Lebanon News

Lebanon's Arabic press digest – June 24, 2014

Lebanon's Arabic press digest.

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.


Second French ‘suicide attacker’ returns to Paris

Security sources told As-Safir that security authorities have succeeded in recent weeks in detaining a French “suicide attacker,” after a tip-off from European agencies, at Beirut airport.

However, Lebanese authorities, in coordination with the French, have deported him to Paris.

The French national, working under orders from Al-Qaeda, had planned to head to Syria via Lebanon to carry out a suicide attack there.


Syrian army decides to crack down on insurgents in Qalamoun, Arsal outskirts

The Syrian army and Hezbollah have made an irreversible decision to crack down on insurgents entrenched between Qalamoun and the outskirts of the Bekaa Valley border town of Arsal.

The Syrian army advanced Monday toward the eastern mountain range along Lebanon’s border with Syria from the towns of Qara and Al-Breij.

The sources said the operation would expand toward Wadi Hmayyed on the edge of Arsal.


Feltman urges Syria’s Shaaban not to impede Lebanese election

U.N. Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman has told Syrian President Bashar Assad's adviser Buthaina Shaaban during a meeting in Oslo that Damascus must not impede the presidential election in Lebanon.


All parties agreed on mechanism to govern Cabinet work

Ministerial sources told Al-Joumhouria that the various Lebanese political parties had agreed to Prime Minister Tammam Salam’s proposal regarding a mechanism to govern the Cabinet's work.

The mechanism stresses the need for consensus among the 24 Cabinet ministers, according to the sources, who said that adopting such a norm meant the principle of voting had been excluded.





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