Lebanon

AL-JAZEERA TRANSMISSION TRUCK ATTACKED IN LEBANON AS CREW AND STAFF SCATTER…….

It’s the great Sunni – Shi’ite divide, or as we say here at the Tundra Tabloids, Predator vs. Alien. Looks like it’s open season on Al-Jizz as well. KGS

Related: Der Spiegel: The United Nations Special Tribunal for Lebanon is moving closer to indicting Hezbollah leaders in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. A court official says names will be made public in a matter of weeks and that a trial could follow as soon as September.

Hariri supporters stage ‘day of rage’

A witness said an al-Jazeera transmission truck was burned in Tripoli and journalists assigned to cover Tripoli were attacked when they emerged from their office. Al-Jazeera reported the journalists escaped.

Tensions heightened as President Michel Suleiman met with parliament about who should be Lebanon’s next prime minister, a major marker for reorganizing the country’s government after its collapse two weeks ago.

Hezbollah officials said Tuesday Mikati has 65 votes, which is enough to name him prime minister, CNN said. Since Suleiman was consulting members of parliament, however, the tally was not official.

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