Obama approval rating at 15-month high, poll

President Barack Obama’s job approval reached a 15-month high during the Democratic National Convention this week, according to a Gallup poll. The poll, conducted Tuesday-Thursday and released Friday, found that 52 percent of Americans approve of the president’s job performance,

Jumblatt relations with Hezbollah deteriorating

MP Walid Jumblatt’s relations with Hezbollah appear to be deteriorating. He said during an Iftar dinner in the Chouf region of Mt Lebanon over the weekend that his alliance with Hezbollah under the slogan of ‘Army, people and resistance,’ cannot continue at the expense of the state

Jumblatt warns over a March 8 victory in 2013 polls

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt warned on Saturday during an iftar dinner that he hosted at the Mukhtara palace that if March 8 wins the upcoming parliamentary elections, there will be no place for a state of law and order in Lebanon. “If March 8 wins the 2013 parliamentary elections, I do not […]

French elections: Economy may sink Sarkozy

French voters headed to the polls on Sunday in round one of a presidential ballot, with economic despair on course to make Nicolas Sarkozy the first president to lose a fight for re-election in more than 30 years. In a contest driven as much by a dislike of Sarkozy’s showy style and his failure to […]