The families of Spanish journalists Javier Espinosa Robles and Ricardo García Vilanova revealed at news conferences in Beirut and Madrid that the jihadi group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) kidnapped Espinosa and García in Syria’s northern province of Raqqah on 16 September. The EU has called for their immediate release.

Lebanon is suffering hardly the consequences of the Syrian war. The flow of refugees and the violence threaten to destabilise the country.

Israel Air Force hits target in Lebanon in response to Katyusha fire in the north | Haaretz

 

You have the power to enact a single law. What would it be? If I had the power to enact a single law I would try an international law that would banned all production and commerce with weapons to stop wars like the Syrian war, for instance. But I know this is more than naïf […]

The war in Syria is penetrating more and more Lebanon after two rockets hit a district in the southern district of Beirut a stronghold of Hezbollah, which is backing the troops of Bashar Al Assad in Syria against the opposition fighting groups. This came after a televised speech in which Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s leader, affirmed his commitment to fighting […]

The visit of the Pope Benedict XVI to Lebanon has been a cry against fundamentalism and for peace and an act of courage from his part and from the part of the people who was following him in the acts of the trip above all the representatives of the churches and religions, the young people […]

“The happy coexistence of Islam and Christianity, two religions that have helped to shape great cultures, is what makes for the originality of social, political and religious life in Lebanon. One can only rejoice in this circumstance, which must absolutely be encouraged. I entrust this wish to the religious leaders of your country.” – Pope Benedict XVI