The president of the Lebanese Republic Michel Sleiman received today at the presidential palace in Baabda the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Prosecutor Daniel Bellemare. The president expressed his gratitude for all the efforts exerted by Bellemare concerning the probe into ex-Premier Rafik Hariri’s assassination. [Naharnet]


In other news, President Sleiman will supposedly sign the decree on wage  increases by the end of this month after Prime Minister Mikati had signed it earlier today. [NowLebanon]