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  • Stop gambling 

    The rising level of criticism of the government’s performance has coincided with mounting speculation that Prime Minister Tammam Salam will soon hand in his...

  • Turkey’s double game 

    Violence along Turkey’s border with Syria have been building for a long time, and Ankara’s decision to intervene military in the conflict isn’t much of a...

  • A multitude of curses 

    As social media erupts with young Lebanese attempting to make sense of the ever-repugnant trash crisis – is it a metaphor?

  • Hit where it hurts 

    The EU agreed this week that Israeli goods produced in West Bank settlements must now be labeled as such, giving shoppers the option to avoid items made on...

  • Get rid of apathy 

    The latest crisis to grip Lebanon has nothing to do with street violence, bombings or kidnappings – it’s about mountains of trash piling up in Beirut and...

  • Law of the jungle 

    Lebanon’s notorious laxity when it comes to the public’s security has returned in force recently, with a spate of kidnappings and violence, including a fatal...

  • New Nakba in the making 

    Five explosions that shook the Gaza Strip Sunday herald the latest and possibly final chapter in the cause of Palestine.

  • U.S. broken promises 

    Since the Iranian nuclear deal was struck earlier this week, there has been much talk of who has won and who has lost. There has been no talk whatsoever of...

  • Handle your own affairs 

    The deal between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program could break the long impasse over Lebanon’s vacant presidency – some time this year, or in...

  • Accord starts at home 

    The conclusion of a deal between Iran and world powers on Tehran’s nuclear program presents the Islamic Republic with a stark choice.

  • Cool heads prevail 

    In recent days, the leading figures in two of Lebanon’s largest communities – Sunnis and Shiites – have addressed the antics of a politician who claims to...

  • Salam’s FPM boost 

    Last week’s spectacle in the Lebanese Cabinet has produced a wave of support for Prime Minister Tammam Salam, who should capitalize on the momentum as he...

  • Opportunity for peace 

    The six-day cease-fire starting in Yemen must not be allowed to go to waste like the last one in May, and should be used to bring about the conditions...

  • Aoun must face reality 

    Thursday’s spectacle in Downtown Beirut threw the spotlight on two very different politicians.

  • Ill-advised uprising 

    Speeches and media appearances this week by Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun have featured a heavy dose of condescending talk, brazen threats and...

  • Talked into a corner 

    If the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and world powers have taught us anything, it is that Tehran’s diplomats are extremely adept at the process of...

  • Greek lessons for Lebanon 

    The full economic and other ramifications of Sunday’s referendum in Greece will require some time to emerge, but Lebanese should certainly reflect on what...

  • Same old mistakes 

    As it has been said, history repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce. Michel Aoun and his Free Patriotic Movement have been busy ratcheting up tension...

  • Christians are just fine 

    In an interview published Friday, FPM leader Michel Aoun revealed himself to be living in a parallel universe. Declaring Lebanon run by a mafia, Aoun appeared...

  • A macabre, deadly joke 

    Bickering, mudslinging and picking fights are certainly part of politics, but only under certain circumstances.

  • Fight fire with fire 

    Terror has arrived in Egypt, after years of simmering tension and periodic upsurges in violence.

  • Self-seeking governance 

    While Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam has succeeded in convening a Cabinet session for this Thursday, the topics on the agenda have yet to be agreed upon.

  • Audacious U.S. deceit 

    Monday’s meeting in Moscow between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem was instructive.

  • Proposal to nowhere 

    Discussion of a radical proposal to end the presidential election impasse is refusing to go away, even though it seems the idea has only two principal backers.

  • Terror needs serious plan 

    Terrorist attacks aren’t restricted to a specific place or region – they have eliminated borders and jumped from one continent to another, thanks to the...


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