Posts Tagged ‘Ziad Baroud’

And the title goes to … Ziad Baroud, minister of Interior and Municipalities … applause? This title could be added to Baroud’s collection, but he should perhaps take a closer look at it since it is not as notable as the others. Just like our Lebanese ministers today, Napoleon carried his selfishness so far that […]


Lebanese Expatriates voting from their residential country. – An issue this blog has been keen on seeing adopted in a full manner, as any and every self respecting democracy in the world currently enjoys. This may also prevent rumours that some political parties paid for travelling tickets to get extra votes in their favour in 2009. […]


Lebanese prime minister-designate Saad al-Hariri handed the president his proposed line-up for a national unity government yesterday, in a move swiftly rejected by opposition groups including the powerful Hezbollah. I do not think that the method employed today takes Lebanon out of the government formation crisis. On the contrary, it further complicates the problem,” said […]


I’ve seen absurdity, but this is by far the most harsh campaign you can launch on Lebanon. A cultural campaign hits it right at its heart. When asked how would Hezbollah’s mouth piece, Al Manar can damage and change Lebanon’s image and identity, this is precisely one mean. To ease the pain, L’Orient-Le Jour’s cover […]


The Lebanese Interior Ministry launched Wednesday a website, www.elections.gov.lb, devoted entirely to the June 7 parliamentary polls. The website contains relevant elections-related information for candidates, monitors, journalists and the public. The ministry also launched an four-digit (1790) elections hotline for queries and complaints. The site is in Arabic, French and in English. Keep track of personal observations […]


AFP – La ministre française de l’Intérieur Michèle Alliot-Marie va proposer lundi à Beyrouth aux autorités libanaises un “accord global de coopération” en matière de sécurité intérieure et de sécurité civile représentant 4 millions d’euros. Le principe de cet accord avait été “fixé à Paris avec le ministre de l’Intérieur libanais Zyiad Baroud” lors de […]


The sun beat down oppressively on Martyrs Square on Monday, bathing in blinding light a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1975-1990 Lebanese Civil War and to launch the first national memorial for its victims. The event was organized by Memory for the Future, a civil peace association that says it […]


They said “I do” and sealed their marriage. But this time, the wedding ceremony was not blessed by a sheik or a priest in a church or mosque, as is usually the case in Lebanon. It was performed in a bar. To protest laws that do not allow for civil or secular marriages to be […]


In a move, furthering his more progressive position, Ziad Baroud, Interior Minister of Lebanon, announced on Wednesday that Lebanese citizens will now have the option of removing their religion from their status register, locally known as ‘Noufous’. Citing, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Article 9 of the Lebanese Constitution, Minister Baroud is taking […]



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