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  • Unify and conquer

    A small demonstration in Beirut against Al-Qaeda has triggered a commotion because the flags of ISIS and the Nusra Front, which feature a phrase that is the...

  • Syria’s hunting season

    The U.N. refugee agency Friday updated the world on refugee numbers from war-torn Syria, where half the population has either fled abroad or is internally...

  • Confront with a coalition

    U.S. President Barack Obama will chair a meeting of the U.N. Security Council next month to discuss the threat posed by ISIS, and the irony will be in high...

  • Time for reflection

    The Gaza of today does not resemble the Gaza of before this latest war, and nor should it.

  • Libya new terror hub

    To avid Middle East watchers, Libya has appeared to be going the way of a failed state for some time now. Unfortunately, the U.S. and much of the West appears...

  • Height of audacity

    Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem used a news conference Monday to relay his regime’s latest thoughts on the topic of fighting terror, while...

  • Selective indignation

    Last August, Washington put the Middle East on a war footing in the wake of a chemical weapons attack on the Ghouta suburbs of Damascus which killed hundreds...

  • Game of thrones

    Michel Aoun’s proposal on reforming the method by which the president is elected is indicative of his absolute disregard for the stability of the country and...

  • Time to wake up

    The one-year anniversary of a chemical weapons strike near Damascus, which killed hundreds of civilians and is widely blamed on the Syrian regime, is a good...

  • What does Israel want?

    Palestinian officials and negotiators who have been shuttling around in Cairo recently have for the most part focused on a demand championed by people in...

  • Slapstick education

    In what is probably a dream come true for many teenagers across the world, the Lebanese Education Ministry has finally decided to grant certificates to tens...

  • Sham U.S. ‘concern’

    American officials periodically speak of their “concern” over events in Iraq and Syria, whether the horrific human toll in lives, or the threats to regional...

  • Gaza dying slow death

    As the current truce between Gaza and Israel is set to expire Monday at midnight, it appears that any long-term cease-fire is as unachievable as ever, and...

  • Leading by example

    A lot of countries have recently been reiterating just how committed they are to combating terrorism, be it at home or abroad, but few have taken as many...

  • Selective outrage

    The international community appears to be stepping up to the developing crisis in northern Iraq, one which the U.N. warned Wednesday had the potential to...

  • Flunked the test

    The ongoing tug-of-war between Lebanon’s education minister and its teachers union would never stand up in a classroom.

  • Only unity can save Iraq

    Iraq’s new President Fouad Massoum has taken the courageous step of passing over divisive Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in a bid to see a new, inclusive...

  • A victory for coexistence

    The election of a new grand mufti for Lebanon Sunday signaled a resounding defeat for parties that have spent several years trying to sow division in the...

  • Return boosts moderation

    Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s surprise return to Lebanon comes at a turbulent juncture in the country and the region.

  • Remove the blockade

    Now in its eighth year, the medieval blockade of Gaza appears to have only just caught U.S. President Barack Obama’s attention.

  • Support for the state

    Saudi Arabia has issued a powerful, two-pronged signal of its stance on the security crisis gripping the Lebanese town of Arsal: the need to confront...

  • Rising above the fray

    Politicians in Lebanon have overwhelmingly come out in support of the Army as it works to contain an extremely dangerous situation in the town of Arsal.

  • Support for Army is key

    If the ongoing standoff in the Bekaa Valley town of Arsal proves anything, it is that time is of the essence.

  • Dump your differences

    The dramatic events in the Lebanese town of Arsal over the weekend require an all-out effort by national leaders to contain the repercussions and move forward.

  • Stern call for action

    The king of Saudi Arabia issued an impassioned plea Friday to confront all those who are seeking to hijack Islam through extremism, coupling it with a stern...


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