Latest Lebanon–Syria relations Stories

2008-08-15 00:00:14

By Albert Aji Syria and Lebanon agreed Wednesday to establish full diplomatic relations for the first time, taking a step toward healing tensions that have fueled decades of turmoil in Lebanon.

2008-08-14 12:00:23

Doha Al-Jazeera Satellite Channel Television in Arabic was observed at 0504 gmt on 14 August to report on Lebanese President Michel Sulayman's visit to Syria "his first since assuming the presidency, and the first by a Lebanese president since the withdrawal of Syrian forces from Lebanon in 2005." The channel carries a three-minute video report by its Damascus bureau chief, Abd-al-Hamid Tawfiq, who starts by saying: "In the first round of their first summit in Damascus, Presidents Al-Asad and...

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.

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.

2006-08-17 12:34:16

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Anti-Syrian Lebanese leaders accused Syria on Thursday of trying to exploit the war between Hizbollah and Israel for its own gain after Damascus partly blamed them for the conflict.

2006-07-04 01:16:39

BEIRUT (Reuters) - One person was killed and five were wounded in a firefight between followers of rival Lebanese Druze leaders on Tuesday, security sources said.

2006-06-15 15:49:28

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday extended for another year the mandate of the international commission investigating the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

2006-04-26 12:35:23

(Please read in first paragraph ...the February 14, 2005, assassination ... instead of ... the February 14 assassination.) A corrected story follows WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W.

2006-04-26 13:12:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Wednesday issued an order blocking the assets of anyone connected with the February 14, 2005, assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

2006-04-25 08:16:01

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The chief U.N. investigator interviewed President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday over Syria's alleged role in the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, a source in Syria's ruling Baath Party said.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.