Former Lebanese Information Minister and Parliament member Michel Samaha was transferred to military court on Saturday morning, National News Agency reported. On Thursday, Lebanese security forces arrested Samaha in a case linked to a bombing plan aimed to create a strife in Lebanon
“This is what Bashar wants,” Lebanese security sources quoted detained former Information minister and MP Michel Samaha as saying of Syrian President Bashar Assad, in a video shot by a Lebanese undercover agent for the Internal Security Forces Information Branch.
Former Lebanese MP and Information Minister Michel Samaha who was closely associated with the embattled Syrian regime was detained by Lebanese Internal Security Forces Intelligence Branch for interrogation on Thursday over a “sensitive” security-related matter, media reports said Thursday.
The Lebanese Army Command on Tuesday said in a statement that it has “launched legal measures aimed at prosecuting MP Moein Merehbi for attacking the military institution and insulting its leadership. The statement issued by the army also said that the institution would no longer respond to Merhebi’s statements.
Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun filed a lawsuit against Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea over his recent statements on the political assassinations in Lebanon since 2005, FPM press office revealed on Saturday in a statement
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said on Wednesday that “Hezbollah and the leadership of the Free Patriotic Movement are either [directly or indirectly] involved in the assassination attempt” against him “by misleading the investigation and helping the perpetrators.”
Change and Reform bloc leader MP Michel Aoun said on Tuesday that the bloc ministers will resign “when the time comes”. “When the time comes, we will resign from cabinet. Each battle has its time,” Aoun said following the bloc’s weekly meeting.
Several Kuwaiti lawmakers have voiced strong objections to a planned visit to their country by Energy and Water Minister Jebran Bassil, noting that “he is an ardent supporter of the oppressive Syrian regime.” “Bassil’s stances in support of the Syrian killing machine against the unarmed Syrian people make him unwelcome in Kuwait,” said MP Badr […]
by Ghassan Karam
And so Lebanon dodges another bullet. What was billed, by all sides, as being potentially an explosive event ended up being a whimper just like the Elliot had predicted in “The Hollow Men” :
By Ghassan Karam Old habits die hard, actually at times they never die. This is a good thing if the habit in question is that of integrity, high ethical standards, intellectual curiosity and creative thinking. But it is a bad when the characteristic in question is that of being addicted to superficiality, megalomania and a […]