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Source: Zawya Regional

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-07-25 23:11:59 -0700 | business-news

Better known for the capital's glittering nightlife and exclusive beach clubs, Lebanon is launching a new, ambitious strategy to promote something entirely different: rural tourism. We need to begin marketing not just the country but destinations within Lebanon, Tourism Minister...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2012-06-19 06:52:57 -0700 | disasters-news

An open-ended strike by the Union of Bakeries scheduled for Thursday was called off Wednesday as public transport unions officially announced postponing a strike until next week. The cancellation of the bakeries' strike followed an agreement with the Economy Ministry...
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Source: NOW Lebanon

Canberra :: Australia | updated 2012-06-17 09:20:10 -0700 | disasters-news

Speaker Nabih Berri said in remarks published on Tuesday that he did not send a letter to President Michel Sleiman regarding the proposal to legalize 8.9 trillion LL in-extra budgetary expenditures. Berri told An-Nahar that during his latest meeting with...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2012-06-14 04:51:18 -0700 | political-news

President Michel Sleiman refuses to issue a law legalizing the 2011 extra-budgetary spending unless amendments suggested by the Finance and Budget Parliamentary Committee are first introduced to the draft, said a source close to Sleiman Friday. Sleiman is empowered by...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2012-06-12 17:11:34 -0700 | political-news

Bakeries will go on a nationwide strike on April 20 in protest at the soaring fuel prices as well as pay hikes and the rise in the cost of transport and education fees, the head of the Union of Bakeries...
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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2012-06-11 04:58:34 -0700 | political-news

The sister of Rahma El-Dennaoui told police she saw a long-haired man take the missing toddler from their bed, an inquest has heard. Mena El-Dennaoui was sharing a queen-sized bed with 20-month-old Rahma when she disappeared from their home in...
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Source: Zawya Political

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2012-06-06 04:53:41 -0700 | political-news

Barclays Capital forecast Lebanon's fiscal deficit would widen to at least 9 percent of GDP this year from 7.9 percent of GDP in 2011 due to the increases in wages and pensions, as well as a higher energy bill and...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2012-06-05 03:23:59 -0700 | political-news

A source in the Finance Ministry confirmed to The Daily Star Wednesday that the Central Bank intends to convert $3 billion worth of Eurobonds and issue another $2 billion to meet the treasury's needs. So far we have the permission...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2012-05-31 07:13:41 -0700 | political-news

Lebanon's GDP would grow by 3.5 percent in 2012, up from a growth rate of 1.5 percent in 2011. The report added that the increase in economic activity is mainly supported by tourism, construction and domestic consumption coupled with an...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2012-05-29 04:05:59 -0700 | travel-news

The volume of industrial exports increased 3.1 percent January to reach $238.7 million as a new customs system became effective, according to a report by the Industry Ministry issued Wednesday. The ministry said the updated tariffs system had entered into...
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Source: NOW Lebanon

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2012-05-23 04:52:29 -0700 | political-news

Prime Minister Najib Mikati said in remarks published on Friday that he will suggest an alternative solution for Lebanon's electricity problem. Mikati told As-Safir newspaper that he was finalizing a report including possible alternatives to the electricity problem that will...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2012-05-23 04:51:45 -0700 | political-news

Enhanced food safety and quality controls are vital to boost the food industry, said concerned ministers Thursday, vowing to step up inspections on producers and importers. The industry, economy and agriculture ministers said they would jointly enforce Cabinet decision number...
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Source: NOW Lebanon

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2012-05-21 22:39:03 -0700 | political-news

LBC television reported on Wednesday evening that the US was worried about the possibility of Lebanese banks being used to fund the controversial Iranian nuclear program and the Syrian regime. The reported added that US Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2012-05-21 11:02:06 -0700 | political-news

Prime Minister Najib Mikati voiced his concern Wednesday over the Energy Ministry's proposal to lease electricity-generating barges, saying that such a matter cannot be resolved via political channels. I object to the proposal of electricity-generating barges because complicating factors...
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Source: NOW Lebanon

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2012-05-16 09:33:54 -0700 | political-news

Speaker Nabih Berri said in remarks published on Friday that he would call for an accountability parliament session in case the government did not fulfill its promises to take a number of steps to [carry out] the oil exploration file....
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