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For one to be optimistic or cynical in life and their perception of the world is something that boils down to their temper, personality and upbringing. It may also be influenced by certain realties and circumstances or a certain state of affairs that drive people to either hold pessimistic views...

The Casino du Liban is recognized as one of Lebanon’s landmark tourist attractions, and is a quasi governmental company that provides the state’s treasury with a share of revenues determined according to the contract signed between the state and the concessionaire. It is rumored that the Casino...

From July 2013, the wave of car bombings returned to Lebanon, disturbing the tranquility and putting the country in the grip of fear. This criminal and violent phenomenon, which first appeared during the Lebanese Civil War, returned in 2005 with the assassination of Rafic Hariri and a number of...

The Lebanese University has been the subject of heated political, educational and media discussions over the past few months. The issue of the Lebanese University was back on the table following pursuits to appoint deans to its faculties and grant contract professors permanent employment status...

Through relevant departments at the Urban Planning Authority and municipalities, the Lebanese government lays out plans for residential use in towns and cities and in other areas for industrial, commercial and agriculture activities. It also specifies exploitation factors with a view to organize...

Comparing Lebanon’s state of affairs to those of other countries, one immediately realizes that Lebanon is an exceptional case, and possibly even an anomaly. The eccentricities that make Lebanon stand out from the rest are not our primary concern here, for the list is too long and would only...

In light of the scarcity of laws approved during the Lebanese legislature’s tenure, ongoing since June 2009, there have been frequent talks about the productivity of Parliament - or rather the lack thereof. In 2013, only two laws were approved: Law no. 245 dated April 12, 2013, which suspended...

The Lebanese government has signed over the past two decades numerous contracts known as B.O.T contracts whereby private companies build a number of public facilities, operate them and eventually transfer their ownership to the government. These facilities have included mobile phone operators,...

The mandate of the current Lebanese Parliament elected on June 9, 2009 comes to an end on June 20, 2013. Its term of office was marked by accomplishments that were numerous and included the approval of 169 laws. However, a close comparison between the legislative achievements and the respective...

Lebanon’s teachers are the most active group in claiming higher pay as a fair reward for their noble mission of raising and educating future generations. When compared to employees in other private and public sectors, teachers believe they are not compensated fairly for their contribution,...