LEBANON/CYPRUS

 

Lebanon: Basil Looks To Make Energy Portfolio ‘Christian’

 

Lebanon’s caretaker Minister of Energy and Water, Gebran Bassil, has developed into one of Lebanon’s most controversial political figures. Mr Basil – backed by his party, the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM – which is headed by his powerful father-in-law, Michel Aoun) – refuses to back down from his insistence that he retain the energy portfolio in a future...