The Kataeb party criticized on Tuesday the bickering between political parties over ministerial quotas, voicing hopes the performance of the future government does not resemble the ‘stumbling’ performance during the formation process.
Kataeb said: “Now that the government is close to being formed, the Lebanese wander over what were the political parties bickering, seeing that the bulk of the majority (of political parties) remained unchanged.”Full Story
A woman suicide bomber blew herself up Monday near police vehicles in the center of the Tunisian capital, injuring at least nine people, the interior ministry said.
Ministry spokesman Sofiene Zaag told AFP that all but one of the casualties were police, after a strong explosion rocked the upmarket Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis.Full Story
Ahead of the Lebanese Forces official announcement on whether it will participate in the future government, LF sources told LBCI TV station that they “will not leave the coast clear” for their rivals.Full Story
In light of anticipations that Lebanon completes the formation of its government on Monday, Speaker Nabih Berri said he is willing to call for a legislative session if the lineup fails, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Monday.Full Story
Inspite of the growing “optimism” heralding a near government lineup, “probably on Sunday,” no indicators have shown that a solution is reached for an“obstacle” linked to the representation of a group of independent Sunni MPs, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.Full Story
Speaker Nabih Berri reflected some “positivism” regarding a breakthrough in the formation of the government, noting a “serious progress” in discussions likely leading to a final agreement on Sunday, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.Full Story
Concern of the new US sanctions imposed by the US administration on Hizbullah is not limited to the party, but also touches the entire Lebanese state for fear of negative repercussions on the country’s banks and economy, the Saudi Ashraq al-Awsat daily reported on Saturday.Full Story
Clashes renewed Friday afternoon at the Miyeh Miyeh Palestinian refugee camp after a brief ceasefire.
"The sounds of gunshots and rocket-propelled grenades are being heard after the renewal of clashes," the National News Agency said.Full Story
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri is reportedly expected to submit a new government format to President Michel Aoun in the “next 24 hours,” after previous formats failed to meet the President’s approval, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.
Quoting Baabda sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the daily said the atmospheres regarding efforts to complete lining up the government are “positive”.Full Story