Born from the flurry of protests that engulfed the country following the death of late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005, the March 14 Alliance celebrated its seventh anniversary this week. Contrary to previous years, politicians chose to take the back seat this year and give civil society leaders the platform to preach values March 14 officials have been supporting for years.
Andy Warner is a second-year masters student at the Center for Cartoons Studies in Vermont. His recently published comic, The Man who Built Beirut, tells the story of the assassination of late Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. It is a brilliant comic that documents a transformative period in Lebanon's political history and speaks to the vibrancy of the Lebanese comic scene.
After the release of Special Tribunal for Lebanon's (STL) indictments in the assassination of late Premier Rafik Hariri, followed by statements that it was linked to three other attempted murders of Lebanese politicians and journalists, STL judge Antonio Cassese is now demanding that Lebanon follow through on its commitment to arrest the four suspects charged in the murder.
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) reached a milestone yesterday when it released the indictment associated with the assassination of late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others. The STL charged four Hezbollah members - Mustafa Badreddine, Salim Ayyash, Hussein Oneissi and Assad Sabra - with the murder.
The advent of the Muslim month of Ramadan brought massacres to the Syrian city of Hama and bloody clashes to the streets of Beirut. As the Syrian regime continues to crack down on civilians, pro-regime supporters clashed with protestors in Beirut on Tuesday.
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman's call for dialogue this week fell on deaf ears, as the two major political coalitions, March 8 and March 14, refused to come together for talks.
After four months of silence, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri lashed out at Hezbollah and Syria, personally criticizing the group's leader Hassan Nasrallah and announcing his sympathy for Syrians demanding their freedom. Speaking from Paris, where he remains out of personal safety concerns, he accused Assad and Nasrallah of being directly responsible for the toppling of his government.
Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah slammed the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) in his first reaction to the indictments released last week. The STL issued arrest warrants for four Hezbollah members allegedly involved in the killing of late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), probing the murder of late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, submitted a sealed indictment in the case to the country's prosecutor general, Saeed Mirza, this morning.
Lebanese outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri inaugurated his new position as "leader of the opposition" by lashing out at Hezbollah, accusing it of using its military powers as means to tip political disputes in its favor. Hariri characterized the Shiite group's arsenal as a national problem that is poisoning Lebanon.