Progressive Socialist Party leader, MP Walid Jumblat “sponsored” a reconciliation with Hizbullah party, ending an 11-year conflict over the retaliatory kidnapping and killing case of Ziad Ghandour and Ziad Qabalan, months after Adnan Shamas (Hizbullah supporter) was killed, the National News Agency reported.
Jumblat had met Sunday evening with Hizbullah Coordination and Liaison Officer Wafiq Safa, AMAL security official Ahmed Baalbaki in the presence of MP Ghazi Aridi, said NNA.Full Story
The Electoral Supervisory Committee acknowledged on Monday that the powers entrusted to it do not include powers over candidates from the political class.Full Story
Parliament hopefuls, political parties and state figures running in the country’s upcoming general elections have “rallied capabilities and means” for their electoral campaigns, amid complaints some are reportedly “exploiting” the government's resources and “harnessing” some of the security and administrative services, al-Joumhouria daily reported Monday.Full Story
Lebanese ambassador to France, Rami Adwan, has reportedly “met with French Socialist Party member, Boris Fallu,” asking him to “launch a campaign against the Western strikes on Syria,” in which France participated, An Nahar daily reported on Monday.Full Story
Anti-Hizbullah journalist and parliamentary candidate Ali al-Amin was physically assaulted Sunday in his southern hometown Shaqra at the hands of Hizbullah supporters.
“I'm besieged in the town of Shaqra. I have been attacked by more than 30 young men who belong to Hizbullah. My tooth is broken from the beating and I suffered punches and kicks to my body. They used all types of physical assault against me,” al-Amin said in a video posted online, describing the assailants as a “group of thugs.”Full Story
Kataeb Party chief MP Sami Gemayel on Sunday stressed that there is a “chance rectify the country's course” through the upcoming parliamentary elections.
“We have a chance in the elections to rectify the country's course,” Gemayel said during an electoral tour in Mount Lebanon.Full Story
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held talks Sunday in Doha with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi and said he is “looking forward to visiting Lebanon,” Lebanese TV networks said.
Stressing the importance of al-Rahi's visit to Qatar, where he laid the cornerstone for the Saint Charbel Church, Sheikh Tamim said he is “looking forward to visiting Lebanon in the near future.”Full Story
Hizbullah is currently seeking to secure the electoral threshold needed for the win of its Shiite candidate Hussein Zoaiter in Jbeil, a media report published Sunday said.
“This electoral threshold is at around 14,000 votes,” sources informed on the electoral campaigns told Asharq al-Awsat newspaper.Full Story
Prime Minister Saad Hariri started his electoral Bekaa tour by visiting al-Azhar of Bekaa in Majdel Anjar, where he was received by Mufti of Zahle and Bekaa Sheikh Khalil al-Mais, Mufti of Baalbek Sheikh Khaled Solh, dignitaries and students from Azhar, Hariri’s media office said Saturday.Full Story
Lebanese Red Cross employee, Hanna Lahhoud, was killed in an armed attack on an ICRC group in Yemen’s Taez, VDL (100.5) said Saturday.Full Story