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2008-09-29 09:00:10

At least six people died and more than 30 people were injured Monday in a bombing of a bus boarding Lebanese army troops in northern Lebanon, officials said. A senior military source said the bomb exploded during the morning rush hour at a bus station in Tripoli, Lebanon, was targeting a mini-bus boarding troops, KUNA, the Kuwaiti news agency reported. Army forces sealed off the area to begin an investigation, KUNA said. Last month, an explosion targeting a bus in a business district in...

2008-09-29 06:00:10

Text of report in English by Lebanese Hezbollah Al-Manar TV website on 29 September [Unattributed report: "Five Killed, Dozens Injured in Lebanon Army Bus Blast"] Preliminary reports said that at least five people were killed on Monday in a blast targeting a military bus on the outskirts of the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli. "We have at least six people killed, three of them soldiers," A security official said. "We have about 30 other people injured." He said the bomb went off...

2008-08-13 09:00:04

At least 11 people died Wednesday when an explosion targeting a bus shook a business district in Tripoli, Lebanon, a Lebanese security forces official said. Nine Lebanese soldiers and two civilians were among the dead in the blast, which was outside the vehicle, CNN reported. Lebanese officials said they were uncertain whether the explosion was a roadside bomb or a car bomb. At least 40 people were wounded, which included bystanders not aboard the bus. Authorities said they expected...

2006-09-05 04:23:16

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A roadside bomb blast killed an escort of a senior Lebanese intelligence officer, who was among five people wounded in the attack near Lebanon's southern city of Sidon on Tuesday, police said. Police had earlier reported two of the officer's companions had been killed by a bomb planted in their car. The officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Samir Shehadeh, holds a senior post in the Interior Ministry's intelligence branch and has played a leading role in Lebanon's...

2006-09-05 03:46:53

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A senior Lebanese intelligence officer was seriously wounded and two companions were killed by a bomb that exploded in their car near the southern city of Sidon on Tuesday, security sources said. The officer, identified as Colonel Samir Shehadeh, works for the Interior Ministry's intelligence branch. Police said one of the two men killed was in uniform, the other in plainclothes. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack in the coastal village of...

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...

2005-12-17 12:40:09

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Detlev Mehlis, the outgoing head of a U.N. investigation into the killing of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, has directly blamed "Syrian authorities" for the first time. In comments published in Arabic newspaper Asharq al-Awsat on Saturday, Mehlis said some countries wanted him to rewrite a report that implicated Syrian officials and their Lebanese allies in the February 14 murder, but that he had refused. Asked if he thought the Syrian government...

2005-12-13 06:39:41

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Schools, shops and businesses closed down in Lebanon on Tuesday to mourn anti-Syrian press magnate and legislator Gebran Tueni, whose killing threatened to plunge the country into political turmoil. Tueni was killed on Monday by a large car bomb in a Christian suburb of Beirut along with three other people in the third political assassination since former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri was killed in February. "Gebran Tueni did not die, an-Nahar...

2005-12-12 07:40:31

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A previously unknown group claimed responsibility on Monday for the assassination of Lebanese lawmaker Gebran Tueni, a fierce critic of Syria. In a statement faxed to Reuters bearing no insignia or letterhead, the group calling itself "Strugglers for the Unity and Freedom of the Levant," said the same fate awaited other opponents of "Arabism" in Lebanon. There was no way to verify the authenticity of the statement, whose wording appeared designed to cast suspicion...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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