Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 |العربية
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This Month in History In Lebanon

Suleiman Frangieh was elected President of the Lebanese Republic on August 17, 1970 as successor of the outgoing President Charles Helou. The presidential elections that yielded his victory were highly crucial, reinforcing sharp divisions among the Lebanese especially as the winning candidate...

“The Arab Deterrent Force” is a name well recognized by those Lebanese who witnessed and survived the Civil War. This peacekeeping force, which consisted of troops from different Arab countries, came to Lebanon to halt the war. However, the Arab troops withdrew from the Force one by one until...

During the Lebanese Civil War, hundreds of Lebanese as well as Arabs and foreigners residing in Lebanon were either abducted or killed. One of the most conspicuous instances was the abduction and assassination of US Ambassador to Lebanon Francis E Meloy along with the US Economic Counselor Robert O...

The terminology used in depicting the events that erupted in Beirut on February 6, 1984 differed from one party to another. Some described them as an uprising; others an attack on the state and a violation of the law, while a good few deemed the events a regular escapade within the context of the...

On May 16, 1966, Kamel Mroueh, founder of al-Hayat newspaper was assassinated by Adnan Soltani, a Nasserite member, for opposing the policies of Egyptian President Jamal Abdul Nasser. Shortly after the assassination, Abdul Nasser said in the presence of one of his Lebanese proponents: “Kamel...

The 6th of June 2013 marks the 31st anniversary of the 1982 Israeli invasion of the Lebanese territory. Although over three decades have lapsed, Lebanon is still suffering the drastic repercussions of that operation and fears being a target of a new invasion of the same caliber.

The term of the then President of the Republic, Camille Chamoun, was about to expire on September 23, 1958, but he was strongly inclined to amend the constitution in order to grant himself another six years in power. His aspirations emerged amid a staunch internal opposition and regional tensions...

Preface From 1969, Lebanon, more precisely South Lebanon, became a stronghold for Palestinian guerillas to launch fida’i activities against Israel. The Israelis would retaliate with missiles targeting not only armed Palestinian fronts but also civil areas housing both Palestinians and Lebanese....

The election of Bachir Gemayel as President of the Republic, his assassination before assuming office and the ensuing Sabra and Shatila Massacre were three major events that shook Lebanon in August and September 1982 on the heels of the Israeli invasion of June. Numerous mysteries surrounding the...

Preceding Facts Before the end of the presidential term of President Amin Gemayel on September 23, 1988, Syria and the US were conducting negotiations to decide on a new successor to the Lebanese presidency. The choice fell on Akkar’s MP, Mikhael Daher, but Christian leaders (Head of the...