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04-16-13
Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam has slowed down the Cabinet formation process, political sources said, after various parties suggested fait accompli formulas that would force him into a confrontation with President Michel Sleiman who prefers a government based on broad political agreement.

04-16-13
Parliamentary sources said the process of forming a Cabinet has been further complicated by several weekend developments.

04-16-13
Agricultural products from war-ravaged Syria are flooding the Lebanese market, north Lebanon farmers said Monday, threatening to take matters into their own hands if the government fails to protect local agriculture.

04-16-13
BEIRUT: Lebanon will send a letter of complaint to the Arab League over recent violations of its territory from the Syrian side of the border and urge the U.N. to convene a meeting over the growing refugee crisis, caretaker Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour said Monday.

04-16-13
Hermel residents threatened to take matters into their own hands Monday should the state fail to protect them against Syrian rebel attacks, as the government said it would file a complaint before the Arab League to protest the Syrian border violations.

04-16-13
March 8 parties are ready to endorse Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salams plan for a nonpolitical Cabinet if this is preceded by an agreement on a new electoral law, March 8 sources said Monday.

04-14-13
The energy minister signed Friday a $470 million contract with Greek-Cypriot firm J&P-AVAX for a new 538 megawatt power plant in Deir Ammar, near Tripoli.

04-14-13
Sacrifices are needed to distance Lebanon from regional and neighboring crises, President Michel Sleiman said Saturday on the 38th anniversary of the countrys 1975-90 Civil War.

04-14-13
Tammam Salam is not planning to form a fait accompli Cabinet for now and is working quietly to assemble a homogeneous government, sources close to the prime minister-designate said Friday.

04-14-13
Senior officials from March 8 held a meeting with Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam over the weekend for talks on the Cabinet formation process, March 8 parliamentary sources told The Daily Star Sunday.

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