Despite President Michel Sleiman’s call for resuming the debate in the Cabinet over legalizing civil marriage in Lebanon , Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Tuesday after returning from Saudi Arabia that such a debate is useless amid the current circumstances in the country. “This issue is not on the table at the moment, since […]
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt also jumped on the civil marriage bandwagon and voiced his support for it a day after President Michel Suleiman called for legalizing civil marriage in Lebanon to help build unity in the multi-faith country. In his weekly article in PSP’s al Anbaa newspaper ,Jumblatt lauded Suleiman’s “progressive thinking,”
A day after President Michel Suleiman called for legalizing civil marriage in Lebanon to help build unity in the multi-faith country, 2 cabinet ministers jumped on the civil marriage bandwagon and voiced their support for it as an alternative. Interior Minister Marwan Charbel and Justice Minister Shakib Qortbawi
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman who is currently in Moscow on an official visit expressed on Sunday his support for a law allowing civil marriages, currently illegal in Lebanon, saying it will help build unity in the multi-faith country.
Libya, preparing for elections in June, has banned parties based on religion, tribe or ethnicity, the government said on Wednesday, and a new Islamist party viewed as a leading contender signaled it would challenge the decision. National Transitional Council spokesman Mohammed al-Harizy said the council passed the law governing the formation of political parties on […]
The role of women in the new Tunisia has been a controversial issue throughout the transitional period, with some fearful that they would lose precious rights from the previous era, and others arguing for a return to traditional values.
A 16-YEAR-OLD Lebanese Australian girl has been placed on a nationwide airport watch list to stop her being sent to Lebanon against her will for an arranged marriage. In what a magistrate has called an ”act of great bravery”, the girl sought a court order to stop her parents taking her out of Australia to […]
Lady Gaga’s monster fans in Lebanon might not be able to get their hands on a copy of the singer’s latest album, “Born This Way,” any time soon. The country’s government has seized copies of the album
The few thousand people who gathered in Beirut on Sunday to march on the country’s parliament made for an unusual sight.
By Ghassan Karam
It is paradoxical when the response to an effort to eliminate sectarianism is voiced in sectarian terms.