Two rockets were fired from South Lebanon into Israel this week, and Israel returned the fire, signaling a threatening situation in the region, to be contained perhaps only by the transfer of funds to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).
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 Syrian uprising has split Lebanon into supporters and opponents of the Assad regime, with each side betting on its most favorable outcome. At Martyr's Square in downtown Beirut, home to the Cedar Revolution that ended the Syrian occupation of Lebanon six years ago, Lebanese groups came together in solidarity with the Syrian people.
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.
A week after its announcement, the cabinet has not yet finalized the ministerial statement, upon which Parliament gives or denies it its vote of confidence.
While local and international observers continue to be preoccupied with regional upheavals, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon's Prosecutor Daniel Bellemare has submitted an amended indictment to pretrial judge Daniel Fransen, who is reviewing the charges.
Six years after it was first launched and three days before a big rally on the anniversary of the Cedar Revolution, the March 14 coalition released a new political manifesto, recommitting itself to bringing Hezbollah's arms under state authority.