Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 |العربية
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Parliamentary elections were not held as stated by the established law. Rather, a new law was issued extending the Parliament’s term of office until June 20, 2017. Prior to this extension, authorities were looking for headquarters for the management of the electoral operation and mulling over...

Foremost among the numerous crises plaguing the Lebanese state is public debt. The alarming annual rates at which Lebanon’s public debt has been increasing have threatened the financial and monetary stability of the country, resulting in serious economic and social implications.

Lebanon boasts a beautiful 220km long coastline along the Mediterranean Sea. Part of its coast is occupied by tourist facilities, some of which are legal and others illegal without requisite licenses. Access to these facilities is limited to subscribers or those willing to pay a high entrance...

Solid waste, including domestic, industrial and medical waste have posed a serious dilemma for all the governments that have succeeded to power since the end of the Civil War in 1990. The failure to find adequate and long-term solutions for this problem has led successive governments to award...

The most recent public budget approved in Lebanon was in 2005, endorsed in early 2006. The country has since, however, been without a budget as all the draft budgets approved by the government have met obstacles in Parliament due to political rows and disagreement over how to legalize the...

Lebanese towns are suffering from blatant disarray, complicating their existence and rendering every day life close to impossible. This chaos results in disputes and social crises, making the need for planning and organization an urgent must rather than a mere luxury, in order to avoid total...

Is Islam a religion of love and peace or a religion of terror and war? The mere question is viewed by most Muslims, including a large segment of enlightened and open-minded Muslims, as a clear streak of atheism because it compromises the essence and the very foundation of Islam, which, they...

Protests and demonstrations were staged in Tripoli, Akkar and a number of other Lebanese regions demanding the release of the Islamists from the Roumieh prison. These popular movements epitomize the situation on the ground. On the political front though, politicians have made hundreds of statements...

Large segments of the Lebanese population seek emigration, pinning their hopes for better living conditions, wider employment horizons and the lure of new citizenships that would spare them the nuisance of obtaining visas to enter foreign territories. While hundreds of thousands of Lebanese...

The cases of corruption, the squandering of public funds and administrative laxity abound in the Lebanese administration. As a matter of fact, these cases are no longer restricted to Lebanon itself but have sneaked into the Lebanese embassies and consulates overseas. One such case is the...