sooner or later Hariri’s killers will be punished: son

The killers of Lebanon’s former premier Rafik Hariri will be punished “sooner or later,” his son Saad said on Thursday’s eighth anniversary of his father’s death, for which four Hezbollah members are being tried in absentia. “The (UN-backed) Special Tribunal for Lebanon is making progress and the criminals will be punished sooner or later.

Syria blamed for Lebanon deadly blast

Anti-Syrian politicians in Lebanon have accused Damascus of being behind a car bomb in Beirut that killed Lebanon’s head of internal intelligence. Opposition leader Saad Hariri and Druze leader Walid Jumblatt say Syria’s Bashar al-Assad was behind the blast. A Syrian minister has condemned it.

March 14 youth demand Cabinet to resign during sit it

March 14 youth held an open sit-in at Martyrs’ Square Saturday to vent their outrage over the assassination of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan and to call on the government to resign. Addressing the March 14 audience at Martyrs’ Square, Nadim Koteish, a TV host and prominent figure in the coalition, called on the Lebanese to […]

Angry protesters close Lebanon roads following bombing

Lebanese security officials say angry protesters have closed roads around the country to protest the bombing that killed a top security official and seven other people. Lebanon’s government declared a national day of mourning Saturday for the victims that included Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, head of the intelligence

Beirut blast is Seen as an extension of Syria’s war

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A powerful bomb devastated a Christian neighborhood of this capital city of Lebanon on Friday, killing an intelligence official long viewed as an enemy by neighboring Syria and unnerving a nation as Syria’s sectarian-fueled civil war spills beyond its borders and threatens to engulf the region.

Why Wissam al-Hassan matters for the ME

Senior Lebanese security official Maj. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan was among those killed in this morning’s car bombing in Beirut, The Washington Post’s Liz Sly has confirmed. Hassan was an important figure in the country’s security establishment, and his death could have significant implications in Lebanon and beyond.