March 14, Jumblatt form committee on electoral law

March 14 MP Khaled Zahraman , a key member of Future Movement parliamentary bloc said on Sunday that a committee to agree on an electoral law for the 2013 elections and beyond was formed and it includes members from March 14’s Lebanese Forces, Future Movement and the National Struggle Front bloc.

Jumblatt calls for cutting in half salaries of offcials

Progressive Socialist party (PSP) leader MP Walid Jumblatt called on Monday during an interview with Al-Liwaa newspaper for annulling the salary raise of Lebanese officials. He also suggested reducing their salaries by 50% to set a better example for the Lebanese citizens. Jumblatt also said that some

Lebanon centrists distancing themselves from Syria

President Michel Suleiman’s changing position on Syria has recently become more evident through several of his actions according to political and parliamentary sources. Suleiman’s request that Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour protest to Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdel-Karim Ali about Syrian violations of Lebanon’s border;

Syria Issues arrest warrants for Lebanese backing rebels

The Syrian judiciary has reportedly issued arrest warrants for Lebanese leaders “on charges of backing and financing armed groups,” Sky News Arabia reported on Monday. In an interview with Hezbollah’s al-Manar television , Damascus’ First Attorney-General Mohammed Marwan al-Loji said yesterday that “the Syrian judicial authorities are preparing arrest warrants for several

Jumblatt relations with Hezbollah deteriorating

MP Walid Jumblatt’s relations with Hezbollah appear to be deteriorating. He said during an Iftar dinner in the Chouf region of Mt Lebanon over the weekend that his alliance with Hezbollah under the slogan of ‘Army, people and resistance,’ cannot continue at the expense of the state

Jumblatt warns over a March 8 victory in 2013 polls

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt warned on Saturday during an iftar dinner that he hosted at the Mukhtara palace that if March 8 wins the upcoming parliamentary elections, there will be no place for a state of law and order in Lebanon. “If March 8 wins the 2013 parliamentary elections, I do not […]

Jalili met Hezbollah chief , headed to Syria to meet Assad

As was widely expected the visiting secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and its chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili met Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday , National News Agency reported

Hariri, Jumblatt criticize Jalili’s visit

Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri criticized the visit to Lebanon on Monday by the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and its chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili . “ He ( Jalili) is unwelcome in this critical period during which the Syrian people are suffering the most horrible types of massacres