Assad should explain Samaha issue, says Suleiman

Lebanon President Michel Suleiman said on Saturday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should call him and explain the transfer of weapons from Syria to Lebanon in the car of former Information Minister Michel Samaha. “ The Lebanese judiciary accused a Syrian official of sending weapons to Lebanon

Syrian refugees raise tensions in neighboring countries

Beirut, Lebanon – In the last few days, thousands of Syrians have poured across the borders of neighboring countries, fleeing increasing violence in their homeland but creating tension elsewhere. More than 170,000 Syrians have sought sanctuary in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq,at least 12,000 of them just in the last three days

Lebanon breaks with past in Syrian bomb probe

A plot hatched by Damascus and allegedly aimed at igniting a Lebanese civil war through a series of bomb attacks has come as little surprise in a nation where blame for political violence has often been laid at Syria’s door. The shock is that the Lebanese authorities have indicted someone, not least a friend of […]

OTV: Samaha retracted earlier statements

OTV reported on Monday that former Lebanese Information Minister Michel Samaha had retracted the statements he made during the earlier stages of the investigation. Samaha was interrogated at the Military Tribunal on Monday over charges of forming a terror group to commit crimes in Lebanon.

Gemayel: Security pact with Syria a ‘threat’ against Lebanon

Former Lebanese president and current Phalange Party leader Amin Gemayel commented Monday during a press conference held at his Bekfaya residence on the recent arrest of former Information Minister Michel Samaha and said that the security agreement with Syria has become a “threat” against Lebanon.

Samaha’s lawyers expect their client will be released

Lawyers of detained former Lebanese Information Minister Michel Samaha said on Monday that the investigation of their client was going “well” adding that if things continue as such they expect Samaha to be released, National News Agency reported. NNA also reported that First Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghida

Hezbollah MP: Samaha’s arrest targeting Syrian leadership

Hezbollah MP Walid Succariyeh said Sunday that the arrest of former Information Minister Michel Samaha is aimed at targeting the Syrian leadership. “The target Michel Samaha’s arrest operation is the Syrian leadership, due his ties with prominent Syrian officials , including Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

MP Chehayeb calls for expelling Syrian envoy

MP Akram Chehayeb, voiced his outrage on Sunday over the discovery of the bombing plot of former Information Minister Michel Samaha and Syrian National Security Bureau head Maj.General Ali Mamlouk and called for expelling Syria’s envoy in Lebanon to protest against the terror plot.