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SYRIA – LEBANON
Patriarchs met in Damascus to give courage and hope to a restless people
In their final message, the (Catholic and Orthodox) patriarchs of Antioch call for a political settlement of the Syrian crisis and the return of all the people who have been kidnapped and displaced. They are silent on the Syrian regime, but mentioned Orthodox Bishops Boulos Yazigi and Youhanna Ibrahim as well as Fr Mourad, who are still being held hostage. The Palestinian cause is critical for the Middle East. Christians are urged not to leave.
Sfeir: Syria continues to impede Lebanese development
In an interview, the Cardinal speaks about Damascus’ moves to block the International Tribunal, he reveals he asked Lahoud to resign and maintains that the Hezbollah alliance is being sought by Aoun in his efforts to become President of the Republic.
31/03/2008 SYRIA – LEBANON
Arab League summit in Damascus delivers “lukewarm” results
Out of the meeting comes advice on electing Lebanon’s new president and demands for an end to armed militias in Iraq. Syria calls the summit a success, but the Arab world is has divided as it has ever been. Meanwhile Tehran’s shadow looms greater than ever.
05/01/2006 LEBANON SYRIA
Khaddam's statements prove Syria's policies vis-à-vis Lebanon were wrong, say Maronite bishops
In a press release, the prelates call the former Syrian vice president an important eyewitness. Relations between Syria and Lebanon must be guaranteed. An appeal is made in favour inter-Lebanese dialogue; criticism is reserved for Shiite ministers' decision to stop participating in cabinet.
28/02/2008 JORDAN - SYRIA - LEBANON
Amman could join the boycott of the summit in Damascus
The idea emerged after a meeting of the king of Jordan with his counterpart in Saudi Arabia. The threat is aimed at pressuring Syria to clear the way for the election of the Lebanese president.
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.
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