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FRIDAY, 18 APR 2014
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Election session set for next week, white smoke unlikely 
By Kareem Shaheen | April 17, 2014 01:14 AM
Speaker Nabih Berri called on Parliament to convene on April 23 to elect a new president as Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea announced a broad campaign platform stressing the state’s monopoly on the use of force and universal health care for all Lebanese.
Accountability as a remedy against political violence in Lebanon 
By Carmen Abou Jaoude | April 15, 2014 12:37 AM
On March 6, 1982, a car bomb exploded in Jnah, West Beirut, killing at least five people and wounding 16 others.
Students data to be handed over to STL 
By Kareem Shaheen | April 11, 2014 01:08 AM
The names and phone numbers of potentially hundreds of Lebanese students at a local university will be handed over to defense lawyers at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon as part of their investigation into the killing of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
STL to hold status conference on Merhi case 
April 03, 2014 04:03 PM
The Trial Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon will hold a status conference next week to prepare for Hassan Merhi's case, the fifth suspect in the Hariri assassination, and to discuss Lebanon's cooperation with the court.
STL places focus on justice for victims of terrorism 
By Kareem Shaheen | March 28, 2014 12:28 AM
One lost her father, another her husband and the third his vision, all in car bombs.
Lebanon's new government wins confidence vote 
By Jana El Hassan | March 20, 2014 10:45 AM (Last Updated: 20/03/2014 07:29 PM)
Lebanon's government of Prime Minister Tammam Salam easily wins a vote of confidence in parliament, after two days of often heated exchanges between lawmakers over Hezbollah's arsenal and its role in Syria.
Strong vote of confidence for Cabinet assured 
By Hasan Lakkis, Hussein Dakroub | March 20, 2014 01:05 AM
The Cabinet will win a strong vote of confidence from Parliament Thursday as Prime Minister Tammam Salam pledged to fight terrorism, prevent sectarian strife fueled by the conflict in Syria, and set the stage for holding the presidential election on time.
Wit and respite as Parliament meets again 
By Wassim Mroueh | March 20, 2014 12:25 AM
Calm characterized the first day of Parliament’s session to debate the government’s policy statement Wednesday, with restless MPs resorting to side chats, breaks and jokes to kill time during the long discussions.
Parliament adjourns first day of Cabinet policy debate 
By Wassim Mroueh | March 19, 2014 10:57 AM (Last Updated: 19/03/2014 10:13 PM)
The Lebanese Parliament ends the first day of deliberations over Cabinet’s policy statement, with the government almost certain to win a sweeping majority vote of confidence in the upcoming legislative session.
March 14 marks anniversary, urges Hezbollah to withdraw from Syria 
By Dana Khraiche, Kareem Shaheen | March 15, 2014 01:20 AM
March 14’s leaders urged Hezbollah once again to withdraw from the Syrian conflict and called for unity among the bloc’s ranks in the coming presidential election, in a ceremony marking the ninth anniversary of the “Cedar Revolution.”
STL, Bar Association hold conference on tribunal 
March 12, 2014 12:12 AM
Officials from the Beirut Bar Association and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon took part in a conference Tuesday to explain and examine the unique court, concluding that proceedings had been kept independent from national or regional politics.
STL releases annual report, to decide on connected cases 
By Kareem Shaheen | March 11, 2014 12:19 AM
Prosecutors at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon will decide this year whether they have enough evidence to formally accuse suspects in connection with the attempted assassinations of MP Marwan Hamade and former Defense Minister Elias Murr and the killing of former Communist Party leader George Hawi.
Paris summit proves all talk, no checkbooks 
By Wassim Mroueh | March 06, 2014 12:51 AM
An international conference hosted in Paris Wednesday voiced verbal support for Lebanon’s Army and economy as the country grapples with the spillover effects of the war in neighboring Syria, but the meeting fell short of pledging tangible assistance.
Support Group stresses Lebanon Army needs 
March 05, 2014 08:27 PM
The International Support Group for Lebanon emphasizes the country’s dire need for assistance to cope with the overwhelming number of Syrian refugees, and to address the country's pressing security needs.
STL gives Merhi defense team more time to work 
March 05, 2014 12:26 AM
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon convened its latest conference Tuesday by saying that it would reassess the preparedness of the legal team for a newly adjoined defendant at some point next month, according to statements on the body’s official Twitter account.
STL to assess status of Merhi defense team work 
March 04, 2014 12:28 AM
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon will hold a conference Tuesday that is likely to assess how long the defense team for a newly adjoined case needs to get up to speed.
March 14 calls on STL to probe more assassinations 
February 28, 2014 12:30 AM
The March 14 bloc handed a petition Thursday to United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly demanding that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon investigate the assassinations of Lebanese officials, a U.N. spokesperson confirmed.
STL adjourns Hariri trial until mid-May 
By Kareem Shaheen | February 27, 2014 12:36 AM
The joint trial of five members of Hezbollah accused of taking part in the Hariri assassination will be postponed until at least the middle of May, the court announced Wednesday.
STL adjourns Hariri trial until mid-May 
By Kareem Shaheen | February 26, 2014 11:38 AM (Last Updated: 26/02/2014 04:19 PM)
The trial of five Hezbollah members accused of complicity in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has been adjourned until mid-May at least, according to a court document.
Why Lebanon should join the International Criminal Court 
By Fabio Rossi | February 22, 2014 12:22 AM
Despite the recent storms of criticism facing the International Criminal Court, particularly from the African Union, there are many good reasons for states to join the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the ICC.

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