Phoenician colonies http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/40799/all en Sniper kills one in Lebanon's Tripoli: security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/sniper-kills-one-lebanons-tripoli-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A sniper shot dead one person on Wednesday in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, and four others were wounded in an exchange of gunfire that followed, a security source said.</p> <p>The violence erupted between pro- and anti-Syrian neighbourhoods of the city that have seen deadly clashes in the past few months, but it was not immediately clear if the latest flare-up was directly linked to the Syria conflict.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/sniper-kills-one-lebanons-tripoli-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libyan civil war Phoenician colonies AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:01:29 +0000 5789214 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunfire kills one in Lebanon's Tripoli http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/gunfire-kills-one-lebanons-tripoli <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One man was killed and five others wounded in two separate exchanges of fire in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Thursday, a security source said.</p> <p>The death came after days of unrest in the city, where violence has frequently erupted between pro- and anti-Syrian neighbourhoods.</p> <p>The security source identified the dead man as Moatassem al-Shamra, 26, who was killed in an exchange of fire in the Qubbeh neighbourhood that also wounded two others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/gunfire-kills-one-lebanons-tripoli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Phoenician colonies AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:46:01 +0000 5790382 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunfire kills two in Lebanon's Tripoli http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/gunfire-kills-two-lebanons-tripoli <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two people were killed and 18 more wounded in renewed violence in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Thursday, a security source told AFP.</p> <p>The first death came in an exchange of fire in the Qubbeh neighbourhood of the city, security sources said, identifying the man as 26-year-old Moatassem al-Shamra. Two other people were wounded in the same exchange of fire.</p> <p>The source said a second man from the Bab el-Tebbaneh neighbourhood of the city was also killed, adding that a total of 18 people had been wounded in the city, as gunmen sniped in the city, and clashes raged.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/gunfire-kills-two-lebanons-tripoli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Phoenician colonies AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:01:22 +0000 5790494 at http://www.globalpost.com Clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli kill five: security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/clashes-lebanons-tripoli-kill-five-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Clashes killed five people overnight in the flashpoint Lebanese city of Tripoli, a security official said on Friday, with the army reporting a soldier was among the dead.</p> <p>The largely Sunni city is home to a small Alawite population, and violence has regularly broken out between the two communities as the conflict in Syria -- pitting a Sunni-led opposition against the Alawite regime -- raises tensions.</p> <p>The military had stepped up deployments in the northern city after one person was killed on Wednesday night, carrying out raids and seizing weapons.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/clashes-lebanons-tripoli-kill-five-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Phoenician colonies Social Issues AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:02:30 +0000 5790896 at http://www.globalpost.com Russians say Cyprus good life is worth it, for now http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/russians-say-cyprus-good-life-worth-it-now <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>After the initial shock of the Cyprus banking crisis left them feeling victimised, Russians enjoying the good life in "Limassolgrad"' say they have lived through far worse.</p> <p>The family benefits of island life are on show everywhere in Cyprus's second biggest city with its large Russian population, and the attitude is as breezy as the gentle wind that plays along the Mediterranean seafront.</p> <p>That is despite the fact that the many Russians stand to be among the biggest losers from a levy on deposits in failing banks that is being imposed as part of an EU-IMF bailout.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/russians-say-cyprus-good-life-worth-it-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Divided regions Labor Law Phoenician colonies Technology AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:02:07 +0000 5794366 at http://www.globalpost.com Sufi shrine blown up in Libyan capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/sufi-shrine-blown-libyan-capital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Unknown assailants blew up a major Sufi shrine in the Libyan capital on Thursday, residents said, the first such attack since several last year in the North African country.</p> <p>Ultra-conservative Islamists have targeted sites belonging to Islam's Sufi tradition, which they brand idolatrous, since the end of a 2011 war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi. There were about a dozen attacks on Sufi shrines last spring and summer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/sufi-shrine-blown-libyan-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military dictatorship Phoenician colonies Political geography War Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:00:46 +0000 5796403 at http://www.globalpost.com Sufi shrine in Tripoli destroyed by bombs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/sufi-shrine-tripoli-destroyed-bombs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 15th century Sufi leader's tomb in Tripoli was destroyed on Thursday in a triple bombing by unknown assailants, a security source said, months after a wave of similar attacks on Libyan shrines by radical Islamists.</p> <p>The tomb of Sidi Mohammed Landulsi, in the eastern suburb of Tajura, was targeted in the dawn blasts that blew away the back wall and caused a large section of the roof to collapse, an AFP photographer reported.