Lebanese Forces bloc MP Sethrida Geagea on Friday announced that she intends to file a lawsuit against MP Jamil al-Sayyed, who was Lebanon's General Security chief between 1998 and 2005.
“I deeply regret the lack of morals of some people, such as Maj. Gen. Jamil al-Sayyed. I deeply regret Maj. Gen. al-Sayyed's insolence when he was asked by a journalist about the fate of our comrade Ramzi Irani and he answered: 'Ask Mrs. Sethrida and the Yassouh al-Malak group!'”Full Story
Ex-PM Fouad Saniora on Friday warned Hizbullah to be “more prudent and aware of the nature of the coming period.”
“There is no doubt that Hizbullah had started its work for the sake of liberating Lebanon from Israeli occupation, but since the year 2000, Hizbullah's weapons have been directed towards the inside and are tampering with the domestic balances,” Saniora said in an interview with the Anatolia news agency in Turkey on the sidelines of his participation in the 22nd Eurasian Economic Summit.Full Story
A man died from severe burns Friday after setting himself on fire at his daughter's school over a fee dispute with the management, state-run National News Agency said.Full Story
A 12-year old child was found hanged from a rope inside a tent for Syrian refugees in the town of Ibl al-Saqi, in Marjayoun district, south east Lebanon, the National News Agency reported on Friday.Full Story
Prime Minister Saad Hariri is bound to travel to the UAE over the weekend to participate in the World Government Summit in Dubai, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.
The two-day visit will be an occasion for the Premier to discuss with his counterparts participating in the three-day forum, several files related to Lebanon and the region.Full Story
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Jawad Zarif is expected to visit Beirut to meet with senior Lebanese officials, media reports said.
Zarif will reportedly arrive on Sunday, but will hold his meetings with the officials on Monday, they said.Full Story
State Minister for Refugee Affairs Saleh al-Gharib said that coordination between Lebanon and Syria on the return of refugees is “compulsory,” the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat daily reported on Friday.Full Story
A Progressive Socialist Party delegation on Thursday met with Prime Minister Saad Hariri and announced that ties between the two parties have been mended and are now “firmer than before.”
The delegation comprised the ministers Akram Shehayyeb and Wael Abu Faour and the MPs Fisal al-Sayegh and Hadi Abu al-Husn. The meeting was held in the presence of Hariri's aide and ex-minister Ghattas Khoury.Full Story
Suspended Internal Security Forces officer Lt. Col. Suzanne al-Hajj on Thursday told the Military Court that interrogators had showed her “a paper issued by the Saudi intelligence command” asking Lebanese authorities to hand her the “severest penalties” and “expel” her from her post as head of the ISF anti-cyber crime bureau.
MTV meanwhile reported that Hajj stressed in her testimony that she “never had any form of ties” to the hacker Elie Ghabash, who is accused of having fabricated the electronic evidence that landed the actor Ziad Itani in jail on charges of spying for Israel.Full Story
Judge Ghada Aoun on Thursday ordered the interrogation and detention of five Internal Security Forces officers and a number of ISF members after ISF chief Maj. Gen. Imad Othman gave a permission for their prosecution, a media report said.
The five officers are accused of accepting bribes in return for protecting fugitives.Full Story