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  • Stop coddling Assad

    Foreign Minister Walid Moallem’s visit to Russia comes at a critical time in the war in Syria.

  • No politics zone

    Lebanon’s ongoing food safety saga shows little sign of letting up, which is a good thing if government officials and politicians manage to achieve tangible...

  • A silver superpower

    Most Lebanese politicians, and particularly members of Parliament, are adept at dealing with the media – and equally adept at confusing two very different...

  • Negotiating to nowhere

    As attention shifts from clinching a deal on Iran’s nuclear program to laying the groundwork for an extension of the negotiations, there would appear to be...

  • Declaring dependence

    For seven decades, Lebanon has celebrated a national holiday – Independence – to honor something that has never actually existed.

  • Aoun’s last chance saloon

    The call Wednesday from FPM leader Michel Aoun for a duel between him and LF leader Samir Geagea for the presidential seat reveals once and for all that this...

  • 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...