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News Lebanon » Beirut: Hezbollah criticizes Lebanon decision to allow Spielberg film

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-israel-film-hezbollah/hezbollah-criticizes-lebanon-decision-to-allow-spielberg-film-idUSKBN1F81ZE
Publication date: Friday 19 January 2018

The movie premiered in Beirut this week after Lebanon’s interior minister ruled against any ban. Activists in Lebanon had campaigned against the film because Spielberg gave funds to Israel during its 2006 war with Hezbollah in Lebanon. The two countries ...

News Lebanon » Beirut: Lebanon concerned over Turkish offensive in Syria's Afrin - Xinhua

News channel or source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/23/c_136915975.htm
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Lebanon concerned over Turkish offensive in Syria's AfrinXinhuaBEIRUT, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri discussed Monday Turkey's recently offensive on Syria's Afrin region with Turkish Ambassador to Lebanon Cagatay Erciyes. Erciyes visited Hariri to brief him on the Turkish offensive, code ...and more »

News Lebanon » Beirut: Lebanon bans new film ‘The Post,’ citing Spielberg’s ties to Israel

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/lebanon-bans-new-film-the-post-citing-spielbergs-ties-to-israel/2018/01/15/7cbefacc-fa0f-11e7-b832-8c26844b74fb_story.html
Publication date: Sunday 14 January 2018

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s authorities have ordered a ban on the movie “The Post” because of director Steven Spielberg’s associations with Israel, amid an intensifying climate of censorship in what has historically been one of the Arab world’s freest ...

News Lebanon » Beirut: Apple and Malala Yousafzai partner up to fight for girls' education - Mashable

News channel or source: http://mashable.com/2018/01/22/apple-tim-cook-malala-yousafzai-women-education/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

MashableApple and Malala Yousafzai partner up to fight for girls' educationMashableThe two recently visited Lebanese and Syrian students in Beirut, Lebanon, together. As for why he decided to involve Apple in this fight, Cook, who will serve on the Malala Fund's leadership council, said in a statement: "We believe that education is a ...and more »

News Lebanon » Beirut: Why Not Apply the Pakistan Precedent and Suspend Military Assistance to Lebanon?

News channel or source: http://nationalinterest.org/feature/why-not-apply-the-pakistan-precedent-suspend-military-24158
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

This message is very pertinent to the government in Beirut, which accommodates a status quo that serves the Iranian interests in Lebanon. The U.S. military assistance to Lebanon affords a measure of respectability to the duplicity of Beirut and undermines ...

News Lebanon » Beirut: Lebanese Kurds call on Russia to defend Afrin - AMN Al-Masdar News

News channel or source: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/lebanese-kurds-call-russia-defend-afrin/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

AMN Al-Masdar NewsLebanese Kurds call on Russia to defend AfrinAMN Al-Masdar NewsThe Kurdish community in Lebanon has handed a manifesto over to the Russian embassy in Beirut on Monday, calling on Moscow “to defend the Kurds living in Syria's Afrin.” Sources in the Russian diplomatic mission told TASS that activists coming to the ...and more »

News Lebanon » Beirut: Minor Hotels Group to Take Over Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon

News channel or source: http://www.asiatraveltips.com/news18/231-BeirutLebanon.shtml
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Minor Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Allied Investment Group to debut its Oaks brand in Lebanon later this year. Scheduled to launch in mid-2018, the 110-key Oaks Beirut hotel will be located in Sodeco, a commercial area of Beirut ...

News Lebanon » Beirut: Apple's Tim Cook joins forces with Malala in Beirut to support girls' education - StepFeed

News channel or source: https://stepfeed.com/apple-s-tim-cook-joins-forces-with-malala-in-beirut-to-support-girl-s-education-5102
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

StepFeedApple's Tim Cook joins forces with Malala in Beirut to support girls' educationStepFeedNobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Apple CEO Tim Cook recently visited Beirut, Lebanon. The purpose of their visit? Announcing a joint initiative aimed at providing 100,000 underprivileged girls with education in countries including Lebanon ...and more »

News Lebanon » Beirut: Families of Islamist prisoners in Lebanon rally for amnesty

News channel or source: http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/news-wire/families-of-islamist-prisoners-in-lebanon-rally-for-amnesty/article_ac9568d1-1742-5906-b0f8-72bdddec7ad8.html
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of protesters have rallied in the ... The elections are scheduled for May. Lebanon had one general amnesty after the end of the civil war in 1990. Lebanese authorities have rounded up hundreds of Sunni Islamists over the last ...

News Lebanon » Beirut: Dark Caracal: Global Espionage Malware from Lebanon - Security Boulevard

News channel or source: https://securityboulevard.com/2018/01/dark-caracal-global-espionage-malware-from-lebanon/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Dark Caracal: Global Espionage Malware from LebanonSecurity BoulevardWe believe this actor is operating their campaigns from a building belonging to the Lebanese General Security Directorate (GDGS) in Beirut. It looks like a complex infrastructure that's been well-developed, and continually upgraded and maintained. It ...and more »

News Lebanon » Beirut: 500 Hacks From Beirut Show Any Government Can Spy On Google's Androids

News channel or source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2018/01/18/lebanon-surveillance-hits-google-android-lookout-eff/
Publication date: Saturday 20 January 2018

The latter had previously been linked with sales to Lebanon, and has been criticized for selling to ... Tracing the Caracal’s paws back to Beirut Neither the Lebanese intelligence agency nor the country’s embassy in London had responded to requests ...

