Latest News & English Reports From Miscellaneous Sources for The Last Four Weeks
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Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 19/14
Lebanese Related News
Lebanese-French Citizen Identified as 2012 Burgas Bombing Attacker

Bulgaria: Burgas bomber Lebanese-French man
Hariri Proposes Roadmap to 'Protect Lebanon': Electing New President a National Priority and We Reject Parliamentary Term Extension
Hariri’s road map to safeguard Lebanon Two Lebanese Killed in Malaysia Airline Crash in Ukraine
Hizbullah Warns of Gaza War Impact on Region's Stability in Talks with U.N.'s Plumbly
Heavy Fighting in Arsal between Hizbullah and Militants

STL to Rule on Khayat's Contempt Case Jurisdiction on July 24
Israeli Force Fails to Kidnap Shepherd, Seizes Goat Flock Instead
Syrian Worker Dies after Wall Crumbles at Construction Site
AMAL, Mustaqbal Meet to Resolve Thorny Issues
Qabbani countersues Miskawi as rift widens Lebanese railway restoration still a long way off
Common newscast supporting Gaza in Lebanon

Freedom still eludes Tripoli militia chiefs
Lebanese couple were on board downed jet
Future MPs bicker with Khalil over spending
Khalil: No salaries without authorization
Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 19/14
Iran, six powers agree to 4-month extension of nuclear talks: envoys

UN Security Council discusses Israeli offensive in Gaza

Israel launched its Gaza ground operation cautiously in the South. Hamas runs to shelter in crowded towns
Israeli Army Aims for Gaza's 'Highly Developed' Tunnels
Obama Calls Netanyahu as EU Says 'Very Concerned' over Gaza

IDF sends ground troops into Gaza Strip
Israel's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza
At least five killed in IDF shelling in Gaza
Heavy barrage of rockets at Tel Aviv area

International community urges restraint in Gaza
Lieberman: No ceasefire with Hamas in Gaza
Suspects indicted in brutal murder of Arab teen
IDF unearths 22 Gaza tunnels, kills 40 terrorists as ground offensive enters second day

Peres to Pope Francis: Extremists are the cause of suffering in Gaza

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 18/14
Lebanese Related News
Hezbollah, Nusra clash near Lebanon border

Lebanon files UN complaint over Israeli actions
Bou Saab to schools: respect religious freedom
Siniora holds talks with Sisi in Cairo
EDL proposes gradual tariff increase to boost production
Report: Franjieh Says Local Situation Linked to Foreign Affairs, Justifies Boycott of Presidential Polls
European Report Tackles Need for Lebanon to Improve Roumieh Jail, Combat Terrorism
Lebanese TV Stations to Air Unified Newscast in Solidarity with Gaza
Al-Labweh Engineer Kidnapped, Taken to Arsal Plains

Germany Vows to Resume Support to Lebanon over Refugees Crisis
Army Detains Suspect Linked to Abduction of Palestinian in Baalbek
Nissan Chief Ghosn Shrugs off Lebanon Politics Career
Berri Says Salam Cornered by Cabinet's Followed Mechanism

 Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 18/14
Obama: Israel has right to defend against

IDF starts Gaza ground offensive
IDF ground forces attack Gaza amid air, sea and artillery pounding. Half a million Gazans told to leave. Israelis around Gaza sent to shelters
Operation Protective Edge in Gaza
Egypt: Hamas 'could have saved dozens of lives' with truce

Gaza drone downed by IAF

Egypt blames Hamas for IDF's ground offensive

West may ease Iran sanctions to salvage talks
Iran nuke talks likely to extend past deadline
Iranian president backs extension of nuclear talks
Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine war zone, 295 dead 

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 17/14
Lebanese Related News
Geagea says Assad 'detached from reality'
March 14 Coalition Agrees to Attend Parliamentary Session with Pressing Agenda
Hariri to Propose Initiative Soon after Intensified Meetings with Mustaqbal Members
Plumbly Considers Situation in South 'Dangerous', Urges Self-Restraint
Report: Circles Close to Hariri Suggest Electing Aoun as President for Two-Year Term
Jumblat Won't Withdraw Helou's Nomination: Time Has Proven Need for his Candidacy

Grade 12 Students Enraged over Delay in Exam Correction, Vow to Hold Further Sit-ins
Lebanese, Syrian Charged with Belonging to the Islamic State
Two Rockets from Eastern Mountain Range Target Brital
Change and Reform Accuses Jumblat of 'Narrow Calculations' Urges Talking to Syria on Refugees
Rocket Fired from Rashaya al-Fakhar Lands in Lebanese Territories
Berri on Presidential Deadlock: We Have Not Reached Age of Political Maturity
Lebanese doctors set their sights on Gaza Army arrests two Palestinians over Israel attack Jumblatt sticking with Helou Bou Saab warns of delay in college admissions
Rai, Frangieh discuss presidential deadlock

The head of the Journalists Union, Elias Aoun Geagea urged to close ranks for election bid
Harb to look at mobile revenues drop

Jumblatt initiative to break Lebanon’s presidential deadlock fails
Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 17/14
As the Israeli Cabinet delays its decision, Palestinians hammer Tel Aviv with heaviest barrage yet

Gaza toll hits 213 on 9th day of Israeli offensive
Cease-fire is no solution
As the Israeli Cabinet delays its decision, Palestinians hammer Tel Aviv with heaviest barrage yet
Hamas officially rejects Egyptian ceasefire offer
Syria's Assad Sworn In, Takes Swipe at West over Revolt

Syria: the Bashar Assad years U.S. Drone Strike Kills at Least 13 People in NW Pakistan
Senior Iraqi Shiite Grand Ayatollah Bashir al-Najafi, Backs PM Maliki's Ouster
France Proposes EU Observers at Gaza-Israel Crossings

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 16/14
Lebanese Related News
11 People Wounded in Arsal Shelling

Salam Warns of 'Deteriorating Situation' in Lebanon: We're Drawing Harm by Firing Rockets at Israel
Berri rules out session due to lingering rifts
Sisterly food guide offers ‘Beirut on a Plate’
Harb to look at mobile revenues drop

New restrictions on refugees reported in Chouf
Banned anal exam still used as homosexuality test
No end to Lebanese University file in sight
Water conservation drive targets wasteful parents
STL analyzes footage crime scene
Private hospitals chief defends health care

Ministry plans new buses for Beirut and Lebanon
Mustaqbal Slams Rocket Fire as 'Suspicious' Bid to Use Lebanon for Regional Policies
Change and Reform Accuses Jumblat of 'Narrow Calculations', Urges Talking to Syria on Refugees
Israeli Drone Flies over Southern Region in Anticipation of Possible Rocket Attack
Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 16/14
Iran seeks nuclear deadline extension

Gaza Toll Hits 194, First Israeli Killed as Netanyahu Announces Broadening Military Operation

Analysis: Netanyahu talks of demilitarization as rocket barrage continues

Unilateral Gaza ceasefire collapses. Israeli air strikes resume after dozens of Palestinian rockets in hours

Israel: Hamas would pay the price
Libyan jihadists in Syria and Iraq returning home to fight Haftar: security sources

Canada's FM, Baird: ‘Hamas Not Interested in Peace’
Kuwait to revoke citizenship of opposition Election of Iraqi speaker breaks deadlock

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 15/14
Lebanese Related News
Seven Hezbollah fighters dead after clash on Syria border

U.N.: Syrian refugees, sectarian tensions endanger Lebanon
New Rocket Fired at Israel as UNIFIL Slams 'Serious Violation of 1701'
Army launches app to report security threats
Rockets from south Lebanon fired towards Israel
Ministers: No intention to disrupt Cabinet
Brother of Hezbollah minister released on bail

Geagea Expresses Concern Presidential Deadlock Impeding Cabinet, Parliament
Jumblatt condemns Gaza attack, calls for unity

Death penalty sought for Azzam Brigades members
Lebanon to postpone gas auction yet again

Minister: Government to settle hospital bills
Kataeb Urges 'Utmost Firmness' in Dealing with Rocket Attacks from South
Paoli Says Paris Has Clear Message: Presidential Elections a Priority
Bassil Denounces Israeli Offensive against Gaza, Demands Arab Action

Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 15/14
Deadly war on Gaza continues despite calls for truce
The hidden intelligence agendas behind Hamas’ 1,000-rocket barrage and Israel’s 1,500 air strikes

Egypt proposes Israel-Gaza ceasefire for Tuesday morning
Hamas searching for a way out of conflict, Israeli security sources believe
Gaza rockets intercepted above Tel Aviv, as projectile from Syria lands in Golan

Canadian Statement on Assisted Departure of Canadians from Gaza
Sad silence for Gaza
UN authorizes cross-border aid access in Syria
Iraq: Insurgents look towards Baghdad as Douri praises ISIS

Qatar to buy Patriot missiles in $11 bln deal: US officials

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 14/14
Lebanese Related News
Pope promises 'solutions' to priestly celibacy

Al-Rahi Lashes Out at MPs, Describes Situation as Tragic
4 Dead, 22 Hurt as Hizbullah Fights Syria Rebels in Border Area
Sharp Political Differences Threaten Fate of Cabinet Sessions

Mustapha Allouch: ISIS, Hezbollah are similar
UNIFIL urges maximum self-restraint along the border
3 rockets fired from Lebanon at Western Galilee
Future official: ISIS, Hezbollah are similar Kaag to become new U.N. coordinator for Lebanon
PM, Tamam Salam won’t call Cabinet without resolutions: sources

Rocket from Syria falls in Israeli-held Golan, no injuries: army

Kurds clash with extremists in northern Syria
Sigrid Kaag to become new U.N. coordinator for Lebanon: reports
Salam won’t call Cabinet without resolutions: sources

UNIFIL urges maximum self-restraint along Lebanon-Israel border
Wildfire erupts in n. Lebanon

Future to attend legislative session
Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 14/14
Israel ramps up Gaza air strikes, tells Gazans to evacuate border areas

Israel makes first ground incursion in Gaza
Over 600 rockets fell inside Israel
Southern Israel hit by rocket barrage, Iron Dome intercepts 5 over Ashdod
Abbas to UN: put Palestine under international protection

Thousands in Gaza flee after Israeli warning
Boko Haram voices support for ISIS’ Baghdadi
Saddam’s deputy: Baghdad will soon be liberated

ISIS digs up dollars: extremists loot antiquities
At least three killed, 11 wounded in clashes at Tripoli airport-medics
Arab FMs meet tomorrow to discuss Gaza
Kerry in Vienna; extension of nuclear talks likely
World powers gather in Vienna over Iran, distracted by Gaza operation

French, German FMs Say Nuclear Deal Elusive as Iran, West Say Big Gaps Remain

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 13/14
Lebanese Related News
Geagea: We Must Begin Holding those behind Deadlock Responsible for their Actions
Report: Salam Made International Contacts to Avoid Spread of Gaza Unrest to Lebanon
Roumieh Inmates' Families Protest in Tripoli, Rifi Warns of Dragging City Back into 'Circle of Violence'

Hizbullah Sends Reinforcements to Reef Damascus amid Fears of Near Attack by Rebel Fighters
Drug-Filled Toothpaste Seized at Zahle Prison
Suleiman Deplores Gaza Massacres, Berri Says 'Resistance Only Response' on Eve of July 2006 War
Report: Mustaqbal, AMAL Reach Agreement over Payment of Salaries for Civil Servants

Death Penalty Sought for Rifaat Eid, Jabal Mohsen Top Gunmen
Authorities fear abduction of Army soldiers: report
Rifi urges Tripoli residents to show self-restraint Berri: Israel proves resistance only answer
Hezbollah, Hamas coordinating: official
Forces beef up measures along Israel-Lebanon border
Bassil calls for free trade pact with Brazil
Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 13/14
Israel, Hamas Defy Truce Calls as Gaza Toll Hits 150
U.N. Security Council Calls for Gaza Ceasefire
Netanyahu floats exit plan: Let Hamas rule Gaza, leave the IDF in control of West Bank security
Israel Vows No Let-up, Hamas Defiant, as Gaza Toll Tops 127
At Long Last, U.S. Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Create Middle East Special Envoy for Religious Freedom
Canadian Statement on Situation in Gaza
Rockets from Gaza hit West Bank cities: Israel

Israel's Iron Dome changes the face of battle

Poisonous pressure
Thousands in Europe protest Gaza strikes

Abbas to UN: Demand immediate Gaza ceasefIre
WHO appeals for $60m. for Gaza hospitals

Jordan reluctant to host Syria rebel training Iraq executed prisoners in revenge for ISIS: HRW
Sisi Meets Blair, Warns against Gaza Escalation
Iran Warns Could Walk Away from Nuclear Talks

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 12/14
Lebanese Related News
Hamas rockets move north up to Haifa. Katyushas from Lebanon aimed at Metulla. Israeli artillery returns fire

Arrests Made as Rockets Fired from Southern Lebanon Land in Israel, Drawing Retaliation
Army Arrests Suspects for Aiding Fighters in Bekaa Valley
Berri Gives Cabinet a Push despite Parliament Paralysis

Death Penalty Sought for Rifaat Eid, Jabal Mohsen Top Gunmen
Three Rockets Target Bekaa Town of Brital
Security Forces Deploy Heavily in Tripoli amid Arrests of Suspects
Qazzi Slams Bou Saab over Lebanese University Decree
Taif is an umbrella of stability: Jumblatt Uber opens its doors to Beirut passengers Ministers to draft action plan for water crisis
Four rockets hit near Bekaa village

Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 12/14
Obama: US willing to mediate Israel-Hamas truce

