مصادر وزارية لـ”الأنباء”: الحكومة مستمرة بـ”قوة الأمر الواقع”

رأت مصادر وزارية أن الحكومة ستتجاوز الخلافات والتوترات السياسية المستجدة من دون أن يصيبها الشلل أو الاستقالة، كونها الملاذ الأخير والوحيد لإبقاء البلد “واقفا على رجليه” في ظل الفراغ...

 

Parliament extension expected next month

Parliament is expected to meet early next month to extend its mandate, parliamentary sources Wednesday, as Speaker Nabih Berri vowed not to hold general elections in the absence of an elected president or in the event of boycott by any party.

 

Accord still valid for Lebanon, alternative is civil war

This month marked the 25th anniversary of the Taif Accord that ended Lebanon’s devastating 1975-90 Civil War amid clear signs that the new Constitution has failed to ensure political stability and equal power-sharing between Muslims and Christians in the turbulent country.

 

Cypriot training plane crashes en route to Lebanon

Lebanese authorities located the wreckage of a Cessna training plane which crashed en route to Beirut from Cyprus Wednesday evening with two men on board, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said.

 

Lebanon plans $450M Eurobond issue by year-end

Lebanon’s government plans to issue a $450 million Eurobond by the end of this year in order to meet the country’s funding needs, the country’s finance minister told Reuters.

 

Onshore oil bill making the rounds

The Lebanese Petroleum Administration will be reviewing a draft bill on onshore petroleum resources before returning it to the government for further assessment, a source told The Daily Star Wednesday on the sidelines of a conference on Lebanon’s oil and gas industry.

 

Shooting attack at Canada’s parliament leaves two dead

A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country’s capital was shot dead Wednesday, and heavy gunfire then erupted inside parliament. One gunman was killed, and police said they were hunting for as many as two others.

 

Francis plays long game to reform Catholic Church

After winning praise around the world for his fresh and open style, the honeymoon period seems to be over for Pope Francis.

 

Sierra Leone Ebola riot kills two; vaccine trials to begin

Tensions surrounding the Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa sparked a deadly riot in Sierra Leone as the World Health Organization prepared Wednesday to coordinate clinical trials of an experimental vaccine against the killer virus.

 

مانشيت:سباق على تسليح الجيش والحكومة تقر خطة النازحين اليوم

بعد ربع قرن على ولادة اتفاق الطائف ما زال لبنان يتخبّط بأزماته الكيانية والوطنية والدستورية والسياسية، ولا يبدو أنّ في الأفق أيّ حلول لهذه الأزمات، خصوصاً في ظلّ الحرب السورية والأحلاف...