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Israeli Soldiers Injured on Lebanese Border

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, with military advisors on 7th August 2013.

A patrol of Israeli soldiers have been involved in a blast on the border with Lebanon. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu sent his regards and those of the Ministry of Defence to the wounded, wishing them “a speedy recovery”. Meanwhile, the Lebanese Army has insisted that the Israeli patrol violated the UN mandated blue line. In a statement, the Lebanese ... Read More »

Benjamin Netanyahu Blames Hizbollah and Iran for Attacks on Israelis Abroad

The Georgian Interior Ministry have already made an arrest

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has blamed Hizbollah and Iran for a set of co-ordinated attacks on a woman in New Delhi and an employee at the Israeli embassy in Georgia. The PM said in a statement: “In recent months we have witnessed several attempts to attack Israeli citizens and Jews in several countries, including Azerbaijan, Thailand and others.  ... Read More »

EU Appoints Envoy to Middle East Quartet

Andreas Reinicke

The European Union has appointed Mr Andreas Reinicke to represent Europe in the Middle East Quartet. Currently Germany’s ambassador to Syria, Mr Reinicke has worked in diplomacy for 25 years, mostly in the Middle East. Catherine Ashton, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said of Mr Reinicke: “He is an experienced diplomat with huge knowledge of ... Read More »

World Leaders Exchange Messages of Warmth During Eid ul Fitr

Senior officials take part in Eid ul Fitr prayers in Jordan

The Prime Minister of Egypt declared that Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated in Egypt from Tuesday 30th August for four days. Likewise, countries and leaders around the globe exchanged the season’s greetings on the declaration of the Islamic holiday. The Afghan President Hamid Karzai was present in Saudi Arabia to break the fast with King Abdullah and visit Mecca ... Read More »

Special Tribunal for Lebanon Publishes Documents and Names Accused

The accused: Badreddine, Ayyash, Oneissi and Sabra

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon has finally published full details of an indictment that names those accused of assassinating the Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri on 14th February 2005. Salim Jamil Ayyash, born on 10 November 1963 in Harouf, Lebanon, Mustafa Amine Badreddine (aka Sami Issa, Mustafa Youssef Badreddine, Elias Fouad Saab) born on 6 April 1961 in Al-Ghobeiry, Beirut, Hussein ... Read More »

Special Tribunal for Lebanon Issues Arrest Warrants for Hariri Murder

Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Special Tribunal for Lebanon has issued long-awaited arrest warrants for those suspected of assassinating the former Lebanese Prime Minister, Rafiq Hariri in 2005. The sealed arrest warrants were sent to the Lebanese Prosecutor-General to allow time for the Lebanese authorities to pursue the accused. Judge Fransen took the opportunity to remind observers that, while the indictment is indicative that a ... Read More »

Fashion: Sohad Acouri Couture

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Sohad Acouri is a Lebanese-born designer based in the United Arab Emirates, who credits Galliano, Valentino and Lacroix with having inspired him to follow in his mother’s footsteps to become an atelier. After studying at the Academie Michelangelo des Beaux-Arts in Beirut, Acouri set up his own label. The 1996 conflict in Lebanon led him to settle in the UAE, ... Read More »

Lebanon: Najib Mikati Appointed Prime Minister Designate

Prime Minister of Lebanon Najib Mikati with Zurab Aeristafi, Future Ambassador of Georgia

On Tuesday 25th January 2011, the President of Lebanon, Michel Sleiman, appointed Najib Mikati as Prime Minister designate. He issued the following statement: “Pursuant to the provisions of section (2) of article 53 of the Constitution, pertaining to the nomination of a Prime Minister-designate, and after consulting with the President of the Chamber of Deputies based on the binding parliamentary ... Read More »

Law: Special Tribunal for Lebanon Enters Judicial Phase

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The Special Tribunal for Lebanon has entered its judicial phase with the first indictment received from The Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), Canadian Daniel Bellemare. The Lebanese media has speculated that the indictment contains the names of Hizbollah members. The tribunal was set up to investigate and try those responsible for the murder of the former Lebanese ... Read More »