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.
The journey of the Saudi bombers from Raqqa to Beirut
A leading chief of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) in the provincial city of Raqqa in eastern Syria, a Jordanian, gave the two Saudi bombers orders to fly to Lebanon via Turkey, where they were met by Monzer al-Hasan.
The Jordanian is the brother of Abdel-Malak Osman Abdel-Salam, who is a prisoner at Roumieh. General Security has released a photo of Hasan in connection with the bombers.
Terrorist masterminds seeking to target World Cup fan gatherings
Al-Akhbar has learned that the masterminds behind terrorist attacks in Lebanon want to use the occasion of the World Cup to target gathering places at pubs and restaurants as well as iftar dinners that are usually held during Ramadan.
It has also learned that Hezbollah was considering canceling iftar dinners to avoid possible terrorist attacks.
Security sources told Al-Akhbar that the terrorist cell found at the Napoleon and the Duroy hotels were planning suicide attacks to flare-up the Lebanese arena.
Salam stresses Gulf citizens should not be punished
An-Nahar has learned that Prime Minister Tammam Salam addressed ministers at the beginning of Thursday’s Cabinet session, telling them that Gulf nationals must not be “punished” due to terrorists.
Salam lamented requests by some officials to cancel the issuance of visas on arrival at the airport for Gulf citizens.