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/sufi-shrine-tripoli-destroyed-bombs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Phoenician colonies Tajura Tripolitania War AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:46:57 +0000 5796482 at http://www.globalpost.com Even BMW drivers seeking aid in crisis-hit Cyprus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/even-bmw-drivers-seeking-aid-crisis-hit-cyprus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Cyprus Red Cross has long cared for the needy, but the island's financial woes run so deep that people unaccustomed to hardship are turning up for food aid -- including some who still drive BMWs.</p> <p>Anxious families waited at the organisation's headquarters in the Cypriot capital on Monday to collect boxes of pasta, rice, coffee, tea, sugar and tinned meats to keep them going for the next week.</p> <p>In the past, recent arrivals mainly from Africa, Asia and the Middle East filled the waiting room, but now Cypriots of all stripes wait in line to receive food and clothing packages.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/even-bmw-drivers-seeking-aid-crisis-hit-cyprus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Labor Phoenician colonies Political geography AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:31:11 +0000 5805542 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry seeks to thaw 'frozen' Cyprus stalemate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130510/kerry-seeks-thaw-frozen-cyprus-stalemate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for greater efforts to "unfreeze" decades of tense stalemate between Greece and Turkey over Cyprus, after meeting here with the foreign minister of the divided Mediterranean island.</p> <p>"The United States supports a bi-zonal, bicommunal federation. We would like to see us unfreeze this conflict and be able to move to a resolution," Kerry told reporters after meeting here with his Cypriot counterpart Ioannis Kasoulides.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130510/kerry-seeks-thaw-frozen-cyprus-stalemate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Phoenician colonies Political geography AFP Fri, 10 May 2013 18:46:17 +0000 5835141 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry seeks to thaw 'frozen' Cyprus stalemate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130511/kerry-seeks-thaw-frozen-cyprus-stalemate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for greater efforts to "unfreeze" decades of tense stalemate between Greece and Turkey over Cyprus, after meeting with the divided island's foreign minister.</p> <p>"The United States supports a bizonal, bicommunal federation. We would like to see us unfreeze this conflict and be able to move to a resolution," the top US diplomat told reporters.</p> <p>"We also look forward to working with the foreign minister, and with President (Nicos) Anastasiades and others to try to move Cyprus forward on one of the world's frozen conflicts."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130511/kerry-seeks-thaw-frozen-cyprus-stalemate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Phoenician colonies Political geography Politics AFP Sun, 12 May 2013 03:15:04 +0000 5835973 at http://www.globalpost.com One killed in northern Lebanese city of Tripoli http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130519/one-killed-northern-lebanese-city-tripoli <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> Financial data vendors Phoenician colonies Thomson Reuters Sun, 19 May 2013 20:45:04 +0000 5841553 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-minister found guilty over Cyprus munitions blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130709/ex-cypriot-defense-minister-found-guilty-2011-munitions-blast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Michele Kambas</p> <p>NICOSIA (Reuters) - A former Cypriot defense minister was found guilty of manslaughter on Tuesday over a deadly munitions blast two years ago that killed 13 people and crippled the economy in the island's worst peacetime disaster.</p> <p>A court ruled that Costas Papacostas, who served in the former communist government, bore direct responsibility for a sequence of failures to safeguard a cargo of confiscated Iranian munitions that exploded in the early hours of July 11, 2011.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130709/ex-cypriot-defense-minister-found-guilty-2011-munitions-blast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Phoenician colonies Political geography Thomson Reuters Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:32:43 +0000 5879177 at http://www.globalpost.com Two explosions hit Lebanon's Tripoli http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130823/two-explosions-hit-lebanons-tripoli <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - Two explosions rocked Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli on Friday, causing casualties, witnesses and security sources said.</p> <p>One blast was outside a mosque as Friday prayers ended. The other hit central Tripoli.</p> <p>(Reporting by Mariam Karouny; Editing by Janet Lawrence)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> Phoenician colonies Thomson Reuters Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:33:35 +0000 5916062 at http://www.globalpost.com Twin explosions hit Lebanon's Tripoli http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130823/twin-explosions-hit-lebanons-tripoli <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two explosions went off within minutes of each other in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday, an AFP photographer and the National News Agency reported.</p> <p>The first blast rocked the city centre near the home of outgoing Prime Minister Najib Mikati, although his office said he was not in Tripoli at the time.</p> <p>The second occurred near the port of the restive city with a Sunni Muslim majority that has been marred by deadly violence linked to the 29-month conflict in neighbouring Syria, said the National News Agency.</p> <p>bur-ram/dv/kir</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Asia Phoenician colonies Tripoli, Lebanon AFP Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:35:21 +0000 5916071 at http://www.globalpost.com Lebanese political class condemns deadly bombings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130823/lebanese-political-class-condemns-deadly-bombings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beirut, Aug 23 (EFE).- Lebanese political leaders were unanimous Friday in condemning a pair of deadly car-bomb attacks at Sunni Muslim mosques in the northern city of Tripoli.</p> <p>The explosions left 37 people dead and 336 wounded, according to the latest casualty figures from Health Minister Ali Hassan Khalil, though Tripoli's mayor said more than 50 died.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130823/lebanese-political-class-condemns-deadly-bombings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lebanon Phoenician colonies Tripoli, Lebanon War Agencia EFE Fri, 23 Aug 2013 23:01:05 +0000 5916576 at http://www.globalpost.com