Iran reduces Hezbollah’s budget allocation by 25 %, report

Kuwaiti newspaper al Qabas reported that Iran reduced the budget allocations to all the organizations that it financially supports throughout the region. Hezbollah’s allocation according the daily’s sources was reduced by 25 %. The drop in oil prices was cited as the main reason for the reduction in Hezbollah’s allocation. According to the report Iran’s […]

Hezbollah MP blasts Siniora over linking cabinet expenditures

Hezbollah MP Nawwaf Moussawi on Monday blasted former PM and current Future Movemnt bloc leader MP Fouad Siniora over linking the past and current cabinet expenditures. “Linking the $6 billion [spent by the current cabinet of Prime Minister Najib Mikati] to the $11 billion [spent by the past cabinets of former PMs Fouad Siniora and […]

Parliament session postponed to March 15 due to boycott

A boycott by the lawmakers of March 14 and the National Struggle Front which is headed by MP Walid Jumblatt forced Lebanese speaker Nabih Berri to postpone Monday’s parliament session until March 15 due to the lack of a quorum. There were conflicting reports about the number of MPs that attended. MTV reported that only […]

PSP may boycott Monday’s parliamentary session , Aridi

Minister Ghazi Aridi said on Saturday that his Progressive Socialist Party “will boycott Monday’s parliamentary session if no agreement is reached” regarding the government’s extra-budgetary expenses before the session. “We are against voting on [adopting a draft law on allocating $6 billion to the cabinet for extraordinary expenses in 2011 , and we might boycott […]