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The pay scale was a problem-rather a dilemma- that riddled the Mikati government and took over a year to resolve. After months and series of union strikes and round the clock meetings and discussions, the Cabinet approved during its session held on Thursday, 6th of September 2012, the pay scale...

After a break of a few years, a new wave of deadly car bombings returned to rip through Lebanon and rob the Lebanese of their sleep and tranquility, awakening their memories to those dismal years when car bombs used to take their toll on the people’s life, psyche, property and economy. Whether...

Lebanon has experienced in the past few years domestic crimes that have been unprecedented in their brutality and unfamiliarity. The crimes have been unfolding within the nuclear family and inside the same household among people who are supposed to be united by bonds of love and mercy. Yet, and for...

After a delay of nearly twenty-two years, Lebanon’s Parliament has finally approved the much anticipated rent law in its session held on Tuesday April 1, 2014. Contrary to previous rent laws, this law contains brand new provisions that, if enforced, are likely to transform the real estate market...

Soon after the resignation of Mikati’s government and the invitation to Tamam Salam to form a new Cabinet, several obstacles emerged to hinder the formation of an all-embracing government. Ten months later, however, a spirit of consensus emerged. With some of the barriers surmounted and others...

During the discussions held to tackle the pay increase for public sector employees, the government proposed increasing the indemnities and allocations of public authorities represented by both current and former Presidents of the Republic, Speakers of Parliament, Prime Ministers, Ministers and...

Will the dream come true and what has always been a mere fantasy turn into tangible facts? The latest seismic surveys performed by global companies and confirming the presence of abundant oil and gas reserves in Lebanon’s waters have begged the question of whether Lebanon will transition from the...

Since the end of the Lebanese civil war in 1990 to date, three presidents and 15 governments have succeeded to power in Lebanon. All ministerial statements issued in the past 20 years or so have recognized the need for taxing illegal coastal properties, but no action has been taken to tackle the...

In an attempt to examine the conditions of mental illness in Lebanon- causes, prevalence, and cures- it is important to underline the quality of the facilities available for treatment in a continuously stressful environment. In light of the limited budget allocated to the mental health care system,...

The prevalence of substance abuse seems to be increasing with time. Despite the huge awareness campaigns and the laws that impose sanctions on both the drug users and traffickers, the drug epidemic continues to strike the Lebanese community across all classes, sects and regions so that nobody seems...