Hanna Anbar

  • Loose cannon 

    Instead of being focused on the country he represents as its top diplomat, Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil seemed to be more concentrated on another...

  • Curtail the cartels 

    Syndicates controlling three vital sectors of the Lebanese economy - fuel, flour and medicine - are behaving like cartels and holding the country to...

  • Mideast first 

    When asked about U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria by pulling American troops out as Turkey prepares to invade, former...

  • Enduring friendship 

    The visit to the UAE by Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is heading a delegation of half a dozen ministers, marks the start of a concerted effort to revitalize...

  • Damaging distraction 

    At such a delicate moment, extracting the country from this economic mess must be every politician’s No. 1 priority. But yet again, the Free Patriotic...

  • Disruptive elements 

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize we’re in an economic crisis; the writing is on the wall. But while it’s true that Lebanon is suffering...

  • Steadfast friend 

    As the world pays tribute to former French President Jacques Chirac, Lebanon too mourns the loss of a strong and steadfast friend.Throughout his...

  • Desperate Netanyahu 

    The two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict has suffered blow after blow over the years. Israel’s creation of facts on the ground, from...

  • Set aside politics 

    As Lebanese political leaders kick off their mission to rescue the economy with a conference called for by President Michel Aoun, the one indisputable fact is...

  • Running out of time 

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s intransigence has been locked in high gear for the past few months.It has reached new levels in the region over...

  • National responsibility 

    There’s no need to reiterate that Lebanon faces numerous challenges, not least the dire economy and Israeli violations. As civilians, we have limited...

  • 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...