STL: Sfeir says justice must take its course

Commenting on the Hezbollah-led campaign against the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) , Maronite Patriarch Boutros Nasrallah Sfeir said on Sunday: Even if the indictment may cause some repercussions in the local arena, justice is justice and must take its course.” He added: “We want to put an end to the assassinations and make sure […]

Berri: Sectarianism is eating the country

Speaker Nabih Berri told An-Nahar newspaper in an interview published Saturday that Lebanon cannot rise without eliminating political sectarianism and stressed that sectarianism is eating the country. Berri said that Lebanon will not be revived until political sectarianism is abolished. “We should act and confront this monster before it’s too late,” the house speaker added.

Berri welcomes Sfeir statement on sectarianism

Speaker Nabih Berri issued a statement on Friday that Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir’s Thursday address in which he said that sectarianism should be abolished as a whole and not just political sectarianism , is a starting point to work toward having all the Lebanese agree on the matter. “Let us form the national committee […]

Aoun: Sectarian system was established in Lebanon for a reason

Change and Reform bloc leader MP Aoun said following the meeting of his bloc that they discussed the taxation system , the budget and the rental laws He defended his opposition to lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 and denied that he linked this issue to the issue of granting citizenship to people […]

Sfeir concerned over abolishing of political sectarianism

Lebanon’s Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir expressed concern on Tuesday that abolishing of political sectarianism could lead to the domination of one group over the other. “Sectarianism is intolerable, but we fear that once it is abolished, one party would dominate the other,” Sfeir said in remarks to the Voice of Lebanon radio station. Asked […]

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 […]