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  • Storm Brewing 

    The news conference between presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had barely ended Monday when an avalanche of condemnation in the strongest possible...

  • Shooting the messenger 

    When Lebanon’s tourism minister held a conference that included the major players from the tourism and hospitality industry, it was expected that...

  • Stop the cockfighting 

    It is tragic when political parties lose sight of the bigger picture and put a country’s stability and economy in peril for their own narrow-minded...

  • Multitasking marauder 

    His ancestors dreamt about setting foot in the warm waters of the Mediterranean, and their descendants adopted that dream as a policy. However, they found...

  • Giving false hope 

    A twinge of optimism was palpable earlier this week when the Lebanese government received the McKinsey report outlining a five-year plan to develop and guide...

  • Strong-arm tactics 

    Operation “Starve the Palestinians” is in full swing, with the U.S. halting funds to UNRWA, Israel withholding taxes from the Palestinian...

  • Sanctioned slaughter 

    The systemic offensive Syria’s regime has embarked on, with the support of Russia, to retake the country’s south, a strategic zone that borders both Jordan...

  • Flawed assumption 

    For the past week or so, U.S. President Donald Trump has been making claims about a seemingly imminent breakthrough in the Arab-Israeli problem, with his...

  • Insufferable prejudice 

    The U.S. government Tuesday announced it was pulling out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, accusing it of “chronic bias” against Israel.For the...

  • Power of attraction 

    The heart cannot be governed. It’s a cliche, but it’s true. The British royal family has demonstrated how tradition eventually gives way to matters of the...

  • Firing blindly 

    It’s always a good idea to get out of your own way if you want to reach your stated goals.In the current case, the goals include doing what’s best for Lebanon...

  • Diplomacy please 

    The U.N.’s presence in Lebanon dates back to the early ’50s, just a few years after the end of World War II, with the arrival at the time of UNRWA, which...

  • Crossing red lines 

    After moving a friendly football match between Israel and Argentina from Haifa to occupied Jerusalem, Israel’s Sports Minister Miri Regev has seen her plans...

  • Bloody tragedy 

    Two million dead people walking, including starving children; over 60 percent unemployment among young people; children and the elderly dying due to a lack of...

  • Keep the momentum 

    Following successful parliamentary polls that saw 80 new faces ready to inject fresh talent into the legislative, Saad Hariri has been designated as prime...

  • Get off your pedestal 

    Up until a little about two weeks ago, the airwaves were filled with electioneering rhetoric and vows of servitude from politicians trying to win...

  • Massacre in Gaza 

    With the blessing of U.S. President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared war on the Palestinians and buried the chance of any...

  • We will not forget 

    Seventy years after the Nakba and the creation of the state of Israel on land stolen from Palestinians, some things have changed, but one thing has remained...

  • Security by dissociation 

    Following months of hostile rhetoric and threats to nix the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. President Donald Trump, against the wishes of the world powers involved in...

  • Hands off Beirut 

    Monday’s acts of intimidation and violence on Beirut’s streets, at the hands of unruly thugs, have struck at the heart of Lebanese of every...

  • Proactive leadership 

    Now that the elections are over, one would hope that Lebanon’s politicians would put their fiery campaign rhetoric behind them and focus on the challenges...

  • Vote’s over, join hands 

    Lebanon went to the polls Sunday under a controversial new voting system that has reduced the number of districts and allowed expats to vote abroad for the...

  • Vote for Beirut 

    The weather in Lebanon in May is generally unpredictable.But this year, in addition to the expected pollution, with general elections Sunday, the atmosphere...

  • Your vote, your duty 

    For decades Lebanon sought a new proportional election law that would produce a Parliament more representative of the country’s diverse population.After much...

  • Change or perish 

    Change is not only an inevitable fact of life but also crucial as it spells the difference between survival and demise. This fact seems to have been lost on...