Netanyahu: All options open for Gaza offensive

Liberman says Israel must 'go all the way and eradicate Hamas regime in Gaza'
Gaza Toll Hits 100 as Netanyahu Says World Pressure Won't Stop Israel 'Striking Terrorists'
Turkey's Erdogan Lashes out at Israel's 'Lies' over Gaza

Palestinians in Gaza launch salvo of rockets toward greater Tel Aviv
Egypt Says Efforts to Halt Gaza Conflict Face 'Stubbornness'
Egypt Says 20 Grad Rockets Smuggled from Gaza Seized
Hamas Taunts Israel with Battle Song in Hebrew
Hamas is fighting, but Israel is winning
Iraq's Boycotting Kurdish FM Replaced
ISIS in control of 60 percent of Syrian oil: sources
ICRC: Displaced Swell Syria Coastal Population by 50%
Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields
Suicide and sexual abuse plague Syrian refugees
Iran renews Israel accusation over missing envoys

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 11/14
Lebanese Related News
U.S. Sanctions Amhaz Electronics Firm for Allegedly Helping Hizbullah Buy Material Used in Drones
Lebanese Cabinet Fails to Approve LU Teachers Decree over Reservations

Jumblat: Aoun, Geagea Challenging the Lebanese, Weakening the Presidency
Cabinet unlikely to resolve issues Hezbollah closely eyeing Iraq
Health project aims to reduce refugee tensions
Water crisis plan deemed unrealistic
Arrest Warrants Issued against 2 Members of Hotels Terror Group
ISF Says al-Kafaat Doctor was Murdered by Son
Kabbara Slams 'Arbitrary Arrests' in Tripoli: Oppression of Sunnis Leads to Unexpected Reactions

Palestinian Family Escapes Ain el-Hilweh Roof Collapse
Arrest Warrant Issued against Syrian Army Defector for Belonging to ISIL
Official Says Bkirki Rejects Parliamentary Polls amid Baabda Vacuum
Mashnouq Says Tripoli Security Plan Firm, Refuses to Yield to Street Pressure

Wage hike breakthrough expected next week
A wellspring of Lebanese jihadists
Hezbollah on alert in face of ISIS threat
Lebanon exports to Iraq to decline
Bent on aggression
Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 11/14
IDF tells 100,000 Gaza civilians to move back from Israeli border – sign of impending ground incursion
Netanyahu says more 'stages' to come in Gaza operation

Israel’s next move: ground invasion of Gaza?
At least 80 killed in Israeli raids on Gaza

Gazans bury family as Israeli airstrikes persist
Israel's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza
Obama tells Netanyahu of concern Gaza fighting could escalate
ISIS intensifies offensive against Kurds in Syria

Iraqi Kurds say ‘hysterical’ Maliki must quit

Life goes on, says Scolari after debacle

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 10/14
Lebanese Related News
Vatican to Resort to U.N. Security Council to End Presidential Impasse
Report: STL Threatens to Issue an Arrest Warrant against al-Amin
Amal-Mustaqbal Hold Dialogue under Jumblat-led Initiative

Lebanese Political Crisis Expected to Worsen over Parliament's Term
Sami Gemayel World Cup joke falls flat on Twitter

Berri Contacts Jumblat, Kanaan on Holding Legislative Session on Payment of Civil Servant Salaries
Berri meets families of kidnapped Iranian diplomats
SCC Holds Sit-in, Says No 2014-15 Academic Year without Wage Scale

Report: Lebanese, Syrians in Al-Nusra Front Defect, Join Islamic State Ranks
Syrian Refugee Women Face Harassment, Poverty in Lebanon
Allouki Back in Prison after Medical Tests amid Tripoli Protests

Derbas Denies Obtaining Report on Naturalization of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 10/14
Iraq's Christian Leaders Plead for Help from Europe

Netanyahu: Israel to expand Operation Protective Edge
Israel and Hamas Caught in a Deadly Embrace
Canada Condemns Hamas Rocket Attacks on Israel
Netanyahu: Hamas will pay a heavy price
Hamas has several hundred Syrian-made M-302 rockets of type that reached Hadera
Israel hits 160 Gaza Strip targets overnight

Iraq's Maliki accuses Kurds of hosting ISIS

Iraq: ISIS seizes ex-chemical weapons facility
Saudi refutes UK media claims of ‘ISIS support’
Iran, Jordan demand halt of Israel’s Gaza assault

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 09/14
Lebanese Related News
Arab world needs the Bible: Rai
Report: Several Options under Discussion to Resolve Baabda Deadlock
Hizbullah Fighters Publicly Appear at Midday in Northern Bekaa
Zahle Prison Guards Foil Hashish Smuggling Attempt

UCC to maintain boycott, calls for general strike
SCC Accuses Officials of Blackmail over Wage Scale, Will Continue Boycotting Correction of Exams
Berri: No Room for Extremism in Lebanon
Jihadist 'Caliph' Vows to Free Roumieh 'Captives,' Attack Judges
Palestinian Security Forces Deploy in Ain el-Hilweh

Lebanese, 22, Dies after Joining IS Ranks in
Jumblatt to Syria's Druze: be wary of sectarianism
Civil Defense raise awareness on earthquakes
Ain al-Hilweh elite force deployed
Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil: Cabinet law only way to end spending freeze

UN: 1 in 4 Syrian refugee homes run by sole woman
Judge interrogates would-be suicide bomber

Father kills son in gunfight in n. Lebanon
Iraq crisis ‘poses economic threat to Lebanon’

Border rebels resist Hezbollah, regime
Change and Reform 'Will Not Accept' Alternative to Aoun's Initiative
Mustaqbal Says to Join Session on Eurobonds, Slams Hizbullah's Bekaa Parade
Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 09/14
Israel vows 'lengthy' offensive in Gaza

Netanyahu decides to expand Gaza operation, orders preparations for ground offensive
Five Hamas chiefs killed as IDF Gaza operation gets underway. Nine Israelis injured by Palestinian rockets
Israel army authorized to mobilize 40,000 troops

Israel, Hamas Slide towards Major Gaza Conflict

Freed Kuwait Opposition Leader Vows Protests to Continue
Kerry, ministers may join Iran nuclear talks
Maliki exit path to hope
Turkey PM Vows to Take Combat against Foe to New Level
Afghan Suicide Attack Kills 16, Including 4 NATO Soldiers
France to ban jihadists from leaving the country

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 08/14
Lebanese Related News
Calls for a united political committee in the camps

Khalil: Legalizing budget not politically motivated
Civil society rejects extended Parliament mandate
Qobeisi withdraws Bassil lawsuit
Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr Charges 28 with Belonging to ISIL
Libya to help clarify Musa Sadr's fate

Jumblatt: Let's make citizen-oriented policies
Lebanese Army makes series of arrests in Tripoli
Grenade attack shakes Tripoli cafe
Experts urge politicians to tackle trade deficit
Report: Syrian Refugees Practicing Medicine in Lebanon
Kataeb Urges Fair Electoral Law, Firmness against 'Free Sunnis Brigade'
Death Penalty Demanded for 6 Syrians for Forming Terrorist Group
Berri Says Lebanon in 'Wait-and-See' Mode, Electoral Session Hinges on Consensus

Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 08/14
IDF preparing for escalation against Hamas, senior army source says

Israeli air raids on Gaza ‘kill Hamas gunmen’

Teen Murder Forces Israel to Face its Extremist Demons
Israel mobilizes more reserves, as Gaza rocket fire gains tempo. Hamas is preparing to hit Tel Aviv

Netanyahu calls father of slain Palestinian teen

Israel denies Hamas deaths, prepares for escalation
Israel's Lieberman Breaks Alliance with PM over Gaza
Maliki’s army top general killed west of Baghdad

Iraq delays key parliament session
Al-Qaeda shows images of Saudi border post attack

Sisi sends signal to Egypt courts over jailed reporters
Ghani wins Afghan election on preliminary results
Iran Journalist Says Jailed for Two Years

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 07/14
Lebanese Related News
Pope Denounces 'Scourge of Unemployment'

Al-Rahi Urges Berri to Hold Daily Parliamentary Sessions to Elect President
Dr. Samir Geagea: Aoun wants to cheat the people
SNC: Hizbullah Trading with Refugees' Organs to Fund its War

Hezbollah: Vacuum in Lebanon encourages terror
Notorious Kidnap Gang Chief Arrested in Brital
Israeli Troops Open Fire at Shepherd, Fail to Abduct him
Earthquake Rattles Northeast of Sidon, Felt in Beirut
SCC Announces Wednesday General Strike, to Continue Boycotting Exam Correction
Saudi Jails Rights Activist for 15 Years

Syria planes strike inside Lebanon near border town
'Free Sunnis Brigade' to Mashnouq: You Won't be Able to Stop Us from Staging Our Operations
Report: Ibrahim Convinced Lebanon Will 'Inevitably' Be Forced to Set up Syrian Refugee Camps
Lebanon experiencing 'seismic attack'

Machnouk: Berri starts debate on parliamentary polls
ISIS preparing attacks in Lebanon: report
Banker defends corruption comments, denies slander
Alain Aoun: Agreement over amendment possible
Hariri launches art exhibition in Old Sidon
Machnouk: Sidon project meets international standards
EDL: Paltry funding means less power
Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 07/14

One of six Jewish nationalists arrested confesses to revenge killing of Arab teen
Rocket fire pummels South amid calls for Gaza operation

Six Jewish males under arrest in connection with murder of Palestinian youth. They deny the charge

Iraq Analyzing Jihadist Sermon Video for Authenticity
Jewish Extremists Held over Palestinian Teen Murder
Was it a Rolex? Caliph’s watch sparks guesses

ISIS expels thousands in east Syria
Ukraine's First Big Win over Rebels Dims Truce Hopes
Egypt's Sisi says independence for Iraq's Kurds would becatastrophic

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 06/14
Lebanese Related News
The Syndicate Coordination Committee (SCC) Announces Wednesday General Strike, to Continue Boycotting Exam Correction
Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas Denies Rift with Bassil, Says Syrian Refugees Camps to be Erected in Buffer Zones
Berri, Jumblat Agree to Extend Parliament's Term amid Presidential Vacuum

Shiite Charities Negatively Affected by Decision to Cancel Iftars
Palestinian Factions Agree on Forces Deployment in Ain el-Hilweh Camp

Two Syrians Robbed at Gunpoint in Baalbek
'Free Sunnis Brigade' under Prosecution, Azzam Brigades Say Twitter Account Run by Hizbullah Affiliates
Security Raids in Search for Terrorists Carried Out Discreetly

Broad campaign in solidarity with Palestine: Hezbollah
Lebanese Judiciary Dismisses beIN's Lawsuit against TL

Syrian National Coalition (SNC) to Bassil: Press Your 'Terrorist Ally' Hizbullah to Withdraw so that Syrians Can Return Home
Beirut names street after Said Akl Iran offers to help Lebanon fight terrorism
Emergency session over collapsing Tripoli
Lebanon’s finance minister refuses to authorize spending
Campaign in solidarity with Palestine: Hezbollah

Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 06/14
Christian Leader Appeals for Missing Iraq Nuns

Jihadists Destroy Mosques and Shrines in Iraq
Iranian Pilot Killed Fighting in Iraq

Jihadist Chief Baghdadi Orders Muslims to 'Obey' in Surprise Sermon
Al Qaeda-Iraq forces advance on Baghdad military air base. US ponders air strike ahead of Iran and Russia
Iraqi Islamic State leader purported to make public appearance
ISIS chief orders Muslims to 'obey' him: video

Canadian Statement on U.S. Independence Day
Egypt Court Sentences Brotherhood Leader, 36 Islamists to Life

IAF strikes Gaza in response to continuous rocket fire
Report: Autopsy finds murdered Palestinian teen was burned alive

Arab-American cousin of murdered Palestinian teen reportedly beaten by Israeli police

Ukraine Hoists Flag over Pro-Russian Bastion

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 05/14
Lebanese Related News
Christians in Lebanon fearful of attacks on churches
Geagea Accuses Aoun of 'Deceiving Public' on Presidential Deadlock
Syrian Jets Target Outskirts of Arsal, One Killed
Bassil: Setting up Syrian Refugee Camps in Lebanon Violates Constitution

Siniora: Hezbollah brought evil to Lebanon
U.N.: Syria Refugees Soon a Third of Lebanon Population

Mashnouq Vows to Cut Hands Off Any Church-Mosque Attacker
Lebanese Army helicopter makes emergency landing
4 Killed in Traffic Accidents in the North

Civil servants to strike every Wednesday
War Rages between Islamic Councils as Misqawi Files Lawsuit against Rival Members

What's on this weekend in Beirut Israel ready to help Jordan fend off Iraq insurgents
EDL: 13 hours/day of electricity for summer

Army blocks Beirut road over suspected explosives
Every day of strike costs state $18M: economist
Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 05/14
Syrian National Coalition President Ahmad Jarba insists Iran behind rise of ISIS

Palestinians riot, police respond with tear gas during funeral procession of slain teen
Jerusalem Clashes ahead of Slain Palestinian Teen Funeral

Iron Dome intercepts Palestinian rockets fired from Gaza
Liberman: Not all terrorist targets can be destroyed from the air

France Ups Airport Security at U.S. Request
Iraq army retakes Saddam's home village
Iraq's Most Revered Cleric Criticizes Fractious Parliament
Kurds Seek Independence Vote amid Iraq 'Chaos'
Blast in Egypt Train as Police Crush Pro-Morsi Protests

Egypt Mediating Gaza Ceasefire, Says Hamas Official
Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 04/14
Lebanese Related News
Coffee shop attacked in Lebanon for not closing during Ramadan