News Lebanon » Beirut: Syrian Army within 40 km of besieged Shiite towns in Idlib – map - AMN Al-Masdar News

News channel or source: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-within-40-km-besieged-shiite-towns-idlib-map/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Syrian Army within 40 km of besieged Shiite towns in Idlib – mapAMN Al-Masdar NewsBEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has made several advances in the Idlib Governorate recently, capturing many areas that were once firmly under the control of the jihadist rebels. Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab ...and more »

News Lebanon » Beirut: Kuwait- His Highness the Amir's stances very supportive of Lebanon - Pres. Aoun

News channel or source: http://menafn.com/1096377011/Kuwait-His-Highness-Amirs-stances-very-supportive-of-LebanonPres-Aoun?src=RSS
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) By Farah Al-Faraj BEIRUT, Jan 22 (KUNA ... Al-Jaber Al-Sabah since he was foreign minister have made Kuwait very close to Lebanon and other friendly countries. The State of Kuwait under His Highness the Amir is ...

News Lebanon » Beirut: Minor Hotels Group to Take Over Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon - ASIATravelTips.com

News channel or source: http://www.asiatraveltips.com/news18/231-BeirutLebanon.shtml
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Minor Hotels Group to Take Over Hotel in Beirut, LebanonASIATravelTips.comThe refurbishment of the property is well underway and we look forward to launching Oaks Beirut later this year.” Minor Hotels currently operates two Oaks properties in the United Arab Emirates – the 165-room Oaks Liwa Heights in Dubai and the 54-room ...

News Lebanon » Beirut: Lebanon bans 'The Post' over Spielberg's support for Israel

News channel or source: http://www.ourmidland.com/entertainment/article/Lebanon-bans-The-Post-over-Spielberg-s-support-12500712.php
Publication date: uesday 16 January 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's censorship authorities have effectively banned Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama, "The Post," because the American director is on a regional blacklist for supporting Israel. The directive by the country's General Security agency ...

News Lebanon » Beirut: Lebanese women look for greater role in parliament elections - Saudi Gazette

News channel or source: http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/article/526694/World/Mena/Lebanese-women-look-for-greater-role-in-parliament-elections
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Saudi GazetteLebanese women look for greater role in parliament electionsSaudi GazetteState Minister of Women's Affairs Jean Oghassabian speaks during a conference on women participation in politics at Kempinski Summerland Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon. — AP. BEIRUT — Lebanon is campaigning to get at least five times more women elected to ...and more »

News Lebanon » Beirut: Bomb placed in car wounds Palestinian in southern Lebanon

News channel or source: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/international/2018/01/bomb_placed_in_car_wounds_palestinian_in_southern_lebanon
Publication date: Sunday 14 January 2018

BEIRUT — A Palestinian member of the militant group Hamas survived an attempt on his life Sunday after a bomb planted in his car in southern Lebanon on Sunday detonated, wounding him, the Lebanese military and the group said. It was not immediately clear ...

News Lebanon » Beirut: Malala, Apple Chief Executive Meet in Beirut to Announce Education Partnership - Asharq Al-awsat English

News channel or source: https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1151331/malala-apple-chief-executive-meet-beirut-announce-education-partnership
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Asharq Al-awsat EnglishMalala, Apple Chief Executive Meet in Beirut to Announce Education PartnershipAsharq Al-awsat EnglishApple chief executive Tim Cook and Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai met in Beirut on Saturday to launch a partnership on the education of girls, Britain's The Independent newspaper reported. They met to announce “a groundbreaking tie-up between the tech giant and the women's rights campaigner that will see funding and resources offered to Malala to help deliver her fund's goal of getting 100,000 girls into education in places including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey and ...and more »

News Lebanon » Beirut: Easing security restrictions, Beirut hopes to revive downtown business district

News channel or source: https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/easing-security-restrictions-beirut-hopes-to-revive-downtown-business-district-1.697381
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

about 20 kilometres from Beirut, brought her two young children to the event to take advantage of the outdoor activities. But Ms Chamoun said she wasn’t convinced that this was the start of better times for Lebanon. A stone's throw away, a group of ...

News Lebanon » Beirut: Apple, Malala announce joint initiative from Beirut - The Daily Star

News channel or source: https://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2018/Jan-22/434836-apple-malala-announce-collaboration-from-beirut.ashx
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Apple, Malala announce joint initiative from BeirutThe Daily StarAmerican multinational tech company Apple and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai visited Syrian and Lebanese school students in Beirut as they announced an agreement to work together to boost support for girls' education, according to a ...and more »