Hanna Anbar

  • Opposed to brutality 

    A letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has asked the international body to try to stop Israel from shooting protesters along...

  • Connect in unison 

    In just a matter of weeks, Lebanon has been party to three pivotal international meetings in support of the country as it faces tough challenges involving...

  • Election disruption 

    In less than two weeks, the Lebanese will head to the polls to choose their representatives for the next four years and in the process show that democracy is...

  • Lest we forget 

    Israelis this week are celebrating “Independence day,” marking 70 years since the creation of the state of Israel, according to the Hebrew calendar.It would...

  • Time to up the pressure 

    The Arab world has been waiting for a long time for an American leader with the vision, the sense of justice and the will to reconnect again with the region...

  • Charting a new course 

    Campaigns for parliamentary elections in Lebanon have often turned the political debate into a competition in the mastery of charm to attract support for a...

  • Eye of the storm 

    The region is being deafened by the drums of war, and as signaled by aggressive rhetoric, the redeployment of fleets, and relocation of bases and missiles,...

  • Path to prosperity 

    At a time when Lebanon has much to be upbeat about, and as the country stands with purpose at the start of a long and challenging transformation, the last...

  • Proving our worth 

    The mere fact that Lebanon has managed to gather 50 different parties, including major states and international organizations, at the CEDRE conference in...

  • Unending sacrifice 

    “The Israel Massacre forces,” as the Israeli media labeled their army, sums it all up.There’s no hiding Friday’s crimes against Gaza’s residents, which...

  • What next? More war 

    Marking the start of the eighth year of war in Syria, U.N. investigators announced that Syrian government forces and allied militias have raped and sexually...

  • Hariri’s eye on the future 

    Elections in Lebanon are always a unique exercise in a one-of-a-kind democracy riddled with innate cronyism, lethal sectarianism, regionalism and tribalism,...

  • Vile election tactics 

    It’s election season in Lebanon and politicians are loading their propaganda weapons and going into battle. Most maintain a level of ethical and moral...

  • Don’t just vote, elect 

    Lebanon is truly blessed. Despite being situated in a region where autocracy is the norm, this country enjoys the right to exercise democracy, a privilege...

  • Deserving of support 

    The Rome II donor conference Thursday, to be held in support of Lebanon’s Army and the Internal Security Forces, heralds a new era of challenges and...

  • Slicing up the cake 

    If the war in Syria is this century’s Spanish civil war, then, according to respected British newspaper The Independent, the carnage now occurring in Eastern...

  • Equality all year round 

    It’s a fact. The gender gap is real, it needs to be closed all over the world, and Lebanon is no exception.Patriarchal notions are as old as time in this...

  • Doomed and shifty 

    Two men, both haunted by enormous problems and mired in legal entanglements that leave their futures uncertain and vague to say the least, are trying...

  • Sectarian poison 

    The way the media has presented the Ziad Itani-Maj. Suzan Hajj Hobeiche saga, and how it has been playing out on social media, would be a drama worthy of an...

  • The ties that bind 

    Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s meeting Wednesday with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Thursday’s scheduled meeting with Crown Prince Mohammad...

  • Toothless resolution 

    After days of vicious procrastination the Russians relented Saturday and agreed on a cease-fire to end one of the most ferocious assaults by the Syrian regime...

  • Endless carnage 

    The deadly Syrian quagmire remains mired in hypocrisy, disinformation, political duplicity and blood, with the unfolding massacre in Ghouta in recent days...

  • Tribute to Rafik Hariri 

    His roots were modest, but he came full with zeal, resolve, ambition, vision, a distinctive generosity and that particular feel for the underprivileged...

  • Chance for change 

    In 1917 the U.K.’s then-Foreign Secretary Sir Arthur Balfour made a promise that still reverberates today: He offered the Jews the creation of a...

  • Heed the warning 

    Gaza is on the brink of a human tragedy, the reverberations of which could be felt across the region and beyond. Yet, the world’s reaction has been...