Hanna Anbar

  • Focus on recovery 

    All of Lebanon has been waiting with bated breath for Standard & Poor’s report, due later today, on the country’s credit rating. In recent...

  • Handle with care 

    There’s no avoiding the fact that Lebanon’s economy is in a critical state, and something must be done to set it back on the path to recovery in order to ease...

  • Hands off Taif Accord 

    It took 15 years and tens of thousands killed, displaced and scattered around the world, for Lebanon’s tribes to realize they had no choice but to coexist in...

  • Deadly schemes 

    At a time when Lebanon needs everyone to go beyond the call of duty to safeguard the nation’s interests, we are instead witnessing the same old games...

  • The pillage of Palestine 

    Whoever said crime doesn’t pay failed to mention that the exception is when you have the Trump administration in your corner.For decades Israel has committed...

  • Unjust crackdown 

    The recent crackdowns on undocumented foreign labor in Lebanon which appear to target Syrian and Palestinian refugees are quite worrisome, as they raise...

  • Criminal land theft 

    Israel’s recent moves in the West Bank, which all aim at annexation, expropriation and evictions, have made the purpose of the Bahrain conference very...

  • Back to earth 

    In 2016, the Lebanese celebrated the election of a new president with Reform and Change as the promise the country was waiting for.Unfortunately, it didn’t...

  • The blight of anarchy 

    There are many absurdities that plague Lebanon, but perhaps one of the more outrageous practices is the blocking of key conduits by burning tires whenever...

  • Students come first 

    Somewhere along the way people appear to have completely forgotten the true purpose of the Lebanese University.It’s no secret that the institution has...

  • Cart before the horse 

    If the Bahrain conference, ostensibly to unveil the Trump administration’s “deal of the century,” proves anything, it’s that after 70 odd years, the Americans...

  • Say no to racism 

    It’s safe to say that we have seen tolerance for racism around the world drop drastically in recent decades, even in Africa and South America. In fact, in...

  • Enough poison 

    Let’s hope that the stockpiles of venom and slander leveled against Prime Minister Saad Hariri - either by design or flagrant insinuation - and against what...

  • Deal with the devil 

    A recent article on the Khartoum massacre in respected daily The Guardian headlined, “The military crackdown in Sudan lays bare the dark heart of Bashir’s...

  • Palestine not for sale 

    U.S. President Donald Trump has distinguished himself in that any statement, speech or tweet he makes immediately receives the fact sheet treatment,...

  • Troubled navigation 

    Recent days have seen FPM leader Gebran Bassil navigating Lebanese politics in a rudderless boat, overloaded with delusions of grandeur, sailing into...

  • Taking the peace track 

    After much saber-rattling and U.S. warmongering, there appears to be an opening for dialogue on the rising tensions with Iran, as Saudi King Salman hosts two...

  • Tragic moves 

    “I’ve known Trump’s a bully for a long time. This is not news to me or anyone else here,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday, throwing his hat...

  • Callous chess game 

    The Arab world seems to have been destined to suffer. Going back over seven decades, since the Nakba in 1948, it seems every evil has befallen countries of...

  • Emboldened serpent 

    With the re-election of Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and blanket support from U.S. President Donald Trump, it’s no surprise that the winds of war and...

  • Assaulting paragons 

    There are countless issues that are open to debate in Lebanon, but no one can refute the professionalism of the country’s banking sector or of its security...

  • Avoiding disaster 

    Lebanon is hurtling toward economic disaster, and none will be saved if the country tips over the edge. Yet a lifeline in the form of billions in soft loans...

  • Reward of valor 

    The jubilation and celebrations of the Sudanese people after forcing Omar al-Bashir to quit was short-lived, with the army announcing that the dictator would...

  • Farewell M.E. peace 

    Israelis, who day in day out proclaim that their system of government is the only democracy in the region, have delivered a blow to democracy, justice and...

  • Partners in crime 

    Benjamin Netanyahu has never aspired for peace with the Palestinians, as was made amply clear in an ad preceding the upcoming polls that featured footage of...

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