Operations have resumed at the Zahrani electricity plant, which will return to its full capacity starting Monday morning, Electricite du Liban announced Sunday, after media reports said contacts between Premier Najib Miqati and Speaker Nabih Berri had managed to resolve the crisis. [Naharnet]

Expect less electricity cuts starting today.

Middle East Airlines chairman Mohammed al-Hout on Sunday said that the pilots had suspended their 5-day strike “without preconditions or promises and commitments from the company’s administrative board.” [Naharnet]

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I disagree with the pilots’ decision to suspend their protests without preconditions, but that’s what Hout is saying, so we will have to wait and see. No one will ever take them seriously again if they just dropped their strike and got back to work.