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‘They are married to politics’ is a popular maxim associated with those politicians who are too immersed in politics to spare time for married life. Certainly, preoccupation with politics could be one of the numerous reasons why some politicians refrain from marital commitment. However, this...

Over time, numerous relationships have been forged by marriage among Lebanon’s political families across different sects and regions. Some of these marriages have resulted in new reconciliations and alliances that dispelled past hostilities while others have made no significant results, by...

What is the most recommended route to get to Jal El-Dib? Is it through the bridge or the tunnel? This question has attracted the attention of the media after the old and weary metal bridge in the town was removed. The bridge had become a major threat to both public safety and traffic flow. However,...

The cost of civil servants’ salaries and benefits coupled with pensions and end-of-service indemnities increases year after year as a result of both increases in the number of employees, particularly in the military, and salary hikes that are often not in line with the cost-of-living increases.

In Lebanon, where the sectarian system and the prerogatives and agendas of sects take precedence over the national interest, it is no surprise to see the state donate its properties or sell them cheap to these sects. The evidence and examples validating this norm abound in different regions of...

During the first week of May, a group of Lebanese gathered at the Martyrs Square urging the government to revive the Martyrs Day, which falls on May 6, and reinstate it as a public holiday. The demand has sparked debate in particular over this holiday and the official holidays of Lebanon in general.

Females in Lebanon account for half of the population. However, their role in the varied spheres of life and work is relatively modest compared to their numbers, which leads feminist associations to claim their rights and mobilize efforts to assign women a defined quota in public jobs,...

The habit of firing bullets into the air as a form of celebration or manifestation of some kind of upset is an ancestral Lebanese habit that has escalated over the past few decades due to the spread of weapons and the declining power of the State. On both small and big occasions, after a television...

Prison overcrowding is becoming a serious concern for both the inmates and the state amidst the unrest and the sub-standard conditions unfolding in our prisons. The problem has led the state to plan for the establishment of new prison facilities and a courtroom in Roumieh prison, Lebanon’s...

The Lebanese bemoan the high prices of food and consumer products. Their complaints are magnified when, through friends or travel, they hear about the prices of the same commodities in the countries of their origin or in other importing countries with higher living standards than Lebanon. It is...