Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea stated on Saturday that the only solution for the current political deadlock is for the parliament to convene and vote on a electoral law, urging the Free Patriotic Movement's lawmakers to be present at the session.
“One of the options for an electoral law that can be discussed at the parliament is the hybrid proposal we came forward with three or four days ago,” Geagea said in a interview with Free Lebanon Radio.Full Story
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Thursday accused the Syrian regime and Hizbullah of waging a “new elimination war” against his party, pointing out that Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun is only a cover for this attack.
“The LF is exposed to a new elimination war similar to what happened in 1989, and it is using again the same tools used back then,” Geagea stated in a press conference during which he responded to attacks against his party after it withdrew its support for the Orthodox Gathering's draft electoral law.Full Story
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea stated on Wednesday that the party had from the beginning of discussions over a parliamentary electoral law sought an agreement over one that garners the support of all sides, stressing that it never pledged to adopt the Orthodox Gathering law.
He said during a press conference: “The Orthodox proposal never had the chance to succeed.”Full Story
Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun warned on Tuesday that his movement's position towards all sides will change should Christian parties that backed the Orthodox Gathering electoral draft law retract their approval of it during Wednesday's parliament session.
He therefore urged after the Change and Reform bloc's weekly meeting the parties to respect their commitment.Full Story
Russia and the United States agreed at top-level talks on Tuesday to push both the Syrian regime and rebels to find a political solution to their conflict and to hold an international peace conference, the Russian foreign minister said.
"We agreed that Russia and the United States will encourage both the Syria government and opposition groups to find a political solution," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talks with U.S. counterpart John Kerry in Moscow.Full Story
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi held talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad on Tuesday and said it was time to dissuade Israel from carrying out attacks such as its air strikes on Syria over the past week.
"The time has come to dissuade the Israeli occupier from carrying out such aggression against the peoples of the region," he said, quoted by Syrian television after his arrival in Damascus on a previously unannounced visit.Full Story
Israel's military has deployed a rocket defense system to the north of the country following reported Israeli airstrikes in Syria targeting weapons believed to be destined for Hizbullah.
The military said it moved two Iron Dome batteries Sunday as part of "ongoing situational assessments."Full Story
Israeli warplanes struck areas in and around the Syrian capital Sunday, setting off a series of explosions as they targeted a shipment of highly accurate, Iranian-made guided missiles believed to be on their way to Hizbullah, officials and activists said.
The attack, the second in three days, signaled a sharp escalation of Israel's involvement in Syria's bloody civil war. Syria's state media reported that Israeli missiles struck a military and scientific research center near the Syrian capital and caused casualties.Full Story
Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stated on Tuesday that he will not hesitate to help the Lebanese in Syria’s border town of al-Qusayr, assuring that the party prides itself in its martyrs.
In a televised interview tackling the latest Lebanese and regional developments, Nasrallah also denied claims that Hizbullah was behind the drone shot down by Israeli army on Thursday, doubting that the incidence even took place.Full Story
Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun stated on Tuesday his rejection of “sharing Christians' rights”, warning against a “serious problem” that could result if no equality was assured in the electoral law.
“Until now we have not yet reached an electoral law that respects the Lebanese constitution and the National Pact. No adopted law has so far respected religious co-existence,” Aoun expressed after the weekly meeting of the Change and Reform bloc.Full Story