Lebanon

Can Bangladesh maintain unbeaten record at Kings Arena?

After being outplayed by Palestine in the away match of the World Cup Qualifiers, Bangladesh are seeking motivation for Tuesday’s home match against the same opposition on home ground and in front of home crowd.

Rakib, Saad suspended for Lebanon match

Forward Rakib Hossain and defender Saad Uddin will not be eligible to play when Bangladesh host Lebanon in their second World Cup qualifying fixture at the Bashundhara Kings Arena on November 21.

Can others dare play catch-up with India?  

India re-evaluated themselves against skilled Asian teams, having repelled Lebanon in similar fashion in the semi-finals, but what will the rest of the South Asian participating nations take away from the tournament? From here on, how do they gauge their standards relative to India’s ever-accelerating progress?

Bangladesh take on Maldives with two changes

Bangladesh made two changes to the playing eleven against Maldives, bringing on Rakib Hossain and Mohammad Ridoy in place of Suman Reza and Mojibur Rahman Jony. 

‘That experience will make them a better team’

Javier Cabrera believes the heartbreaking defeat against Lebanon will only make his side stronger.

Cabrera eyes SAFF semis despite Lebanon in group

Bangladesh coach Javier Cabrera took a positive view of the draw for the upcoming SAFF Championship and said he wants to grab the opportunity to advance to the semifinals of the regional football event, which is scheduled for June 21 to July 4 in Bengaluru, India.

Lebanon to challenge India's title-defence in SAFF Championship

Lebanon are all set to challenge India's bid to defend the SAFF Championship title as the Western Asian footballing power have confirmed their participation in the upcoming regional footballing tournament.

Bethlehem: When Will the Peace of Christmas Come Home?

The fact that a Palestinian Christian like me, or a Christian living in a nearby Arab country, cannot simply come to Bethlehem for Christmas should be unacceptable to everyone

Rushdie attacker’s mother says son returned to US as “religious zealot” after 2018 Lebanon visit

Mother of the man who stabbed renowned novelist Salman Rushdie disclosed that her son, who was born and raised in the US, travelled to Lebanon for a month and returned as a “religious zealot”, according to a report in the UK’s Daily Mail on Sunday.

December 18, 2017
December 18, 2017

Lebanon detains suspect in murder of British embassy worker

Lebanese security forces have arrested a Lebanese taxi driver suspected of killing Rebecca Dykes, a British woman who worked at the British embassy in Beirut and was found dead on Saturday, a security source says.

November 4, 2017
November 4, 2017

Lebanese PM resigns, saying his life in danger

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigns citing an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world.

January 30, 2016
January 30, 2016

Lebanon returns Israeli vulture cleared of spying

A huge vulture detained in Lebanon on suspicion of spying for Israel has been returned home after UN peacekeepers intervened, Israeli officials says.

December 12, 2015
December 12, 2015

Gaddafi's son Hannibal freed after kidnap in Lebanon

Late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Hannibal has been freed after being briefly kidnapped by an armed group in Lebanon, security sources say.

November 21, 2015
November 21, 2015

Paris attack: UN backs 'all necessary measures' against IS

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to "redouble" action against Islamic State, following last week's deadly attacks in Paris. The French-drafted document urges UN members to "take all necessary measures" in the fight against IS.

September 8, 2015
September 8, 2015

Middle East dust storm puts dozens in hospital

A large dust storm hits western parts of the Middle East, putting dozens of people in hospital and leading to public health warnings.

September 2, 2015
September 2, 2015

Implications for Bangladesh

Over the past several weeks, the world witnessed the #YouStink anti-government protest in Lebanon popularly known as the 'garbage movement', comprising of people from across the sectarian and political spectrum.

June 9, 2015
June 9, 2015

Jihadists' slave markets sell girls at any price: UN envoy

Teenage girls abducted by Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria are being sold in slave markets "for as little as a pack of cigarettes," the UN envoy on sexual violence said Monday.

May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015

IS threat to Syria's northern bald ibis near Palmyra

A rare bird may become extinct in Syria because of the capture of Palmyra by Islamic State, experts say.

May 6, 2015
May 6, 2015

Hezbollah vows to attack al-Nusra rebels 'inside Syria'

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah says his Lebanese Shia group will launch an attack inside Syria on Sunni militants fighting for the al-Nusra Front.

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