Gulf Times - Beirut
Arab leaders agree 29-item economic agenda

Arab leaders agree 29-item economic agenda

Arab leaders have agreed a 29-item economic agenda in addition to encouraging the safe return of Syrian refugees to their homeland at the conclusion of the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, Al Jazeera News reported Sunday.

Arab economic summit in Beirut urges Syrian refugee returns

Arab economic summit in Beirut urges Syrian refugee returns

Arab states at an economic summit in Beirut called on world powers on Sunday to step up efforts to enable Syrian refugees to return home.

Amir's attendance 'saves' Beirut Arab summit

Amir's attendance 'saves' Beirut Arab summit

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met with Lebanese President General Michel Aoun, ahead of the fourth Arab Economic and Social Development Summit at the conference centre in Beirut Sunday morning.

Middle East Airlines lifts electronics ban on London flights

Middle East Airlines lifts electronics ban on London flights

Britain implemented curbs on electronic items in the cabin in March on direct flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia in response to unspecified security threats.

Lebanon's Hariri to fly to Paris within 48 hours: sources

Lebanon's Hariri to fly to Paris within 48 hours: sources

Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri is expected to leave Saudi Arabia for France within 48 hours, before flying home to Beirut to officially submit his resignation as Lebanese prime minister ...

Lebanon foils suicide attack in busy Beirut district

Lebanon foils suicide attack in busy Beirut district

Lebanese soldiers arrested a would-be suicide bomber inside a crowded cafe in one of the busiest neighbourhoods in the capital Beirut on Saturday night, security sources said.

Bomb hits central Beirut, minister says target was Blom Bank

Bomb hits central Beirut, minister says target was Blom Bank

A bomb exploded in central Beirut on Sunday outside the headquarters of the Lebanese Blom Bank, causing damage to the building, security sources and witnesses said.

Powerful explosion near bank in Lebanese capital

Powerful explosion near bank in Lebanese capital

A powerful explosion occurred near a major bank in the western part of the Lebanese capital Beirut late on Sunday, a policeman on the scene told AFP.

Lebanon votes for first time in six years

Lebanon votes for first time in six years

Lebanese headed to the polls for the first time in six years on Sunday for municipal elections including in Beirut, where a new grassroots campaign is taking on entrenched parties.

Australian mother, TV crew freed on bail in Lebanon abduction case

Australian mother, TV crew freed on bail in Lebanon abduction case

An Australian woman and four journalists accused of kidnapping her children from their Lebanese father in Beirut were released on bail after he dropped the charges against them.

Aleppo clashes kill 22 civilians, threatening Syria truce

Aleppo clashes kill 22 civilians, threatening Syria truce

Twenty-two civilians were killed in an exchange of fire in Syria's second city Aleppo, a monitor said Sunday, in one of the highest single tolls since a fragile truce came into force.

Al Arabiya TV closes Beirut office amid Saudi tensions with Lebanon

Al Arabiya TV closes Beirut office amid Saudi tensions with Lebanon

The Saudi-owned television news channel Al Arabiya has shut its offices in Lebanon and dismissed 27 employees, in a sudden move that comes amid political tensions between Riyadh and Beirut.