Report: Roumieh Prisoners Running Terrorist Cells
Lebanese Judge Demands Death Penalty for Female Syrian National
Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade Vows to Silence Church Bells in Bekaa
Lebanese to Deal with Further Electricity, Water Shortages during Summer
Plumbly: Tripoli Security Plan should be Coupled with Reconciliation, Development
Derbas Says Lebanon Not Concerned with Illegal Syrian Refugee Encampments

Hoax Bomb Found under Tripoli Bridge as Scuffle Ends in Arrests
Moqbel after Security Meeting: We Won't be Lenient with Terrorism
Bou Saab: Fate of Lebanese University, Students Will Be in Danger if Dispute is Not Resolved
Army Continues Fnaideq Raids, Discovers More Explosives
STL hears testimony from expert witness about Abu Adass
Army uncovers explosive stash in north Lebanon

Cabinet fails to approve LU key appointments
Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 04/14
Final Push in 'Historic' Iran Nuclear Talks
Iran, world powers resume push for nuclear deal by July 20

US wants sharp reduction of Iran's enrichment capacity: official
Palestinian teen murder sparks riots

Israel 'Gave Hamas 48 Hours to Stop Rockets'
Israel, Gaza Militants Trade Fire after Teen Killings

Israel sends troop reinforcements to Gaza border. National home front on heightened alert
Pentagon: Syria chemical weapons transfer complete
Saudi king, Obama call for Iraq unity govt
Washington to Tighten Security for U.S.-bound Flights
Egypt army says 17 jihadists killed in Sinai

Extremist group takes Syria's key oil field

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 03/14
Lebanese Related News
8th Electoral Session Postponed as Country's Political Crisis Expands

Hizbullah Mulls Stance on Aoun's Initiative, March 8 Says Constitutional Amendments 'Impossible'
Berri postpones eighth election session

Geagea blasts Aoun over amendment proposal
Kidnapped Lebanese released after ransom paid Army raids Beirut neighborhood, arrests two suspects Need to regulate Syrian labor: Economy Minister Moqbel after Security Meeting: We Won't be Lenient with Terrorism

Army Searches for Suspects in Tariq al-Jedideh

Riyadh Hails Security Achievements, al-Mashnouq Says 'Situation under Control'
Berri to Hold Talks with MPs to Discuss Presidential, Parliamentary Polls
Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 03/14
After release, Sudan’s Meriam Ibrahim speaks out

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemns Boko Haram attack on Nigerian churches
Iran says ‘chance to make history’ with nuclear deal
France's Sarkozy says justice twisted by politics

Violent clashes in Jerusalem’s Palestinian suburbs after Arab boy found dead. Pipe bombs thrown

Chechen in Syria a rising star in extremist group
Merkel warns Russia on sanctions ahead of Berlin talks on Ukraine
Hamas: Israel to pay for Palestinian teen murder

Riots as Palestinian, 16, Killed in Apparent Revenge Act
Arab teen found dead in possible revenge attack
Arab teen's death sparks riots in East Jerusalem

Iron dome intercepts two Gaza rockets over southern Israel
Kerry chides Iran ahead of nuclear talks

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 02/14
Lebanese Related News
Eastern patriarchs deplore regional violence

Bkirki Rejects Constitutional Amendment Ahead of Presidential Elections
Geagea Urges 'Boycotting MPs' to Attend Elections Sessions, Ignore 'Delusional' Proposals

Roadside Bomb Targets Army Patrol in Tripoli
Mashnouq Announces Rehabilitation of Roumieh Prison Next Week
Syndicate Coordination Committee (SCC) Holds Sit-in, Calls for 'Social Alliance' on Wage Scale
Iran's FM, Fathali Expresses Tehran's Readiness to Aid Army, Says Presidential Poll 'Local Affair'
STL Defense Office Appoints Lawyer for al-Amin, Akhbar Beirut S.A.L.
The International Support Group for Lebanon Reaffirms Assistance Commitment, Expresses Concern over Vacuum

Report: Saudi Officials in Beirut to Follow up Probe into Duroy Attack
Saudi delegation in Beirut to follow up terror probe
Tripoli attack raises fears of return to violence

Salam discusses refugee crisis with donor states
Harb: Telecoms losses short-term, necessary
Beirut refugee camp clashes kill 3
Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 02/14
Murdered Israeli teens laid to rest in joint ceremony

Iraq Parliament Session Ends in Chaos as Turmoil Deepens
Judicial Source: Sarkozy Detained for Questioning in French Graft Probe
Amnesty Slams Lebanon Ban on Palestinians Fleeing Syria

Jihadists Seize Key Syria Town on Iraq Border
Barzani: Iraqi Kurds to Vote on Independence in Months

U.N.: More than 2,400 Killed in Iraq in June
Prince Khaled, The Sacked Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Named Spy Chief
Israel air force bombs terrorist bases in Gaza, blasts Palestinian kidnappers' Hebron homes

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For July 01/14
Lebanese Related News
Ban praises Army, highlights Lebanon risks

Lebanon at risk of becoming jihadi hub
Aoun’s presidential proposal draws rebuke
Aoun's Derailment/Hallow initiative
Kataeb on Aoun's Proposals: Impossible Demands Will Only Exacerbate Crisis
Miqati Slams as 'Coup' Aoun's Proposal on Presidential Impasse
Lebanon rank up in insurance premiums
Jumblatt slams peace envoys, Tony Blair
Report exposes details of Lakkis assassination
Two killed, at least four wounded in Beirut clashes
Arsal reels as medical supplies dry up

Tele Liban court session postponed
Syrian TV: 2 Bomb-Laden Cars with Lebanese License Plates Found in Qalamoun

Man Kills Sister over 'Dishonorable Act' Revealed in Text Message
Miscellaneous Reports And News For July 01/14
The three Israeli kidnapped teenagers were found dead in Palestinian Kachil village. Cabinet to meet

Canada Mourns Loss of Three Israeli Teens, Calls for Justice

IDF raids homes of teens' suspected murderers
Can Israel afford PM's plan for Jordan fence
Netanyahu: Hamas will pay for the murders of the three youths
Hamas behind rockets barrage, first since 2012

At least 16 Gaza rockets hit southern Israel
5 Assyrians, Including Two Nuns, Missing in Mosul
Blast hits near Egypt's presidential palace

ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate
Crucial Iraq parliament session to open
Syria fighters hail declaration of caliphate

Qatar congratulates Sisi on Ramadan Israel, Turkey back off pro-Kurd independence
Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 30/14
Lebanese Related News
Lebanese Security Agencies Bust Three Cells Planning Suicide Attacks
Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi Slams MPs Behavior as 'Disappointing' over Presidential Impasse
Firefighters, Army Helicopters Battling Raging Akkar Blaze
Report: ISIL Names 'Emir' for Lebanon, Sets Up 'Suicide Bombers Training Camp

Jumblat Heads to Paris for Talks with Hollande
Antiochian Unity Conference Calls for End of Presidential Vacuum, Freedom for Abducted Bishops
Fletcher Says Major Powers Not Interfering in Names of Presidential Candidates
beIN Sues TL over Airing World Cup Matches
Two Rockets Hit Brital, No Injuries Reported
World powers in contact over Lebanon vacuum
British officials dismiss Bakri asylum request
Aoun to launch initiative to end presidential void
Klink defends Assad support following alleged meeting
Bou Saab calls Parliament to pass wage hike
Miscellaneous Reports And News For June 30/14
Arab League, IOC Urge Syria Truce during Ramadan

ISIL Declares 'Islamic Caliphate', Names al-Baghdadi as Caliph
ISIS crucifies 8 rebels in Aleppo: activists
Iraq Receives Russian Jets as it Takes Fight to Militants
Iraqi PM Aide Says Current Iraq Crisis More Dangerous than 2006-2007 War
Saudi King Slams Religious Extremists as Muslims Mark Ramadan
Iran, Qatar to Cooperate against Terror

ISIS crucifies 8 rebels in Aleppo: activists
Kuwait to Send Urgent Aid to Displaced Iraqis
Israeli PM calls for supporting Kurdish independence
Israeli air raid kills Palestinian in Gaza: security
Liberman: Israel should consider reoccupying Gaza in response to rocket fire

Egypt's Sisi approves revised budget with deficit at 10 pct of GDP: statement

N. Korea Launches Missiles ahead of Xi's Seoul Visit


Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 29/14
Lebanese Related News

US House panel set to approve Hezbollah sanctions bill

ISIS fears in Lebanon on the rise
Lebanese Army Discovers Explosives Cache in Cave in Fnaideq

Report: Surveillance Towers to Be Set up to Monitor Illegal Border-Crossings
Lebanon Announces 3-Day Mourning over Solh's Passing
Report: Hariri, Kerry Meeting May Create New Dynamic over Presidential Elections
Aoun Expected to Launch Initiative on Presidential Elections
Amal cancels annual iftar over security threats
Shiite Organizations Cancel Daily Iftars over Security Fears

Vatican Delegation Visits Lebanon, Al-Rahi Heads on Foreign Tour over Presidential Elections
Tensions high in Sidon after sheikh attacked
Berri: Libya wary to uncover former regime crimes
Jounieh festival kicks off with firework show

Report: ISIL Selling Oil to Finance Terrorist Operations, Army, Security Forces Main Targets in Lebanon
Miscellaneous Reports And News For June 29/14

Fear Israel would be dragged into war with ISIS

Saudi king and Kerry: will press Sunnis to join Iraq gov
Report: Israel, US prepared to help Jordan fight ISIS
Egypt arrests 15 ISIS militants in Sinai

Clashes near Tikrit as Iraq Troops Launch Fightback
Why ISIS Won’t Take Baghdad/By: Jamie Dettmer/29 June/14
Pakistani Jets Kill 18 in Anti-Militant Offensive

Egypt to Try Nearly 100 Morsi Backers over Bombing, Murders
Russia Will Not Sit Idly By as Jihadists Press Iraq Assault
U.S. Flying Armed Drones over Baghdad
Unprecedented Kurdish Peshmerga Deployment in Iraq
Pakistan family slits throats of young couple over love marriage

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 28/14
Lebanese Related News

U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Further Restricts Hizbullah Activities

Syria Rejects Bassil's Idea of Border Refugee Camps
Saniora Urges Avoiding Regional 'Volcanoes' to Halt Lebanon Terrorist Operations
Qabbani Urges Election of President to End Chaos
Terrorist Group Linked to ISIL Claims Duroy Bombing
Siniora: Hezbollah's Syria exit is a security priority
Shaar Says Not Running for Grand Mufti Post Unless Consensual
Report: Saudi Delegation to Visit Beirut over Bomber's Identity

Detainee Confesses to Hiding Explosives in his Land in Fnaideq
Beirut Electrician Keeps Shatila Camp Dwellers on the Grid
President Amin Gemayel Admitted to Hospital after Leg Injury
Beirut Electrician Keeps Shatila Camp Dwellers on the Grid
Change and Reform MP Micheal Helou Passes Away
Berri Prioritizes Security but Rejects Paralysis of Cabinet, Parliament
Citibank, foreign financiers mull Lebanon investment
Israel tells US: Iraqi Kurdistan is inevitable
UN rejects Iran, Saudi request to condemn Israel
Liberman: Israeli Arabs who demonstrated against IDF are terrorists
West plan strategy to rescue Iran nuclear deal
Miscellaneous Reports And News For June 28/14
King Abdullah calls up Saudi armed forces on high preparedness. Egyptian troops ready to fly to kingdom

US Mideast envoy quits after attempt at peace deal
Pope Cancels Rome Trip after 'Sudden Indisposition'
Dozens of Foreign Diplomats Seek Asylum in Canada
Ukraine Seals EU Deal that Sparked Revolution and Crisis, Poroshenko 'to Extend Ceasefire'
Kerry in Saudi to Discuss Syria, Iraq
U.S. Flying Armed Drones over Baghdad

Iraq Forces Fight for Militant-Held Tikrit
Kerry Says Moderate Syria Rebels Could Aid Fight on Iraq Jihadists
Iraq Top Shiite Cleric Urges Unity in Government Formation
Humanitarian Corridors Needed to Reach Many Displaced in Iraq
Iraq's Barzani Says Kurdish Self-Rule in Kirkuk to Stay
Egypt's Sisi in Sudan after Africa 'Terrorism' Warning
Israeli Air Raid Kills Two Palestinians in Gaza
Iraqi Crisis/Own up to intervention

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 27/14
Lebanese Related News

Picture of Suicide Vests Provider Circulated, Bombers Sought to Target al-Saha Restaurant
Intelligence Bureau Raids Hotels Near Duroy Attack Site
Govt. Fails to Enforce New Visa Rules on Gulf Citizens as Salam Vows to Confront 'Terror Scheme'
Visas for Gulf nationals on arrival valid: Machnouk
Would-be suicide bomber in Beirut interrogated
Lebanon reels from third blast in a week
Hariri, Kerry Stress Need to Elect President 'as Soon as Possible'
15 Suspected Terrorists Charged with Assassination Plot

Duroy Hotel Terrorists Reportedly Monitored by General Security for a Week
Al-Rahi Says Vast Challenges require Further Unity
Asiri Says Duroy Suicide Bombers Might have Obtained Forged Passports
Report: Lebanon to Enforce New Visa Rules on Gulf Citizens
Geagea Urges Bkirki to Exert Efforts to End Presidential Elections Stalemate
Man Blows Himself Up during Security Raid at Raouche Hotel, 11 Hurt
Terrorist cell planned to kill security official
17-year-old Lebanese girl commits suicide
Future: Hezbollah brought terror to Lebanon
Lebanese Security forces thwart third attack in a week
Abra memo calling for Ramadan ‘respect’ annulled
Young sergeant remembered for final brave act
Presidency void heightens risks, powers warn
Paris talks focused on sectarianism, security
Al-Qaeda group urged attacks against Hezbollah
Jumblat Lauds State's 'Strength,' Ability to Thwart Bombing Plans

