Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 |العربية
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This Month in History In Lebanon

The causes responsible for the eruption of Lebanon’s Civil War in 1975 are numerous. One of them is the Cairo Agreement that was signed between Lebanon and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1969, whereby Palestinians were given the right to launch guerilla operations against Israel...

March 16, 1977 marked the date of an appalling security event that shook Lebanon: the assassination of MP Kamal Jumblat, the Head of the Progressive Socialist Party, one of the main pillars of politics in Lebanon. All the facts and findings that have been revealed thus far point an accusing finger...

Some believe that the annulled 1969 Cairo Agreement was brokered to surrender Lebanon to Palestinian domination under the auspices of Egyptian President Jamal Abdul Nasser. Likewise, the 1989 Taif Accord is viewed to have been an attempt to bend Lebanon to the Syrian will under Arab and...

During the great national crises and the wars that Lebanon has known since the 1943 independence- particularly during the 1958 events and the 1975 Civil War, several formulas were proposed to divide Lebanon into two areas, one for the Muslims and one for the Christians, thus providing a final...

Is Lebanon at risk of a devastating earthquake in the future? This recurrent question fails to receive absolute answers, although the current geological parameters raise the possibility of an earthquake, especially that the country lies on three main fault lines:

The approval of Law No. 246 on May 31, 2013, which exceptionally extended the legislature’s term until November 20, 2014 has constituted an unprecedented incident. The situation today differs drastically from that of 1976 as it is considered relatively stable with no sufficient reasons to justify...

Since the eruption of the Lebanese civil strife on April 13, 1975, Palestinian armed groups, especially the Palestine Liberation Army, started to enter Lebanon from Syria, with the tacit approval of the Syrian regime. Later, news circulated about the presence of Syrian troops on the border, but it...

Government crises seem to be a never-ending saga in Lebanon. The government resigns and spends months with limited freedom of action under caretaker conventions; the Prime Minister refrains from assuming his duties and curbs the Cabinet’s activity over skirmishes with the President of the...

Unlike other Arab countries, such as Egypt and Syria, where military coups have resulted in overthrowing governments, Lebanon has never witnessed in its history a successful coup d’état. However, there was an abortive coup attempt launched at the end of 1961 by the Syrian Social Nationalist...

Political reform has been a pressing demand in Lebanon since before the Civil War. This demand did not seem to wane during the war nor after it and continues just as fervently today. Even the Taif Accord, which ended the fighting and constituted a new pact for the Lebanese has lost the unanimity it...