Walid Jumblatt in Syria on an unannounced visit

Walid Jumblatt arrived in Damascus at 4:30pm on Thursday on an unannounced visit. According to New TV, the leader of the Progressive Socialist Party arrived as the head of Intelligence of Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces, Col. Wissam Al-Hasan, left the Syrian capital briefly thereafter. Al-Hasan is closely tied politically to Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

Aridi heads to Syria Saturday

Future TV reported that Transportation and Public Works Minister Gazi al Aridi will head to Damascus on Saturday to continue with the discussions that MP Walid Jumblatt started during his visits to Syria. Aridi is expected to meet with General Mohammad Nassif and several Syrian officials

ET409: Search stopped due to bad weather in Lebanon

The search operations for the victims , debris and voice recorder ( black box ) of the crashed Ethiopian plane was halted due to bad weather conditions according to Future TV Al Manar TV quoted Minister of Transportation and Public Works Ghazi Aridi said as saying that the investigation committee will issue a report in […]

ET409 crash: Aridi says advanced submarines will aid in search

Lebanon’s Transportation and Public Works Minister Ghazi al-Aridi said on Saturday that advanced submarines were on-route to Lebanon to aid in search operations of the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET409 crash. “We did not expect to discover that 10 kilometers from the Lebanese shore, there are depths that go beyond 1300 meters.” Aridi said During Friday’s […]

ET409 crash: Another submarine will be used to retrieve the black boxes

Lebanon’s Information Minister Tarek Mitri said after Cabinet’s extraordinary session that the black boxes had been detected at a depth ranging from 200 to 1400 meters below the surface of the sea. He also said that the submarine which will be sent to identify the location is to take pictures and to determine the exact […]

ET409 crash: Aridi says progress has been made

Lebanon’s Transportation and Public Works Minister Ghazi Aridi revealed Wednesday that some progress has been made in finding the plane’s body and expected positive results by early morning Thursday. “The search will continue overnight, and we hope to have located the remains of the aircraft by Thursday morning,” Aridi told AFP. “But the sea bottom […]