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Over 1 million people have fled Syria into Lebanon, compounding Lebanon's economic and infrastructure headaches. The term of the ... The Western-backed March 14 is dominated by the Sunni Muslim majority Future Movement party, and two large Christian parties, Lebanese Forces and Kateab. Michel ...
Beirut, Lebanon - The last parliamentary elections in Lebanon were held nine years ago. Since then, the country has seen its executive body sit vacant for two years, watched parliament extend its tenure twice, and witnessed a prime minister abruptly resign and just as suddenly retract his resignation.

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He has been parliament speaker since 1992, when the country formed its first post-war government. In a sign of how old battles are never far from the surface in Lebanese politics, one of his main adversaries is Lebanon's President Michel Aoun, a Christian and former army general who fought on the ...
e French Embassy Friday praised the Lebanese Parliament for passing the 2018 budget and other bills in a short time-frame, describing it as a "positive step” in the follow up to the CEDRE conference next week in Paris. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of ...
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Positive talks Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, also a Hizbollah ally, said he had heard "very positive talk" from the Saudi envoy Nizar Al Aloula about Lebanon and "its historical and civilised role" during his visit to Beirut this week, a statement from Berri's office said. Hariri became prime minister ...
It gave Israel one third of the disputed 860 square kilometres of water in the triangular zone, leaving Lebanon with 550 square kilometres only. Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri snapped that the “Hoff Line” was “unacceptable”, while Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah called on all Lebanese to ...
The MP welcomed the visit of envoy of the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Advisor at the Royal court Nizar al-Aloula, to Lebanon. “The visit downplayed claims about unclear relations between the two brotherly countries,” Jisr said. Also, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad ...
Lebanon's relative security might tempt observers to assume the peaceful status quo will prevail at the ballot box on May 8. .... Yet the Lebanese Parliament could plausibly use any of these factors to delay elections once more in the name of “national security,” even if doing so might spark popular unrest.
Each religious groups is reserved a number of seats in Parliament under Lebanon's multi-confessional power-sharing system. In light of the current political system, gender researcher with the United Nations Development Program, Nora Mourad, stated that adding a women's quota was too complex for ...
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 ...
Lebanon's Parliament slated May 6th, 2018 for its first elections in close to a decade. The country's constitution mandates Parliamentary elections every four years but due to the turmoil within the nation the last election occurred in 2009.Based on the lengthy delay since the last election and rule-alterations, ...
After nine years without parliamentary elections, Lebanese between the ages of 21 and 29 will have a chance to exercise their right to vote for the first time on May 6. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in minutes. subscribe now ...
“We might see the surge of at least four lists, the first including the Future Movement and the FPM, the second comprising forces from the March 8 alliance, the third supported by the civil society and the last one including an alliance between MP Khaled Daher and former general director of the Lebanese ...
Ara Babloyan highly assessed Michel Aoun's contribution to the stability, security and development of Lebanon. Talking about the Lebanese Armenian community, the Head of the parliament has documented that, first of all, they are devoted citizens of Lebanon and have a full role in the political, economic, ...
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Lebanon's relative security might tempt observers to assume the peaceful status quo will prevail at the ballot box on May 8. .... Yet the Lebanese Parliament could plausibly use any of these factors to delay elections once more in the name of “national security,” even if doing so might spark popular unrest.
Each religious groups is reserved a number of seats in Parliament under Lebanon's multi-confessional power-sharing system. In light of the current political system, gender researcher with the United Nations Development Program, Nora Mourad, stated that adding a women's quota was too complex for ...
Tillerson made the comments on Thursday after meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Thursday during a ... includes rival political factions such as those supported by Hezbollah, a popular Shia group which is represented in the Lebanese parliament and has a ...
BEIRUT, Feb 8 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development chief Abdulwahab Al-Bader on Thursday briefed Lebanese officials on the fund's ... Talks with Lebanon's parliament speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri also discussed the Kuwaiti government and fund's roles in ...
