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Events Of The Month

Explosions return with the twin blasts at Burj El-Barajneh; talks circulate about the Future Movement’s nomination of Suleiman Frangieh for President; the garbage crisis drags on and deportation seems to be the quasi-unanimous solution; those were the major highlights of November 2015 and the...

Garbage crisis continues with no solutions in sight and the civil movement demonstrates demanding an end to the problem; the Free Patriotic Movement rally towards Baada and Saudi Prince gets arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs through Lebanon. Those were the major events marking October 2015....

September 1 A group of protestors break into the Ministry of Environment in downtown, Beirut, and stage a sit-in inside the building preventing the Minister from leaving the premises. The security forces interfere in the night and force the protestors out. Deputy Iranian Foreign Minister...

The presidential vacuum remains to be solved; former Minister Michel Samaha appears before Military Court; enforcement of new Traffic Law begins; first shipment of Saudi-funded French weapons arrives in Beirut; Hezbollah and the Future Movement reciprocate hostile statements yet proceed with their...

Persistence of presidential vacuum; appearance of former singer Fadl Shaker on TV and talks about resolving his status spark backlash; ongoing dialogue between Hezbollah and the Future Movement; March 14 Forces announce the formation of the National Council; Fouad Seniora gives testimony before...

February 1 An explosion rips through a Lebanese bus carrying Shia’a pilgrims in Damascus, killing at least six people and injuring 24 others. Lebanese Forces leader, Samir Geagea, goes on TV and denies the rumors circulating about an alleged attempt on his life. The Lebanese Forces point out...

Security unrest predominated in January 2015; a suicide attack targeted Jabal Mohsen; clashes erupted between the Lebanese Army and the militants in Ersal and Ras Baalbeck and the Resistance launched an operation against Israel in the Sheba’a Farms.

The last month of 2014 did not register any surprising turn of events and no changes were seen on the landscape that marked the previous months of the year. The initiation of dialogue between Hezbollah and the Future Movement might be the only new addition to the general spectrum. Below is the...

The extension of Parliament’s term until June 20, 2015 and the declaration by the Minister of Health of the names of restaurants and shops violating health codes were the two primary events marking November 2014. Presidential vacuum remained unfilled and no changes were seen in the situation of...

The clashes that unfolded in Tripoli and a number of northern areas between the Lebanese Army and Islamist militants were the landmark events of October 2014. Daily headlines centered on the abduction of military members, the vacuum in the presidential seat and the sessions lacking quorum. Below is...