» 03/26/2007, 00.00
Jihadists see divided Lebanon as a land of conquest
British Minister of State Kim Howells warns that infiltrations from Iraq are occurring. In Beirut opinions are divided over Lebanon’s delegation to Arab Summit in Riyadh. Patriarch Sfeir warns that it is “as if there are two 'Lebanons'.”
Today's meeting in Beirut could seal the failure of the Arab initiative
The second day of meetings between Moussa, Gemayel, Hariri, and Aoun appears to be crucial. Patriarch Sfeir invokes God, that "he may spare us the worst". Yesterday, a meeting between Saudi Arabia and Egypt to apply pressure to Syria.
Hizbollah wants an “explanation” from Patriarch Sfeir
Hizbollah leader attacks cardinal for a statement the latter made ten days ago, on the eve of the elections, in which he expressed concern for Lebanon’s national and Arab identity. Nasrallah accuses Sfeir of not coming out against Israeli attacks and massacres.
Moussa to stay on another day as operations end in Nahar al-Bared
Arab League general secretary remains hopeful after meeting Lebanese leaders. He will soon travel to Syria. Lebanon’s defence minister announces an end to military operations in refugee camp, where mediation now seems to be underway.
After winning the armed confrontation, Hizbollah is preparing to cash in politically
Hizbollah’s militias attack Jumblatt’s stronghold in the Chouf. Arab League announces a high-level delegation set to travel to Beirut to talk with majority and opposition leaders.
Beirut hopeful following Saudi-Iranian summit
More and more people expect a solution to the political crisis. Saudis “guarantee” Syria that the international tribunal examining the Hariri assassination will only consider the criminal, not the political aspects of the case. Patriarch Sfeir calls on Christians not to create contrasts and divisions in vote to the Maronite League.
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