Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan added his voice for supporting the establishment of a Lebanese Senate in addition to the parliament in Lebanon and stressed that this is a national demand . “A senate is a national demand … not only a Druze one,” Arslan was quoted as saying by his media office […]
Free Patriotic Movement MP Abbas Hashem told Al-Jadeed television on Sunday that the Taef Accord was “dead.” “The Taef Accord is dead as changes call for a political and social charter different than the Taef Accord,” Hashem said The Taif or (Taef ) Accord (Agreement) also known as “National Reconciliation Accord,” or “Document of National […]
President Michel Suleiman told al-Liwaa newspaper on Tuesday that the clashes in Lebanon’s northern capital Tripoli have been caused by the mounting security tensions and have nothing to do with the Syrian crisis . “The clashes in Tripoli have nothing to do with the Syrian crisis.”
The foreign ministers of Egypt and France on Saturday called for stability in Lebanon, as the Mediterranean country struggled with a political crisis. “We spoke of the necessity to respect legality (in Lebanon) and to fully apply the Taif Accord,
By Ghassan Karam
Patriarch Sfeir, General Aoun, Hariri and most of the other non Shi’ite political luminaries in Lebanon have so far been getting Beri jabs and swift combinations that they cannot seem to duck or avoid.
President Michel Suleiman addressed the nation on the eve of Lebanon’s 66th anniversary of independence saying: “To encourage vast participation in political life, a national committee should be established and charged with abolishing political sectarianism.”
By Maurice Obeid
Twenty years ago this month, on November 4 1989, the civil war ended with the ratification of the Taif Accord.