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At first, Lebanon fiercely resisted Iran's hold on Lebanon. The Lebanese faced Iran's weapons in the hands of Hezbollah with their bare chests. A series of crimes followed Hariri's assassination. Lebanon endured a lot since the infamous Cairo Agreement of 1969. Thanks to the Syrian regime, the ...
BEIRUT - Ahead of Lebanon's upcoming general elections, the country's politicians are increasing their calls for the repatriation of Syrian refugees. However, the coauthor of a report from the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS) has cautioned that the government simply does not have the capacity to ...

BEIRUT: Lebanon's 2018 budget will likely be approved by cabinet before mid-March, its finance minister said, as the heavily indebted country seeks to agree ... Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri had said the budget needed to be completed by March 5 before Lebanese politicians become preoccupied with ...
The fact that two of the secretary's key interlocutors in Beirut (the Lebanese president and speaker of the parliament) are in electoral coalition with Hezbollah, ironically, has not aroused a similar level of controversy at home. Nor, for the most part, has the estimated $1.5 billion in U.S. support, in addition to ...
... press, different religious groups and women in high-ranking positions in the corporate world and the job market, Lebanon ranks shockingly low when it comes to female representation in politics, and politicians have been unsuccessful in acting on a movement to establish a quota for women in parliament.
In a country where women occupy only three percent of the parliament seats, Lebanon's first women's affairs minister -- a man -- is supporting a campaign to attract more women politicians. The government's decision to appoint him as women's minister in 2016 attracted some criticism. But Jean ...
On February 22, the President of the Republic of Lebanon Michel Aoun being on an official visit in Armenia visited the RA National Assembly, where he met ... Talking about the Lebanese Armenian community, the Head of the parliament has documented that, first of all, they are devoted citizens of Lebanon ...
News; Lebanon News · World · Middle East; Specials; Syrian Crisis · The Trial · Under Fire. Top Stories. image1 · 'No special role' for Russia in Lebanese-Israeli maritime dispute · image1. Contract teachers protest in front of education Ministry · image1 · Ex-Trump aide Gates pleads guilty in deal with ...
These are the first parliamentary elections held in Lebanon since 2009, despite the Constitution's provision for electoral processes every four years. A variety of crises pushed Parliament to delay elections, rankling voters and galvanizing a campaign to change electoral laws. Politicians in Beirut finally ...
Beirut, Lebanon -- On New Year's Eve, a Lebanese celebrity soothsayer predicted that Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, would ... "The bottom line is that you have criminalization of nonviolent speech in Lebanon, speech that criticizes politicians and national symbols," said Lama ...
Lebanese authorities are cracking down on criticism of the military, politicians and foreign leaders ahead of national elections. ... "No politician can say that the status of freedom is acceptable in Lebanon when a military court can issue a sentence to prison or exile because of an opinion," said Mhanna.
... press, different religious groups and women in high-ranking positions in the corporate world and the job market, Lebanon ranks shockingly low when it comes to female representation in politics, and politicians have been unsuccessful in acting on a movement to establish a quota for women in parliament.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned that Hezbollah's influence in regional conflicts is threatening Lebanon's security. ... includes rival political factions such as those supported by Hezbollah, a popular Shia group which is represented in the Lebanese Parliament and has a powerful armed wing.

