Jumblatt calls for cutting in half salaries of offcials

Progressive Socialist party (PSP) leader MP Walid Jumblatt called on Monday during an interview with Al-Liwaa newspaper for annulling the salary raise of Lebanese officials. He also suggested reducing their salaries by 50% to set a better example for the Lebanese citizens. Jumblatt also said that some

U.S. denies visas for 20 Iranian government officials

The United States has denied visas to about 20 Iranian government officials hoping to attend next week’s United Nations General Assembly, including two ministers, Iran’s Fars news agency reported on Saturday. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a regular at the assembly since he took office in 2005