Miscellaneous Reports And News For June 27/14
Iraq PM: Syria carried out air strikes inside Iraq
Kerry Says Russia Must Show Goodwill over Ukraine Truce within 'Hours'
Iraq villagers flee militant advance in north
Hague arrives in Baghdad
Report: Iran is sending drones to Iraq

Jordan acquits Abu Qatada of conspiracy charge
Iraq: Mockery of democracy
Iraqi forces land in Tikrit, clash with ISIS

Israeli Army arrests 10 Palestinians amid signs of that hunt for teens drawing down

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 26/14
Lebanese Related News

Suicide bomber strikes at Beirut hotel
Terror strikes Beirut hotel

Vehicle explosions in Lebanon since 2011
World calls on Lebanon to fill presidency quickly
Hariri Hits Back at Aoun, Urges Hizbullah to Withdraw from Syria

Christian dialogue essential for election: Hariri
Report: Dahr al-Baydar Explosives-Rigged Vehicle Prepared in Arsal
U.N., P5 Envoys Meet al-Rahi, Urge Speedy Election of President

Army Apprehends Terrorist Cell Planning to Assassinate Prominent Security Official
Reports: Army Arrests Asir's Cousin in Abra
Salam Says Security Situation and Baabda Vacuum Not Linked

Man Accused of Monitoring Streets of Beirut Apprehended
Officials: Salam Not Visiting Egypt Anytime Soon
Future: Hezbollah brought terror to Lebanon
Berri: Lebanese Should Avoid Differences to Confront Dangerous Situation
Azzam Brigades to Hizbullah: You Won't Enjoy Safety until Security Returns to Syria, Lebanon People
Hizbullah Lauds 'Security Achievements', Urges Highest Levels of Vigilance
Terrorist cell planned to kill security official
Hezbollah MP says party was “right” to fight ISIS
Activists protest Lebanese citizenship law

Fayrouz releases tribute to Rahbani
Academics arrested in n. Lebanon
Miscellaneous Reports And News For June 26/14

US: Syria may have struck in Iraq

ISIL strengthened on Syria border after Qaeda unit joins it
ISIS battle for Iraq air base as US advisers

Gaza rockets aim at Kurdish oil route via Israel. More security for Ashkelon and Eilat depots
Palestinian President Says Syria Election Helps to End War
Israel Army Presses Operation in West Bank, Arrests 17
Qaida Merges with ISIL at Syria-Iraq Border Town
Police: 4 Bombs in Cairo Metro Stations, at Least 2 Hurt
Egypt Christian Jailed for Insulting Islam
Emirates Suspends Flights to NW Pakistan over Security
Russian Parliament Revokes Option to Invade Ukraine

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 25/14
Lebanese Related News
Geagea after Meeting al-Rahi: There is a 'War of Elimination' on Presidency

Officer killed, 25 wounded in Beirut suicide blast
Hodroj Hailed as Hero as His Hunch Prevents Possible Massacre
Abdullah Azzam Brigades to Hezbollah: more attacks

Al-Qaeda-affiliated group warns Hezbollah of more attacks
Salam: Blast an attack against Lebanese unity
Maronite bishops: Mideast turmoil threatens to change regional map
Contentious scholar Fouad Ajami, dies aged 68
Palestinian factions call for distance from conflict
Hezbollah: Gulf states will regret funding ISIS
 Lebanon's Arabic press digest – June 24, 2014
Hariri holds talks with French FM
ISIS recruited French detainee for suicide attack
Hezbollah joins official condemnation of bomb attack
UN peacekeeping chief holds talks in Beirut
Hariri Hospital staff back to work
Peacekeeping Official: U.N. Making Every Effort to Garner Assistance for Lebanese Army
Change and Reform: Returning to Constitution Resolves Presidential Vacuum
Miscellaneous Reports And News For June 25/14
Canada Congratulates OPCW-UN Joint Mission on Removal of Chemical Agents from Syria

The Sudani Christain, Meriam, Disabled Husband, Toddler and Infant Re-arrested for "National Security Concerns" in Sudan
Iraq battles militant onslaught as Kerry presses unity

First US military advisers deploy in Iraq: Pentagon
Shock, horror! When ISIS steals the headlines

Syria won't dirty own hands in response to IAF
Israel PM praises Abbas remarks but slams Hamas pact
Iron Dome intercepts Gaza rockets in barrage fired at southern Israel

Silent journalists' protest for jailed Al-Jazeera staff
Cameroon troops kill 8 suspected Boko Haram gunmen: official

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 24/14
Lebanese Related News
Hizbullah, Syrian Army Incursion Compels Residents of Tufail to Leave Homes
Lebanon is stable and secure: Salam
French national interrogated over suicide attacks
US: Full support for Lebanese fight on terrorism
U.S.: 'Region's Battles Must Not be Fought in Lebanon'
Hezbollah: Gulf states will regret funding ISIS
UCC calls for another strike over wage hike bill
Kataeb Urges Election of President, Preventive Measures to Preserve Security
Lebanon and Saudi have deep bonds: Asiri

Berri urges unity to protect Lebanon
One vision or Lebanon will vanish: Jumblatt
Workshop calls to transform Tripoli into trade hub
Fitch maintains negative outlook on Lebanon

Salameh calls for private Beirut bourse

Miscellaneous Reports And News For June 24/14
Egypt sentences Christian convert to 5 years

Israel launches strikes on targets in Syria

Ya'alon: Assad responsible for Syrian attacks
NGO: 10 Syrian soldiers killed in IAF strikes
Jordanian air force bombs Al Qaeda-Iraq incursion. ISIS also stands at Saudi border. Kerry’s snags in Iraq
Kerry visits Baghdad, urges political reform as insurgents keep up their offensive
Syria hands over remaining chemical weapons for destruction
Hamas leader Mashaal applauds abduction of Israelis, but says has no information

Canada Concerned with Verdict in Mohamed Fahmy Case
Egyptian-Canadian journalist sentenced to 7 years
White House condemns sentencing of Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt
Egypt rejects foreign criticism of judiciary after Al Jazeera sentencing

Sudani Christian Mother Sentenced to Death for Christian Faith Released, Returns Home

Husband of slain Iraqi woman could get life in prison for killing that drew world attention

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 23/14
Lebanese Related News
Berri calls for security recruitment boost
Salam: Breakthrough on governing mechanism
Beirut festival draws crowd despite tense situation
Women make the best presidents: director
Lebanon is not about to fall back into the abyss
Five detained after Broumana prostitution bust
Fadlallah’s office sets June 28 as Ramadan start
UAE reissues Lebanon travel advisory
Hezbollah hails security forces' response

Report: Hariri-Jumblat Meeting Fails to Achieve Breakthrough over Elections
Report: French-Arab Arrested during Hamra Raid
5 Suspected Terrorists Held in Bekaa, Including Cousin of Haret Hreik Bomber
Ibrahim: Lebanon Not Isolated Island from Regional Unrest
Abductee Freed, Grenade Kills Man in Arsal as 2 Syrians Shot in Baalbek

Two Families Clash in al-Beddawi, Forcing Closure of Key Tripoli Road
Kerry to meet with Hariri in Paris

Mufti: No ISIS in Tripoli
Miscellaneous Reports And News For June 23/14

Kerry presses Sisi to build inclusive Egypt
Iran rejects U.S. action in Iraq, ISIS heads east
Israeli teenager killed in blast on Golan Heights
U.S. dream for Iraq has failed. Time for plan B
Israel Strikes Syria After Missile Attack Kills Teenage Boy

Israeli Pm says Abbas’s condemnation of Hamas kidnappings was ‘good’
Syria army battles rebels in Damascus foothills
Quebec woman's jailed Saudi husband faces whipping
Iranian Double standards
Presbyterians to divest over Israel policies

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 22/14
Lebanese Related News
Reporter Denies Obtaining Mossad Information on Plot to Assassinate Ibrahim
Booby-Trapped Vehicles, Suicide Bombers Raise Security Measures in Beirut

Lebanon on high alert over terror threats
Witness: Lebanon suicide bomber Syrian
Lebanon releases 13 detained in Beirut raid

Hezbollah, Syrian army surround Lebanese enclave
Dahr al-Baidar victim a father of eight
Music festival to go on despite security threats
Australia offers Lebanese refugees $9K to leave

Berri, Salam Call for Political Solidarity to Confront Terrorism
Berri: Revitalize government to face terrorism
Beddawi mayor's car attacked
Hizbullah Calls for Security Coordination, Says Lebanon Not a Safe Haven for ISIL
SSNP figure's commemoration called off
Fadlallah office: Ramadan starts June 28
Lebanese banks pay high rates abroad: Sfeir
Unity is the best defense
26 Fugitives Arrested in the North's Majdlaya
Security Forces Detains Several Foreigners in Sunday Market
Army Cordons Off Tripoli Area, Fires Shots at Motorcycle Driver for Not Stopping at Checkpoint

Miscellaneous Reports And News For June 22/14
What’s in a kiss? Sisi’s ‘peck of respect’ goes viral

Putin Orders Central Russian Troops On 'Full Combat Alert'
US warns will not accept any use of Russian troops in Ukraine
Netanyahu to Obama: IDF on the Jordan is sole security guarantee against ISIS for Israel, Hashemite kingdom and Palestinians
Slipping through the cracks - Ex-Shin Bet man provides glimpse of agency during crisis

Photos claim Assad's brother back from the dead
ISIS seizes key towns in eastern Syria
Yemeni kills 'Al-Qaeda brother,' avenged by nephews
Iraqi militia parades as insurgents seize crossing
Only unity can rout ISIS: top Iraqi Ayatollah
US Presbyterians vote to divest from firms to pressure Israel

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 21/14
Lebanese Related News

One Killed in Dahr al-Baydar Checkpoint Bombing, Abbas Ibrahim Says Blast Missed His Convoy
Suicide attacker hits checkpoint in east Lebanon

102 Held as Security Forces Raid Hamra Hotels over Suspected Terror Plot
Mashnouq Says Dahr al-Baydar Blast 'Exceptional Security Violation,' Qahwaji Rejects Exaggeration
Lebanese Officials Denounce Dahr al-Baydar Bombing, Call for Further Support to Security Agencies
Hizbullah Urges 'Solidarity in the Face of Terrorist Conspiracy

Mossad Document Says Armed Group Plotting to Assassinate Ibrahim
Unknown Assailants Briefly Abduct Man in Halba
Western Countries Condemn Dahr al-Baydar Bombing
Mashnouq Asks Berri to Cancel AMAL's UNESCO Rally as Precaution

Hariri, Jumblat Hold Talks in Paris
Report: France Asks What Aoun Can Offer as President
Rival Parties Resolve Cabinet Dispute over Power Mechanism
Army Ups Security after Obtaining Terrorist Plots Reports
Army Detains Abdullah Azzam Members in Beirut, Tripoli
Miscellaneous Reports And News For June 21/14
U.S., EU intensify talks on Russia sanctions
Russia Is Sending More Tanks Into Ukraine
Israeli teen kidnapping proves Palestinian unity is impossible
ISIS mocks Michelle Obama with new hashtag

UK police: slain Saudi student may have been ‘targeted’ for being a Muslim
Israel raids West Bank, kills Palestinian teen
Iran's FM Says No Agreement on Main Issues in Nuclear Talks
Sistani: Jihadists Must Be Expelled from Iraq Now
Truck Bomb Kills at Least 35 in Syria's Hama
Obama’s “up to 300 US military advisers” won’t stop ISIS-Sunni entrenchment in Iraq
Sunni-Shi’ite Tensions are Nothing New
Iran rejects 'excessive demands' in nuclear talks with Western powers  

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 20/14
Lebanese Related News

Suleiman Meets Hollande as Paris Prepares for Hariri-Jumblat Talks
Maronite Bishop Synod Slams 'Unacceptable' Behavior by MPs

Lebanese Parliament session on wage hike fails
SCC Issues Stern Warning over Wage Scale, Berri Keeps Session Open-Ended
Jumblatt stands by Helou: 'This is democracy'
Salam vows to shield Lebanon from regional crises
Cabinet Expected to Meet Next Week as Salam Seeks to Resolve Disputes
STL prosecutor: Merhi 'key player' in Hariri murder
Tfail vacated as Syrian army nears
Strike closes ER at Rafik Hariri Hospital
Armed threat? against EDL, employees evacuate
Lebanese Shepherd Mistakenly Thought to Have Been Kidnapped by Israel

Power Generator Blast Sparks Panic in Edgy Dahieh
State Security Seize Expired, Forged Cosmetics Products in Bar Elias
Merhi Defense Presents Opening Statement in Hariri Murder Trial
Zgharta Municipal Chief Dies in Car Crash
Feltman Expresses Fear over Presidential Impasse, Rules Out Prolonged Vacuum

Miscellaneous Reports And News For June 20/14

Israel Fears US Cozying Up to Iran Due to Iraq Crisis

Obama Says U.S. Ready for 'Precise' Military Action in Iraq
How to Manage the Mess in Iraq, The United States must be careful not to overreact
USA House leader John Boehner opposes working with Iran to aid Iraq
U.S. walks a fine line as Iraq sinks into mayhem
Militants fly their flags over Iraq refinery

Saudi: Iraq charge it backs terrorism is "ludicrous"

