Informed sources in Paris refuted on Friday media reports that stated that the reenactment of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has taken place.
The sources said: "The reenactment is an experiment aimed at performing a technical study of the effects of the explosion" that targeted Hariri in 2005.Full Story
MP Oqab Saqr stated on Friday that he is still awaiting an honest response from Hizbullah to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's statements stressing the importance of consensus.
He told MTV: "Iran's allies should implement his statements on the internal scene because we are facing real danger and the Saudi Arabian ambassador had previously informed the Iranian president that destroying unity would serve Israel."Full Story
Deputy Lebanese Forces leader George Adwan on Friday said the case won by LBC television station should not affect the employment status.
Addressing LBC staff at a news conference, Adwan stressed that the Lebanese Forces belong to the "school of tolerance."Full Story
Former head of the Phalange Party Karim Pakradouni noted Friday the indictment in the investigation into the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri will create a governmental crisis, which will not affect the security situation.
He added to NBN television that any worsening in the false witnesses case will lead to a great problem in Lebanon.Full Story
Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Lebanon this week sends a message to Washington that Tehran is a key player in the region and cannot be isolated, Lebanese newspapers said on Friday.
"The Americans are being told: 'If you isolate Iran, Iran will corner you in Lebanon and elsewhere'," said an editorial in the independent Arabic-language daily Al-Anwar.Full Story
Israeli warplanes on Friday carried out intensive, mock air raids over south Lebanon.
The state-run National News Agency said Israeli jets staged mock air raids at medium attitude over Nabatiyeh, Iqlim al-Tuffah, Marjayoun, Khiam and Arqoub.Full Story
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has stressed during a meeting with Prime Minister Saad Hariri on the need for "speedy and direct dialogue between the Lebanese to avoid the effects of the indictment and the International Tribunal, which could be politicized," As-Safir newspaper said Friday.
It said Hariri replied, stressing that he supports dialogue "because it is the only way to address the problems."Full Story
Druze leader Walid Jumblat said Lebanon cannot afford losing Prime Minister Saad Hariri and announced that he will rename him in the event he resigned.
Hariri should stay "in order to save this country," Jumblat told BBC radio.Full Story
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ended a two-day visit to Lebanon by meeting with Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.
The overnight meeting took place at the Iranian embassy in Beirut's Bir Hasan neighborhood.Full Story
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived to a hero's welcome in southern Lebanon on Thursday as he attended a mass rally in Bint Jbeil, a Hizbullah border stronghold flattened in the 2006 war with Israel.
A frenzied crowd of thousands of men, women and children crammed into an outdoor stadium and on rooftops waving Iranian, Lebanese and Hizbullah flags and cheering the hardline president on stage as he again predicted the demise of the Jewish state.Full Story