaa Valley villages shortly after a Syrian warplane raid the outskirts of the pro-rebel town of Arsal.
Wanted Islamist escapes assassination in Sidon
April 23, 2014 05:24 PM
An Islamist belonging to an Al-Qaeda affiliated group survived an assassination attempt Wednesday in the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh.
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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
 
Lebanon's Arabic press digest - Apr. 23, 2014
April 23, 2014 08:37 AM (Last Updated: 23/04/2014 09:40 AM)
A selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers.
 
Aid convoy reaches Tfail but need is great
By Rakan al-Fakih, Elise Knutsen | April 23, 2014 12:56 AM
Resident of Tfail found some reprieve from a monthslong siege Tuesday, as an aid convoy reached the remote border village.
 
March 8 blank ballots set to spoil first vote
By Hussein Dakroub, Hasan Lakkis | April 23, 2014 12:53 AM
Despite a daylong flurry of political activity and intense meetings by various blocs to decide on their choices for the presidential election, a Parliament session will not be able to elect a new head of state Wednesday as the rival factions remain split over Lebanon’s next president.
 
Amine Gemayel: from consensus to contentious
By Wassim Mroueh | April 23, 2014 12:39 AM
Amine Gemayel was elected to the top Christian post on September 1982, days after the assassination of his brother, President-elect Bachir Gemayel.
 
Mechanism of the presidential election
April 23, 2014 12:39 AM
Parliament will convene Wednesday in a session meant to elect Lebanon’s 13th head of state.
 
Obeid attacks alleged smear, defamation campaign
April 23, 2014 12:39 AM
Former MP and Minister Jean Obeid Tuesday dismissed as utterly fabricated a report claiming he provided the Syrian Embassy in Beirut with information concerning former Minister Michel Samaha, who has been indicted in a terror plot to destabilize Lebanon.
 
Lebanese divided over next president
By Justin Salhani | April 23, 2014 12:35 AM
With Wednesday’s parliamentary presidential election session looming, several Lebanese described to The Daily Star what qualities the next president should embody.
 
Woman breaks taboos with candidacy
By Elise Knutsen | April 23, 2014 12:35 AM
Nadine Moussa, Lebanon’s first female candidate for the presidency, insists that Lebanon needs a “new social contract,” with women holding half of all parliamentary and governmental posts.
 
Hezbollah let Berri do the talking on election
By Misbah al-Ali | April 23, 2014 12:35 AM
Although Parliament is scheduled to convene Wednesday to try to elect a new president, Hezbollah’s top leaders appear to be more preoccupied with the upcoming legislative elections in Iraq and the June 3 presidential battle in Syria than the Lebanese presidential vote, political sources said.
 
The unusual suspects in the presidential race
By Justin Salhani | April 23, 2014 12:35 AM
While a known political figure is widely expected to fill the soon-to-be-vacant post of Lebanese president, the lack of selection criteria has given rise to a number of nonpolitical candidates as well, including a few looking for a change from the usual suspects.
 
Machnouk: Palestinians must give up arms
By Mohammed Zaatari | April 23, 2014 12:32 AM
Palestinian factions in Lebanon should no longer carry arms and ought to seek protection under the Lebanese state, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Tuesday, a day after the assassination of an Islamist gunman in Ain al-Hilweh.
 
Salam: Resistance dispute tied to role of state
April 23, 2014 12:32 AM
Prime Minister Tammam Salam said Tuesday that the dispute over Hezbollah’s arms was tied to the role of the state in decisions of war and peace, adding that Lebanese intervention in Syria should stop.


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