Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 |العربية
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Previously: 40% Muslim, 60% Christian Now: 65% Muslim, 35% Christian Could become: 73% Muslim, 27% Christian

Prostitution is one of the oldest professions in the world. Although forbidden in most countries, it remains, as is commonly known, an actual phenomenon. The Lebanese law explicitly prohibits prostitution. However, the country is home to multiple legally regulated professions that set the stage for...

Lebanon is home to thousands of foreign and Arab workers, with the exclusion of the Syrians, whose exact number remains a subject of different estimations. Some workers, amounting to around 70 000 to 100 000, reside illegally in the country, while around 185 000 others have a work permit and a...

Lebanon has witnessed over the past couple of years a number of appalling crimes that the country has rarely seen before. We may not find final answers as to the reasons and circumstances behind these crimes, for they could stem from social, cultural, economic or retaliatory motives, but it is...

The assassinations witnessed in Lebanon since October 2004 have brought back memories of the Lebanese civil war and its numerous crimes, including the targeted killings of many politicians, religious figures, intellectuals, and journalists. The causes for each assassination differ from case to...

During its session dated June 21, 2010, the Lebanese cabinet approved the plan of the power sector aimed at providing a round-the-clock electricity supply. The plan consisted of a number of projects among which was the construction of onshore- and offshore if needed- gas pipelines along the...

The number of traffic accidents reported in the media increases in Lebanon with each passing day. This fast-paced epidemic is spreading on our streets and highways, claiming the lives of innocent people both at night and in broad daylight. Despite the many traffic awareness conferences, campaigns...

The Internal Security Forces officers have accorded great attention to the means of detecting speeding drivers and collection of fines resulting from speed infringements, and consequently have judged it necessary to replace the static radars by mobile in-car ones.

The deficit in Lebanon’s trade balance keeps widening year after year with a steeper gap between imports and exports. Against the backdrop of a declining agricultural and industrial local activity, Lebanon has become a consumer, not a productive market.

The annual decline in Lebanon’s green spaces is rooted in several causes: Raging wildfires that reduce thousands of hectares of forest to ashes. Urban expansion marked by new roads, buildings, schools, hospitals, offices and commercial shops. Decline of agriculture due to high costs and...