Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 |العربية
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Events Of The Month

There were no major political or security developments that might have contributed to altering the prevailing political and security scene in Lebanon this September. Monotony and impasse were the most domineering features of the month, except for the slaughter of the soldiers and security...

The month of August was an eventful month marked by a number of political and security developments starting with the clashes between the Lebanese Army and the militants of the Islamic State and An-Nusra Front in Ersal, the return of Saad Hariri after a three-year absence with a Saudi...

July 1 - The Future Parliamentary Bloc reports after its weekly meeting that the amendments proposed by General Michel Aoun need to be discussed and approached in a convenient environment far from tension and exceptional circumstances.

Suicide bombings to the forefront anew, presidential vacuum continues and the Union Coordination Committee stages strikes and urges salary scale approval. These are the major headlines that marked June 2014 and below is the digest of the month’s daily events.

- Presidential seat falls vacant after failure to elect successor to Suleiman - Al-Rai’s visit to Jerusalem stirs up controversy - Protests and strikes over failure to approve salary scale - Syrians flock en masse to vote for Assad

April 1 Parliament convenes a legislative session that may span three days and approves a number of laws in the forefront of which the Rent Act and the Domestic Violence Law. The session is the first since the end of May 2013. The execution of Tripoli’s security plan kicks off and the Lebanese...

March 1 Hungarian PM Viktor Orban arrives in Lebanon and meets Lebanese officials. Former PM Saad Hariri phones Speaker Nabih Berri to stress his adherence to holding the elections as scheduled. Former PM Fouad Seniora and MP Bahiya Hariri issue a joint statement condemning the veiled threats...

April 2 MP Walid Jumblat and 6 members of his bloc will submit their candidacy tomorrow to the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities based on the 1960s’ law. General Michel Aoun holds a meeting in Rabieh with MPs Suleiman Frangieh and Hagop Baqradonian and a Hezbollah delegation including...

May 2 Interior Minister Marwan Charbel highlights positive progress in the case of the Lebanese pilgrims held hostage in Syria, stressing that he is still waiting for the names of the Syrian rebel women who the Free Syrian Army want released in exchange for the release of the pilgrims. The ISF...

June 2013 was abuzz with political stances and security incidents that were mostly associated with the latest events raging in Syria. Two important episodes were recorded last month; one political that was represented by the extension of Parliament’s term and the other related to security and the...