Mikati blasts Aoun over telcom date dispute

Prime Minister Najib Miqati blasted in a statement on Tuesday Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun’s remarks over the telecommunications data dispute, saying that there are laws and regulations that specify how to handle this issue and the PM has the final say on this matter not the minister of

Assassination threats persist in Lebanon, Charbel

Lebanon Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said  that the security agencies are prepared to take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of officials who consider  themselves to be threatened, the Kuwaiti al-Seyassah daily reported on Saturday. He told the al-Seyassah: “concern  over  assassinations still lingers in Lebanon as long as the political tensions and disputes […]

Syrian cleric confirms assassination plot against Shaar

During an interview on Future TV, The Mufti of Tripoli and the north Sheikh Malek al-Shaar revealed on Wednesday the details surrounding the alleged death threats he had received and which made him decide to prolong his stay in Europe. “I have received several phone calls and I even met with army officers that advised […]

MP Hobeish and his father receive death threats

Former Minister Fawzi Hobeish confirmed on Tuesday reports that he and his son Future Movement parliamentary bloc MP Hadi Hubeish received death threats. “Five unknown assailants aboard a BMW X5 model with tainted glass blocked the way off my car near Ghazir junction and asked my driver to convey a message to me and to […]

Brother of Parliament Speaker killed in Damascus

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The brother of Syria’s speaker of Parliament was assassinated on Tuesday in a central Damascus neighborhood, the official Syrian news agency reported, as clashes between the government and the rebels convulsed most major cities.

Lebanon’s Sunnis at risk of radicalization

Beirut , Lebanon – In the cramped, working-class neighborhood of Tariq al-Jdeideh, Beirut’s last pocket of Sunni control, the walls tell the story of a community in the throes of a potentially profound transformation. Faded portraits of the mainstream Sunni leader Saad Hariri, left over from the last crisis that engulfed Lebanon, are gradually being […]