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  • Storm Brewing 

    The news conference between presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had barely ended Monday when an avalanche of condemnation in the strongest possible...

  • Shooting the messenger 

    When Lebanon’s tourism minister held a conference that included the major players from the tourism and hospitality industry, it was expected that finally this...

  • Stop the cockfighting 

    It is tragic when political parties lose sight of the bigger picture and put a country’s stability and economy in peril for their own narrow-minded ambitions.

  • Multitasking marauder 

    His ancestors dreamt about setting foot in the warm waters of the Mediterranean, and their descendants adopted that dream as a policy. However, they found...

  • Giving false hope 

    A twinge of optimism was palpable earlier this week when the Lebanese government received the McKinsey report outlining a five-year plan to develop and guide...

  • Strong-arm tactics 

    Operation “Starve the Palestinians” is in full swing, with the U.S. halting funds to UNRWA, Israel withholding taxes from the Palestinian Authority and...

  • Sanctioned slaughter 

    The systemic offensive Syria’s regime has embarked on, with the support of Russia, to retake the country’s south, a strategic zone that borders both Jordan...

  • Flawed assumption 

    For the past week or so, U.S. President Donald Trump has been making claims about a seemingly imminent breakthrough in the Arab-Israeli problem, with his...

  • Insufferable prejudice 

    The U.S. government Tuesday announced it was pulling out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, accusing it of “chronic bias” against Israel.

  • Power of attraction 

    The heart cannot be governed.

  • Firing blindly 

    It’s always a good idea to get out of your own way if you want to reach your stated goals.

  • Diplomacy please 

    The U.N.’s presence in Lebanon dates back to the early ’50s, just a few years after the end of World War II, with the arrival at the time of UNRWA, which...

  • Crossing red lines 

    After moving a friendly football match between Israel and Argentina from Haifa to occupied Jerusalem, Israel’s Sports Minister Miri Regev has seen her plans...

  • Bloody tragedy 

    Two million dead people walking, including starving children; over 60 percent unemployment among young people; children and the elderly dying due to a lack of...