Libyans celebrated the liberation of the east of the country from the rule of Muammar Gaddafi, who has vowed to crush the revolt and on Wednesday was trying to assert his grip on the capital Tripoli, in the west. The opposition vowed to “liberate” Tripoli, where the four-decade Libyan leader is holed up with a […]
There has been a lot of speculation by rival camps in Lebanon over the purpose of the visit by Lebanon’s PM Saad Hariri to New York. As expected March 14 politicians are all supportive of Hariri’s position while the Hezbollah led March 8 opposition is insisting
French President Nicolas Sarkozy will meet Saudi Arabia’s recuperating king, Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz, and Prime Minister Saad Hariri in New York, after his talks with US President Barack Obama at the White House French official said Monday.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy told President Michel Suleiman that Paris remains ready to “do whatever helps the Lebanese” National News Agency (NNA) quoted Culture Minister Salim Wardeh as saying. Suleiman met with Sarkozy Saturday .on the sidelines of the 2010 Francophonie summit which is being held in the Swiss town of Montreux .
President Michel Suleiman has launched a series of contacts and talks in order to arrange meetings with U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy in New York, reported the Saudi newspaper al-Watan Saturday.
Following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Paris, the French president coordinated the transfer of a message from Israel to Syria. The message is that Israel does not intend to attack Syria or Lebanon and that Damascus should stop transferring weapons to Hezbollah and training its fighters in Syria.
President Michel Suleiman received Thursday a letter from Nicolas Sarkozy expressing interest in further strengthening the relations between Lebanon and France. Sarkozy is due to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday en route to Washington, after he received a last-minute invitation for talks with US President Barack Obama.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday announced plans to reshuffle his cabinet following the heavy defeat his ruling party suffered in Sunday’s regional election. According to a statement from the Elysee Palace, Budget Minister Eric Woerth was named to replace Xavier Darcos as the new labor minister, while Darcos was ousted from the cabinet for […]
In a setback for President Nicolas Sarkozy that could reshape the French political landscape, a court here on Thursday acquitted the former prime minister, Dominique de Villepin, of charges that he was part of a conspiracy to smear Mr. Sarkozy and sabotage his election in 2007. NYT