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Hariri to lead Lebanon-Egypt joint-committee in Cairo


Prime Minister Saad Hariri will head to Egypt next month for the first meeting of the Lebanese-Egyptian Joint Higher Committee since 2010, Egypt’s Ambassador to Lebanon announced after meeting with the prime minister Wednesday. “I had the honor of meeting with Prime Minister Hariri to discuss the preparation of upcoming ...

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Airstrikes by Russia Buttress Turkey in Battle vs. ISIS


 Russian warplanes have carried out airstrikes to support Turkey’s offensive in northern Syria against the Islamic State, an important evolution in a budding Russian-Turkish partnership. The deepening ties threaten to marginalize the United States in the struggle to shape Syria’s ultimate fate. The air missions, which took place for about ...

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Truck-ramming attack kills four Israeli soldiers


OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: A Palestinian rammed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers visiting a popular tourist spot in occupied Jerusalem Sunday, killing four and wounding 17 others, authorities said. The driver was also killed at the location overlooking holy sites. It was the deadliest Palestinian attack in Jerusalem in ...

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Clinton puts Trump on defensive in blistering debate


Democrat Hillary Clinton accused Republican Donald Trump of racism, sexism and tax avoidance on Monday, putting him on the defensive during a debate that a snap poll said boosted her White House chances. Trump, a real estate tycoon making his first run for public office, said Clinton’s long years of ...

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Hariri launches flurry of talks to end vacuum


Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri Monday kicked off a wide range of consultations with top leaders aimed at ending the vacuum in the country’s top Christian post amid sharp differences between the rival factions on who should be Lebanon’s next president. Hariri traveled to north Lebanon where he met with ...

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Rifi :Future endorsement of Frangieh ‘bad remedy’


Resigned Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi Wednesday criticized Future Movement’s inflexible endorsement of Marada Movement leader MP Sleiman Frangieh for the presidency, saying that it brought the situation from bad to worse. The Future Movement’s parliamentary bloc Tuesday reiterated its commitment to supporting Frangieh as head of state, effectively dismissing any ...

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Third victim of Sidon boat accident dies in hospital


A young man, who had been admitted to a south Lebanon hospital after the boat he was on capsized last week, has died, a source confirmed to The Daily Star Wednesday. Twenty-year-old Syrian national Khalil Ahmad Dakhil was announced dead early Wednesday, after having been in hospital for more than ...

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