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Salameh: Central Bank must be isolated from politics
April 19, 2014 02:55 PM
Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh Saturday expressed gratitude for those nominating him for the presidential election, saying he refrained from announcing his candidacy to keep the banking sector at a distance from politics
Police detain four Syrians in Lebanon border town
April 19, 2014 11:35 AM
Police detain four Syrians and confiscate two vehicles in the border town of Wadi Hamyed.
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Minor explosion in n. Lebanon kills two children
By Antoine Amrieh | April 19, 2014 01:49 PM
An explosion in north Lebanon kills two children and wounds several others, a security source tells The Daily Star.
Rai urges MPs to secure quorum for presidential vote
April 19, 2014 10:51 AM
Maronite Cardinal Beshara Rai urges lawmakers to secure quorum for next week’s parliamentary session and begin voting in favor of the best presidential candidate for the country’s top Christian post.
Lebanon's Arabic Press Digest - Apr. 19, 2014
April 19, 2014 10:00 AM
The following are a selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers. The Daily Star cannot vouch for the accuracy of these reports.
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Hezbollah sees Geagea candidacy as problematic
By Hussein Dakroub | April 19, 2014 12:30 AM
Hezbollah Friday implicitly rejected Samir Geagea’s candidacy for the presidency, saying the Lebanese Forces leader’s move could delay holding the presidential election on time and cause trouble in the politically divided country.
 
STL defense: Lebanon unwilling to cooperate
By Kareem Shaheen | April 19, 2014 12:11 AM
Defense lawyers for Assad Sabra, a member of Hezbollah allegedly involved in the assassination of former Premier Rafik Hariri, have complained that Lebanon is withholding crucial information that could exonerate their client.
 
Hezbollah planned to attack Israeli tourists
April 19, 2014 12:11 AM
One of the two suspected Hezbollah members held in Thailand confessed to planning an attack against Israeli tourists on April 13 during the Jewish festival of Passover, the Bangkok Post reported Friday.
 
Experts emphasize need for food safety measures
By Samya Kullab | April 19, 2014 12:10 AM
Lebanon is in need of effective food safety measures in light of the series of food scandals that the country has witnessed, ministries and experts say.
 
Syrian army attacks isolate border enclave
By Elise Knutsen | April 19, 2014 12:10 AM
The Syrian Army has launched a series of artillery strikes on the Lebanese border town of Tfail, causing both Lebanese residents and Syrian refugees to flee into the surrounding hills.
 
Al-Jadeed protests STL decision
April 19, 2014 12:10 AM
Al-Jadeed TV officials complained that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon was attempting to curb free speech in Lebanon, in a meeting with the National Audiovisual Media Council.
Sousan calls for probe into renting of land for refugees
April 19, 2014 12:10 AM
Sidon Mufti Sheikh Salim Sousan called Friday on security and judicial authorities to open an investigation into reports alleging that Lebanon’s top Sunni religious authority was renting lands in the village of Jmailieh near Sidon to set up camps for Syrian refugees.
 
Security plan is treatment, not cure: scholars
By Misbah al-Ali | April 19, 2014 12:10 AM
The implementation of Tripoli’s security plan has created an air of optimism after it ended the rounds of fighting and imposed calm in the city.
Israel’s abductions a blatant assault: Hezbollah
April 19, 2014 12:10 AM
Israel’s abduction of young men and women is a serious assault on Lebanese dignity, said Friday Sheikh Mohammad Yazbek, a senior Hezbollah official.
 
Jumblatt undecided on presidential candidate
April 18, 2014 02:54 PM (Last Updated: 18/04/2014 03:34 PM)
MP Walid Jumblatt says that he is still undecided on which candidate he will endorse for the presidency as Hezbollah MP Mohammad Raad indirectly warns against controversial nominees.
 
Italian defense official in Lebanon for brief visit
April 18, 2014 01:44 PM
An Italian delegation headed by deputy defense minister arrives in Beirut for a one-day visit.
 
Future denies Hariri in Lebanon for election
April 18, 2014 01:43 PM (Last Updated: 18/04/2014 06:54 PM)
A Future Movement source denies that former Prime Minister Saad Hariri would return to Lebanon to attend the parliamentary session to elect a new president next week.
 
Hezbollah planned to attack Israeli tourists: report
April 18, 2014 12:40 PM (Last Updated: 18/04/2014 03:53 PM)
One of the two suspected Hezbollah members held in Thailand confessed to planning an attack against Israeli tourists on April 13 during the Jewish festival of Passover, the Bangkok Post reported Friday.
 
Machnouk working with Hezbollah to help border village
April 18, 2014 11:46 AM
Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said in remarks published Friday that he has been coordinating with Hezbollah to secure a passage into Lebanon for the residents of a border enclave that has become isolated due to the crisis in Syria.
 
Aoun March 8’s only presidential candidate: Berri
April 18, 2014 10:12 AM (Last Updated: 18/04/2014 01:53 PM)
Aoun is the Hezbollah-led March 8 coalition’s only presidential candidate, Lebanon's Speaker Nabih Berri says.


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