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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...

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...