Blog Profile / Ya Libnan

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Trump refused to endorse the Paris global climate change accord, says needs more time

US President Donald Trump refused to endorse the Paris global climate change accord – saying he needed more time – but backed a pledge to fight protectionism at a meeting of the G7 in Italy on Saturday. The summit of Group of Seven wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of France, Germany, Britain, Italy, […]

Trump, Kushner and Bannon prepare for ‘war’ over Russia investigations

Once U.S. President Donald Trump returns from his overseas trip, the White House plans to launch its most aggressive effort yet to push back against allegations involving Russia and his presidential campaign, tackling head-on a scandal that has threatened to consume his young presidency. Trump’s aides are preparing to establish a “war room” to combat […]

Lebanon Grand Mufti announced that Saturday marks first day of Ramadan

Grand Mufti of the Republic Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan announced on Thursday that Saturday, May 27, marks the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. “We have not been able to verify the sighting of the crescent moon of the holy month of Ramadan and accordingly tomorrow, Friday… will be the 30th day of […]

Kushner sought a secret channel to talk to Russia

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, spoke in December with Russia’s ambassador to the United States about establishing a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and Moscow to discuss strategy in Syria and other policy issues, according to three people with knowledge of the discussion. Show More Summary

Trump’s Ramadan statement, upsets American Muslims for focusing primarily on terrorism

President Trump issued a statement on Ramadan — a holy month of fasting and prayer for Muslims around the world — that focused primarily on violence and terrorism. His statement was a stark contrast from the Ramadan message President George W. Bush issued in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, in which he emphasized how […]

Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin’s Secret Airship: Here’s What We Know

Last month, it was reported that Google cofounder Sergey Brin was secretly building an airship in a hanger on NASA’s Moffett Field. Now, the Guardian reports additional details of Brin’s project, including what he’s planning to use the airship for. Ever since the Hindenburg tragedy ended the golden age of airships, inventors have struggled to […]

Donald Trump bullies Prime Minister of Montenegro

President Donald Trump’s body language during his visit to Brussels on Thursday was about as subtle as a politician body slamming a reporter. For America’s closest allies, in town for a major meeting of NATO, the actions and words of the new US President were visibly troubling. For Vladimir Putin, who surely paid close attention […]

Airstrikes on Islamic State-held town in Syria kill scores of civilians

Airstrikes on an Islamic State-held town in eastern Syria have killed scores of people in recent days, a war monitoring group said Friday, as fighting there intensifies ahead of a U.S.-backed assault on the militants’ capital in nearby Raqqa. The raids on al-Mayadin, in the oil-rich province of Deir al-Zor, have killed as many as […]

28 Coptic Christians killed by gunmen in central Egypt

By Heba Farouk Militants in military-style uniforms opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt on Friday, killing at least 28 people in the latest bloodshed targeting the country’s Christian minority, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. But the Islamic State has claimed links to previous attacks against Egypt’s […]

US Senate committee approves new sanctions on Iran’s missiles

A key Senate committee approved new sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missiles program after amending clauses that critics said could scuttle the Iran nuclear deal. On Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the bill by a vote of 18-3. It was backed by the committee’s two leaders, Sen. Bob Corker, the chairman, and Sen. Ben […]

Macron beats Trump in a handshake contest

Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron completed the initial leg of his first diplomatic marathon with a win: He beat his US counterpart in a handshake contest. It wasn’t billed as such, of course, but during his brief yet already memorable tenure as president, Donald Trump has made headlines with his handshakes. There was the […]

Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe

The activities of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior aide Jared Kushner have come under FBI scrutiny as part of the probe of Russian interference in last year’s presidential election, US media reported Thursday. Although it is unclear whether Kushner is a main focus of the probe, he is under investigation for the “extent and […]

Trump condemns leaks after UK police briefly halt information sharing

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that “deeply troubling” leaks to U.S. media about the Manchester suicide bombing would be investigated, after irate British police briefly stopped sharing information with U.S. agencies. PrimeShow More Summary

Hezbollah chief calls for Saudi- Iran dialogue, says it is only way forward

The chief of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group is telling Saudi Arabia that dialogue with Iran is the only way forward, lashing out at the kingdom’s lavish royal welcome of U.S. president Donald Trump. In a speech Thursday, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said the U.S. president is ‘only interested in money’ and is the most ‘racist’ U.S. president […]

‘We believe in Lebanon’s future’, British envoy says

British Ambassador to Lebanon Hugo shorter commented during the occasion marking Queen Elizabeth II’s 91st birthday and her Sapphire Jubilee ( 65 years on the throne) about the terrorism attack in Manchester. “Despite the dreadful terrorist attack in Manchester that targeted children and young people, it is in our nature to keep calm and […]

Bahrain holds Lebanese govt. responsible for Hezbollah threats

Khaled bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, Foreign Minister of the kingdom of Bahrain is holding the Lebanese government responsible for the remarks of Hezbollah and its chief Hassan Nasrallah against the kingdom’s rulers. “The Lebanese government bears the responsibility for the insulting statements of its partner Hezbollah and its chief terrorist,” the minister tweeted in reference […]

Iran: Women use their smartphones to fight back the “morality police”

With black chadors over their uniforms, officers of Iran’s “guidance patrols” are a scourge for Iranian women who want to wear bright colours and push the limits of the Islamic Republic’s dress code. But some Iranian women are fighting back, using their smartphones to document what happens once they are arrested. The Gasht-e-Ershad (guidance patrol) […]

Vatican Presses Trump on Climate Change

Pope Francis put climate change on the agenda of his first meeting with President Trump on Wednesday, and the subject is likely to come up again and again in the president’s encounters with other world leaders in the coming days. That could put Mr. Trump on the back foot after what had been an energetic […]

Melting pot Manchester stresses unity after concert attack

On the Manchester street they call the “Curry Mile,” there are no longer just Indian or Pakistani restaurants. Instead, in a sign of the ever-changing face of this proudly multiethnic city, a hungry diner these days can choose between Halal snacks from Beirut, kebabs from Afghanistan or garishly colored sweets from India, among many others. […]

Brazil’s Michel Temer deploys army as protesters start fire in ministry

By Alonso Soto and Anthony Boadle  BRASILIA – Protesters demanding the resignation of Brazilian President Michel Temer staged running battles with police and set fire to a ministry building in Brasilia on Wednesday, prompting the scandal-hit leader to order the army onto the streets. Tens of thousands of demonstrators had gathered peacefully at midday in the […]

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