Lebanon

  • Lebanon Mar 19

    2 Americans Imprisoned in Iran, Lebanon Released

    Two Americans imprisoned in the Middle East have been released

  • Carlos Ghosn Jan 30

    Japan Seeks Arrest of Ghosn, Americans Suspected of Helping

    Prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, who skipped bail while awaiting trial in Japan, and is now in Lebanon

  • New Hampshire Jan 22

    Family Pleads for Release of Cancer Patient Detained in Lebanon

    A New Hampshire family is pleading for help, asking the government to intervene after they say their father was kidnapped while on vacation in his native country of Lebanon. The popular Dover restaurant owner has been held since September, and now his family says time is running out as he battles stage 4 cancer in captivity. “Please, this man is…

  • Lebanon Jan 19

    Lebanon Braces for More Violence After Night of Riots

    Lebanon’s public prosecutor ordered the release Sunday of 34 people detained the previous evening amid the worst day of violence since protests erupted three months ago, the National State News agency said....

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    The public prosecutor said those detained during the riots would be released except those with other pending cases. It was not clear how many would remain in detention if...

  • Ghosn Jan 9

    Lebanon Issues Travel Ban for Fugitive Ex-Nissan Chief Ghosn

    A Lebanese official says prosecutors have issued a travel ban for fugitive ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn and asked him to hand in his French passport, following an interrogation about an Interpol-issued red notice on him. The official says Lebanon received the notice last week, a non-binding request to law enforcement agencies that they locate and provisionally arrest a fugitive. Ghosn...

  • Ghosn Jan 9

    Japan Defends Its Justice System Against Fugitive Ghosn’s Defiance

    Nissan’s fugitive ex-boss Carlos Ghosn made his first public appearance Wednesday since being smuggled out of Japan last week, saying he fled a “nightmare” that would not end and vowed to defend his name wherever he can get a fair trial....

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    Ghosn spoke to a room packed with journalists for more than two hours in the Lebanese capital, where he arrived...

  • Carlos Ghosn Jan 5

    Japan Says Ghosn’s Escape Inexcusable, Orders Investigation

    Japan’s justice minister on Sunday called the flight of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn as he awaited trial on financial misconduct charges inexcusable and vowed to beef up immigration checks. Justice Minister Masako Mori said she had ordered an investigation after Ghosn issued a statement a few days ago saying he was in Lebanon.

  • Carlos Ghosn Jan 4

    Ghosn Lawyer Outraged by Japan’s Justice System and Escape

    A lawyer for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn says he felt outraged and betrayed by his client’s escape from Japan to Lebanon, but also expressed an understanding for his feelings of not being able to get a fair trial. Takashi Takano wrote in a blog post that he was more angry at Japan’s judicial system.

  • Carlos Ghosn Jan 2

    Interpol Issues Wanted Notice to Lebanon for Ex-Nissan Exec Ghosn

    Lebanon’s justice minister says Lebanon has received an international wanted notice from Interpol for Nissan’s ex-chair Carlos Ghosn. Albert Serhan tells The Associated Press in an interview that the Red Notice for the former automotive titan was received earlier Thursday by prosecutors. Interpol’s so-called Red Notices are requests to law enforcement agencies worldwide that they locate and provisionally arrest a...

  • explosion Dec 26, 2019

    Propane Leak Apparent Cause of NH Hotel Explosion

    A propane leak appears to be the cause of an explosion inside a New Hampshire hotel on Christmas Day, fire officials said Thursday. Ten people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the early morning blast at the Element Hotel in Lebanon. Firefighters responded to the Foot Hill Street property at 5:15 a.m. to check out a report of smoke in a mechanical…

  • explosion Dec 25, 2019

    ‘It’s a Christmas Miracle:’ No Deaths in N.H. Hotel Explosion

    New Hampshire fire investigators are calling it a “Christmas miracle” that no one died in an explosion just after 5 a.m. inside the Element Hotel in Lebanon. However, 10 people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the Christmas Eve blast. “As the [Lebanon] chief said to me, ‘It’s a Christmas miracle,’ and it really is,” New Hampshire State Fire Marshal Paul Parisi…

  • New Hampshire Dec 24, 2019

    ‘Miracle’ That No One Killed in NH Hotel Explosion

    Fire officials are saying it’s a miracle that no one was killed in an explosion at a hotel.

  • Lebanon Dec 24, 2019

    Explosion at NH Hotel Injures 2 Firefighters, 8 Guests

    An explosion at a hotel in New Hampshire early Tuesday morning sent two firefighters and eight guests to the hospital, officials said. None of the injuries suffered were life-threatening. The New Hampshire Fire Marshal’s office says the explosion happened around 5:15 a.m. at the Element Hotel, just after crews responding to a fire alarm entered the building. When fire...

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    Trump Administration Quietly Releases Lebanon Military Aid

    The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of unexplained delay that led some lawmakers to compare it to the aid for Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry. The $105 million in Foreign Military Financing funds for the Lebanese Armed Forces was released just before the Thanksgiving holiday and...

  • crash Nov 19, 2019

    Fire Lieutenant Seriously Injured in Hebron Crash

    A fire lieutenant is in serous condition after getting into a crash in Hebron while driving to his fire station after being dispatched for a fire on Monday night.

  • Associated Press Nov 3, 2019

    Iraqis Block Roads in Support of Anti-Government Protests

    Iraqi protesters blocked roads in Baghdad on Sunday to raise pressure on the government to resign after more than a week of renewed mass demonstrations. Protesters blocked one road with burning tires and barbed wire, and held up a banner reading “Roads closed by order of the people.” They appeared to be borrowing a tactic from Lebanon, where similar anti-government...

  • Iraq Nov 2, 2019

    Security Forces Kill Protester in Iraq, Wound Dozens

    Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters Saturday, killing at least one and wounding more than 200 in the capital Baghdad and in the country’s south, police officials and a semi-official human rights commission said. The largest protest took place in Baghdad, where tens of thousands of people gathered in and near...

  • army Oct 26, 2019

    Lebanese Block Roads as Mass Demonstrations Enter 10th Day

    Lebanese protesters dug in behind roadblocks they had set up in and outside the capital Saturday, lying in the street and chanting “peaceful, peaceful” to resist as security forces struggled to drag them out of the way. The campaign of civil disobedience was aimed at reinforcing their calls for the government to step down as nationwide protests entered their 10th...

  • Lebanon Oct 19, 2019

    3 Wesleyan Students Pulled From Water at Amston Lake in Hebron

    Three Wesleyan University students were pulled from the water by rescue crews at Amston Lake in Hebron on Saturday afternoon.

  • New Hampshire Sep 28, 2019

    Rally to Support NH Restaurateur Detained in Lebanon

    Supporters of a New Hampshire restaurant owner who has been detained in his native Lebanon are planning to hold a rally on his behalf in front of the business.

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