World Bulletin / News Desk
The former Lebanese President Amine Gemayel on Monday said that the Syrian regime wished to distract attention by exporting violence to Lebanon.
Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA) in Istanbul where he came to attend an international conference titled "Arab Spring and Peace in the New Middle East: Muslim and Christian Perspectives", Gemayel indicated that Syria wanted to export its crisis to Lebanon.
"The turmoil in Syria may affect Lebanon. However, I do not believe that Lebanon would return to its days of civil war," Gemayel stressed.
"Lebanon paid a high price for its civil war. Our people suffered a lot and this experience has taught us a lot. The civil war we went through was a crucial experience that helped us get over a new crisis. Lebanon is now strong. Perhaps the crisis in Syria may affect us but I do not believe that Lebanon would return to its days of a civil war," Gemayel noted.
"The Assad regime is used to terrorism and exporting terror. It is no longer possible for the Syrian regime to continue to rule by killing people," Gemayel indicated.
Touching on the abduction of Turkish nationals in Lebanon, Gemayel underlined that those who have abducted the Turks work for the Syrian regime.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is opposed a two-stage agreement in the ongoing nuclear negotiation with the US and EU representatives, rejecting a US daily claim to the contrary, said an Iranian source close to the negotiation team in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The group that began in Germany who started in Montreal 3 months ago have organised a walk in Montreal this weekend. Many are against the group with an anti-PEGIDA protest set to take place at the same time and place as the PEGIDA demonstration, on Saturday at 4 p.m.
The Nigerian army said it destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram after capturing the northeastern town of Gwoza from the nsurgent group.
Morocco has had F-16 warplanes stationed in the United Arab Emirates since it began taking part in coalition air strikes on militants in Iraq and Syria.
PM Hun Sen commends country’s peaceful Muslim community at inauguration.
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No one expects Uzbekistan’s long-standing president Islam Karimov to achieve anything less than a landslide victory when Uzbeks head to the polls on March 29.
The two-chamber Congress suspended deliberations on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law that will grant self-rule to the Moro minority after 44 police commandos died in a clash with Muslim rebels on Jan. 25.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan spoke out on Friday on the US-Saudi alliance in Yemen and said Pakistan should be playing a lead role in the negotiation process rather than becoming a participant in the war.
American military chief holds talks with leading South Korean officials, but cancels planned media briefing.
Hasan Edmonds, a active member of the Illinois Army National Guard, planned to use his military training to fight for the terrorist organization, prosecutors said in a statement. Hasan Edmonds booked airline travel to depart Wednesday from Chicago and arrive in Cairo Thursday.
Palestinian man Maher al-Hashlamon, 30, was accused of stabbing and killing an Israeli woman in the southern part of the West Bank four months ago, Israel Public Radio said.
Drop is part of a campaign to deter potential recruits from joining the armed group.
Court says up to Thai gov’t whether family with Turkish passports will be sent to Turkey or China.
At least 108 people have been killed in various ground and air strikes carried out by the Syrian regime.
Saudi Arabia said the strikes were in response to calls by Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi for military intervention to "save the people from the Houthi militias."