IDF meets growing resistance from Palestinians in raids to find kidnapped teens

Palestinians, Israeli troops clash in teens search
Ukraine forces fight fierce battle with separatists
Felipe VI becomes Spain's king
Maher Assad Appears for First Time in Four Years

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 19/14
Lebanese Related News
STL Resumes Trial of Accused in Hariri Assassination
Prolonged Vacuum as MPs Fail Again to Elect New President
Geagea Slams Aoun Pledge to Guarantee Security of Hariri if in Power

March 14 Slams 'All Extremist Movements', Including 'ISIL, Hizbullah'
Syrian Worker Killed, 3 Injured in Ashrafieh Building Wall Collapse

Salam to Visit Kuwait on Sunday
Al-Rahi, Aoun Meet at Dinner Banquet in Bkirki after Long Rift
Aoun Says Promised Hariri to Guarantee His Return to Lebanon, Urges 'Parliamentary Vote or System Change'
Hariri, Jumblat Awaited Meeting Won't Achieve Positive Results
Army Continues Security Campaign on Syrian Encampments in Arsal
Ongoing Dispute over VAT Hindering Agreement over Wage Scale

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: U.S. Must Help Lebanon over Refugee Crisis

Mustaqbal Slams 'Unacceptable' Vacuum, Says Open to Discuss Any Wage Hike Proposal
Lebanese families flee shelled Tfeil toward Arsal
Siniora: Discussion ongoing to reach deal on wage hike
Lebanon's Arabic press digest – June 18, 2014
Abra requests citizens to respect fasting Muslims

Franjieh: No President Can be Elected without Assad Consent
Miscellaneous Reports And News
Tehran, world powers begin drafting nuclear deal
Envoys: Iran refuses to budge on centrifuges
Iran Could Work with U.S. in Iraq if Nuclear Talks Succeed
East Tehran, world powers begin drafting nuclear deal: Iran FM
Ten IDF brigades grind Hamas down, but no trace of kidnapped boys after six days

Livni praises Abbas' comments as 'important'
Netanyahu's office issues tepid response to Abbas’ strong denunciation of kidnappings
Iraqi PM Vows to 'Face Terrorism' as Militants Strike Refinery
Iraq Aims to Retake Key Shiite Town in Hours, PM Vows to 'Face Terrorism' as Militants Hit Refinery
Zebari Says Iraq Has Requested U.S. Air Strikes on Jihadists

With ISIS at doorstep, Maliki sacks ‘traitors’
Barzani Asks Retired Peshmerga Fighters to Sign Up Again
UAE Recalls Envoy to Iraq, Slams 'Sectarian' Policies

Iraq’s Kurds link Kirkuk to own oil pipeline
Iraqi Kurds Forms Government after Months of Wrangling
Arab statehood hangs in the balance
Boko Haram Suspected after Football Screening Venue Bombed in Nigeria


Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June18/14
Lebanese Related News
Rome conference on Lebanon kicks off
Rome Meeting Voices 'Readiness' to Support LAF, Offers Logistical Aid
Kuwaiti Speaker Meets Berri, Stresses Gulf State's Continued Support for Lebanon

Nasrallah Says Hizbullah Prevented ISIL from Reaching Beirut
Report: Terrorist Group Seeking to Attack Dahiyeh Hospitals

Bassil Hails 'Partnership' with al-Mustaqbal, Says FPM Seeking Election of 'Strong' President
Change and Reform: Regional Developments Prove FPM Worked for Lebanon's Interest
Mashnouq Says Saudi Role Minimizes Aoun's Chances to Reach Baabda
Death Penalty Demanded for Palestinian over Terrorism Charges
Lebanon Mulling to Hold Arab Conference over Refugee Crisis

Luciano Portolano to Head UNIFIL
World Cup’ victim was murdered: security source
Jumblatt to Paris for talks with Hariri
Palestinian tunnel sets Hezbollah on edge
Soldier killed in Lebanon’s Tripol
Miscellaneous Reports And News

Huge U.S.-Iran gap on nukes as target date nears
US Special Forces capture Benghazi raid leader Abu Khattala
Iraq Shiite Volunteers in Syria Head Home to Fight Rebels
Militants Take Most of Key Iraq Town, Attack Baquba

Obama sends 275 U.S. military personnel to Iraq
Huge U.S.-Iran gap on nukes as target date nears
Iraq Cabinet: Saudi 'Responsible' for Militant Financing

Gunmen seize Iraq-Syria border crossing
U.S. Says Iraq Unrest Shows Need to Fight Terror Financing
Scores Killed in Two Days of Attacks on Kenyan Coast
IDF commander: 'Hamas is feeling the hits and getting the message
No responsibility claimed at Hamas, Fatah press conference in Gaza

Egypt's Sisi swears in new government
Israel Air force hits back at Gaza rocket fire
United by tents
Eye on the Ball Amid Qatar-FIFA Corruption Charges  

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 17/14
Lebanese Related News
Al-Rahi Mulls Several Options to Resolve Presidential Crisis
Interior Minister from Rabieh: Consultations Ongoing with Aoun

Harb: World Cup Games at Lebanese Fans Disposal Starting Monday
Kataeb Warns of Iraq Incidents, Urges End to Presidential Void
Kuwaiti Speaker Visits Syrian Refugee Encampments in Bekaa
Two Teens Die after Slipping into Bnashii Lake
Ireland Announces Additional Assistance over Refugee Burden
Mashnouq Lays Cornerstone for Roumieh Building, Vows to Combat Terror in Prisons
Plumbly Sounds Alarm Bell on International 'Trust' in Lebanon
Toddler Killed, Several Injured in Traffic Accident in Halba
Army Discovers Tunnel under Palestinian Refugee Camp
Berri Warns Presidential Vacuum Shouldn't Impact Other State Powers
Salam Set to Call for New Cabinet Session, Says Security Situation 'Under Control'
Hezbollah to fill gap left from ISIS in Syria
Hezbollah sets up operations room over Iraq
Abu Faour punishes hospital over denial of care
Fighting injustice with love, pride, dialogue
Hariri, Jumblatt to meet within 48 hours

Lebanon’s stability important to Kuwait: official
A president is a priority

Miscellaneous Reports And News

In Iraq, the U.S. is defending the indefensible
Saudi, Qatar Blame 'Sectarian' Policies for Iraq Unrest
U.S., Iran May Use Nuclear Talks to Discuss Iraq

U.S. Condemns 'Horrifying' Iraq Massacre by ISIL Militants

Schumacher Moved to Swiss Hospital after Emerging from Coma
Militants Battle Iraq Forces as U.S. Weighs Drone Strikes
Islamist Gunmen Massacre 49 on Kenya Coast
Will Netanyahu use boys’ rescue operation to finally thrash Hamas in Gaza too
Missing Israeli Boy's Family Pleads for Safe Return

31 dead in Syria barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo
WFP aims for more assistance for refugees in June
Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 16/14
Lebanese Related News
Arabi Cites 'Arab Consensus' over Assisting Lebanese Army

Al-Rahi Slams Negligence of Lawmakers, Failure to Carry Out Constitutional Tasks
No consensus if March 14 is indecisive: Hezbollah
Machnouk warns against targeting PM powers
Lebanon official upbeat on case of missing cameraman

Hezbollah aids Syrian govt recapture of Kasab
Report: Hizbullah Ups Number of Fighters in Syria after Iraq Turmoil
Palestinian factions holding on to camps’ stability
Lebanon World Cup deal in its 'final stages'
Rifi calls for unity to mitigate Iraq repercussions
Army arrests three in north Lebanon

Bassil: would never allow formal camps for Syrians
Mufti launches institution to help youth marriage
Harb Accuses Aoun, Hizbullah of Presidential Impasse
Aoun Denies Foreign Trips in Near Future
Abou Faour Describes Hariri, Jumblat Ties as 'Solid'
Franjieh Considers Aoun, Geagea Meeting Will Not Break the Ice
Beirut Security Plan to Include Bourj Hammoud Area

Miscellaneous Reports And News

Iraq insurgent advance spreads to northwest
Iran ‘sends 2,000 troops’ to help Maliki in Iraq
Syria pounds ISIS bases in coordination with Iraq
Saudi Press Blames Iraq PM's 'Sectarianism' for Unrest
Iraq air strike on Kurdish forces kills six

Iraq forces kill 279 militants in 24 hours
Hebron under curfew as IDF closes in on terrorists holding 3 Israeli boys

Netanyahu: Hamas people kidnapped missing teens

Netanyahu: Israel will take all action necessary against scourge of terrorism

Israeli Army held drill in area hours before teens disappeared

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 15/14
Lebanese Related News
Ten Hizbullah Fighters Killed in Syria's Ongoing Battles

Report: Ban Postpones Efforts to Push for Presidential Elections over Iraq Crisis
Al-Rahi Calls for 'Brave' Initiative to Face Recent Regional Developments

Saniora: Urges Govt. to Assume its Duties, Avoid Endless Debates over its Methodology
Report: Aoun May Meet Hariri on Tuesday to Address Presidential Elections
Ibrahim: Mashnouq's Doha Trip Achieved Advances in Release of Abducted Lebanese
Hariri Telephones Jumblat during Meeting with Abou Faour in Casablanca
Report: Temporary Cash Advance among Proposals to Resolve Wage Scale Dispute
Mashnouq Heads to Moscow for Diplomatic, Security Talks
Lebanon on alert to head off jihadist offensive spillover
Berri slams critics over presidential election
Lebanese internet users to hit 3 million in 2017
Lebanon scrambles to avert Iraq fallout
Syrian embassy celebrates Assad’s victory

Syrian Army shells Bekaa border village
Bou Saab denies exam leaks
Siniora: ‘Friendly’ Tripoli to attract investors

America and its allies responsible for terrorism: Qassem
Constitutional council rejects anti-rent law appeals

Protectionism can save industry: Hajj Hasan
MPs will eventually resolve wage hike row: source
Miscellaneous Reports And News
Canada Condemns Kidnapping of Teens in West Bank

Top moderate Free Syrian Army officers quit
U.S. warship sent to Gulf to be on standby for Iraq

Iraq's implosion could redraw Middle East boundaries
Hagel orders aircraft carrier moved into Gulf
Consequence of failure

IDF special forces search for missing Israeli teens

Missing Israeli boys identified along with possible progress in search. Hebron group claims kidnapping
Israel in touch with US, PA in search for teens

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 14/14
Lebanese Related News
Hizbullah Vows Not to Intervene in Iraq, Warns of ISIL Spread
Israel's U.N. Ambassador Urges 'Antidote' to Fight Hizbullah 'Terrorism'

Salam Expects Breakthrough to Cabinet Dispute, Calls for Stability amid Regional Turmoil
Jumblat Sets Stage for Talks with Hariri, Calls for Election of President
Abu Faour meeting with Hariri in Morocco
Lebanese Army Detains Five Suspected Syrian Terrorists in Arsal

Berri Renews Paralysis Warning, Calls for Unity to Confront Region's 'Storms'
Aoun Calls Geagea to Offer Condolences, Discusses Presidential Vacuum with al-Rahi
Lebanon Extradites Berlusconi Ally over Mafia Links

Report: Militants in Arsal Set up Islamic Law as al-Nusra Front 'Green Brigade' Holds Sway
Television Cable Providers on Broadcasting World Cup: State Shied Away from its Duties
The Lebanese Association For Democratic Elections Launches App to Monitor Elections
Syrian Woman Strangled in Koura 'Honor Killing'
Lebanon Could Have 2 Grand Muftis over Dar al-Fatwa Differences
Lopez wows World Cup crowd in Lebanese design
Mashnouq Says Presidential Vacuum Shouldn't Paralyze State
Kuwaiti Speaker in Beirut to Discuss Syrian Refugee Crisis
Bassil addresses Jolie summit on rape in conflict
Syrian teens accused of 'honor killing'
Wassouf visits Assad in show of support
Miscellaneous Reports And News
UN warns of war crimes, atrocities in Iraq
Maliki Says Operation to Clear Cities of 'Terrorists' Has Begun as Troops Fight Militants North of Baghdad
Obama: U.S. Will Help but Iraq Must Mend Divisions

Hundreds of Iraqis flee Islamic militant advance
40,000 flee Tikrit, Samarra, as Iraq crisis deepens
Further chaos in Iraq, Sistani issues call to arms
U.S. Transfers 12 Detainees out of Afghan Prison
Iran would resume enrichment if nuclear talks fail

Israeli officials probe fate of three youths feared kidnapped by Palestinians
Netanyahu to families of missing Israeli teens: I know these are moments of anguish
Feared Palestinian abduction of three missing yeshiva boys in Hebron district

US expresses concern over possible kidnappings; Kerry confers with Livni, Abbas
Islamic Jihad calls for kidnapping of Israeli soldiers to free prisoners

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 13/14
Lebanese Related News
Hundreds attend funeral of Geagea's father
Delay in Presidential Poll to Postpone Parliamentary Elections to 2015

Al-Rahi Expected to Launch Comprehensive Reconciliation Initiative
Sawan Asks for Death Penalty against Palestinian 'Terrorists'

Lebanese Cabinet Holds 3rd Session after Vacuum, Fails to Agree on Methodology
Grand Mufti Elections to be Held in August as Misqawi Calls for Polls as Soon as Possible
Two Arrested for Raping, Robbing over 60 Women in Mount Lebanon
Mashnouq Foresees Economic Boom within 10 Years

