Assad told Hariri: “I will destroy Lebanon on your and Jumblatt’s head”, Update 2

  After testifying Tuesday at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon about Syria’s hegemony over Lebanon and revealed some the factors that led to the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005, MP Marwan Hamadeh resumed on Wednesday his testimony before STL , focusing  on the pressure that Syrian president Bashar al Assad exerted […]

Syrian regime forced Hariri to sell his An Nahar shares

After testifying Monday  at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon that the conflict over the Syrian presence in Lebanon had paved the way for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005,  MP Marwan Hamadeh resumed on Tuesday his testimony before STL , focusing on Syria’s hegemony over Lebanon, according to Lebanese media reports . […]

STL pointing to Syria as being ultimately behind Hariri assassination

The defense lawyers at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, said they had received evidence linking Syrian President Bashar Assad ‘s phone to the 2005 bombing that killed former PM Rafik Hariri . Similarly Lebanon’s interior minister Nouhad Mashnouk directly linked Assad to Hariri’s assassination , during a speech on Friday. “Bashar Assad had direct contact […]

Hamadeh denounces Al-Akhbar threats against his life

March 14 MP Marwan Hamadeh denounced on Monday the threats against his life by the Al-Akhbar , a pro Hezbollah led March 8 alliance newspaper . Hamadeh’s remarks come after Ibrahim al-Amin the editor-in-chief of the Al-Akhbar commented in his editorial column published earlier in the day “your [Hamadeh’s] days are numbered”.

Lebanon faces 4 dangerous issues in 2013

Western sources told “Al-Nahar” newspaper that 4 dangerouss issues will face Lebanon in the coming year. They identified them as follows: 1 – The launching of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon trial against those accused of assassinating former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri could result in the summoning of nearly 500 witnesses to the court.

FBI’s role in assassination probe strictly technical, report

Lebanon Justice Minister Shakib Qortbawi told OTV on Friday that that the FBI team is in Lebanon to assist the Lebanese security forces in their investigation the assassination of Internal Security Forces intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan and their “role will be strictly technical ”

Judge Nabil Wehbe to probe Al Hassan’s assaassination

The Lebanese Supreme Judicial Council, which handles political and state security crimes approved on Tuesday Justice Minister Shakib Qortbawi’s proposal to name Judge Nabil Wehbe as a judicial investigator in the assassination of Internal Security Forces intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan, National News Agency reported.

Hezbollah against probe of assassination, by STL

The powerful Shiite militant group Hezbollah, a close ally of Syria, said Tuesday it opposes calls to hand over the investigation of the assassination of an anti-Syrian intelligence official to the international tribunal ( Special Tribunal for Lebanon , STL) probing similar killings of other Lebanese

Referring Hassan’s murder to STL is up to UN, Youssef

The decision for referring the assassination of Internal Security Forces Intelligence Bureau head Brigadier General Wissam al-Hassan to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon is up to the United Nations Security Council, STL spokesman Marten Youssef told As Safir newspaper in remarks published on Tuesday. If the United Nations Security Council decides to refer this crime […]