Interior minister: Need to control border, prevent armed people entering Lebanon from Syria

Interior Minister Marwan Charbel rejected on Thursday statements that Lebanon’s control of the Lebanese-Syrian border came at Syria’s behest. “It is a Lebanese request not to allow armed [people] to enter Lebanon or [to enter Syria] through Lebanon,” Charbel told the Voice of Lebanon (100.5) radio station.

Charbel prevents Rifi from traveling to France

Interior Minister Marwan Charbel  has reportedly prevented  Internal Security Forces chief Ashraf Rifi  from  travel outside of Lebanon “during this critical time” in the country. Rifi was reportedly planning to take part in a security conference in France, according to  Al-Akhbar newspaper. Former PM Saad Hariri is reportedly still in Paris because he has received […]