Fighting Drives an Old Sense of Peace From Damascus

Business has been terrible for Abu Tareq, a taxi driver, so last week, without telling his wife, he agreed to drive a man to the Damascus airport for 10 times the usual rate. But, he said later, he will not be doing that again. On the airport road, he could hear the crash of artillery […]

Lebanon Mufti: Electoral law should be fair to all

Lebanon Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani on Friday called on all lawmakers to “decide on an electoral law that is fair and that does not allow any party to impose its dominance over any region in the country.” “We want a law that would ensure proper representation for the Lebanese,

U.S. plans for Syria without Assad

Increasingly convinced that President Bashar Assad of Syria will not be able to remain in power, the Obama administration has begun to make plans for U.S. policy in the region after he exits. In coordination with Turkey, the United States has been exploring how to deal with the possibility of a civil war

Syrian Revolution urges Christians to participate in protests

The Facebook group, The Syrian Revolution 2011, which boasts more than 120,000 followers and which has emerged as the organizing force behind the demonstrations that have been demanding “freedom” in Syria has called on the Christian community to protest on Good Friday.

Christian – Muslim Dialogue committee to meet Saturday

The Christian – Muslim Dialogue committee announced in a statement late Friday that it will hold an emergency meeting with the Archbishop of Beirut , Bishop Boulos Matar to express its solidarity with him and to condemn the abuse by a journalist of Saudi Arabian newspaper “Okaz” . The meeting will be held at 10 […]

Suleiman: “Abolishing political sectarianism must preserve equal Muslim-Christian powersharing

President Michel Suleiman on Tuesday stressed during his meeting with the new council of the Lebanese Bar Association that “abolishing political sectarianism must preserve diversity and equal (Muslim-Christian) powersharing which leads to the preservation of the coexistence charter that distinguishes Lebanon and gives legitimacy to all institutions.”