Nusra Front Kills Syrian, Kidnaps 2 Others in Arsal
In Lebanon, World Cup Fever a Break from Politics
Whereabouts of Shooter Vowing to 'Liberate Baabda Palace' Unknown
Army Raids Abandoned Farm, Seizes 750 Kgs of Cannabis

Lebanon more than ever part of the Syria-Iran axis: Jumblatt
Report: Jumblat to Meet Hariri Next Week
Tele Liban ready and waiting for World Cup kickoff
Ahmad Hariri: Hezbollah seeks three-way power system
Bahaa Hariri opens multibillion project in Jordan
LibanPost introduces automated mail-sorting machines
Lebanese citizens in Iraq fine: ministry source

Machnouk asks Qatar to revise travel advisory
More time needed to finalize Cabinet mechanism: PM
EIB lends Lebanese banks $163M to boost SMEs

Miscellaneous Reports And News

Al Qaeda forms up to march on Baghdad, gathering up Iraqi Sunni rebels. Maliki cries treason
Obama Says U.S. 'Looking at All the Options' in Iraq
Insurgents surround Iraq's largest refinery in Baiji
Mosul Security Crisis: A Chance to Break Iraq's Political Logjam
U.S. Mulls Air Strikes as Iraq Militants Advance on Baghdad

What Mosul could mean for Obama
Tikrit falls after lightning ISIS advance
Nervous Baghdad residents brace for onslaught
Car bomb kills 7 in Syria's Homs: state media

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 12/14
Lebanese Related News
Assad Describes Aoun as 'Honest,' Backs his Election as President
Rahi Calls for 'Brave Initiatives' to Resolve Crises, Rejects 'Unconstitutional' Void
Bou Saab Calls for End of Wage Scale Dispute, Vows Not to Push Teachers Into Correcting Exams

Siniora denies any 'deal' with Berri on wage hike
EU, Arab states urge Lebanon to elect President
Real estate tycoons meet to revive sector
Is Beirut a top city for real estate investment
Siniora can't "digest honesty": MP Saleh
Deal near on World Cup broadcast in Lebanon
Machnouk meets with Qatar premier
Frangieh standing by Aoun for president

Police reenact killing of 5-year old Syrian
Salameh: Central Bank will settle all dues
Lebanese banks help U.S. fight tax evasion
Sunni Mufti,Qabbani Expands HIC's Electorate: Grand Serail Does Not Scare Us

Jumblat Says Won't Give Up Helou's Nomination 'for the Sake of Military Man, Central Bank Chief'
Miscellaneous Reports And News
Two Dead in New U.S. School Shooting as Obama Renews Warning

Gunmen kill eight, burn church in central Nigeria: security official
Italian Catholic community warns Christians at risk in Iraq
Iraq plunges into further chaos as second city falls
Iraq forces repel militant assault on Samarra: witnesses
After Mosul, Al Qaeda seizes 38,000 sq. km of Iraqi territory, division-size armored vehicle fleet

Jihadists take Saddam’s hometown of Tikrit
Al-Qaeda group takes Iraqi city
Turkey calls for emergency NATO meeting on Iraq: Turkish official
Turkey says militants hold 80 Turks hostage in Iraq's Mosul
Gaza rocket slams into southern Israel
Football: Carnival or chaos? World Cup poised for kick-off
Don’t waste bullets on celebration: regime

Standstill as clock ticks

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 11/14
Lebanese Related News
Geagea's father passes away
LF Leader's Father Farid Geagea Passes Away
Geagea ready to back Bkirki’s candidates

French Ambassador Stresses Support for Taef after Paris Accused of Proposing 'Tripartite Power-Sharing'
Teachers refuse to budge
Negotiations Collapse between SCC, Bou Saab as Open-Ended Sit-In Continues
Exams' fate in the air after Parliament failure
Berri condemns constant state paralysis
Chammas volunteers to correct official exams
Central Bank protects economy's stability: Salameh
Obama hails Baabda Declaration, Sleiman
President Gemayel Slams 'Unethical' Boycott, Says Priority for Presidential Election
Jumblatt: I will not vote for Geagea, Aoun

Jounieh rejects ‘floating island’
Syrians, Lebanese kidnapped in east Lebanon
Bassil to discuss refugee crisis in Athens
Lebanese banks help U.S. fight tax evasion
Patriarchy and violence
Miscellaneous Reports And News
President elect Reuven Rivlin: Shattered faith in Presidency must be restored

Poll: Palestinians prefer suing Israel at the ICC rather than starting third intifada
Mosul falls to militants, Iraqi forces flee city
UN chief 'gravely concerned' by Iraq city takeover
Over 600 dead in ISIS offensive in east Syria
US encourages Iran nuclear talks remain 'behind the scenes' as France airs concerns

Kuwait again shuts two newspapers over ban

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 10/14
Lebanese Related News
Strike six in presidential election
Hale Meets Soaid: Functioning Presidency, Parliament, Govt. Allow Lebanon to Tackle Challenges
Geagea Proposes Selecting 2 Candidates Besides Himself, Aoun to End Presidential Deadlock
Mustaqbal MPs Criticize 'Disastrous' Wage Hike Draft, Say Won't Push Lebanon into Bankruptcy
Lebanese politicians to consider public-sector workers’ demands
SCC Heads Towards Showdown with Bou Saab over Official Exams as Teachers Threatened with Prosecution
Wage hike, new hires widen 2014 deficit
Future: Wage hike drives Lebanon into bankruptcy
Salam slams ministers for disrupting Cabinet work
France clarifies stance after Nasrallah claim
Interior minister meets Qatari officials in Doha
Head of Journalists Union challenges STL charges
Ambassador to Argentina demands apology for insult
Judge issues arrest warrant for Omar Bakri
Beirut’s real estate a sure bet for the mega rich
Hajj Hasan: 35 percent of youth unemployed
EDL: More power cuts unless allocations raised

Miscellaneous Reports And News

Gantz: IDF gets set to target 50,000 Al Qaeda fighters piling up around Israel in Syria and Iraq

Iran’s Rouhani in Turkey says tackling “terrorism” a priority
Iran-US nuclear talks in Geneva 'constructive': Tehran
Meeting privately with US, Iran suggests more time for nuclear talks

Iran, Turkey pledge cooperation despite split over Syria
Iran says 6-month extension of nuclear talks may be necessary
Activists claim regime forces across Syria kill 40

Syrian president declares amnesty for prisoners
Syria’s Grand Mufti: voting for Assad was commanded by the Prophet
45 dead in clashes between jihadists in Syria
Lavrov slams EU Russia policies, NATO expansion
After talks begin, new fighting in east Ukraine
Set politics, rhetoric aside

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 09/14
Lebanese Related News

Al-Rahi: Failure to Elect President Dangerous Violation of Constitution

Report: Al-Rahi to Renew Call on Political Powers to Elect President
Report: Geagea to Present Initiative to End Presidential Elections Deadlock
SCC: Official Exams Will Not Be Held on Thursday if Wage Scale is Not Approved

UCC warns against holding exams without teachers
Jumblat Says Won't Pull Out Helou even if Hariri Agrees with Aoun
Berri in Cairo for Sisi’s inauguration
Report: Berri Seeking Agreement on New Wage Scale ahead of Tuesday's Parliament Session

Teenager rapes, kills 5-year-old Syrian boy
Hizbullah, FPM Hit Back at Soaid over Lassa, Slam 'Sectarian Incitement'
Child Found Dead in Halba Dumpster, Killer Turns Himself in to Authorities

ISF Arrests ‘Satellite Dish Worker’ for Robbing Houses
No political compromise on election yet: Abu Faour
Paraplegic scales Pigeon Rock to raise awareness
Syria vote paves way for postwar phase: Hezbollah
Jumblatt scorns Hezbollah on Syria

Harb: I would serve all Lebanese as president
Domestic violence victim in stable condition
Hospitals under fire for turning away woman in labor
Miscellaneous Reports And News
Abbas, Peres in Joint Peace Prayer with Pope in Vatican
Pope Francis kicks off Mideast peace summit of prayer

Netanyahu warns of Hamas' West Bank re-emergence in wake of Palestinian unity deal
Netanyahu: Those hoping for moderate Hamas were wrong
Oren, Shapiro discuss changing Middle East at Herzliya conference
Iran president to visit Turkey with trade, Syria war on agenda
Iran Says Direct U.S. Talks Essential for Nuclear Deal
Army Boss Sisi Sworn in as Egypt President

Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 08/14
Lebanese Related News

Geagea: Presidential election saga 'treachery'
Tensions flair again in Lasa over construction
Two Bishops Kidnapped in Syria Held Captive by ISIL, in 'Good Health'
Hizbullah Denies Links to Lassa Dispute

Egyptian Kidnapped at Gunpoint in Baalbek
Syria’s Opposition Accuses Assad, Nasrallah of Bringing World Efforts to Resolve Crisis to Standstill
Berri to Attend Sisi Inauguration as Salam Travels on Private Visit
Rifi Says Security Stability Requires Local, Foreign Efforts
Italian FM Meets Officials: Lebanese Army
Education Minister Calls on MPs to Attend Pay Hike Session: Official Exams a Priority
Quorum secured for legislative session on wage hike
Lebanese University postpones exams once again
Beirut protest over 'apostate' Sudanese woman
Heroic act punished by speeder on Lebanon highway
Army tool to reinforce security in region: Italian FM
Beirut’s real estate a sure bet for the mega rich
Report: Hezbollah's veterans are being lost in Syria
Hezbollah doesn’t bank in Lebanon: Bassil
Army: 900 people detained in May in Lebanon
Hajj Hasan: 35 percent of youth unemployed
Charged with neglect
Miscellaneous Reports And News
Jihadists Seize Hostages at Campus in Iraq's Ramadi, 59 Dead in Mosul
Poroshenko Sworn in as Ukraine's President, Vows Unity
Senior U.S., Iranian officials to meet June 9-10
Iranian president visiting Turkey, will sign agreements strengthening ties
Rice hints at lethal aid to Syrian rebels
Jordan rejects Australian gov't decision not to recognize east Jerusalem as 'occupied'

The Daily Star Latest News Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 07/14
Lebanese Related News

Hezbollah members resume controversial construction
Mount Lebanon Prosecutor Probes Alleged Lassa Construction Violations
Nasrallah: Multi-party effort to elect new president
Nasrallah: Assad must be part of any future peace accord in Syria
Al-Rahi Angered by Presidential Vacuum: Protests, Civil Disobedience an Option
Patriarch Beshara al-Rah: Failure to Hold Presidential Elections Harms the People
Bou Saab: Official exams will not be postponed
Lebanese Banks Establish Pressure Group to Confront Unwavering Foreign Campaigns
Officials: 'No Progress' in 'Serious' Mustaqbal-FPM Talks on Presidency
Jumblat Denies Report on 'Canceled' Meeting with Kerry

Suspects shoot on Army soldiers in Hermel
Hariri reconstructs Tripoli’s Green line
Italian FM to visit Lebanon ahead of Rome conference
Youth unemployment hits 35 pct in Lebanon
Bassil: Channel refugee aid through government
Rifi seeks to lift secrecy on officials’ assets
There are no urgent or non-urgent issues: Berri
France says government work should resume

Constituent Assembly: 'Coup' Bid or Urgent Need to Improve System
Bassil Denies he Evaded Talks with Kerry during Beirut Visit
Miscellaneous Reports And News
Pope seeks to rekindle dream of Mideast peace
Despite suspension in talks, Peres gets okay to join Abbas, pope for prayer at Vatican
Vatican insists pope not meddling in Mideast politics with Peres-Abbas invite
Islamic prayers to be held at the Vatican

Canada Concerned about Rise in Terrorism in Iraq
Question: "What things in this world have a true eternal value
Obama urged Putin to seize chance on Ukraine: W.House
Putin, Ukraine leader break crisis ice at D-Day event

Hundreds freed in Syria prisoner amnesty: monitor
Syrians wage 'war of tunnels' for Damascus
U.S. mulls ‘war on Syria terror’ approach
Damascene delusions
Iran projects its power in Assad’s re-election
UN official: Nigerian schoolgirls face rape danger
The Daily Star Latest News Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 06/14
Lebanese Related News
MP.Nadiem Gemayel: Parliament sessions boycotted until president elected

STL Confirms June 18 Date for Resuming Trial, Rejects Merhi's Counsel Appeal
Decision on Assignment of Counsel in STL's Akhbar Case
Salam Tackles Cabinet’s Power Mechanism with Berri
Hariri: Syrians Need Real Global Solidarity to Eradicate Bashar from Political Existence
Jumblat: Syrian Elections Demonstrated the 'Art of Democracy' to the World
Bou Saab: Postponing Official Exams Again is out of the Question
Amin Gemayel Agrees with Aoun, Jumblat to End Presidential Crisis

23 Arrested in Tripoli for Celebratory Gunfire
Plumbly Meets Salam, Reiterates Need to Elect New President as Soon as Possible
Nusra Front Members Kill Syrian in Arsal
Abou Faour: Constitutional Heresies, Obstruction Won't Lead Anywhere

Mustaqbal: Govt. Must Help Speed up Efforts to Elect New President
$16 Million in Chinese Aid for Syria Refugees in

U.S. Says it Provides $51 Million to WFP, NGOs to Help Lebanon Confront Refugee Crisis
Finance Minister Completes State's 2014 Budget, Fears Economic Woos
Maronite Officials Discuss with al-Rahi 'National Pact Contradication'
Lebanese call for boycott of Israeli's singer, Amir Haddad
Hezbollah could take battle into Israel: report
Terrorism and refugees main obstacles facing Lebanon: Bassil
Miscellaneous Reports And News
Obama Lands in Paris for D-Day Anniversary
Obama Makes 'No Apologies' for Taliban Hostage Deal
Israel: Iran lying to UN nuclear probe
EU condemns settlement building plans, calls the move unhelpful to peace
Poll: Israelis oppose unilateral withdrawal from West Bank, split on annexation

