Lebanon

Lebanon’s glamorous music festivals struggle in tough times

Lebanon’s glamorous music festivals struggle in tough times

Published 05/08/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Shakira and Elton John played one-off concerts in Lebanon in recent months but the summer music festivals that helped make the country [more…]

Israel launches U.S.-backed missile shield on Syria frontier,…

Israel launches U.S.-backed missile shield on Syria frontier,…

Published 23/07/2018

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel launched its newest air defense system on Monday on the Syrian frontier, where Damascus’s Russian-backed forces have been routing rebels, as [more…]

Lebanese army kills suspected drug dealer, seven others in raid:…

Lebanese army kills suspected drug dealer, seven others in raid:…

Published 23/07/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army killed a suspected drug dealer and seven others during a raid in northeast Lebanon on Monday, the army said. [more…]

Japan’s ‘Shoplifters’ steals the show to win Cannes Palme d’Or

Japan’s ‘Shoplifters’ steals the show to win Cannes Palme d’Or

Published 19/05/2018

CANNES, France (Reuters) - Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d’Or at Cannes on Saturday for “Shoplifters”, a critically acclaimed family drama with unguessable [more…]

Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon parliament: unofficial results

Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon parliament: unofficial results

Published 07/05/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Iran-backed Shi’ite group Hezbollah and its political allies won more than half the seats in Lebanon’s first parliamentary election in nine [more…]

Israeli minister says ‘Lebanon equals Hezbollah’ after election

Israeli minister says ‘Lebanon equals Hezbollah’ after election

Published 07/05/2018

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hezbollah’s gains in the Lebanese election on Sunday show that the state is indistinguishable from the Iranian-backed Shi’ite group and that Israel [more…]

What could Iran do if Trump pulls out of nuclear deal?

What could Iran do if Trump pulls out of nuclear deal?

Published 04/05/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear agreement on May 12. Tehran signed the [more…]

Lebanese cleric’s piano playing strikes wrong note for some

Lebanese cleric’s piano playing strikes wrong note for some

Published 26/03/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Muslim cleric has been expelled from his seminary in Lebanon after a video of his piano playing, posted online, drew criticism [more…]

Oasis of calm in shattered region, Dubai steps out as art hub

Oasis of calm in shattered region, Dubai steps out as art hub

Published 22/03/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - As traditional centers of modern Arab art in Damascus and Baghdad have imploded amid disastrous wars, the sheeny city-state of Dubai in [more…]

Syria’s Douma faces catastrophe, says council, as assault grinds on

Syria’s Douma faces catastrophe, says council, as assault grinds on

Published 12/03/2018

FILE PHOTO: A boy is seen in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh/File PhotoAMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - [more…]