MP Hamadeh: Hezbollah appointed Jreissati as new labor minister

March 14 MP Marwan Hamadeh confirmed on Sunday Ya Libnan’s report which revealed that the newly appointed Labor Minister Salim Jreissati “was appointed by Hezbollah.” In an interview with Al-Fajr radio station former minister Hamadeh said that “Jreissati has always attacked the work of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon [STL],”

STL to issue more indictments shortly

The indictments in the assassination of former Communist party chief George Hawi and attempted assassinations of former ministers Marwan Hamadeh and Elias Murr which will soon be issued by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon may result in new leads to other assassinations that had taken place in Lebanon,according to a report by the An Nahar […]

MP Murr to grant his vote of confidence to new cabinet

MP Michel al-Murr revealed on Tuesday that he will grant his vote of confidence to the newly-formed Lebanese cabinet headed by Prime Minister Najib Mikati. “I cannot withhold the vote of confidence to a cabinet in which Speaker Nabih Berri is represented,” Murr was quoted as saying by the National News Agency , following talks […]

Murr: Ouyoun Orgosh incident should not be politicized.

Following his meeting with Lebanon’s Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir on Tuesday, Defense Minister Elias al-Murr said that the recent Ouyoun Orgosh incident is being handled by legal authorities and should not be politicized. His comment comes after several figures from the March 8 alliance pointed their finger at the Lebanese Forces, when Lebanese authorities […]

Lebanon DM opposes integration Hezbollah arms with LAF

Lebanon’s Defense Minister Elias al-Murr told Al-Manar television on Monday that he does not support integrating the arms of the Resistance within the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). “There are some [Lebanese] annoyed by [the existence of] Hezbollah’s arms, and I could be one of them,” he said, adding, “However, this does not mean we should […]

Lebanon’s DM defends the president

During a phone interview with MTV network on Thursday Lebanon’s Defense Minister Elias Murr stressed that “the stances of President Michel Suleiman have salvaged Lebanon and put it back on the international map,” rejecting “any attempt at separating between the president and the presidency position.” Murr added: ” The Doha Accord took place and  we […]