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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-12 22:34:28 -0700 | political-news

Ankara's top priority is the safe release of its kidnapped nationals in Iraq after jihadists seized Turkey's consulate in the city of Mosul, the Turkish finance minister told The Daily Star Thursday on the sidelines of an economic conference in...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-12 10:03:33 -0700 | political-news

Future Movement Secretary-General Ahmad Hariri Thursday accused Hezbollah of seeking to establish a power-sharing formula divided between Sunnis, Shiites and Christians by weakening the country's finances and political system. Future Movement Secretary-General Ahmad Hariri Thursday accused...
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Source: Arab News

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-12 08:46:12 -0700 | political-news

But instead of the usual political colors, they're the bunting of World Cup competitors like Brazil and Germany being flown by local mega-fans. Lebanon's national team didn't qualify for the event starting Thursday, and the tiny nation has no great...
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Breaking News: Large numbers of Syrian children in Lebanon out of school
 
Posted by: TheDamascusBureau

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-12 20:13:15 -0700 | political-news

Refugee families often prefer to have their children work because they need the income. *By Ramez Antaki (Beirut, Lebanon) - Samir is responsible for student enrolment at a school for Syrian refugees in a Beirut suburb. The school, run by...
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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-11 22:05:05 -0700 | political-news

Thanks to the nonprofit program Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, which helps low-income seniors make needed repairs to their homes, I was one of 20 projects this year selected to be helped by kind volunteers. The volunteers working on my home were...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-11 15:25:28 -0700 | political-news

Prime Minister Tammam Salam will present a new proposal to break a looming deadlock in the executive branch over the vacant presidency, as European and Arab diplomats urged Lebanon to swiftly elect a new head of state. European Union and...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-11 14:43:44 -0700 | political-news

A criminal court in Cairo has sentenced 13 Syrian nationals to prison terms after they were found guilty of unlawful assembly.  Media reports said they were accused of protesting against Syrian President Bashar Assad in the Egyptian capital in February...
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Source: National Public Radio

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-11 10:40:02 -0700 | political-news

Joe Cicippio was held hostage by the Islamic group Hezbollah in Lebanon for five years, often chained to a radiator in a room with blacked out windows, cut off entirely from the outside world. Within weeks of his release in...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-10 15:50:05 -0700 | political-news

Prime Minister Tammam Salam and former premiers will meet Wednesday to discuss a controversial decision by Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani to expand the electoral body that picks his replacement. Prime Minister Tammam Salam and former premiers will meet...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-10 15:49:57 -0700 | political-news

A selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers. Parliament's failure in two separate sessions this week to elect a new president and discuss the public sector's controversial salary scale bill due to...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-11 00:32:42 -0700 | political-news

A New Zealand national thought to have been killed in Syria is alive and well and in the western United States, according to New Zealand media reports.  Chen Weiming, a Chinese-born artist, acknowledged that he had traveled to Syria to...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-10 15:11:24 -0700 | political-news

The Syrian authorities are taking steps to crack down on the firing of weapons to celebrate President Bashar Assad's taking the oath of office, after celebratory gunfire during his election win last week killed or wounded dozens of people, a...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-10 12:50:22 -0700 | political-news

More than 6,000 Kuwaitis protested Tuesday against government corruption, demanding better services, transparency in government and an economic revival in the Gulf Arab country that was once one of the region's most attractive for foreign investment.
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Source: The Guardian

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-10 12:02:45 -0700 | political-news

I work for a Lebanese gender equality NGO, running programmes to reform macho culture. Ask me anything Anthony Keedi Anthony Keedi of Abaad at the gender violence summit in London. Photograph: Anna Leach for the Guardian Anthony Keedi is a...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-10 05:00:31 -0700 | political-news

Education minister sees chance for breakthrough after flurry of activity, as UCC steps up pressure by taking protest into the Education Ministry. After the latest failure to pass the controversial new salary scale, Lebanon's civil servants and teachers begin open-ended...
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