Lebanese President Michel Aoun meets with Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, and Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon ... Israel has been building a wall since 2012 on its volatile frontier with Lebanon - with the two countries still technically in a state of war.
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 ...
Supporters of Lebanon's parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, blocked several roads with burning tyres across Beirut on Monday to protest leaked comments by Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil in which he called Berri a “thug”. Berri's Amal movement demanded an apology from the foreign minister, who is the ...
“Keeping women from public life is not only a loss for women. It is a loss for the parliament.” In Lebanon, the current roster of MPs is 96.9 per cent male—but that's something the nation hopes to change in 2018. In fact, Middle Eastern country is on a mission to get five times more women elected to Parliament this year, ...
Lebanon is campaigning to get at least five times more women elected to parliament this spring in its first vote in nearly 10 years, the country's first women's affairs minister says. With diverse religious groups and women in prominent positions in the business world and the media, but female politicians ...
EU Ambassador to Lebanon Christina Lassen on Wednesday opened the conference “Fostering the role of political parties to promote women representation in the upcoming parliamentary elections 2018". Addressing the audience, Lassen said women in Lebanon “need to feel that they are inspired.”.
Marcel Ghanem was summoned by authorities in Lebanon after his talk ... libel against top officials including President Michel Aoun and Parliament ... The case has sparked a wave of support for Ghanem from many Lebanese politicians. ... MP and former Minister Boutros Harb underlined his commitment to ...
Hezbollah MP Nawwaf Musawi said Israel and Saudi Arabia represented two of Lebanon's biggest problems during a speech Saturday in the ...
Lebanon's new anti-torture law entered into force on 12 October after ... to the Law and Administration Committee of the Lebanese Parliament.
The resignation of Lebanese PM Saad Hariri has paved the way for ... officials during his visit, including the Lebanese parliament speaker, ...
The Prime Minister – who was appointed just over a year ago, ending a two-and-a-half-year deadlock in Lebanon's parliament – amazed his ...
Lebanon's growth 2018 forecast was lowered by the Institute of International ... Sunni for prime minister and Shiite for the speaker of parliament. ... strong banking system, and loyal depositors from Lebanese diaspora,” said IIF.
BEIRUT– 8 November 2017: Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said the Lebanese government is still in charge and all ministers are ...
Lebanon 'Declaring War' on Saudi Arabia, Saudi Minister Says ... the kingdom and its participation in the Lebanese parliament and cabinet.
Early on Monday, a video of Lebanese MP Mouin Merheby shockingly insulting NBN TV host, Linda Meshleb on live television, went viral on ...
BEIRUT - Lebanon's parliamentary speaker said on Monday it was too early to talk about the country's government having resigned or the ...
It took a while for the Lebanese public to get used to General Michel Aoun as ... Also the parliament, which elected Aoun, is considered by the ... The parliament approved the first state budget since 2005, although MP Sami ...
There is no minimum age for marriage in Lebanon, where each religious ... on the Lebanese parliament to fight child marriage, the Lebanese .... It was adopted by MP Elie Kayrouz and presented to Parliament on March 2017.
Speaker Nabih Berri on Tuesday announced that the parliament had “rescued Lebanon” during the presidential vacuum period that preceded ...
Speaker Nabih Berri Tuesday defended Parliament and argued it had protected Lebanon during the presidential vacuum after comments from ...
TV crews stand in front of the Palau Generalitat as they wait for the arrival of the Catalonia president Carles Puigdemont, in Barcelona, Spain, ...
The Lebanese leader hailed his country's “strong relations” with Britain ... also met with the Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament, Nabih Berri.
BEIRUT: Lebanese politicians accused the Iranian President ... The Future Movement Bloc, which has 33 members of Parliament, said ... Hikmat Dib, an MP from the Change and Reform bloc, said Rouhani's statement was a ...
Lebanon's parliament has approved the country's first budget in more ... The budget includes 23.7 trillion Lebanese pounds (Dh57.6 billion) of ...
Lebanon's parliament on Thursday approved the first state budget in 12 years, a vital step towards reforming the country's fragile economy and ...
Beirut: Lebanon's parliament on Wednesday paved the way for the country's first state budget in 12 years, by passing a law to allow the 2017 ...
BEIRUT, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Lebanese Parliament kicked off ... committees, replacing only MP Elie Aoun with MP Khaled Zahraman on the ...
Lebanon's parliament passed a contentious tax law designed to fund a public sector salary increase on Monday, Lebanese media said.


 

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