Baroud: Illegal construction will be demolished

Commenting on the protests against internal security forces who are trying to implement the demolition order for illegally constructed buildings, Caretaker Interior Minister Ziad Baroud told As Safir newspaper that the government is taking responsibility for removing all illegal construction on public property.

Baroud: The priority should be the rescue operation

Lebanese Minister of Interior Ziad Baroud said in reference to Ethiopian plane crash: “The disaster must be addressed by experts in this field and the priority right now is not to investigate the incident , but to rescue the bodies of the passengers .” He said in an interview with “OTV “, “in Lebanon we […]

Baroud to present plans for municpal elections

Lebanon’s Interior Minister Ziad Baroud told LBC TV that he will submit his plans for the municipal elections to the cabinet tomorrow on the basis of a legal voting age of 21 years , because the grace period for amending the law has ended. In a related development a national youth and student organizations that […]

283,000 voters between 18-21 awaiting the new election law

Lebanon’s Minister of Interior and Municipalities Ziad Baroud told Al-Nahar newspaper that the ministry has been preparing the electoral lists for the municipality elections since December 15 last taking into account that the voting age is 21 years Ziad Baroud. Since then there has been talk about dropping the voting age to 18. Baroud said […]

Baroud: Lebanon arrested members of a major car theft network

During a press conference in Tripoli, Lebanon’s Interior Minister Ziad Baroud revealed that security forces arrested the members of a major car theft network. Commenting on the upcoming municipal elections , Baroud said that the electoral law of municipal elections needs amending, the thing which is underway currently.

Future Movement: Baroud is not convincing

Future Movement did not buy the explanations provided by Lebanese Interior Minister Ziad Baroud with regards to the efforts of the ministry following the explosion in Haret Hraik . A high-ranking source from Future Movement told As-Safir newspaper in remarks published Thursday that Baroud’s statement was “not convincing.” “His (Baroud’s) statement constitutes an attempt to […]

Baroud defends Interior ministry and criticizes Future block

During an interview with LBC, Lebanon’s Interior Minister Ziad Baroud responded to future movement criticism of his ministry over its lack of action following the Haret Hraik explosion by saying :The primary parties responsible for investigating the case are the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Lebanese judicial system.” He said Future Movement bloc statement […]

President Suleiman calls Syrian president to offer condolences

Lebanese president Michel Suleiman who is currently in Washington to meet with US president Barack Obama , called Syrian president Bashar al Assad to offer condolences for the death of his brother Majd Suleiman also sent Lebanon’s Interior Minister Ziad Baroud to represent him at the funeral and to offer condolences on his behalf