Jumblatt defends Berri’s stances

In an interview with al Nahar newspaper Democratic Gathering leader MP Walid Jumblatt criticized attacks on Lebanon’s parliament Speaker Nabih Berri over his stance on abolishing political sectarianism. “We feel sorry for the attack on Speaker Berri from all sides,” Jumblatt said. Jumblatt added : “The attack is aimed at preventing participation in political life […]

Amal, FPM reps to meet Sunday

Al-Manar television reported on Saturday that Amal and FPM representatives would meet Sunday to coordinate their positions following the recent tension between FPM leader MP Michel Aoun and Amal leader Speaker Nabih Berri. Aoun on Friday indirectly criticized Berri by asking why there is a rush to lower the voting age from 21 to 18. […]

Parliament to meet Monday to lower voting age to 18

Lebanon’s Speaker Nabih Berri called for the parliamentary legislative session to meet Monday to amend Article 21 of the constitution to lower voting age from 21 to 18 for the upcoming Lebanese municipal elections, which are scheduled to take place in May Berri said the session will also discuss electing members to the Higher Council […]

Minister Harb calls for the abolishment of sectarian politics

Labor Minister Boutros Harb told the Voice of Lebanon radio station on Thursday that he requested President Michel Sleiman and Prime Minister Saad Hariri to launch a dialogue with Speaker Nabih Berri on his call to form a committee to eliminate political sectarianism. He said that such a discussion would help avoid domestic division. As-Safir […]

Berri: Defense strategy won’t eliminate resistance’s weapons

Lebanese parliament Speaker Nabih Berri told As-Safir newspaper that the parties calling for a national defense strategy in hopes for eliminating the Resistance’s ( Hezbollah’s) weapons are mistaken. “Wrong he who believes the defense strategy is for disarmament,” Berri said Berri expressed openness to any defensive strategy that calls for “cooperation and integration among the […]

Berri: Resistance is an ultimate need as long as Lebanese territories are occupied

Lebanese Speaker Nabih Berri who has just returned from Syria called in a speech on the occasion of launching the first and second volumes of the Encyclopedia of the Islamic world, for a unified stance on rejecting all kinds of normalization of ties with Israel and on increasing the support for the Palestinian people and […]

Berri stood by Assad to receive condolences at the funeral

The Amal movement delegation that accompanied Lebanon Speaker Nabih Berri to the funeral of Majd al Assad, younger brother of president Bashar al Assad included : Ayoub Hamid, Ali Hassan Khalil and Ghazi Zoaiter , Haitham Juma, Jamil Hayek, Qabalan Qabalan and Sheikh Hassan al-Masri. Speaker Berri stood by president Assad to receive condolences at […]