Chief of the Lebanese Forces Samir Geagea called on the UN envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, to offer help in solving the issue of Lebanese detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime and revealing their fate many years after their arrest. A delegation of the Lebanese Forces on Thursday handed the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Jan Kubis, a letter from the party's leader, Samir Geagea, addressing UN Special…
A Lebanese court sentenced Lebanese businessman Qassem Tajeddine to five years in prison and a $ 50 million fine. Tajeddine was convicted by circumventing US sanctions imposed on him as a major financial contributor to Hezbollah, the US Justice Department said on Thursday.  Tajeddine, 63, was arrested in Morocco on March 12, 2017, at the request of the US authorities and handed over to the United States. He was charged…
The UN political chief said Wednesday that more than 100,000 people in Syria have been detained, abducted or gone missing during the eight-year conflict, with the Assad regime mainly responsible. A continued lack of access to detention sites and people being held in Syria has left the United Nations with “no official statistics on those detained, abducted or missing”, UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo told the Council in her…
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 19:46

US Slaps New Sanctions on Hezbollah's Oficials

The US Treasury on Tuesday slapped new sanctions on figures supporting the Hezbollah militias as part of a crackdown on the group that still supports the Assad regime’s war crimes against Syrian civilians. The Treasury has added Lebanese businessman Fadi Hussein Serhan to a list of sanctioned foreign nationals for providing material support to Hezbollah. The US government has accused Serhan of aiding the militant group through his Beirut electronics…
Bombing and shelling by the Assad regime and Russia on the provinces of Idlib and Hama in the past three months have forced more than 450,000 people to flee their homes for the Turkish borders, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced on Wednesday, adding that the aggression has led left hundreds dead and thousands injured. “The violence has escalated over the past month, leading to more people killed or…
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