In a country where women occupy only three percent of the parliament seats, Lebanon's first women's affairs minister -- a man -- is supporting a campaign to attract more women politicians. The government's decision to appoint him as women's minister in 2016 attracted some criticism. But Jean ...
A supporter of Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, carries tires as he passes in front of a roadblock, during a protest against Lebanese Foreign ... Lebanon "does not need an escalation, and we all aim to manage this country in the best way possible for the benefit of citizens, and I will continue my ...
Hezbollah has called on Saudi Arabia to stay out of Lebanese affairs, ... Hezbollah has been represented in Lebanon's parliament since 1992.
Lebanon's parliament speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday that the government still stands after the prime minister's shock resignation.
A woman walks outside the parliament building in downtown Beirut, Lebanon ... London: A sell off in Lebanese bond markets escalated on ... Lebanon has been thrust to the centre of regional rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran since the Saudi-allied Lebanese politician Saad al-Hariri quit as prime ...
Members of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with the ... by UNRWA in the Beddawi refugee camp in North Lebanon.
Lebanon's proportional representation law may suit politicians' interest, but it may also shoot them in the foot ... This past weekend, a leading Christian politician, Gebran Bassil, ... This year, parliament passed a law based on proportional representation, which was a revolution of sorts in Lebanese politics.
Lebanon's parliament has approved the country's first budget in more ... The budget includes 23.7 trillion Lebanese pounds (Dh57.6 billion) of ...
Beirut: Lebanon's parliament on Wednesday paved the way for the ... from some politicians that an audit of extra-budgetary spending from ...
Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Monday that political leaders had been responsive to calls for calm, strengthening security and ...
Despite our apathetic politicians and a weak National Security Council, ... as with the critique of the politician's handling of the war in Gaza, ... Lebanon War in 2006 to Israel's war in Gaza in 2014 against Hamas and its allies.
... explain how US-backed "gangs" defeated ISIS without shooting: Syrian MP ... Beirut, Lebanon (8:15 A.M.) - An outspoken Syrian politician who is ... Two days ago, Fares Shehabi, a Syrian minister of parliament, asked ...
Lebanese deputies cast their votes during the election session at the parliament in Beirut May 25, 2008. Lebanon's parliament elected Michel ...
Beirut (Reuters) - Lebanon's parliament speaker on Monday ... Lebanese activists accuse politicians of using regional upheaval as an ...
Lebanon's politicians have been quick to respond to Donald Trump's ... "Resettlement is just a red herring that parliament keeps bringing up to stoke ... Lebanese president Michel Aoun raised the refugee issue in his address ...
Lebanon's parliament approved a law to tax revenue from oil operations, ... of the Lebanese petroleum Administration, said earlier this month.
Its positions will be closely observed by member states, particularly Saudi Arabia which has been displeased with several statements made by pro-Iranian Lebanese politicians, including the president, Michel Aoun, as of late. At an emergency foreign ...
Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi on Sunday noted that "all politicians in Lebanon will not be able to make any initiative unless they rise above their private interests that are being fulfilled at the expense of public welfare and the state's ...
Lebanese politicians, meanwhile, have also not taken advantage of US mediation efforts to resolve the maritime dispute - which only hurts Lebanon's long term strategic and economic interests. In January 2017, the slow-moving Lebanese government ...
A Lebanese university will pay $700,000 to settle a US lawsuit over allegations it provided "material support" to entities linked to Hezbollah, US officials said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Lebanese businessman who the United States says has provided millions of dollars to the Hezbollah militant group has pleaded not guilty to federal criminal charges that he violated sanctions.
An ABAAD activist dressed as a bride inside a cage to protest against article 522 in the Lebanese penal code. The cage is split in half, the golden half symbolizing her imprisonment resulting from the law, and the dark empty half symbolizing the fate ...
Lebanese politicians have reacted with anger over a proposed Israeli parliament bill which would redraw the current highly sensitive maritime border with Lebanon. Israel is seeking to annex a zone of 860 square kilometres (330 square miles) of disputed ...
ISIL has claimed responsibility for the attack outside the UK parliament on Wednesday which left four people dead, according to the terror group's news agency Amaq.
A draft law to establish the legal age of marriage in Lebanon at 18 will be presented to Cabinet next week, following a workshop on the prevention of child marriage held Thursday at Parliament. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and ...
Last night Bob Katter, the independent MP for Kennedy in north Queensland, called for a ban on anyone "between Greece and India, and North Africa" from entering Australia.
At least five people were killed and 40 others were wounded outside the British Parliament in London on Wednesday after an assailant plowed a car into pedestrians and stabbed a police officer, an incident that Metropolitan police declared a terrorist ...
Hassan Chamoun, a videographer and member of the widely successful anti-corruption 'You Stink' Movement, argued that the proposed tax hike is an attempt to distract the Lebanese people from the election extension. Speaking to Global Voices, he said:.
At least three people died and 20 were injured when an attacker rammed a car into crowds of people before stabbing a police officer in the grounds of the UK Parliament. One woman was pulled alive from the River Thames amid chaos in the area, the heart ...
YERUSHALAYIM - The natural gas-rich Mediterranean waters disputed by Israel and Lebanon could lead to war, the speaker of the Lebanese Parliament threatened on Thursday, Globes reported. The official, Nabih Berri, denounced Israeli claims to the ...
At least three people died and 20 were injured when an attacker rammed a car into crowds of people before stabbing a police officer in the grounds of the UK Parliament. A woman was pulled alive from the River Thames amid chaos in the area, the heart of ...
While Lebanese politicians have largely ignored the issue of repatriation, it could prove to be cause for further division within Lebanon's fractious government. Newly appointed Minister of State for refugee Affairs Mouin Merhebi denied any connection ...


 

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