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  • Israel’s thirst for war

    Tuesday’s horrific killing of four rabbis at a synagogue in Jerusalem must be seen for what it is – an outcome of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin’s...

  • A light on a dark past

    MP Marwan Hamade is performing a much-needed service to Lebanon this week in The Hague as he testifies before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

  • Rules for roadblocks

    Downtown Beirut was brought to a standstill Monday when the families of soldiers and security personnel being held hostage by jihadis in Syria blocked a main...

  • Indifference to misery

    President Barack Obama spent some of his weekend tour of Asia discussing his country’s policy on confronting the extremist group ISIS, and he had significant...

  • Resistance is futile

    Next week will offer additional proof that the passage of time doesn’t always smooth over the unpleasant events of the past.

  • Fed up with bad food

    The ongoing expose of Lebanese establishments which have violated food safety standards is commendable, and must continue, but it has also exposed some ugly...

  • Disunity and distress

    Ten years after the death of Yasser Arafat, and the situation for Palestinians is at its direst in years, and any hope of unity between different factions...

  • Meat your nightmare

    Health Minister Wael Abu Faour didn’t mince his words at Tuesday’s news conference naming and shaming Lebanese food establishments which are pushing the...

  • Unwitting accomplice

    Monday’s announcement that President Bashar Assad will study a proposal by the U.N. envoy to Syria to “freeze” fighting in Aleppo should generate skepticism...

  • Running out of excuses

    Lebanon’s political factions have traditionally had an eye on the outside world when it comes to holding national elections; this year, they exploited...

  • Hollow protests

    As unhappy as Michel Aoun and his Free Patriotic Movement colleagues claim to be with the parliamentary extension, which he has slammed as illegal and...

  • Intifada in the making

    In dealing with the Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has systematically pursued a “two-track” strategy, which can be...

  • Extension a lesser evil

    After completing an initial 17-month extension of Parliament’s mandate, the body again voted Wednesday to extend its term yet again, this time by two years...

  • Massacres ignored

    Events this week in Iraq and Syria offer dramatic proof of how weak the international campaign against ISIS is, as if any proof were required.

  • Wrong time to politicize

    People in Lebanon have been long aware that a second extension of Parliament’s mandate is a done deal, despite some of the rhetoric they are being subjected...