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Australia vs Lebanon International Friendly Preview and Team News - Socceroos target big win in Tim Cahill's farewell - Rippa.com

The two nations have only played once before, with Australia prevailing 3-0 in a friendly back in 2012 in Lebanon, with Cahill scoring the first goal. It would be an enormous surprise if anything other than a Socceroos victory eventuated in Sydney, and ...

Science: Why girls go to struggle – new research reveals motivations of feminine militia fighters [Report] - Infosurhoy

Militias on the left had a greater proportion of female combatants – around 15 percent in militias of the far left, compared to less than half that in Kataeb and the Lebanese Front (LF). Dr. Eggert suggests this may be because left-wing activists were ...

The Unlearned Lessons of the Beirut Barracks Bombing - The New Republic

Former president Chamoun and his foreign policy czar Charles Malek formed the Lebanese Front with Lebanese President Sleiman Franjieh, Pierre Gemayel of the Maronite-majority Phalange Party, and Charbel Kassis, a Maronite abbot. Lebanon's leftists ...

Exclusive - Lebanon Fears Return of Extremists from Syria's Idlib - Asharq Al-awsat English

Informed sources in northern Lebanon estimated that hundreds of Lebanese fighters had headed to Syria and some 1,000 are still in its northern Idlib province. Most of them joined the Nusra Front. There are no estimates about the number of ISIS Lebanese ...

Italian Hit 'Perfect Strangers' Set for Arabic Remake - Variety

Front Row will co-produce the Arabic version with prominent Egyptian shingle Film Clinic, whose latest titles include Cannes competition entry “Yomeddine,” and with Lebanese distributor Empire International. The deal was negotiated by Front Row's ...

Cabinet said to mull Gaza cease fire that'll see Qatar fund PA salaries in Strip - The Times of Israel (blog)

The Israeli military again accuses the Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist group of conducting clandestine activities along the border with Israel under the guise of an environmental group, known as “Green Without Borders.” The Israel Defense Forces made a ...

IDF says Hezbollah still on border illegally, posing as environmental NGO - The Times of Israel

An illustrative map showing the approximate locations of six observation posts along the Israeli-Lebanese border belonging to the 'Green Without Borders' group, which Israel believes is a front for the Hezbollah terrorist group. (Israel Defense Forces).

Lebanese comedian NEMR to perform live in Doha - The Peninsula Qatar

Known as “Lebanon's King of Comedy”, NEMR is the pioneer of stand-up comedy in the region and is hugely popular both inside and outside Lebanon where he has performed across numerous cities in the United States of America in front of huge crowds.

Lebanon's Hariri - 'very optimistic' about government formation - Channel NewsAsia

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri speaks to the media in front of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon ahead of the closings arguments in the trial of Lebanon's Rafik al-Hariri alleged killers in the Hague, the Netherlands September 11, 2018.

Hezbollah's partnership with Lebanon's army provides operational cover - Sun Sentinel

With the Syrian civil war beginning to wind down, Hezbollah, armed with a formidable rocket and missile arsenal, is preparing to bring its highly trained units in Syria back home to Lebanon. Many will head to the southern Lebanese front with Israel ...

News Analysis: Israel, Lebanon not go to war - Xinhua

Brigadier General Elias Hanna, senior lecturer at the American University of Beirut and Notre Dame University in Lebanon, reiterated Antoine's remarks by saying that Lebanon and Israel do not want to go to war. "The Lebanese front is stable today and ...

Hizbullah Commander To Lebanese Daily: In The Next War We May Succeed In Penetrating Israel And Reaching The ... - Middle East Media Research Institute

On August 31, 2018, the pro-Hizbullah Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar published a front-page article by journalist Firas Al-Shoufi, titled "Israel Plans to Invade [Lebanon] from Jabal Al-Sheikh; Will the Resistance Fighters Penetrate the West Bank in the Next ...

Hezbollah commander: 'In the next war, we may succeed in penetrating Israel and reaching the West Bank' - JNS.org

(September 12, 2018 / MEMRI). The pro-Hezbollah Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar published a front-page article on Aug. 31 by journalist Firas Al-Shoufi, titled “Israel Plans to Invade [Lebanon] from Jabal Al-Sheikh; Will the Resistance Fighters Penetrate the ...

Lebanon's PM-designate Hariri says not seeking revenge for father's murder - Channel NewsAsia

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri speaks to the media in front of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon ahead of the closings arguments in the trial of Lebanon's Rafik al-Hariri alleged killers in the Hague, the Netherlands September 11, 2018.

For Lebanese Women, a Beach of Their Own - New York Times

JIYEH, Lebanon — They call it the ladies' beach. The name is demure; the scene, not so much — at least not once they pass the parking lot, the man checking tickets at the front gate and the dim corridor at whose far end blazes a rectangle of bronze ...

Stabbing of Brazil's front-running presidential candidate sparks reports of a rivalry between Jewish and Arab hospitals - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

The fact that Bolsonaro, who recently announced that he would move Brazil's embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, refused treatment at the country's elite Syrian-Lebanese Hospital, founded by immigrants in the 1920s, suggested a feud between the ...

Another war in Lebanon? - Brookings Institution (blog)

Israel and the Lebanese Hezbollah spar regularly, and Hezbollah's intervention in the Syrian civil war expanded their conflict's front line. In the years since the war began in 2011, Israel has attacked Hezbollah weapons depots and forces in Syria, and ...

Hezbollah Vows to Respond if Iran Attacked - Al-Bawaba

“Any American or Israeli military strike on Iran will risk igniting the generally calm southern Lebanese front and prompt Hezbollah to launch missiles at Israel,” a source close to Hezbollah said. “Furthermore, Iranian officials have warned that U.S ...

