Hanna Anbar

  • Absurd appeals 

    Israel is running out of excuses to launch a full-scale aggression against Gaza.The country is the eighth military power in the world, boasting its Iron Dome...

  • 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...