Thirteen MPs have filed a partial appeal before the Constitutional Council against the new banking secrecy law.Full Story
Free Patriotic Movement Jebran Bassil traveled Wednesday morning to Paris, al-Jadeed said, to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron's adviser.
It is not clear whether a meeting with Macron is possible, the media outlet said. Al-Akhbar newspaper also said that a meeting with Macron is not sure.Full Story
Hezbollah has informed Bkirki that it has no veto over Army chief General Joseph Aoun’s presidential nomination but rather remarks over his performance, MTV said.
The head of the Democratic Gathering bloc MP Taymour Jumblat meanwhile met in Bkirki with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi and said that his bloc will continue to vote for MP Michel Mouawad in the presidential election.Full Story
Médecins Sans Frontières /Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is contributing to the national vaccination campaign against cholera launched by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health’s by vaccinating people in Arsal, Akkar, Tripoli and Baalbek-Hermel in the north and northeast of Lebanon where most cholera cases are registered in the country, a statement said.
“600,000 cholera vaccines received by Lebanon, as first phase procurement, are to be administered in coordination with various international and local actors,” MSF said in a statement.Full Story
Nineteen MPs representing 32 Kataeb Party, independent and change lawmakers on Tuesday met in parliament and stressed that the “ultimate priority” is for the “immediate” election of a new president.
A statement said the legislators discussed “the mechanism of exiting the intractable political crisis which has plunged the country into the inferno of presidential vacuum, amid a dire economic and social situation accompanied by a total paralysis of the various state institutions and administrations in this critical period of Lebanon’s history.”Full Story
"What happened today is a farce," Free Patriotic Movement Jebran Bassil said Tuesday about a joint parliamentary session that discussed a capital control law.
"The session showed that there is no will to pass the law," Bassil went on to say.Full Story
The first phase of Lebanon’s emergency electricity plan, which will provide 8-10 hours of daily power supply in return for a tariff hike, is expected to move forward without obstacles after a recent solution was found, a media report said on Tuesday.
Asharq al-Awsat newspaper said the solution was found by caretaker PM Najib Mikati “in coordination and cooperation with Speaker Nabih Berri, Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh and caretaker Finance Minister Youssef Khalil.”Full Story
Speaker Nabih Berri will activate in the coming days his contacts with local parties concerning the election of a new president, Asharq al-Awsat newspaper said.
In remarks published Tuesday, the daily said that Berri who had warned of vacuum, is also betting on positive foreign efforts to expedite the election of a new president.Full Story
The American University of Beirut was ranked 1st in the MENA region in sustainability and tied with Princeton University at the 140th place globally in the QS World University Rankings (WUR): Sustainability 2023, the university said in a statement Tuesday.
In its first edition, the QS Sustainability Rankings were announced by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) university ranking agency. The rankings looked at 700 of the world’s top universities that were deemed eligible and compared them against environmental and social sustainability metrics, to see which universities are doing the most to tackle major environmental, social, and governance (ESG) challenges. "The American University of Beirut was the only university in Lebanon to be ranked and number one in the MENA Region," the statement said.Full Story
Parliament will fail again to elect a president on Thursday, al-Akhbar newspaper said Tuesday.
The daily reported that unless Hezbollah succeeds in convincing the Free Patriotic Movement to back the group's candidate Suleiman Franjieh, the election sessions will lead to the same results and Hezbollah will not vote for Franjieh.Full Story