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Hoping to force the two Lebanese mobile phone operators to reduce the costs of calls, which ranks as some of the highest in the world, as well as with a view to improve the quality of their services, a “Polite Struggle” campaign was waged by some Lebanese citizens to halt cellullar calls on...

A few months ago, the sign reading “Shura Council” was put on the walls of one of the imposing buildings of Riad El-Solh Square

The verdicts of the permanent Military Court are often greeted with backlash from a number of jurists and politicians as soon as they are issued. Dissidents urge the dissolution of the Military Court in favor of civilian ones or at best, the defining of its role and functions so that it be...

The Central Inspection Board has issued its report of activities in 2014. The report differs little from its predecessors especially in terms of accomplishments, which, despite their significance, remain insufficient given the rampant corruption crippling Lebanon’s public administration in the...

The Lebanese legislature has extended its own mandate by a complete four-year term that expires in June 2017. The extension was justified by the impossibility of holding parliamentary elections amidst the precarious political and security conditions, the failure to agree on an electoral law and the...

The annual rise in public debt and its parallel increase in interest payments are among one of the most serious financial problems in Lebanon. Most alarming is the failure of the pertinent authorities to address and resolve the growing debt crisis amid the persistent spending policy and the lack of...

The failure of the Cabinet to convene for months in order to approve issues and projects vital to the functioning of the state and its institutions and subsequently the life of citizens is an undeniable political and constitutional crisis. Most ironic though is the Ministry of Public Works and...

In November 14, 2011, the Cabinet decided to allocate the Ministry of Energy and Water an advance payment worth LBP 22.5 billion to subsidize imported red diesel. The subsidies, which translate into a reduction of LBP 3000 per 20 liters, was to remain in force until the cancellation of the VAT on...

Since its establishment in 1954 until 1978, Télé Liban, Lebanon’s state-run television, was the only television station operating in Lebanon. As the Civil War broke out, belligerent militias hurried to establish private television stations, thus sharing the air that the state’s television had...

Since mid-2013, the political stage has been abuzz with talks about either appointing a new Commander and Chief of Staff for the Lebanese Army or postponing the release of the current officers from their duties, but the latter option eventually prevailed.