Assir was Lebanon's best-known fugitive Islamist until his capture on August 15 after more than two years on the run
I don’t think there are any Lebanese people who don’t feel grateful for the arrest of fugitive radical leader Ahmad al-Assir
Assir’s emergence on the Lebanese scene has threatened the old socio-political structure of his Sunni sect
In an unverified photo that circulated in the Lebanese media, Assir appeared without his characteristic long beard
Lebanese National News Agency: Ahmad al-Assir was detained at Beirut airport as he was trying to leave country
A judicial source said last month that a military judge had recommended seeking the death penalty for Fadel Shaker and radical Sunni cleric Ahmad al-Assir
In recent years, Ahmad al-Assir’s strong statements placed him in the spotlight
At least one person was killed in the violence, Al Arabiya News Channel correspondent reports
Despite hitting the pinnacle in the Arab music scene, Shaker is now one of the most wanted men in Lebanon
Sheikh Assir and Fadl Shaker were accused of involvement in the death of Lebanese soldiers
It was remarkable how Nabih Berri, the speaker of the Lebanese parliament, announced that “reports about creating a vacuum in the first ...
Lebanese singer Fairouz has in the past sung for the Lebanese army. The song starts with the lyrics: “your footsteps on the ground roar.” ...
For reasons that are clear to see, Lebanese politicians yesterday rushed to announce their support for the surgical step taken by the Lebanese army in ...
Lebanese security forces began a hunt on Tuesday for Ahmad al-Assir, a radical cleric, after a brief skirmish with Assir’s supporters in the ...
Ahmad al-Assir, a Lebanese Sunni Muslim cleric, was virtually unknown two years ago before the conflict in Syria erupted. His strong statements ...
A controversial Salafist sheikh threatened on Wednesday to find a “military” solution to alleged Hezbollah safe houses in a southern ...
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