Happy new year everyone,
Maybe it is just a coincidence that this Lebanese POW actually put the first step of
POW in 2014.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you readers and visitor to my humble blog, which by the way
broke the monthly record in December with more that 15000 visitors, and would like to insist that if you have any question, remark, or advice to contact me in any way you would like.
Have an amazing 2014
Lebanon’s flag flies in front of damaged windows at the Starco building in front of the site of a bomb blast, which killed Lebanon’s former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah, in downtown Beirut. Chatah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in a massive bomb blast on Friday which one of his political allies blamed on Hezbollah militia. Former prime minister Saad al-Hariri accused Hezbollah of involvement in the killing of Chatah, his 62-year-old political adviser, saying it was “a new message of terrorism”. (Jamal Saidi/Reuters)
Lebanese firemen surround the destroyed and charred vehicle of Mohamed Chatah (Shatah), former finance minister and adviser to Lebanese ex-premier Saad Hariri, following a car bomb explosion in central Beirut. The explosion that rocked central Beirut killed five people, including Chatah (Shatah) and wounded more than 50, state news agency NNA said. (STR/AFP)
A Christmas tree, and behind it is where the assassination of ex-minister Mohmamad Chatah happened. (Gino Raidy/Instagram)
Omar (L) and his brother Rani, stand by the coffin of their murdered father Shatah (Chatah) during his funeral at the Mohammed al-Amin mosque in downtown Beirut, two days after he was killed in a car bomb that detonated as he drove past. (STR/AFP)
Relatives and friends carry the coffin of 16-year-old Lebanese Mohammad al-Chaar, who died in a bomb attack that killed former Lebanese finance minister Mohammad Shatah (Chatah), during his funeral outside the Khashiqjy Mosque in Beirut. Following the bombing in the heart of Beirut, AFP photographers saw the 16-year-old lying on the pavement, his head bloodied, before he was taken to hospital with severe injuries where he died. (STR/AFP)
Several mourners who were at the funeral of Mohammad Shaar, 16, at the Khashuqji Mosque in the Beirut neighborhood of Qasqas, furiously objected to the arrival of Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani, who is seen by many supporters of the Future Movement as pro-Hezbollah.
A Lebanese soldier examines one of the 20 shells that were fired by the Israeli army into southern Lebanon without causing any damage, in the area of Sardah. The Israeli military fired a barrage of shells into southern Lebanon in retaliation after five Katyusha-style rockets were launched against Israel, officials said. (MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP)
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman announced Sunday in a televised statement that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia decided to grant the Lebanese army an aid of 3 billion U.S. dollars to enable it purchase French weaponry. (Dalati Nohra)
Fireworks light up the sky in down town Beirut close to the Mohammed al-Amin mosque as Lebanon rings in the New Year. (STR/AFP)
2014 New Year celebrations in Downtown, Beirut . (Hasan Shaaban / The Daily Star)