During an interview with Hezbollah’s al Manar TV, MP Suleiman Franjieh slammed President Michel Suleiman’s position on the issue of the arrest former minister Michel Samaha, calling it ‘extreme’ and said he is betting on the survival of the Syrian regime
The Lebanese Military Investigation Judge of Beirut Riad Abou Ghaida interrogated on Wednesday Former Minister Michel Samaha regarding the alleged phone calls with the Syrian presidential adviser Bouthaina Shaaban and her role in the terror plot.
Syrian ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdel-Karim Ali lashed out at Qatar on Wednesday, accusing it of “financing the extremists, providing them with weapons and distorting the facts through the media” LBC reported.
Major General Jamil Sayyed was in former Minister Michel Samaha’s car during the smuggling of explosives from Syria to Lebanon, according to a report by LBC According to LBC sources the ISF’s Information Division submitted a documented report proving Sayyed’s involvement.
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;
Progress in terms of providing more and better aid to the steady influx of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is being held back by government indecision stemming from fears that the ongoing violence in Syria may destabilize the country’s fragile
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gave his direct orders to executing terrorist attacks in Lebanon, details of an investigation with former Lebanese information minister Michel Samaha, detained for alleged involvement in the plot, revealed on Monday.
More than 200,000 Syrians have poured into neighbouring countries during the conflict, surpassing the 185,000 the U.N. refugee agency had expected to flee by the end of the year. The total reflects an increase of about 30,000 in the past week alone to Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan,
The pro-Syrian newspaper al Akhbar reported that for the first time since 2008 Lebanese president did not contact his Syrian counterpart Bashar al Assad to congratulate him on the occasion of Eid el Fitr at the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Nearly a year and a half after the start of the Syrian uprising, tens of thousands of people have fled the country. Until recently, most found shelter in homes with friends, relatives and even strangers. But as the numbers increase, several neighbouring countries are opening new camps to accommodate them.