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Father of slain Lebanese MP to sue Syrian envoy for comparing his son to ”dog”

that Fayssal Mekdad compared his son to a "dog" in remarks reported Wednesday by the US daily, The New York Sun .   "I will sue him (Mekdad) before the American courts," Tueni, 79, ... York, the Sun quoted "a diplomat" who overheard a conversation between Mekdad and an Arab ...

18/05/2010 - 12:58 - comments 2

Syrian official invited to U.S. talks

by Syria's deputy foreign minister, Fayssal Mekdad, is the first in about five years.   Mekdad, who ...

16/05/2010 - 17:33 - comment 0

Syria to participate in Annapolis summit

in Annapolis, Maryland, this week. The deputy foreign minister Fayssal al-Mekdad will be making the trip ...

17/05/2010 - 21:37 - comment 0

Syria demands apology from US following border raid

Iraqi territory that killed eight people. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal Mekdad denied American ... ... (and) make an official apology for this aggression and pledge not to repeat it," Mekdad told ... fighters across the border. Mekdad said all the victims were Syrian civilians and Damascus does not know ...

16/05/2010 - 18:33 - comments 2

U.S. Criticizes Syria for U.N. Council Member’s Statement

Fayssal Mekdad said the 15-member body practiced a double standard in denouncing terrorism around ... here to combat and eliminate," Mekdad declared.     Mekdad, a senior counselor in his U.N. ... In his speech to the council, Mekdad condemned the September 11 attacks on the United States but said ...

18/05/2010 - 17:22 - comment 0

Contradicting statements on Zarqawi replacement

Syria's U.N. ambassador, Fayssal Mekdad, denied rumors that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi may be seeking shelter ... 1,200 people trying to cross the border into Iraq in recent weeks. According to Mekdad, Syria suspected ...

18/05/2010 - 13:33 - comment 0

U.N. Security Council pressing Syria to establish diplomatic ties with Lebanon

is."   Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal Mekdad strongly opposed the resolution. ...

18/05/2010 - 11:31 - comment 0

Arafat downplays importance of U.S. veto on U.N. resolution

to Israeli hardliners.     For his part, Syria's UN Ambassador Fayssal Mekdad, whose country ...

18/05/2010 - 14:29 - comment 0

Powell: Syrian Statements “Hysterical”, Zinni To Return When Conditions Permit

US Secretary of State Colin Powell referred to the latest Syrian comments at the U.N. as “hysterical”. Powell also announced that the special envoy to On Friday, the Syrian delegate to the UN Security Council, Fayssal Mekdad made a remark that has since ...

18/05/2010 - 17:22 - comment 0

Mehlis: Hariri investigation could take years

Syria's UN ambassador, Fayssal Mekdad, insisted that Damascus has "been fully cooperative" ...

18/05/2010 - 12:59 - comment 0