A Senate for Lebanon is a national demand, Arslan

Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan added his voice for supporting the establishment of a Lebanese Senate in addition to the parliament in Lebanon and stressed that this is a national demand . “A senate is a national demand … not only a Druze one,” Arslan was quoted as saying by his media office […]

Lebanon PM: Civil marriage debate is ‘useless’

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 […]

Jumblatt calls for establishing a Senate in Lebanon

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,”

Jumblatt blasts Iran , calls for a Lebanon senate

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt called for the establishment of a Lebanese Senate that would ensure fair representation to all the country’s political parties. “Why don’t we apply the Taif Accord which stipulated the establishment of a Senate where all the country’s different constituents would be represented and liberate the parliament from sectarian […]

U.S. Senate OKs sanctions on Iran’s fuel suppliers

The US Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would let President Barack Obama impose sanctions on Iran’s gasoline suppliers and penalize some of Tehran’s elites, a move aimed at pressuring Tehran to give up its nuclear program. The sanctions, approved on a voice vote, would target companies that export gasoline to Iran or help expand […]