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  • Unbridled insolence

    While MP Nicholas Fattoush denies physically attacking Justice Ministry employee Manal Daou, he does admit verbally abusing her, and any attack on a public...

  • Cryptic coalition

    While the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition conducts under a dozen air raids around Ain al-Arab a day, Syria’s regime seems to be intensifying its bombardments...

  • Tech-savvy clairvoyants

    Lebanese politicians are certainly adept at two things – using technology and predicting the future.

  • Ebola challenge

    With a fatality rate of 70 percent and no certified cure, people around the world are understandably concerned about Ebola.

  • Practice what you preach

    Lebanon’s interior minister engaged in a good deal of candor when he spoke over the weekend about responsibility for the security situation in the country.

  • Alienating neighbors

    There was something familiar in the ebb and flow of relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran over the summer, when a steady rise in optimism about the future...

  • Lebanon’s disconnect

    Lebanese leaders have been publicizing the threat of extremism and the repercussions of the war in next-door Syria, sounding call after call about their...

  • March of the Houthis

    Yemen’s Houthis, a Shiite rebel group from the north of the country, took control of the capital Sanaa in late September, and is now marching south, having...

  • Presidency a top priority

    Amid a host of problems facing Lebanon, the presidential vacuum is certainly the most pressing, and former Prime Minister Saad Hariri highlighted this in his...

  • Too little, too late

    The international coalition that was assembled to confront ISIS has certainly made its mark, but as an example of tragi-comedy.

  • America’s hard choices

    A conference dedicated to Gaza’s reconstruction, held Sunday in Egypt, should be acknowledged as a positive, much-needed development – provided that it is the...

  • Zero logic in Ankara

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Friday to pursue a peace process with his country’s Kurds to his “last breath.”

  • Rudderless U.S. policy

    The vastly contradictory statements coming from the U.S. government over the last few days are emblematic of a wider problem: that the Obama administration...

  • Turkey’s Syria game

    Turkey appears to be playing a game on its border with Syria, but it does not appear to have figured out how to win it, nor what winning it would look like.

  • Worsening the crisis

    The relatives of Lebanese soldiers and security personnel being held by Islamist extremist groups have every right to be concerned and angry about the...

  • The silent treatment

    The international coalition that has taken on the mission of battling the gains of ISIS in Syria and Iraq has a lot of explaining to do.