Syrian opposition leaders have rejected assurances from President Bashar al-Assad that he will cease his regime’s violent crackdown against demonstrators following talks with the Russian foreign minister. During an emergency visit to Damascus, Sergei Lavrov received a promise from Assad
Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai revealed on Monday that “serious dialogue has officially been launched with Hezbollah in order for all matters to be laid out in the open at the national dialogue.” Rai said on Monday that the possession of arms outside the state’s authority is unacceptable, according to a report by Voice of Lebanon […]
Former Lebanese president and current Phalange party leader Amin Gemayel said on Saturday that “as long as the national dialogue will not discuss Hezbollah’s arms, then I don’t know its significance.”
President Michel Suleiman is expected to move to the summer presidential residence in Beiteddine on Tuesday where he is expected to continue his consultations with top Lebanese leaders regarding the national dialogue talks which are aimed at resolving the differences between the March 8 and 14 rival camps.
Syria’s main opposition groups boycotted talks on national dialogue on Sunday but Vice President Farouq al-Shara said the country, which is facing months of unrest, has no alternative to dialogue. Sharaa was speaking at the start of a two-day conference aimed at setting the framework for national dialogue promised by President Bashar al-Assad,
Syrian protesters taking to the streets again Friday are highlighting their opposition to a government-backed dialogue process in the latest display of grinding discontent across the angry Arab land.
Lebanon’s former president and Phalange Party leader Amin Gemayel said after meeting with a French parliamentary delegation that Lebanon has an important role to play in the Middle East peace process. The French delegation was accompanied by French Ambassador to Lebanon Denis Pietton . Gemayel added that “Lebanon remains the focus of nations’ attention and […]
The Christian – Muslim Dialogue committee announced in a statement late Friday that it will hold an emergency meeting with the Archbishop of Beirut , Bishop Boulos Matar to express its solidarity with him and to condemn the abuse by a journalist of Saudi Arabian newspaper “Okaz” . The meeting will be held at 10 […]