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Body of British doctor arrives in Lebanon from Syria
December 21, 2013 12:57 PM
HERMEL/BEIRUT: The body of British Dr. Abbas Khan, who died in Syrian custody earlier this week, arrived in Lebanon Saturday ahead of repatriation to the United Kingdom. Khan’s coffin was transferred at the eastern Masnaa border crossing at around 3 p.m. before a convoy of vehicles from the...
Army deploys in Baalbek during security crackdown
October 17, 2012 04:16 PM
BEKAA, Lebanon: The Lebanese Army erected checkpoints and deployed troops early Wednesday in the Hay Al Sharawneh neighborhood of Baalbek, and conducted a series of raids as part of a security crackdown in the region. Army checkpoints, enhanced with ISF personnel and military vehicles, were...
Army raids east Lebanon town, arrests three
October 16, 2012 12:01 PM
BEKAA, Lebanon: Lebanese soldiers carried out Tuesday a series of raids in the Bekaa town of Brital and arrested three wanted individuals, security sources said, in what appears to be the launch of the military’s planned crackdown in the area. The raids, launched in the early hours of the...
Border villages front lines in Syria war
October 08, 2012 01:19 AM
HERMEL, Lebanon: The northeastern border with Syria was once porous but calm, with smugglers regularly ferrying food and fuel between the two countries. But now, the dynamics have changed: Fighters and weapons have replaced consumer goods as the hot commodities, and fighting erupts frequently in...
U.S. delegation checks out incursions by Syrian army
October 29, 2011 12:56 AM
BEIRUT: A U.S. Embassy delegation is visiting the Bekaa town of Arsal to check on areas that have witnessed reported incursions by the Syrian army into Lebanon, a security source told The Daily Star Friday. Earlier this month, a farmer was killed in the village of Arsal when Syrian soldiers...
U.S. delegation visits Arsal in the Bekaa
October 28, 2011 03:10 PM
BEIRUT: A U.S. Embassy delegation is visiting the Bekaa town of Arsal to check areas that have witnessed reported incursions by the Syrian Army into Lebanon, a security source told The Daily Star Friday. Earlier this month, a farmer was killed in the village of Arsal when Syrian soldiers...
250 volunteers participate in Litani River cleanup
October 17, 2011 12:40 AM
ZAHLE, Lebanon: Around 250 volunteers participated in cleaning up the country’s Litani River Sunday as part of Operation Big Blue Association’s “Cleaning the Lebanese Rivers” initiative. After cleaning Abu Ali River in North Lebanon, OBBA launched its first cleaning...
Tensions prevail in Baalbek in wake of botched kidnap plan
October 15, 2011 01:57 AM
BAALBEK, Lebanon: Tensions remained high in Baalbek following a series of armed clashes, the most recent of which claimed the lives of a child and an adult Thursday. Ali Rajeh Jaafar was killed during a shootout in the neighborhood of Sharawneh in the city, the scene of similar previous clashes. A...
River rafting grows increasingly popular in Orontes Valley
October 15, 2011 01:55 AM
HERMEL, Lebanon: Scenes of canoes and kayaks swaying gently with the lapping of water as river rafters laze away in the sun on the banks of the river await those visiting the Orontes Valley. The valley has become a haven for nature lovers escaping the hustle and bustle and noxious fumes of the...
Lebanese youths take a walk on the other side
October 11, 2011 01:37 AM
HERMEL, Lebanon: Over 100 students from the villages of Amioun in Koura, and Tannourine and Chekka in Batroun visited the Bekaa towns of Al-Qaa and Hermel Sunday as part of the “Intercultural Dialogue in Lebanon” project. The trip was organized by the Together for Peace group in...


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