While war is raging in neighboring Syria and Iraq, in Lebanon the hot issue is the upcoming dialogue talks between Hezbollah and Future Movement that are expected to lead to peace between the Shiites and the Sunnis in Lebanon. Almost all the Lebanese politicians from the two rival camps ( M8 and M14) have welcomed the anticipated […]
Lebanese Environment Minister Nazem al-Khoury said that the cancellation of the national dialogue session that was scheduled for January 7 does not mean that dialogue in Lebanon is dead. “The decision made by President Michel Suleiman to cancel the dialogue session does not at all mean the end of dialogue,” Khoury told Al-Manar television on […]
Former Lebanese PM and current Future Movement parliamentary bloc MP Fouad Siniora said on Monday after holding talks with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai at Bkirki that dialogue is essential, but we need to return to principles and respect the constitution.
A Syrian opposition spokesman lambasted the government’s call for dialogue Tuesday, marking yet another stalemate in the country’s 19-month deadly conflict. “No Syrian is willing to sit down with any of these killers in the Syrian government who have been responsible for every single drop of blood that have been shed in Syria,”
The U.S. Embassy in Beirut expressed concern over the continuing violence in Tripoli and said in remarks posted on Twitter on Friday that the “Assad regime officials should be held accountable for involvement in alleged attempts to destabilize Lebanon.” The embassy called on all parties to “exercise restraint
At least three people including an Sunni Islamist commander were killed on Friday in a fifth day of sporadic sectarian fighting in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli triggered by the conflict in neighbouring Syria. A Lebanese security source said the situation in Tripoli, where clashes between Sunni Muslims and Alawites have killed 16 people since […]
A prominent Muslim cleric was killed early morning Friday in North Lebanon’s violence-stricken city of Tripoli after the security situation deteriorated again in the neighborhoods of Bab al-Tebbaneh and Jabal Mohsen,National News Agency reported.
The Army Command decided on Thursday to try and initiate dialogue between the fighters of Jebel Mohsen and Bab al Tabbanah with the aim of ending the security violations in the city of Tripoli without involving the politicians. This comes after the Army Command met privately in Yarzeh with the fighters of the rival factions […]
Lebanon’s rival political leaders will hold a second round of National Dialogue Monday amid fears that a long-running split over the issue of Hezbollah’s arms might bring the all-party talks to a halt. President Michel Suleiman held backstage consultations in the past few days with all leaders attending the Dialogue in an attempt to
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said in an interview with Al-Makarkaziya ( Central) news agency that he is against national dialogue if it was not serious. “A March 14 delegation will visit President Michel Suleiman within two days. Based on the results of the visit, [we] will decide [if we will attend the national dialogue],”