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07-22-13
Senior Sunni politicians are still debating how to force out Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani, despite an unequivocal statement Wednesday from the Higher Islamic Council insisting he would stay in his post until elections next year.

07-22-13
Speaker Nabih Berri called on former Prime Minister Saad Hariri Sunday to return to Lebanon, as a Future Movement delegation discussed with the groupís leader in Jeddah their strategy on the National Dialogue and the Cabinet formation.

07-21-13
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah called Friday for preserving the Lebanese Army, keeping it at a distance from political divisions in the country.

07-21-13
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said Saturday that Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah is in no position to call for National Dialogue while the Shiite party is so deeply involved in the Syrian conflict, a statement from Geageaís office said.

07-21-13
Speaker Nabih Berri questioned the ďsuspiciousĒ motives behind recent criticism of Parliament and the Lebanese Army, arguing that the two institutions are symbols of Lebanon's unity in remarks published Saturday.

07-20-13
An extension of President Michel Sleimanís in office or a vacuum in the presidency appear to be the only options for Lebanon once Sleimanís mandate ends in May next year, according to political sources. Doubts are growing about whether the divided country will be able to elect a new head of state once Sleimanís six-year term expires.

07-20-13
The number of Syrian refugees in the country now exceeds 625,000, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees reported in its weekly update Friday.

07-20-13
Syria is ready to receive the return of its citizens who fled the violence in the country and are living as refugees in Lebanon, Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun has said.

07-20-13
Gunmen traded gunfire with police in the Lebanese capital Friday after security forces manning a checkpoint stopped a vehicle for having tinted windows without a permit, security sources said, adding that one of the assailants was apprehended.

07-20-13
The military charged six alleged members of the Nusra Front Friday with forming an armed gang in order to conduct terrorist acts in Lebanon, a judicial source told The Daily Star.

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