Tag archive for ‘Beirut’
Jewish Business News On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Christian C. Sahner: The Arab World’s Vanishing Christians

–– This Christmas, like every Christmas, thousands of pilgrims and tourists will travel to the Middle East to celebrate the holiday in the land of the Bible. In Bethlehem, the birthplace of More...

Reuters On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Israel moots security cooperation with Lebanese military

–   Israel’s military said on Wednesday it was exploring the possibility of cooperating with the Lebanese army to counter Sunni Islamist militants, even though the two countries remain technically More...

Reuters On Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Syria says U.S.-led strikes have not weakened Islamic State

– Syria’s foreign minister said U.S.-led air strikes had failed to weaken Islamic State it in Syria and the jihadist group would not be tackled unless Turkey was forced to tighten border controls. A More...

Associated Press On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

France Signs $3 Billion Deal with Saudis to Arm Lebanon

France and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement on Tuesday for Paris to provide the Lebanese army with $3 billion worth of weapons paid for by Riyadh, the French foreign minister said. The deal, first announced More...

Reuters On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Islamic State wins ground from Syrian government in east: monitor

– BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamic State won territory from Syrian government forces in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Tuesday, its first gain there in about two months, a group that tracks the More...

Reuters On Friday, October 17th, 2014

Islamic State flying three jets in Syria: monitor

– By Sylvia Westall BEIRUT (Reuters) – Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said More...

Tibi Singer On Monday, September 15th, 2014

Total Power Outage Hits Lebanon following Collapse of Contract Workers Talks

A major blackout has hit Lebanon on Monday, running from its south to north, including the capital Beirut, Naharnet reports. There is no immediate explanation for the power outage. According to the state-run More...

S.M. Lightening On Monday, September 15th, 2014

Arab Idol Contestant Ibtisam Hospitalized, Recovers

Moroccan student Ibtisam, a major hopeful in this year’s Star Academy Arab World had an accident during gym class last Friday: she suddenly slipped and fell on the floor and started crying in pain. Her More...

Yoel Bermant On Monday, June 16th, 2014

Moise Safra, Brazilian Billionaire Banker, passes away at 79

One of the bastions of the Jewish community in Brazil, Moise Yacoub Safra  has passed away at the age of 79.   Safa passed away, reportedly from complications from Parkinson’s Disease, at the Albert More...

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