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  • Far beyond a joke 

    As Lebanon bakes, we are being bombarded with statements, lectures, sermons and warnings proclaiming the dire need to form a government immediately – since...

  • Pay up or else … 

    A very-well-known mafia, common knowledge to all, has decided to come out of the shadows with a vengeance, crowning several weeks of hard-boiled negotiations...

  • Hold your horses 

    President Michel Aoun has at last lifted the lid on the not-so-secret secret.

  • Cooling hot heads 

    It has become obvious that the Free Patriotic Movement has a well-armed social media militia, always on high alert to attack opponents or anyone who dares to...

  • Legislators in name 

    Although considered a democracy, Lebanon leaves much to be desired when it comes to how its parliamentarians are elected, and more importantly what they do...

  • Symbol of resistance 

    By trying to make an example of Ahed Tamimi – dubbed by Western media as a modern day “Joan of Arc” – Israel, by arresting her, has only managed to transform...

  • Back to the status quo 

    As all signs in Syria point to a return to the pre-2011 status quo, a conspiracy is unraveling.

  • Experts take the helm 

    Since the arrival of refugees in Lebanon, we have weathered a barrage of remarks from the unscrupulous hacks of Lebanese politics who presumed to give us...

  • Apartheid lives on 

    As the world was celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, the ex-South African president who eradicated the last bastion of...

  • Absurd appeals 

    Israel is running out of excuses to launch a full-scale aggression against Gaza.

  • 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...