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2011-07-01 13:01:00

NEW YORK, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauded the decision of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), a UN body investigating the assassination of the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, to issue criminal indictments against four Hezbollah terrorists accused of the murder. Along with Hariri, 21 others were killed when the former Prime Minister's motorcade was bombed in Beirut on February 14, 2005. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "By...

2008-09-14 15:00:18

According to Assafir newspaper (September 13, 2008), an official report issued by the Rafiq Hariri Beirut International Airport shows that the total number of the operated flights via the airport amounted to 8,169 flights in the first eight months of 2008 compared with 3,950 flights in the corresponding period of last year, a 106% growth. Originally published by Info-Prod Strategic Business Information. (c) 2008 Info-Prod Research (Middle East). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-14 15:00:18

According to Assafir newspaper (September 13, 2008), an official report issued by the Rafiq Hariri Beirut International Airport shows that the total number of the transit passengers via the airport fell to 34,054 passengers in the first eight months of 2008 compared with 59,465 passengers in the corresponding period of last year, a 43% fall. Originally published by Info-Prod Strategic Business Information. (c) 2008 Info-Prod Research (Middle East). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights...

2008-09-14 15:00:18

According to Assafir newspaper (September 13, 2008), an official report issued by the Rafiq Hariri Beirut International Airport shows that the total passengers traffic volume via the airport amounted to 2,649,872 passengers in the first eight months of 2008 compared with 2,255,919 passengers in the corresponding period of last year, a 17.4% growth. Originally published by Info-Prod Strategic Business Information. (c) 2008 Info-Prod Research (Middle East). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All...

2008-08-15 09:00:25

By ROBERT FISK Bomb attack in Tripoli has exposed the brutal infighting in the country's second city Abdullah got it about right. Picking his fingernails in the ticket office of the local bus station, he lowered his eyes. He had seen everything; the severed arms and legs of Lebanese soldiers, the still uniformed but headless infantryman slumped out of the window of the minibus round the corner, and the bodies of all the little people who die when bombs go off here: the old man who sold...

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. Many Lebanese had long seen Damascus' refusal of ties as proof it had not given up claims that its smaller neighbor is part of Syrian territory and still aimed to dominate Lebanon. The deal is a significant symbolic victory for them, acknowledging Lebanon as an independent state. Syria, however,...

2008-08-14 09:00:23

By Robert F. Worth and Tom Rachman A bomb hidden in a briefcase exploded on a bus in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli during morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 30 others, the Lebanese Army said. Lebanon has suffered a wave of bombings in recent years, including the 2005 killing of the former prime minister, Rafik Hariri, which led to political upheaval in the country. However, the attack Wednesday was the first large-scale bombing in months....

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...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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