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Lebanon’s cabinet reverses decision to delay daylight savings time

Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati heads a cabinet meeting, at the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, on 27th March, 2023.

Beirut, LebanonReuters Lebanon’s caretaker premier said the cabinet had voted to move clocks one hour ahead on Wednesday night, reversing his decision to postpone the move to daylight savings time by a month that had sparked uproar across the country. Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Monday the decision had been taken after a “calm […]

Lebanon wakes up in two time zones as clock change row deepens divisions

A woman walks near a clock tower that indicates the time in Jdeideh, Lebanon March 26, 2023. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Beirut, LebanonReuters Lebanon woke up in two time zones on Sunday amid an escalating dispute between political and religious authorities over a decision to delay the clock change by a month.  Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati decided on Thursday not to start daylight savings time over the last weekend of March – as usually happens […]

Clergy, bags of cash set off new sectarian brawl in Lebanon

Lebanon Lebanese president Michel Aoun and Maronite Archbishop Moussa el Hajj

Beirut, LebanonAP A Lebanese archbishop who carried more than $US460,000 from Israel to Lebanon is at the centre of the latest sectarian showdown in crisis-hit Lebanon, and the case could even spill over into presidential politics. The situation has ramped up discord between two powerful political camps: Lebanon’s Shi’ite Muslim Hezbollah group and the Maronite […]