Opposition Deems Assad Election Illegal as Moscow Says People Have Chosen their Future
500 'Qaida' Killed, Aid Needed, Says Yemen Army
Criminal Probe over Merkel Phone Tapping, U.S. Says Issue Best Dealt with Through Diplomacy
Deeply Disappointed' EU Urges Israel to Reverse New Settlements Plans
EU Ready to Work 'Closely' with New Egyptian President
Radical Myanmar Monks Urge Boycott of 'Muslim' Qatari Telecom Firm
The Daily Star Latest News Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 05/14

Lebanese Related News
Kerry Meets Salam, Urges Hizbullah, Iran, Russia to Exert Efforts to End Syria War
Kerry urges the election of a strong Lebanese president
Kerry: Important for presidential vacuum to be filled, urges government free from foreign influence
Salam Losing Patience over Cabinet Power Row

Aoun, Berri discuss presidential void
Machnouk: Void concerns all, not just Christians
Father kills 18-year-old daughter in north Lebanon
Abou Faour Denies PSP Not at Ease with
Makari Rejects Political Apathy, Warns of Extending Presidential Vacuum Period
Germany Charges Lebanese Man, 2 Accomplices with Terrorism

Aoun to Send an Envoy for Talks with Hariri over Presidential Impasse within Weeks
Wage Hike Committee Holds Meetings in Race Against Time
Berri Warns he Would Take Measures against Boycotting MPs
Miscellaneous Reports And News
Canada: Syrian Elections a Sham
Assad set for victory in wartime vote slammed by West
Canada's Statement on Egyptian Election Results

Libya’s Haftar survives ‘assassination bid’
Obama ‘looking forward’ to working with Sisi

Rowhani vows to defend Iran’s nuclear rights
Erdogan's tightening grip on Turkey

Suspect in Jewish museum shooting refuses extradition to Belgium 
Five years after Cairo speech, Arabs warm to Obama - if ever so slightly

Hamas begins handover of Palestinian government offices in Gaza
Hamas official: Formation of unity gov't is 'surrender on part of Hamas
Obama Meets Ukraine's Poroshenko ahead of Putin Encounter

The Daily Star Latest News Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 04/14
Lebanese Related News

Kerry in Beirut Today for few Hours
World Bank chief holds out hope for Lebanon
Cabinet to govern in line with Constitution
Lebanon's Cabinet Fails Anew to Agree on Work Mechanism but 'Not Facing Collapse
Four more Hezbollah members killed in Syria
Sheikh Omar Bakri charged with terrorism
Paoli: There is hope for Lebanon
Kanaan says work should resume on electoral law
Central Council boosts security at night in Beirut

Hezbollah backs Saudi-Iranian dialogue as essential for stability
Sami Gemayel: Campaign against Bkirki Unjustified, Evokes Civil War Era
Report: UNHCR Slams Lebanese Ban Imposed on Syrian Refugees
Damascus Rejects Lebanese State's Decision against Syrian Refugees
Report: Lebanese PM Welcomed World Bank Electricity Project
Berri to Hold Consultations on Vacuum Spillover to Parliament
Miscellaneous Reports And News
Iran's president vows to defend nuclear rights
Iran's demand for reactor fuel emerges as sticking point in nuclear talks
Abdul Halim Khaddam: Those who vote for Bashar are acting out of fear
US slams Syrian elections as 'a disgrace'
Amid war and shelling, Syrians vote
Russia: Syrian vote isn't obstacle to peace talks
Syrians flock to Lebanon border to vote
Israel ministers blast US for backing Palestinian govt
Obama defends deal with Taliban to free US soldier
Sisi calls on Egyptians to work for 'freedom', 'social justice'
Egypt plans Tahrir celebration for election result

International community welcomes Palestinian unity government

Netanyahu plans to counter US acceptance of Palestinian unity by blocking West Bank elections
UN, EU welcome Palestinian unity government

Latest News Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 03/14
Lebanese Related News
Geagea: Campaigns against Rai obstruct coexistence
Jumblat: Impact of Regional Disputes on Christians Made al-Rahi's Trip to Jerusalem Inevitable
Qassem: State Must Address Collaborators Issue, Balance of Power Only Allows Consensual President

Rai to intervene to release former Iraqi minister
Kataeb Rejects Replacing Presidential Vote with Parliamentary Elections
Salam: Cabinet must maintain momentum
Police free lawyer, arrest his kidnappers
Lebanon says security behind review of refugees
Beirut may face 10-hour power cuts
Three Arab journalists win 2014 Samir Kassir Award

World Bank chief in Lebanon for talks on economy
Tehran not discussing Lebanon with Riyadh:official
Kataeb call for pressure group to elect president
Lebanon postpones official school exams
Lebanon approves policy to limit refugee influx
Syria Conflict Costs Lebanon $7.5 Bln

Jumblat Denies Traveling to Paris to Meet Hariri
Miscellaneous Reports And News

Gunmen kill nine in Nigeria church attack
US specialist: Deal with Iran to come in winter

Iran's Khamenei warns supporters of Syrian rebels
Ayatollah calls for better relations with Arab Gulf states
UN probe of Iran nuke program may slow Iran talks
US will continue to fund Fatah-Hamas government

Palestinian unity government sworn in at Ramallah ceremony
Palestinian unity government moves forward while Israel and US equivocate
Russian hypocrisy
Israel hits back after fire from Gaza, Syria
Report: Kerry, Abbas to meet in Jordan
Can global diplomacy solve Mideast conflict

334 people tortured to death in Syria in May

The Daily Star Latest News Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For June 01/14
Lebanese Related News
Official: Sudan mother facing apostasy death sentence to be freed soon

Al-Rahi Back in Lebanon after Controversial Jerusalem Visit, Refuses to Make Statement at Airport
Hizbullah Rejects Presence of 'Israeli Agents' in Lebanon: We're Not Proud to Call Them Lebanese
Lebanon sentences late Hezbollah member to life
Hezbollah to Rai: No to 'Israeli agents' among us

Syrian envoy defends Lebanon election turnout
Fire destroys Syrian refugee tents in e.Lebanon

UNHCR opposes government plan for Syrian camps
Lebanon asks refugees to refrain from entering Syria
Lebanese University postpones exams in protest
U.S. denies making deal to end presidential void
Aoun shuns deal from Hale over presidency: sources
Aoun’s last stand
Wife-beater detained in first family law victory

Karami knew his tragic fate, family says
Rifi refers controversial video to state prosecutor
Thieves of refugee medical center's money detained
Hezbollah: Swift election free of foreign meddling
Miscellaneous Reports And News

Iran Guards Commander Killed in Syria and Tunnel Bombing Leaves 20 Soldiers Dead

The US President’s foreign policy leaves Ukraine’s chocolate king in a box
Syrian rebels kill 20 troops in tunnel blast

Syria’s ‘western-backed’ rebels? Not in weapons
Netanyahu's missed opportunity

Abbas: Palestinian unity government to be announced Monday, despite Israeli threats
Turkish police fire teargas at activists marking Taksim protests

The Daily Star Latest News Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For May 31/14
Lebanese Related News
Husband visits Sudanese wife condemned to hang for apostasy

Al-Rahi Says Lebanese who Fled to Israel are Not 'Criminals', Urges 'Reconciliation'
Aoun's Silence on Geagea Proposal over Presidency Seen as a Rejection
Jumblat Considers Taef Accord Needs 'Improvements'
Ban expresses hope STL moves quickly

Salam Fears Government Paralysis over Baabda Vacuum
Lebanese Cabinet still intact despite presidential void
Tripoli mosque reopens after devastating bombing
Rifi returns legal notices against Jumblatt, Khashan
Lebnanese Civil servants issue ultimatum over wage hike
Without Hariri, Aoun wants Parliament elections

Cannabis legalization: the seed of a good idea
But first, let me take a selfie: Lebanese MPs snap one
Al-Akhbar editor accuses STL of oppression

Lebanon's Arabic press digest – May 30, 2014
World Bank president to visit Lebanon

FPM to attend Cabinet session after Salam warning
Bassil urges diaspora members to invest in Lebanon
Miscellaneous Reports And News

Life increasingly difficult for Christians in Israel
Kerry: Israel's response to Palestinian unity

Middle Israel: Soldiers of fortune

Source: Russian troops leave Ukraine border
NATO says bulk of Russian troops pulling back from Ukraine border
Russia: Crimea not like Israel-Palestine

Thousands flee Syrian cities ahead of election
ISIS accused of massacring Kurdish villagers
U.N. mulls Syria aid under Chapter 7
US confirms American carried out Syria suicide bombing
Syrian opposition denies Nasrallah claim it collaborates with Israel
Delusions of superpower
Thousands rally to support renegade Libya general
Kuwait MP Nabil al-Fadl  to resign if ‘bikini ban’ approved

The Daily Star Latest News Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For May 30/14
Lebanese Related News
Kerry urges speedy presidential election in Lebanon
Lebanese patriarch backs followers in Israel
Police deny assassination attempt against Rai
Hezbollah commander killed in Syria
Hezbollah calls for deal to elect president
Syrian in Lebanon can vote at borders June 3
LU Professors striking again June 5 and 6
Christian ministers to attend Cabinet session

Lebanon first stop on German FM’s regional tour
Three tons of expired meat confiscated

Bassil seeks Turkey's help to free bishops
Two-pronged messages
Lebanon, a land of fat boys: study
Politics, economy harm Lebanon's olive oil
Al-Akhbar editor walks out of STL hearing
Syrian vote strands thousands of Lebanese
Lebanon's envoy to South Korea dies
Miscellaneous Reports And News
Vatican: Israel, Palestine prayer meeting June 8
Former Iranian commander beheaded in Syria
Iranian commander says collapse of US empire is near
Israeli military strike on Iran would be a 'grave mistake' while talks continue

The Tel Aviv couple’s Brussels killer got away clean after Belgians missed out on intelligence routine
'Islamic Movement in Israel serving as front for Hamas activities at Temple Mount'

Canada Concerned by Death Sentence for Sudanese Mother

Canada Appalled by ‘Honour’ Killing in Pakistan
Al-Sisi heading for a landslide win
Sabahi concedes defeat in Egypt election

Kerry troubled by reports of Chechen fighters in Ukraine
4,500 Syrians flee to Turkey in three days
The Daily Star Latest News Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For May 29/14
Lebanese Related News
As Maronite Patriach Al Raei head visits Israel, assassination plot against him revealed

Saqr dismisses reports of assassination plot against Rai
Geagea: We Seek President who Won't Conspire against Constitution
Patriarch al-Rahi Prays with Exiled Lebanese in Israel

Al-Rahi Vows to Help Displaced Arab Israelis
Rai becomes first Lebanese religious leader to visit Israel
Syrian Expatriates Balloting Midweek, Lebanese Stuck in Traffic
Beirut roads paralyzed by Syrian voters headed to polls
Hezbollah's number two urges consensus over presidency
Lebanese University Teachers Announce Open-Ended Strike until Signed as Full-Timers

Kataeb Party leader Amin Gemayel Warns against Adapting to Presidential Vacuum
Bassil: Lebanon's Existence Threatened by Syrian Refugees
March 14 General Secretariat Criticizes Nasrallah's Speech, Calls on Party to Prioritize Lebanon
Israeli Troops Cross Southern Border Gate Near Ghajjar Village
Syrian Warplanes Stage Four Raids on Outskirts of Arsal
Army Seizes Arms, Drugs and Arrests 14 Suspects in Metn Town
Suleiman Vows to Support Resistance with Conditions
Beirut to Witness Implementation of Security Plan in June

Berri Warns Parliament Boycott Paralyzes Monitoring Authority
ISF marks anniversary with nod to the past
Senior Hezbollah commander killed in Syria
Union Coordination Committee calls for exam boycott
Miscellaneous Reports And News

Polls Close in Egypt Presidential Election
Assad's re-Election Assured in War-Ravaged Syria
Syria Opposition Welcomes Obama Plan to Ramp Up Support
Obama Warns U.S. Must Not Rush to War

U.N. Warns against New European, Arab Extremist Networks
On Jerusalem Day, Israel PM Vows Not to Divide City
White House: Israeli-Palestinian peace still priority
Syria's oldest synagogue destroyed in siege

Iran's Zarif reports progress in EU nuclear talks

Four girls escape Boko Haram, 219 still missing: official

The Daily Star Latest News Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For May 28/14
Lebanese Related News

Sudanese Ordered to Hang for Apostasy 'Gives Birth in Jail'

Pakistan woman stoned to death by family for marrying man she loved
STL rejects Al-Akhbar request for postponement
Al-Rahi Rejects 'Spring that Comes via Destruction', Calls for Palestinian State with 'at Least' E. Jerusalem as Capital
Rai holds Mass in Jaffa, heads to north Israel
Harb from Maarab: Institutions Can't Continue Functioning as if There's No Problem in Country
Wage Scale Suffers Spillover of Presidential Vacuum
Wanted Hizbullah Commander Killed in Syria
Arrest Warrant for 40 Detainees over Roumieh Drug Trafficking
Meqdad Family Hands Over Third Suspect in Shuqair Murder
Syrian National Seriously Wounded by Landmine along Northern Border
Mashnouq Slams Resistance, Says Arms to be Removed of Political Equation
Zasypkin: Saudi-Iran Dialogue Helpful but Solution to Presidential Deadlock is Lebanese
FPM Holds Closed Doors Meetings to Tackle Presidential Impasse
Sources: Berri Mulling to Chair Dialogue Sessions to Resolve Political Crisis
Al-Jamaa al-Islamiya criticize Hezbollah "security zone" in Sidon
Christian blocs threaten to boycott legislative sessions
SNC salutes Jumblatt and Khashan's support
ISF arrests notorious kidnapper in north Lebanon
UNIFL trains Lebanese Army on riot control
Inter-religious reunion calls for developing Tripoli
Miscellaneous Reports And News

