Geagea: Christians must spearhead change

Geagea: “It is beneficial for Christians in Syria to side with” the revolution. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub/HO)

By Nicholas Blanford The Daily Star 11/5/2012 MAARAB, Lebanon: The Christians of the Middle East should not view with trepidation the turmoil engulfing the region over the past 18 months, Syria especially, but should instead seize the initiative to advance change and ensure communal survival, says Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea. “We should spearhead any quantum leap in the ...

Maronite leaders approve Orthodox draft electoral law

The Daily Star 16/12/2011 BKIRKI/BEIRUT: Maronite leaders agreed Friday to support the Orthodox Gathering’s draft electoral law, and designated a committee to discuss the proposed law with Lebanese officials. A gathering of the leaders “agreed to designate [its] committee to begin negotiations with all parties over the Orthodox Gathering's proposal, which the attendees consider a valid formula to ...

Lebanese Orthodox Gathering discusses electoral law with Geagea

6/10/2011 Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea met on Thursday with a delegation of the Lebanese Orthodox Gathering to discuss the Orthodox proposal on the electoral law. “The discussion with Geagea was [detailed], and he said that the Orthodox proposal on the electoral law is worthy of serious [discussion],” Saleem Habib, the delegation’s spokesperson, said following the meeting. Habib ...

Geagea condemns Zahle church Blast

28/3/2011 Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea condemned the bomb explosion that targeted St Mary Syriac Orthodox church in Zahle on Sunday. Geagea contacted Zahle Bishop Boulos Safar on Sunday to voice his condemnation, a statement issued by his press office said. “We highly denounce the bombing which comes a week after security measures were lifted from near the ...