The Great Middle Eastern War of 2019 - The American Interest

Lebanon War Plus. A war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon, in which Iranians, thousands of foreign Shi'a fighters, and even Hamas (which has established a limited military presence in southern Lebanon) also participate. The Syrian front remains ...

In Lebanon Town, Refugees and Locals Agree on 1 Thing: Time for Syrians to Go - New York Times

Seven years of war in Syria has displaced more than half the country's population, leaving millions of refugees shipwrecked between the wasteland of home and the void of exile. Among the many Lebanese and Jordanian towns that received them was Arsal, ...

The Lebanese Front or Front libanais in French, was a coalition of mainly Christian parties formed in 1976 during the Lebanese Civil War. It was intended to act as a counter force to the Lebanese National Movement of Kamal Jumblatt and others.

Lebanese Front
الجبهة اللبنانية
Participant in Lebanese Civil War (1975–1986)
Active Until 1986
Groups Kataeb Party
National Liberal Party
Marada Movement
Guardians of the Cedars
Al-Tanzim
Other minor Christian organizations
Leaders Pierre Gemayel
Camille Chamoun
Suleiman Franjieh
Headquarters Beirut
Strength 20,000-25,000
Allies Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)
South Lebanon Army
Opponents Lebanese National Movement (LNF)
Lebanese National Resistance Front (LNRF)
Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO)
Lebanese Communist Party (LCP)
Progressive Socialist Party (PSP)
Syrian Social National Party (SSNP)
Syrian Armed Forces 1976–1990

The Lebanese Front (Arabic: الجبهة اللبنانية‎‎| al-Jabha al-Lubnaniyya) or Front libanais in French, was a coalition of mainly Christian parties formed in 1976 during the Lebanese Civil War. It was intended to act as a counter force to the Lebanese National Movement (LNM) of Kamal Jumblatt and others.

The Lebanese Front was presided by the charismatic former president of Lebanon, Camille Chamoun, and its main participants were Pierre Gemayel, the founder and leader of the then-largest political party in Lebanon, the Kataeb Party, president Suleiman Frangieh, who had just finished his presidential years in office. It also included first class intellectuals, such as distinguished professor of philosophy and eminent diplomat Charles Malik who had been president of the United Nations General Assembly in 1958, and Fouad Frem al-Boustani, the president of the Lebanese University. The front also included religious figures such as Father Charbel Qassis, who was later replaced by Father Bulus Naaman the "head of the permanent congress of the Lebanese monastic orders". For a brief while the poet Said Aql was a member.

As soon as the war erupted in Lebanon, and before the Lebanese Front was formed, many of the future leaders of the Lebanese Front organized their political parties into militias, most notably Camille Chamoun's National Liberal Party, Pierre Gemayel's influential longstanding Kataeb Party, and Suleiman Frangieh's Marada Brigade. The number of men totalled around 18,000, which was a relatively large number given that the total population of Lebanon was less than three million.

However, the relations among the participants became tense mainly due to Frangieh's pro-Syrian approach. In addition, in 1978, Suleiman Frangieh's son Tony and his family were killed by armed Kataeb militiamen trying to kidnap him acting on orders from Bashir Gemayel, the son of Pierre Gemayel. The incident is known as the Ehden massacre. It was this turning point that prompted Suleiman Frangieh to resign from the Front.

In 1982, the Lebanese Front promoted Bashir Gemayel for the presidency. He was elected as president as soon as the Israeli forces invaded Lebanon, only to be assassinated three weeks later.

During the second half of the 1980s, most of the prominent leaders of the Lebanese Front died (Pierre Gemayel in 1984, both Chamoun and Charles Malik in 1987) and were replaced by leaders of much less influence: George Saadeh and Karim Pakradouni. The Lebanese Front then lived for a short period only, and its new leaders shifted towards Syria. Dany Chamoun, son of deceased Camille Chamoun, formed a new Lebanese Front that was not pro-Syria, but a week after the end of the Lebanese Civil war in October 1990, Dany was assassinated and the Lebanese Front came to an end.

aramiac Syriac martyrs that were fighting among the lebanese christian front

some names of the aramaic syriac martyrs that fell defending lebanon ,defending christianity. most of the aramiac syriacs were fighting among the parties of the ...

UPITN 29 12 78 LEBANESE FRONT MEETING

(29 Dec 1978) A meeting of the Lebanese Front is held in Beirut. Attending the meeting is Pierre Gemayel and Camille Chamoun. You can license this story ...

UPITN 19 3 77 LEBANESE FRONT REUNION

(19 Mar 1977) Various members of the Lebanese Front including Pierre Gemayel and Suleiman Frangieh meet for a reunion. You can license this story through ...

SYND 5 2 77 LEBANESE FRONT LEADERS GEMAYEL, CHAMOUN AND FRANJIEH MEET

(4 Feb 1977) Meeting of the recently formed right wing Lebanese Front, including former President Suleiman Frangieh, Reverend Charbell Qassis, and Pierre ...

SYND 9 4 77 LEBANESE FRONT SPOKESMAN ON PALESTINE MOVEMENT IN LEBANON

(7 Apr 1977) A Lebanese Front spokesman speaking in French about their recent memorandum to Arab leaders about Palestinian involvement in Lebanon.

SYND 28 2 81 CHRISTIAN LEBANESE FRONT LEADERS MEET IN BEIRUT

(28 Feb 1981) Leaders of the Christian Lebanese Front, including Camille Chamoun, Leader of National Liberal Party and Pierre Gemayel, founder of ...