Interpol issued its highest-level international alerts against four Hizbullah men indicted in the 2005 slaying of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, a Lebanese security official said Saturday.
The Interpol red notices were issued at the request of the Netherlands-based Special Tribunal for Lebanon, said the official, who requested anonymity in line with official regulations.Full Story
Prosecutor General Saeed Mirza issued an arrest warrant against a woman who in collaboration with her brother made several bomb threats to the Baabda Justice Palace through phone calls that later turned out to be a hoax.
“The woman (M. Sh. Sh.) in collaboration with her brother (B. Sh. Sh.), who is currently in Canada, made the threat calls to the Criminal Court registry at the Justice Palace in Baabda on June 24 and July 8,” the National News Agency reported on Saturday.Full Story
Primary data obtained by the Central Criminal Investigations Bureau indicates that the four suspects mentioned in the indictment in the probe into ex-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri’s assassination are not in Lebanon.
The four suspects have left Lebanon, informed sources told the Central News Agency on Saturday, adding however that one of them might be killed.Full Story
Youth and Sports Minister Faisal Karami slammed the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, stressing that no tribunal will be able to carry out its investigations without a unanimous agreement on its credibility, professionalism and neutrality.
“The national consensus on the tribunal was gone since long time ago due to a series of mistakes and a behavior that didn’t comply with the minimum reputable standards,” Karami said during a dinner in honor of Arab Union Lawyers delegations on Friday.Full Story
March 14 general-secretariat coordinator Fares Soaid stressed on Saturday that the coalition will be a peaceful and democratic and at times a popular opposition.
“We don’t have the capability to create tension but we will be present in every square and conference to prevent an armed party from laying its hand on Lebanon,” Soaid told LBC TV network in reference to Hizbullah.Full Story
A video of seven Estonians kidnapped in Lebanon in March has been sent to their relatives, after two earlier videos were posted on the Internet, the Baltic nation's foreign ministry has said.
"A third video showing all seven Estonians kidnapped in Lebanon was sent to some relatives of the kidnapped via their email addresses three weeks ago," ministry spokeswoman Minna-Liina Lind told Agence France Presse on Friday.Full Story
The body of Lebanese passenger Hussein Ali Khazaal, who was aboard a plane that crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, was found, the head of the Lebanese Cultural University in the World Ahmed Nasser said.
At least 74 people died when the plane crashed as it attempted to land in heavy rain at Kisangani airport in the northeast of the country, the air company said.Full Story
Former Premier Saad Hariri will on Tuesday respond to accusations that he was seeking to reach a compromise on ending the support for the international tribunal in return for staying in power, media reports said.
Al-Joumhouria newspaper reported on Saturday that in his first television appearance from Paris since he left Beirut, Hariri will respond to the accusations and will stress that he holds onto the principles of the Cedar Revolution and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon that will try ex-Premier Rafik Hariri’s suspected assassins.Full Story
The Hizbullah Anti-Terrorism Act is still under discussion by the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs and is likely to be adopted in the fall, congressional sources told As Safir daily Saturday.
U.S. Congressman Howard Berman has introduced the HATA that sets rigorous requirements for the provision of foreign assistance to Lebanon during periods when Hizbullah is part of the majority governing coalition.Full Story
The Hizbullah leadership is taking unprecedented security measures in Beirut’s southern suburbs, the Bekaa and the south, a French strategic news website has said.
TTV site said Friday that around 100 Iranian explosives experts have arrived in the suburbs accompanied by trained dogs over fears that Hizbullah would be targeted by explosions.Full Story