The Shiite Muslim Hezbollah movement and its allies may nominate Omar Karami to head Lebanon’s next government, after they toppled the coalition led by Saad Hariri last week.
Lebanon may auction rights within the next 12 months for undersea oil and natural-gas exploration, spurred by energy projects in the waters off neighboring Israel, an adviser to the country’s parliament speaker said.
Lebanon’s parliament today approved a law that opens its offshore areas for the first time to oil and natural-gas exploration.
Lebanese lawmakers will today discuss a proposal to grant Palestinian refugees in the country the right to work and possibly own property.
"The Lebanese have never been in such a situation before, what's happening now is unprecedented."
- Ali Hamdan on Jan 17, 2011