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January 28, 2016

Saudi anxiety appeared to hit another high just before the row with Iran over the January 2nd exe

January 21, 2016

Five years after the start of the uprisings in the Arab world, we may be near to coming full circ

January 14, 2016

Beirut - This past year, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, es­tablished by the United Nations to

January 07, 2016

After 18 months without a president, Lebanon in Novem­ber appeared to be moving towards a preside

December 17, 2015

In a short space of time, two developments showed how attitudes towards Muslims are shaping domes

December 17, 2015

It has been a few weeks since the terrible Friday the 13th killings in Paris.

November 26, 2015

Beirut - Lebanon marked Independ­ence Day on November 22nd but desperately few Lebanese were in a

October 22, 2015

Many argue that the conflicts in the Middle East represent the end of the Sykes-Picot agreement o

October 22, 2015

Recently, an article in the German newsmag­azine Der Spiegel suggested that Russian intervention

October 08, 2015

US President Barack Obama recently told the UN General Assembly that the Islamic State (ISIS) cou

October 01, 2015

BEIRUT - Forty-five years ago, the Jordanian Army crushed Palestinian groups posing a threat to t

September 17, 2015

With the Middle East engulfed in multiple wars, it is a luxury that Lebanon’s political class can

August 27, 2015

Charles Lister, from the Brookings Doha Center, expressed it best.

August 13, 2015

Beirut - Hezbollah believes that the recent nu­clear deal with Iran will bring it political divid

July 30, 2015

BEIRUT - Just over three years ago, Lebanon lost the journalist, publisher and political figure G

July 16, 2015

It is often difficult to recall that the 20th century was characterised by massive population tra

July 02, 2015

Beirut - Observers of US foreign policy have embraced a new piece of conven­tional wisdom.

June 19, 2015

BEIRUT - A new documentary has been released about Leb­anese Druze leader Ka­mal Jumblatt, who wa

June 04, 2015

Beirut - The leader of Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Nusra Front, called last week for political

May 28, 2015

BEIRUT - For a year now Lebanon has been without a president.