UAE rejects Mursi’s request to free Egyptian cell ‘leaders’

The UAE has rejected a formal Egyptian request to release 11 Egyptians arrested recently in the UAE over links with the Muslim Brotherhood group, Gulf News has learnt. An Egyptian delegation led by Essam Al Haddad, a senior adviser to Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi, visited the UAE on Wednesday and met with senior officials to […]

Hariri: We want nothing but the truth

Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri stressed on Wednesday during an Iftar banquet organized by the administrative body of the Federation of Beirut Families Associations at the Phoenicia Hotel his “commitment to the course of the U.N. investigation, and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) as the relevant authority for achieving justice.”

Despite high tension, elections held free of casualties

Interior Minister Ziad Baroud announced Sunday that the average turnout in North Lebanon municipal elections stood at 46.8 percent, complaints reached 1,310 and 45 people were detained. At a news conference held at the interior ministry an hour after polls closed at 7pm, Baroud said “zero” casualties were reported in the daylong election on Sunday.