Lebanon: Hariri Kept in Power to Destroy His Policy


Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was all smiles after his talks in Paris on December 8th. The same Hariri who had resigned on November 5th, saying his life was in danger , had been confirmed in post by Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, and French President…

Lebanon Next in US War on Middle East


US politicians, policymakers and commentators insist that the United States military’s involvement in Syria and Iraq is solely aimed at defeating militants from the self-titled Islamic State (IS). However, it is abundantly clear that before the Russian intervention in Syria in 2015…

Hezbollah and Syrian Army Units Finishing Off Terrorists of Al-Nusra


It came unexpectedly, rapidly and with great force: on 21 July 2016, Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Syrian army from their side, in unison, attacked positions…

Will Lebanon be ‘Handed Over’ to ISIS?


Now that the Syrian armed forces have liberated Palmyra, President al Assad has thanked Vladimir Putin and the Russian people for the substantial support they provided to his country. Side by side, Syria and Russia have been fighting against the ISIS…

Lebanon: Forget the Arab Spring – Here Comes the Real Arab Uprising!


Revolution’s fire is burning bright in the Levant and its winds are infectious. From Lebanon to Beirut and beyond, Manama, the Middle East is once more holding its breath before the defiance of its youth. This time around…

Lebanon – A Stunning Show of Defiance


As night descended on the ancient city of Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley, Mayada El-Hennawy, the great Syrian pan-Arab classical musician, began singing, her pronounced voice amplified, then carried towards the mountains that form the border between two sisters: Lebanon and…

Lebanon: The Calm Before the Storm


Despite the fact that Lebanon has somehow escaped the wave of “color revolutions” and civil wars that has been plaguing the Arab world, the situation in the country remains rather difficult. At any given moment a sectarian conflict can break out in Lebanon followed by…

Syrian Refugees ‘Abandoned’ in Lebanon


Syrian refugees. There are several million of them all over the region: in Turkey and Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon, even in Egypt. Clearly, a “Syrian refugee crisis” has been triggered by the West and by its allies, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. For years, all of these…

Three Reasons to be Concerned about Lebanon

The events surrounding Lebanon in the first two months of 2015 have revealed three things which give cause for alarm…

Lebanon: The situation is heating up

Currently, Lebanon is going through a difficult political crisis. Over the course of the past several months, members of the…

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