Miqati Asks FM to File Complaint over Syrian shelling

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati condemned on Sunday the cross-border shelling from Syria into northern Lebanon border towns. “We denounce the death of Lebanese citizens in incidents they have nothing to do with and we call on the relevant Syrian authorities to take the appropriate measures to prevent the recurrence of such incidents,”

Jumblatt, Hariri stress the need to preserve coexistence

As was expected Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt visited on Tuesday night former prime minister Saad Hariri at his residence in the French capital Paris Jumblatt and Hariri “stressed the need to preserve the Taef constitution and religious coexistence in Lebanon which provide protection for national unity and stability in the face of […]

Lebanon PM: Civil marriage debate is ‘useless’

Despite President Michel Sleiman’s call for resuming the debate in the Cabinet over legalizing civil marriage in Lebanon , Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Tuesday after returning from Saudi Arabia that such a debate is useless amid the current circumstances in the country. “This issue is not on the table at the moment, since […]

Jumblatt calls for establishing a Senate in Lebanon

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt also jumped on the civil marriage bandwagon and voiced his support for it a day after President Michel Suleiman called for legalizing civil marriage in Lebanon to help build unity in the multi-faith country. In his weekly article in PSP’s al Anbaa newspaper ,Jumblatt lauded Suleiman’s “progressive thinking,”

Jumblatt: Lebanon is not Gaza

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt  revealed on Monday his initiative for ending Lebanon tension  which calls for   rejecting the use of  Lebanon by Iran to improve  its negotiating  position with the western countries over its nuclear program, and  rejecting the use of Lebanon  as a base  to   fight Iran.

A clash with Hezbollah convoy in Shouf, Mt Lebanon

A clash broke out on Monday between residents of Baqaata , the largest commercial center in the Shouf region of Mt Lebanon and a Hezbollah security convoy after the residents discovered an illegal telecom network belonging to Hezbollah militant group that passes through their town all the way to al-Mukhtara according to media reports.