April 2, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Lebanon's parliament passed a law on Tuesday criminalizing domestic violence. The new law comes after a long campaign by woman's rights groups triggered by the death of multiple woman allegedly from abuse by their husbands. Such domestic violence sparked large-scale protests through the streets of ...[read more]
January 16, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The trial of four Hezbollah members accused of perpetrating a terrorist attack that killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others in 2005 began Thursday before the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) .The trial is being held in absentia as the four accused men, Salim ...[read more]
November 29, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
A UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) issued a 60-page multimedia report on Friday that Syrian refugee children are suffering trauma from the Syrian Civil War, which has killed over 120,000 people. The report states that many Syrian refugee children in Jordan and Lebanon are growing up in broken ...[read more]
October 29, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The pre-trial judge for the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) on Monday transferred the case files for Ayyash et al. to the trial chamber, marking the start of the transition to the trial phase. Four Hezbollah militants were indicted in 2011 on charges including terrorism and ...[read more]
October 10, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) on Thursday indicted Hassan Merhi on charges including terrorism and intentional homicide in a 2005 truck bombing that killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others. Merhi is charged with helping to create a video claiming false ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
In the wake of 9/11, Bush declared a "War on Terror," sparking US anti-terrorism efforts in the Philippines, Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Lebanon, Yemen, Pakistan, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. On October 7, 2001, the first military action in the War on Terror was launched against the ...[read more]
June 26, 2013
by G. Redd
Lebanese police forces are targeting and torturing drug users, sex workers and members of LGBT communities, according to a report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report, released on the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, included quotes from members of ...[read more]
February 22, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A pre-trial judge for the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Thursday delayed the trial of four Hezbollah militants charged with the February 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. Counsel for the accused requested the delay in January citing pre-trial issues ...[read more]
February 4, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A Lebanese judge on Monday issued an arrest warrant for a top Syrian intelligence official and his aide for alleged involvement in a bombing plot in Lebanon. Brigadier General Ali Mamlouk is accused of being involved in plotting a series of bomb attacks with former Lebanese information minister ...[read more]
January 1, 2013
by Addison Morris
The US supports efforts in Lebanon to implement parliamentary elections, and encourages a timely and transparent election process, according to a statement made Monday by Ambassador Maura Connelly. The statement was made after the ambassador met with President of the Chamber of Deputies Speaker ...[read more]

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