iloubnan.info : Lebanon's information portal http://www.iloubnan.info/en/rssactu International http://www.iloubnan.info/ iloubnan.info http://www.iloubnan.info/ http://www.iloubnan.info/img/blacklogo.png 194 39 iloubnan.info Syria: Abductions, torture and summary killings at the hands of armed groups http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93189/Syria:-Abductions-torture-and-summary-killings-at-the-hands-of-armed-groups Armed groups operating in Aleppo, Idleb and surrounding areas in the north of Syria have carried out a chilling wave of abductions, torture and summary killings, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published on Tuesday. The http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93189/Syria:-Abductions-torture-and-summary-killings-at-the-hands-of-armed-groups Ashraf Rifi: "We are looking for a new political class" http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93169/Ashraf-Rifi:-We-are-looking-for-a-new-political-class Resigned Minister of Justice, Ashraf Rifi, said Lebanese political leaders have proved to be not up to the responsibility. "We are looking for a new political class," he said during an interview with Tele Liban.  Rifi http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93169/Ashraf-Rifi:-We-are-looking-for-a-new-political-class Istambul airport terrorist attack leaves at least 36 dead and 150 wounded http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93160/Istambul-airport-terrorist-attack-leaves-at-least-36-dead-and-150-wounded Three suicide bombers blew themselves up in Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport on Tuesday, killing at least 36 and wounding 150. The authority said the attack was probably led by Islamic State group militants. According http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93160/Istambul-airport-terrorist-attack-leaves-at-least-36-dead-and-150-wounded 25 children killed in air strikes in Deir Ezzor http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93150/25-children-killed-in-air-strikes-in-Deir-Ezzor The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has spoken out against the reported killing of 25 children in recent air-strikes in the Syrian town of al-Quriyah, in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor. “Nothing justifies http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93150/25-children-killed-in-air-strikes-in-Deir-Ezzor Hariri from Akkar: We want to prepare our youth for life and creativity not for death and war http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93137/Hariri-from-Akkar:-We-want-to-prepare-our-youth-for-life-and-creativity-not-for-death-and-war This is the speech delivered by Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri during the Iftar he held this evening in the town of Bebnin in Akkar in honor of families from Akkar. “From where can I start to talk about Akkar? From the http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93137/Hariri-from-Akkar:-We-want-to-prepare-our-youth-for-life-and-creativity-not-for-death-and-war Four suicide attacks rock Qaa village in the North East of Lebanon http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93134/Four-suicide-attacks-rock-Qaa-village-in-the-North-East-of-Lebanon Four consecutive explosions rocked Qaa region on Tuesday dawn near the customs post on the Lebanese border leaving a number of casualties, NNA reported.  The four consecutive blasts, which rocked the Qaa region on Tuesday dawn, http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93134/Four-suicide-attacks-rock-Qaa-village-in-the-North-East-of-Lebanon UNRWA denounces punitive demolitions of Palestinian homes by Israel http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93115/UNRWA-denounces-punitive-demolitions-of-Palestinian-homes-by-Israel In a statement issued Saturday, UNRWA spokesman said that the agency is "gravely concerned about the recent decision of the Israeli High Court of Justice to reject the appeals filed by Palestine refugee families http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93115/UNRWA-denounces-punitive-demolitions-of-Palestinian-homes-by-Israel In wake of UK vote to leave EU, Ban says UN to continue to work with both 'important partners' http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93109/In-wake-of-UK-vote-to-leave-EU-Ban-says-UN-to-continue-to-work-with-both-important-partners Following the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday that the UN looks forward to continuing to work with both “important partners.” “The http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93109/In-wake-of-UK-vote-to-leave-EU-Ban-says-UN-to-continue-to-work-with-both-important-partners US diplomats use State Dept channel for dissidents to criticise Obama's policy on Syria http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93089/US-diplomats-use-State-Dept-channel-for-dissidents-to-criticise-Obamas-policy-on-Syria A group of United States diplomats have used a State Department channel for dissident views to criticize President Barack Obama's Syria policy, a spokesman confirmed on Thursday (June 16). The official would not discuss the http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93089/US-diplomats-use-State-Dept-channel-for-dissidents-to-criticise-Obamas-policy-on-Syria Airstrikes kill 34 civilians in Aleppo on Tuesday http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93087/Airstrikes-kill-34-civilians-in-Aleppo-on-Tuesday Activists and civil defense teams in Aleppo said that at least 34 civilians, including many children, were killed and dozens more injured in airstrikes by the regime and Russian forces on Aleppo and its countryside on Tuesday. The http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/93087/Airstrikes-kill-34-civilians-in-Aleppo-on-Tuesday