Hanna Anbar

  • Lebanon’s 75 years 

    This week, we celebrate 75 years of Lebanon’s independence. True, there are many problems to lament, and many issues that remain unresolved. But it’s...

  • Measured response 

    After a tense few days, courtesy of a fiery speech over the weekend by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah that seemed to smother any possibility of a...

  • A country in jeopardy 

    Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah didn’t mince words over the weekend, coming out with a loud-and-clear, “My way or the highway,” abandoning any...

  • Broader designs 

    The picture is gradually growing clearer, and it has become quite evident that March 8 and its sponsors have an ample supply of rabbits in their hats ready to...

  • The press in distress 

    After Al-Anwar newspaper stood the test of time through Lebanon’s worst days, its closure after 60 years is nothing short of tragic, tantamount to a massacre...

  • Blatant diversion 

    It’s time to call out the actions of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who treats the world community as a group of nonentities, naive enough...

  • Time for legislating 

    It is truly lamentable that while Lebanon’s flailing economy is in dire need of attention by the country’s legislature, some of our newly elected...

  • Time-proven resilience 

    For 70 years, since the creation of Israel, the U.S. has involved itself in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, often putting the Jewish state’s interests...

  • Imposing a fait accompli 

    It has grown impossible not to recognize that Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu have reached the final stretch in their bid to wipe out the Palestinian...

  • Travel turbulence 

    Mass outcry over chaos at Beirut’s airport has reached a peak after weeks of calamity for travelers due to technical, staffing and myriad other issues.But for...

  • Hands off the text 

    The Lebanese Constitution, as is the case in every democracy, is not a sacred text like the Bible or Quran, since it carries within its articles the means and...

  • Inevitable bloodbath 

    The Russians have altered the strategic dynamics of approaching war and peace by acting as part-time peacemakers, and warmongers the rest of the time.Now that...

  • Zionist bonanza 

    It’s been a long time coming. Over the years, Israel and allied U.S. leadership have been slowly but steadily applying different measures to try to kill the...

  • Gambit on presidency 

    After months of delays in the formation of a new Cabinet, it has become clear that the alleged deadlock, without mincing words, is just camouflage for a...

  • We need firefighters 

    This past week there have been much rumblings about proposals that President Michel Aoun will make to facilitate a breakthrough in the long-simmering Cabinet...

  • Poisonous creativity 

    While the Lebanese wonder what is planned for their country, they are witnessing attempt after attempt to sink the political debate into unprecedented...

  • Far beyond a joke 

    As Lebanon bakes, we are being bombarded with statements, lectures, sermons and warnings proclaiming the dire need to form a government immediately – since...

  • Pay up or else ... 

    A very-well-known mafia, common knowledge to all, has decided to come out of the shadows with a vengeance, crowning several weeks of hard-boiled negotiations...

  • Hold your horses 

    President Michel Aoun has at last lifted the lid on the not-so-secret secret. The “head of the race” to be next president is none other than our dynamic...

  • Cooling hot heads 

    It has become obvious that the Free Patriotic Movement has a well-armed social media militia, always on high alert to attack opponents or anyone who dares to...

  • Legislators in name 

    Although considered a democracy, Lebanon leaves much to be desired when it comes to how its parliamentarians are elected, and more importantly what they do...

  • Symbol of resistance 

    By trying to make an example of Ahed Tamimi – dubbed by Western media as a modern day “Joan of Arc” – Israel, by arresting her, has only managed to transform...

  • Back to the status quo 

    As all signs in Syria point to a return to the pre-2011 status quo, a conspiracy is unraveling.For years, several nations – the first of them Russia – along...

  • Experts take helm 

    Since the arrival of refugees in Lebanon, we have weathered a barrage of remarks from the unscrupulous hacks of Lebanese politics who presumed to give us...

  • Apartheid lives on 

    As the world was celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, the ex-South African president who eradicated the last bastion of...

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