» 12/16/2005, 00.00
Fears in Damascus after UN Resolution 1644 is adopted
Almost all streets and stores are empty in the Syrian capital. Many checkpoints have been set up around the city for fear of possible attacks. In Beirut, Card Sfeir urges everyone "to bury hatred".
10/11/2005 SYRIA LEBANON
Fear and disappointment in Lebanon over Assad's bitter words
Syrian President's attitudeopen to the international community, harsh towards Lebanonis worrying people.
02/01/2006 SYRIA LEBANON UNITED NATIONS
UN commission's request for an interview with Assad a bombshell
The request stems from the inquiry into the Hariri assassination and follows statements made by former Syrian Vice President Khaddam according to whom Syrian intelligence services could not have carried out any operation without Syrian President Assad being informed. Lebanese President Lahoud is also involved.
Gen Aoun back in May, Geagea free . . . perhaps
20/01/2006 SYRIA IRAN LEBANON
Annan announces Syria will cooperate with probe into Hariri murder
In Beirut many are convinced the commission of inquiry will be able to meet Assad. Syrian and Iranian presidents show unity and mutual support against international pressures on second day of their summit. Both reiterate support for Hezbollah.
19/01/2006 SYRIA IRAN LEBANON
Ahmadinejad arrives in Damascus, Brammertz in Beirut
The 'Summit of the Banned' is convened to show Syro-Iranian solidarity and refusal of foreign interference. Mehlis' successor in Lebanon is surrounded by exceptional security measures.
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