Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri on Tuesday defended the draft Cabinet line-up he presented Monday to President Michel Aoun as “convincing,” while stressing that his jurisdiction as PM-designate is “clear.”
Reiterating that the format entails “no victors or losers,” Hariri called for “looking at the full half of the cup.”Full Story
The Strong Lebanon parliamentary bloc on Tuesday criticized a draft Cabinet line-up presented by Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri on Monday, warning of a perceived attempt to "encroach" on President Michel Aoun's powers and "bypass the results of the parliamentary elections."
“We reject the monopolization of confessional representation and we see an attempt to bypass and disrespect the results of the parliamentary elections,” MP Ibrahim Kanaan said after the bloc's weekly meeting.Full Story
Lebanese Forces deputy chief MP George Adwan lashed out Tuesday at the apparent rejection of the Cabinet line-up that Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri presented to President Michel Aoun on Monday, announcing that the LF will again insist on five ministerial seats including a so-called sovereign portfolio.
“The LF made utmost concessions over its rights, which made some think that there is a 'bazar'. After what happened, we will once again demand five ministerial seats including a sovereign portfolio,” Adwan told MTV.Full Story
Caretaker Minister of Industry Hussein Hajj Hassan held a meeting with the committee tasked with following up on the treatment of pollution of Lebanon’s southern Litani River, the National News Agency reported on Tuesday.Full Story
The Military Court on Tuesday adjourned the interrogation session of Lt. Col. Suzanne al-Hajj to November 25.
Tuesday's session was aimed at questioning al-Hajj over a lawsuit accusing her of fabricating a spying for Israel case for the actor Ziad Itani.Full Story
A government formula proposed by PM-designate Saad Hariri to President Michel Aoun on Monday has failed to accomplish the needed results and was reportedly pronounced “stillborn”, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Tuesday.Full Story
Hundreds of Syrian refugees returned to their homeland early on Tuesday, the latest group to return to Syria from its western neighbor, the National News Agency reported.Full Story
It's back to school for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, but funding cuts to the UN agency supporting them means students may only be in class until the end of month.
One by one, students in the dilapidated UN-run Haifa school in a suburb of the Lebanese capital stand up to receive their textbooks for the fresh academic year.Full Story
PM-designate Saad Hariri announced Monday that he presented to President Michel Aoun a format for "a national unity government" that does not entail a "victory" for a political camp over another.Full Story
Caretaker Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil has met on Monday with Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Abdul Karim Ali, the State-run National News Agency reported.Full Story