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FRIDAY, 18 APR 2014
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Dialogue stalls amid Yemeni power games
Nasser Arrabyee | December 06, 2013 12:29 AM
The past month has seen growing violence in Yemen’s northern Province of Saada, particularly around the town of Dammaj.
Yemen dialogue winds down with low expectations
Nasser Arrabyee | September 17, 2013 12:25 AM
On Sept. 8, members of the Southern Separatist Movement (Hirak) returned to Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference following a monthlong boycott.
Fighting paralysis in Yemen’s dialogue
Farea Al-Muslim | July 01, 2013 12:22 AM
Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference is now readying for its second general plenary to discuss the initial drafts of the dialogue committees.
Everywhere, Arab dialogues of the deaf
Rami G. Khouri | April 03, 2013 12:52 AM
It is quite bizarre that in almost every country in the Middle East where a serious political conflict or war is under way, there is also a parallel political “dialogue” either in progress or proposed.
Yemen needs stability for dialogue
Nasser Arrabyee | March 12, 2013 12:32 AM
Yemen’s National Dialogue is scheduled to start on March 18, but despite government measures, the country’s overall security remains under threat.
President, March 14 prep for National Dialogue
Antoine Ghattas Saab | July 19, 2012 01:50 AM
President Michel Sleiman has put the final touches on his vision for a national defense strategy, as the March 14 coalition set down its own conditions for taking part in next week’s scheduled session of National Dialogue.
Geagea mocks National Dialogue
July 02, 2012 01:07 AM
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea mocked the outcome of the recent National Dialogue session at Baabda Palace and said Hezbollah only wanted to appear as though it was willing to discuss its weapons.
Berri lauds Dialogue, blasts media leaks
June 14, 2012 01:59 AM
Speaker Nabih Berri expressed Wednesday his satisfaction with the results of a session of National Dialogue earlier in the week.
Politicians put their best foot forward at National Dialogue
Wassim Mroueh | June 12, 2012 01:26 AM
Despite disagreeing on policies crucial to the future of the country, leaders from across the political divide were on their best behavior Monday.
Mikati: National Dialogue not a luxury but an act of faith
June 07, 2012 01:56 AM
Prime Minister Najib Mikati reiterated Wednesday the need for all-party talks, stressing that national dialogue should not be a luxury.
Cabinet failings
May 31, 2012 01:06 AM
The invitations have been issued for a round of national dialogue next month at Baabda Palace.
Sleiman sets June 11 for new dialogue round
Hussein Dakroub | May 29, 2012 01:48 AM
President Michel Sleiman invited rival political leaders for a new session of national dialogue on June 11 in an attempt to prevent the country from sliding into sectarian strife following unrest in Syria.
Plumbly: Lebanese national dialogue should address illegal weapons
May 27, 2012 12:58 PM
United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly stresses in a wide-ranging radio interview that any national dialogue in Lebanon should include discussion of illegal arms.
Qabbani backs Saudi call for dialogue
May 25, 2012 01:44 AM
Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani urged rival Lebanese leaders to avoid fiery and sectarian rhetoric to help prevent the country slide into strife
Berri, Mikati welcome Saudi king’s call for national dialogue
Hussein Dakroub | May 24, 2012 02:42 AM
Speaker Berri and PM Mikati welcomed Wednesday Saudi King Abdullah’s call for national dialogue among political leaders to defuse rising political and sectarian tensions.
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