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Study: Global warming reduces protein in key crops


Rising carbon dioxide levels from global warming will drastically reduce the amount of protein in staple crops like rice and wheat, leaving vulnerable populations at risk of growth stunting and early death, experts warned Wednesday. Researchers say they still don’t understand how or why carbon dioxide emissions sap protein and ...

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At Baabda, private sector opposes new taxes


Lebanon’s private sector made a last-ditch effort Monday to repeal the tax measures designed to finance the salary scale for civil servants, public school teachers and military personnel. Bankers and business leaders, who took part in a broad economic meeting at Baabda’s presidential palace at the invitation of President Michel ...

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Army takes up new positions in Arsal outskirts


lebanese Army units moved into additional areas on the outskirts of Arsal Tuesday, taking positions previously held by militants. A video and statement released by the Army showed armored troop carriers and units moving in to take positions around Wadi Hmayyed on the outskirts of Arsal. The area is beyond ...

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Lebanon finance minister discusses infrastructure development with IFC

khalil in ifc

finance Miister Ali Hasan Khalil met with a delegation from the International Finance Corporation to discuss public-private partnerships in infrastructure development in Lebanon, according to a Finance Ministry statement issued yesterday. Renewable energy initiatives are top priorities for infrastructure development projects, the statement said. During the meeting, Khalil reportedly highlighted ...

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