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2008-08-23 06:00:31

During the press conference which was held in celebration for the launching of her latest album "Betfakar Fe Eh" (What Are You Thinking About) the Lebanese superstar Nancy Ajram put a stop to all the rumors about her marriage to a Lebanese dentist whom she is said to be in love with. She stressed that what had been said about the two of them was just a rumor and far from the truth, not knowing who started such rumors. Nancy also made clear that once she decides to get married she'll...

2008-07-17 09:00:24

By From news reports Five Lebanese militants freed from prisons in Israel in exchange for the bodies of two captured Israeli soldiers strode down a red carpet behind a Hezbollah honor guard Wednesday during a boisterous welcome from hundreds of cheering spectators. Israel released Samir Kuntar and four others after Hezbollah handed over two black coffins with the bodies of the Israeli soldiers, closing a painful chapter from the 2006 war in Lebanon. Kuntar, who had been serving...

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2008-07-17 06:00:00

JERUSALEM -- An exchange of bodies and prisoners between Israel and Hezbollah on Wednesday put on stark display the Middle East's bitter divisions: a mournful welcome for two fallen soldiers returned to Israel in coffins, and jubilant homecoming celebrations for five militants returned smiling to Lebanon. The swap underscored the continuing hostility between the enemies two years after they fought a monthlong war triggered by Hezbollah's cross-border capture of the soldiers. It also boosted...

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2008-03-28 07:20:00

A genetic anthropological study known as The Genographic Project has found what is believed to be faint genetic traces left by medieval crusaders in the Middle East.The team has uncovered a specific DNA signature in Lebanon that is probably linked to the Christian crusades of the 7th and 8th centuries.This discovery was noted when researchers found that some Christian men in Lebanon carry a DNA signature originating from Western Europe.The scientists found that Lebanese Muslim men typically...

2006-04-25 01:25:48

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.N. investigator probing last year's killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri traveled to Syria on Tuesday to meet Syrian officials, witnesses and security sources said. It was not immediately clear if Serge Brammertz would meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

2006-03-13 12:31:25

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - A Lebanese woman suspected of involvement in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has been arrested in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, police said on Monday. Rana Abdel Rahim Koleilat, 39, who was sought by the international police agency Interpol, was arrested at a hotel in the city on Sunday afternoon by police acting on a tip. A police spokesman said she was carrying a false passport. She also tried to bribe the officers,...

2006-02-16 18:16:00

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will push the U.N. Security Council to give details on Syria's cooperation with a U.N. inquiry into the killing of Lebanon's former premier, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Thursday. Rice told lawmakers she did not think Syria had cooperated with the U.N. investigation into last February's murder of Rafik al-Hariri and something must be done. "We will need, I really do believe, to go back to the Security Council at...

2005-12-27 07:28:06

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has detained a Syrian suspect in the killing of anti-Syrian lawmaker and newspaper magnate Gebran Tueni, judicial sources said on Tuesday. Military magistrate Rasheed Mizher ordered the arrest of Abdel-Qadir Abdel-Qadir, a scrap dealer, after questioning him and two other Syrians who have since been released, the sources said on condition of anonymity. The December 12 car bomb killing of Tueni was the third political murder in Lebanon since the February 14...

2005-12-27 07:18:59

Please read in headline ... Tueni's killing ... instead of ... Tueini's killing ... BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has detained a Syrian suspect in the killing of anti-Syrian lawmaker and newspaper magnate Gebran Tueni, judicial sources said on Tuesday. Military magistrate Rasheed Mizher ordered the arrest of Abdel-Qadir Abdel-Qadir, a scrap dealer, after questioning him and two other Syrians who have since been released, the sources said on condition of anonymity. The December 12 car...

2005-10-28 18:38:06

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and France are confident a tough resolution against Syria will be adopted at a U.N. foreign ministers meeting on Monday although Russia and China still have misgivings. The Security Council resolution threatens economic sanctions against Damascus if it does not cooperate fully with a U.N. investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and imposes a travel ban and a freeze on assets...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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