» 12/27/2011, 00.00
Patriarch Rai: A weapons-free Lebanon
At Christmas Mass the head of the Maronite Church asks that the country be "demilitarized". Hezbollah only armed militant group remaining. The Mass was attended by the head of state, Cardinal. Sfeir, the nuncio and Christian politicians of opposing factions, such as Aoun and Gemayel.
Security Council meets over attacks on UN peacekeepers in south Lebanon
Tension remains high. The Lebanese government merely "regrets" the incident. Open letter from the Commander of UNIFIL to the inhabitants of the area that aims to calm everyone down, but stresses "freedom of movement of UN peacekeepers”. Hezbollah launches accusations of pro-Israel partisanship.
Hezbollah wants a referendum on its weapons
The unique proposal has been advanced by a Party of God parliamentarian. Even if it is unconstitutional, in his view the consultation "does not mean changing the regime."
Hezbollah threatens “open war” on Israel
Nasrallah says the battle will wage on until the elimination of the Jewish state. Iran’s foreign minister attends Moughniyah’s funeral. Damascus announces it has irrefutable evidence on who was behind the attack.
16/03/2017 13:42:00 LEBANON
Beirut, Shiite Supreme Council reawakens from years in "coma". The key role of Hezbollah
New Council elections return body to central stage after years of stalemate. In the past he fought in defense of the rights of the marginalized south and the construction of schools, hospices and medical clinics. Hezbollah uses legal-religious force to gain access to the body, until now in the hands of Amal. The process of liberation from Tehran.
30/09/2010 LEBANON - VATICAN
Maronite Patriarchate warns of “tension rising” to the point of conflict in Lebanon
There is a growing conflict between Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Hezbollah because the UN tribunal allegations that - they say - condemn Hezbollah for having contributed to the assassination of Rafik Hariri. The bishops are preparing to go to Rome for the Synod of the Middle East, but a war between Sunnis and Shiites is feared.
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