Hanna Anbar

  • Summit sense 

    International meetings such as the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit are the pinnacle of public relations events. For countries that have the honor...

  • Take the civil route 

    Musa Sadr is a national icon revered by Muslims, Christians and peace-loving Lebanese of all sects. His rejection of violence is legendary and on the record....

  • Chance of a lifetime 

    Since the advent of the 1975-90 Civil War, Lebanon has had a reputation as a cauldron of conflict for much of the world that doesn’t truly know the...

  • The clock is ticking 

    The Lebanese have always prided themselves on being the only democracy in a jungle of dictatorships. Yet for many Lebanese politicians, democracy actually...

  • Alarming ambitions 

    All the shuttle diplomacy, horse-trading, conditions and disputes over ministerial seats and portfolios may seem to keep the political scene in Lebanon...

  • Logic and consistency 

    Logic and consistency seem to have eluded several March 8 elements who have been hammering into the Lebanese people how vital it is to invite Syria to the...

  • Beacon of hope 

    Whenever people talk about Lebanon, they primarily mention its outstanding cuisine, historical significance, fabulous locales and venues and the endless...

  • Theater of the absurd 

    The Cabinet formation deadlock has persisted for over seven months now, and what was already a tragedy for a country on edge has turned into a farce - and no...

  • Christmas conspiracy 

    Christmas has come early for Damascus this year, with Trump’s precious strategic gift to Russia, Turkey, Iran and Syria.His unilateral, premature declaration...

  • A grain of salt 

    A piece of trivia: An Israeli collector has opened up a museum of salt and pepper shakers, with reportedly some 37,000 pairs on display.Not so trivial: Faced...

  • Promise for Yemen 

    It’s welcome news that the warring factions in Yemen have agreed to a cease-fire in Hodeida as part of a series of breakthroughs that were announced Thursday...

  • Resolution of nothing 

    This year has been one of important anniversaries for Palestinians. After the Nakba on May 15, this week marked the 70th anniversary of U.N. Resolution 194,...

  • Assailing the firefighter 

    From the day Saad Hariri became prime minister-designate, orders were given to yellow publications, yellow minds, Syria lackeys and March 8 politicians, to...

  • A Haley, Israeli fail 

    It’s no secret that for years, Israel has used every possible means in an attempt to break the Palestinians.The Jewish state has tried to bring them to their...

  • Yet another Israeli sham 

    Israel Tuesday raised the specter of war once again with its army announcing the start of an operation along its northern border with Lebanon to “expose...

  • Law applies to everyone 

    Of all the traits that characterize Lebanon, one of the most vocal is the relentless call by citizens and politicians alike for an independent judiciary and...

  • Misuse of technology 

    The age of the internet has without a doubt not only dramatically widened the scope of data we can access, but also expanded the amount of information that is...

  • Gloves come off 

    For years, Hezbollah has encouraged a working government because it suited its purposes and interests, and through its allies ensured an acceptable...

  • 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...

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