Jumblat: They Want to Control Everything, But We'll Confront Them via Ballot Boxes

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat on Sunday hit back at Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun, accusing him and his allies of seeking to “take control of all the country’s assets, of the administration, judiciary, army and economy”

Francois Hollande Elected France's First Socialist President in Nearly Two Decades

Francois Hollande was elected France's first Socialist president in nearly two decades on Sunday, dealing a humiliating defeat to incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and shaking up European politics

Regime Raids Aleppo UniversityEvacuates Campus and Kills 6 Students

The management announced the decision before regime forces raided the dorms and arrested over a hundred and killed at least six

Egypt Military Pledges '100%' Fair Presidential Poll

Egypt's military rulers vowed Thursday that this month's presidential election will be fair and moved to assure the public it would hand over power, a day after a deadly attack on an anti-military protest

20 Dead after Attackers Storm Cairo Protest

Thugs attacked an anti-military protest near the Defense Ministry in Cairo on Wednesday and 20 people were killed, officials said, in the politically tense run-up to the first post-uprising presidential election

26 Dead in Syria Hours after New U.N. Ceasefire Call

Ten civilians killed by regime mortar fire and 12 troops died in clashes with rebels were among 26 dead in Syria on Tuesday just hours after a new U.N. call for all sides to respect a troubled truce

Jumblat: Adopting Proportional Representation in Electoral Law Will Reproduce Period of Hegemony

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat questioned on Monday the insistence to adopt proportional representation in the parliamentary electoral law

More than 20 Killed in Blasts in Syria's Idlib

More than 20 people were killed on Monday in blasts targeting security buildings in the city of Idlib, northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said

U.N. Urges Respect for Syria Truce as Observers Visit Homs Neighborhood

U.N. observers said on Sunday that it was "extremely important" that all sides respect a promised ceasefire in Syria as a veteran peacekeeper flew in to take command

Suleiman Hails Army as Questions Rise over UNIFIL’s Failure to Intercept Ship Smuggling Arms to Syria

President Michel Suleiman hailed on Saturday the interception of a ship suspected of delivering weapons to Syria as the Lebanese army issued a statement confirming the incident

Feltman in Lebanon Next Week

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffery Feltman is expected to arrive in Lebanon next week where he is scheduled to hold talks with a number of officials

Blasts Shake Damascus’ Maidan Neighborhood and Industrial Zone, 9 Killed

A suicide bomb attack in the central Damascus district of Maidan killed at least nine people and wounded another 20 on Friday, Syrian state television reported, blaming "terrorists”

Syrian Opposition Calls for Emergency U.N. Meeting

Syria's main opposition group on Thursday called for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting as it accused regime forces of killing more than 100 people in the central city of Hama in recent days

Suleiman Adamant not to Sign $5.9 billion Spending Bill

President Michel Suleiman reiterated on Thursday that he rejects to sign any decree that contains “legal and constitutional violations,” shrugging off demands by the March 8 forces to approve the $5.9 billion extra-budgetary spending of 2011

Regime Commits Massacres in Hama and Idlib

The regime committed a new massacre in the Arbaeen neighbourhood of Hama as forces field-executed 11 civilians only one day after the visit by UNSC observers. According to residents

France Final Results: Hollande 28.63%, Sarkozy 27.18%, Le Pen 17.90%

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy hunted far-right votes Monday after losing to Socialist Francois Hollande in a first round vote that saw a shock breakthrough by the anti-immigrant National Front

Syrian Rebels Hail U.N. Vote, Say Committed to Ceasefire

The rebel Free Syrian Army hailed the United Nations Security Council vote on Saturday to send 300 observers to monitor a ceasefire in Syria and said it was committed to the truce

UN council approves up to 300 Syria observers

The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Saturday to adopt a resolution authorising an initial deployment of up to 300 unarmed military observers in Syria for three months to monitor the country's fragile week-old ceasefire

Blast Rocks Mazzeh Military Airport in Damascus

"A loud explosion was heard at the Mazzeh military airport in Damascus," the Britain-based monitoring group said. It provided no further details

Regime Forces Punish Residents of Jobar for Talking to the Observers

The Observers mission reached the city of Homs today on the second day of their deployment. The Observers visited the neighbourhood of Jobar and interviewed residents