Obama about-turns on Syria: US military training and weapons for moderate Syrian rebels
Syrian Ambassador Says World Fears Vote
Chemical Weapons Watchdog Team in Syria Not Kidnapped and 'Safe'
OSCE Says Lost Contact with Observers in Ukraine's Donetsk as Putin Calls for 'Immediate End' to Violence
Report: Iran Court Summons Facebook's Zuckerberg over Privacy
Israel Holds Funeral of Brussels Attack Victims

U.S. Deploys Warship Carrying Marines off Libya
Ban Says Ukraine Must Use 'Peaceful Means' to Regain East
Sisi reign begins with a whimper in Egypt
US plans full Afghan withdrawal by end of 2016

The Daily Star Latest News Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For May 27/14
Pope Francis's Middle East Visit
Netanyahu: Security barrier saves lives, anti-Israel incitement makes it necessary

Pope: Christians, Jews, Muslims will work together to end conflict
Pope at Kotel: I pray God will make peace
Pope at Yad vashem: 'Never again, Lord
Pope: Reject violence in the name of God
Pope makes detour visit to terror victims
Pope's Mideast visit filled with precedents
Pope's trip a delicate dance around politics
I want to teach Jews I'm not their enemy
Lebanese Related News
Plumbly: There is No International Impediment to Electing President

Fletcher Meets Salam, Calls on Officials to Find Compromise to Elect President
France Seeks to Press Election of President via Security Council

ISGL calls for presidential election without delay
Lebanon is fine, summer will be good: Machnouk
Continuity of state institutions vital: British Ambassador
Nasrallah slammed for ‘arrogance,' 'intimidation'
Nasrallah’s latest war speech is taken literally by Israeli military chiefs
Nasrallah says the resistance protects the president not vice versa
Sound monetary policies protected currency: Salameh
Legislative work in vacuum unnecessary: Aoun's bloc
Cana ship collects scientific data off Lebanon's coast
Syria Opposition Urges Lebanon Not to Return Refugees Fleeing Assad Tyranny
Aoun won’t run unless race is serious
Legislative work in vacuum unnecessary: Aoun's bloc
Rockets hit Bekaa in retaliation for Syrian strike
Lebanon to extradite Saudi Islamist

Kataeb Urges MPs to Secure Quorum for President Election, Hails Suleiman
Cabinet unconstitutional without president: Gemayel

Chief of Protocol at Baabda Palace passes away
LU contract professors to strike May 27-28
Berri Calls on Parliament to Convene on June 9 to Elect President

Syrian Warplanes Raid Outskirts of Arsal as Two Rockets Hit Bekaa Plain
Miscellaneous Reports And News

Turkish court asks Interpol to arrest former IDF chief Ashkenazi, 3 others for flotilla raid
Jordan expels Syrian ambassador

Syria expels Jordan envoy in tit-for-tat move: ministry

The Daily Star Latest News Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For May 26/14
Pope Francis's Middle East Visit
Pope Francis: Israel-Palestinian stalemate 'unacceptable'

Five issues facing Pope Francis in the Holy Land
Francis nods to Palestinian case with unscheduled visit to West Bank barrier

Peres, Abbas accept papal invitation to pray for peace at Vatican

Lebanese Related News
Earthquake Felt in Several Lebanese Regions

Abbas Meets al-Rahi, Awards Him High-Ranking Decoration
Report: Possibility of Aoun-Hariri Agreement over Presidency Ended with Suleiman's Term
Report: FPM Ministers Considered Resigning from Cabinet Following Presidential Vacuum
Sleiman’s departure stirs reactions on social media
Former President Michel Sleiman returns home, Paris concerned by vacuum
Jumblatt, Miqati bid Suleiman farewell

March 14 MPs hold rivals responsible for presidential void
EU urges the LebaneseParliament to elect president without delay
Tannourine truth
and the lies of Gobran Bassil
Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai “reassured” by his Jerusalem visit
Salam laments political impasse on Liberation Day

Kataeb to boycott legislative sessions
Lebanese Authorities detain militant Sheikh Omar Bakri
A Replica of the Israeli-made Merkava Was destroyed in Sidon
Lebanon's Arabic Press Digest - May 25, 2014
Keep calm in Lebanon
Contrary to reports, Beirut synagogue not planned to reopen
Nasrallah: We Want President Who Won't 'Stab Resistance' and We Hold Onto 'Golden Equation'
Miscellaneous Reports And News
Strongman Sisi Poised to Stroll to Egypt Presidency
Iran Court Convicts Editor, Author of Banned Daily
Strongman Sisi Poised to Stroll to Egypt Presidency
Two Jews attacked outside Paris synagogue

Tel Aviv couple killed in Brussels shooting named as Emanuel and Miriam Riva
Netanyahu: Deadly Belgium attack result of anti-Israel incitement


The Daily Star Latest News Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For May 24/14
Lebanese Related News
Al-Rahi Travels to Jerusalem despite Barrage of Criticism
Lebanon heads for presidential vacuum after final failed vote
A strong state can protect resistance’s role: Sleiman

Farewell President Michel Sleiman
Cabinet OKs New Appointments as Christian Participation during Vacuum Remains Uncertain
Election crisis set to paralyze Parliament in Lebanon
Raad Says Boycott of Presidential Vote Sessions a 'Constitutional Right'
STL Orders Initial Appearances of Ibrahim al-Amin, Akhbar Beirut S.A.L. on May 29
EU: Aviation ban threat to Lebanon aims to spur action
Syria court gives Jumblatt, Khashan legal notice
Salam hopes presidential vacuum will be brief
Machnouk asks NGOs to raise water use awareness
Tele Liban closer to airing World Cup
Hezbollah to keep fighting in Syria
Beirut synagogue to stay closed for now
Unlimited Internet plan coming to Lebanon
Qahwaji Says 'Delicate' Stage Compels Electing New President
Theater director claims 'victory,' passport returned
Jumblatt ridicules Syrian legal notice
Helou best choice for president: Jumblatt
Portuguese-Lebanese running for European Parliament
Lebanon's Arabic press digest – May 23, 2014
Amal MP: Cabinet must be allowed to assume power
Kataeb Says Vacuum Threatens Unity, Parliament Must Not Legislate after
Suleiman Leaves
Miscellaneous Reports And News
Pope’s Mideast trip will test diplomatic skills
New pact restores Hamas to the Iranian fold with a $200m annual stipend and military aid
IAEA: Iran cooperating, cutting nuclear stockpile
Iran halts higher-grade uranium enrichment, IAEA report shows
Increasing Russian, Iranian involvement helps Assad make great strides in Syria war
Westen diplomats cool Iran's optimism on nuclear deal
Netanyahu open to exploring alternatives if direct talks prove impossible

Prince Charles compares Putin to Hitler
Golan Druze want to vote for Assad
German Neo-Nazi party set for EU parliament
U.S. says U.N. approves sanctions on Boko Haram
Mortar hits Assad rally in Syria, killing 21
Latest News Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For May 23/14
Lebanese Related News
No President in Sight as Rivals Fail Again to Vote

Presidential election session fails over lack of quorum
No quorum, No vote ... No president
Geagea: We Must Limit Period of Presidential Vacuum as Much as Possible

Suleiman Hopes Successor Would Follow up on his Achievements
Report: Hariri, Aoun Dialogue to Resolve Presidential Impasse
Justice Ministry Confirms Receiving Two Syrian Notices against Jumblat, Khashan

Constitutional Council suspends notaries’ bill
Interior Ministry Asks Refugees Not to Stage Rallies that May 'Affect Security

March 14 Will Stand against Anyone Seeking to 'Destroy Constitution'
Berri Throws Weight behind Hizbullah on Resistance and Liberation Day
Sources: Lavrov-Hariri Meeting Canceled over Sensitive Situation
Salam warns against presidential void
Hezbollah to confront fundamentalists and Israel: Qassem
Machnouk calls on refugees not to hold rallies
FPM Considering to Boycott Cabinet Sessions after Suleiman's Term Ends
Mufti slams Future Movement over Islamic Council
MEA: Aviation safety row not about airline

EU will stand by Lebanon in challenging times: envoy
Berri schedules pay hike debate for May 27

Miscellaneous Reports And News
Gazan Christians Travel to West Bank for Pope Visit
Vatican Defends Palestinian Sovereignty ahead of Papal Visit

Rowhani: nuclear deal ‘very likely’ by July
Iran: Any aggression will be met with 'crushing and lethal response

Turkish group opposes dropping lawsuit against Israelis over 'Mavi Marmara
China, Russia Veto U.N. Attempt to Refer Syria to ICC

Thailand's Army Seizes Power in Coup
Prince Charles provokes diplomatic row with Russia by comparing Putin to Hitler
Russia vows to veto UN resolution deferring Syria to ICC
Obama calls Jordan’s King, discuss Syria, region
Three Attacks on Shiite Religious Pilgrims kill 32

Latest News Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For May 22/14
Lebanese Related News

Grand bargaining package sought for Lebanon

Top U.N. Official Calls for Avoiding Vacuum to Preserve Stability
Lebanon to Witness Two-Month Presidential Vacuum
No quorum, No vote ... No president
Salam: Cabinet will work with Hezbollah for disassociation
Election session can be held at any moment: Berri

Berri Says Fifth Round of Elections Open-Ended until May 25
Youths arrested for denouncing Rai's visit to Jerusalem

I came to a brotherly country: Iranian New Ambassador, Fathali
Iran’s new envoy to Lebanon told to uphold independence
Maronites warn MPs over failure to elect president
Lebanon asks refugees to settle residency status
Jumblatt hails Sleiman as ‘courageous’
Lavrov, Hariri meeting cancelled
Consumer prices holding steady in Lebanon

Militia leaders involved in attack on Army in Tripoli surrender
Lebanese Army Arrests 18 Syrians in Arsal for Illegally Entering Lebanon
2 Cabinet Sessions before Suleiman Leaves Baabda
Israel Kick Starts Road Rehabilitation along Border with Lebanon

Tripoli chaos as air chief backs rogue general
Machnouk finishes UAE stop on Gulf tourism drive
Zeaiter defends airport safety measures
Miscellaneous Reports And News
Pope says Middle East trip will be ‘purely religious’
Israel restricts right-wing Jewish activists for Pope's visit
US assigns 13,000 servicemen to first ever combined US-Jordan-Israeli exercise. Hizballah heads for Golan

Canada Deeply Concerned by Growing Acts of Terrorism in Nigeria
Jordan Hopes Papal Visit Would Push for Regional Peace
Syria Capacity to Produce Sarin Destroyed
Syria begins to move ‘remaining’ chemical arms
Wealth hoarding caused conflict: Syrian candidate

China and Russia sign huge gas deal: CNPC
Egypt's Mubarak gets three-year sentence

Libyan rebels slam rogue General Haftar as a ‘loser’
Latest News Reports From Miscellaneous Sources For May 21/14
Lebanese Related News

Lebanese journalist
Hanin Ghadar takes on Hezbollah
U.N.: Lebanon Will Have 1.5M Refugees by Year's End
Geagea Says Not Holding Onto Presidency, to Open Door to Other Candidates to End Deadlock

Saudi FM Rejects Candidacy of Aoun, Fears 'Hidden Intentions'
Suleiman Warns of 'Vengeance' Scenario, Does not Regret Stance from Hizbullah
Salam Meets Saudi King at Jeddah Airport

Salam says government capable of managing the country
Salam Looking Forward for 'Made in Lebanon' President
Lebanese Army Patrol Comes under Attack in Tripoli, 8 Soldiers Wounded
Customs Seize Thousands of Captagon Pills, Raid Spoiled Food Warehouse
8 NGOs Demand Lebanon to 'Stop Deporting' Syria's Palestinian Refugees
Iranian Ambassador Meets Berri, Bassil: Iran Hopes Lebanon Will Elect President as soon as Possible
Lebanese Military Expert Defuses Grenade in Rmeileh Residential Area
Nasrallah to Make Televised Speech Sunday by End of Suleiman's Term
Official: Israel Unsuccessful in Preventing Hizbullah Rockets Buildup
Suleiman Franjieh 'Not Optimistic' Hariri May Give Aoun His Votes
Aoun's bloc will not attend this week's election session
Future bloc: Geagea our candidate
Israel mobilizes along Lebanese border
Hajj Hasan warns against unsafe food containers
Jumblatt bloc to attend Thursday's election session
Miscellaneous Reports And News

Under Pressure, Israel's Arab Christians Reach Out to Pope
Al-Sisi: Israel needs Egypt's army in Sinai
Intelligence official: Israel's enemies no longer have clear centers of operation
Israeli video warns of danger behind Iran nuclear deal

Kuwait Emir to Visit Iran amid Thaw in Relations
Gunmen Shoot Dead Three Policemen, Wound Nine in Cairo
Ukraine Says Russia Pulls back Forces ahead of Vote
Bahrain Parliament Sacks Sunni MP who Slammed Prison Conditions

Imam Abu Hamza convicted in terror trial
Syrian army missile kills family: activists
Rival MPs fear ‘traps’ ahead of election session
Rouhani: Talks will lead to agreement

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