News In Brief

Druze leader turns down Lebanese meeting spot

The Lebanese government named Beirut's airport Tuesday as the venue for Thursday's long-delayed reconciliation talks among Lebanon's nine warring factions. An aide to opposition Druze leader Walid Jumblatt immediately rejected the site, throwing the conference into doubt.

The announcement came as gunmen, who had earlier killed two US marines and wounded five, withdrew from the slum district flanking the US lines near the airport. In Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanese Army tanks blasted at grenade-firing militiamen. Security sources said two soldiers and two civilians were killed.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK