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05-17-13
Lawmakers resumed Friday what parliamentarians described as decisive talks over a new electoral law to govern the upcoming elections.

05-15-13
Parliament failed Wednesday to secure a quorum to convene over the divisive Orthodox Gathering electoral proposal, leading to a delay of the legislative session, and the Progressive Socialist Party lent its support to a hybrid formula that is backed by the Future Movement and Lebanese Forces.

05-15-13
The prices of gasoline remained almost the same as last week, according to the Energy Ministrys weekly fuel price update.

05-15-13
U.S. Coordinator for Middle East Affairs Philip Gordon, who is on an official visit to Lebanon, condemned Tuesday Hezbollahs involvement in Syria alongside the regime of President Bashar Assad.

05-15-13
Archaeologists said this week that after working for seven years on Downtowns Riad al-Solh Square they have reason to believe that ruins there include the remnants of a gate that served as a main entrance to the ancient Roman city that once occupied modern Beirut.

05-15-13
The Kataeb Party has rejected a hybrid electoral formula that won the support of the Lebanese Forces and Future Movement, sources told The Daily Star Wednesday, ahead of a Parliament session dedicated to discussing the Orthodox Gathering proposal.

05-15-13
The Lebanese Forces and the Future Movement agreed on a hybrid electoral law Tuesday, in a bid to avert a split within the March 14 camp over the controversial Orthodox Gathering proposal, which is on the agenda for Wednesdays Parliament session.

05-14-13
SIDON, Lebanon: Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani escalated his dispute with the Future Movement Monday, appointing a replacement for the current mufti of Sidon, who is close to the party.

05-14-13
SIDON, Lebanon: A Palestinian man was wounded Monday in a dispute in the southern coastal city of Sidon over a poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad, security sources told The Daily Star.

05-14-13
MP Walid Jumblatt said Monday he would refrain from engaging in political disputes with some March 8 parties and supported a 24-member national unity Cabinet divided equally among coalitions.

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