A power outage plunged Damascus and southern Syria into darkness today, Syria’s state news agency said, while anti-regime activists reported a string of tit-for-tat, sectarian kidnappings in the country’s north. The news agency, SANA, quoted Electricity Minister Imad Khamis as saying that the failure
A national dialogue committee said a referendum on a disputed draft constitution will be held on schedule, but President Mohammed Morsi has agreed to rescind the near-absolute power he had granted himself. The statement came after a meeting that was boycotted by the main opposition leaders who are calling for the Dec. 15 vote to […]
Lebanon Energy Minister Gebran Bassil said Wednesday evening that power blackouts “could reach 15 hours per day.” “If we do not execute any of the measures, amend the flaws… and [lift the freeze on] funds which [the energy] sector needs then we might [witness a worse situation],” the minister told MTV. He added that the […]
Environment Minister Nazem al-Khoury praised on Thursday the agreement to lease power-generating ships calling it the “best” deal . “In my view, we reached the best deal… [if we take into consideration] the previous offers,” Khoury told MTV television.
The Lebanese cabinet is scheduled to discuss the electricity crisis during an extraordinary session on Monday.
Energy Minister Gebran Bassil’s press office announced Wednesday that Electricite du Liban has started on Tuesday cutting the power supply to citizens, including politicians, whose dues have exceeded five million Lebanese pounds. The aim is to treat all Lebanese equally, and help Lebanon recover its debt.