Tag Archives: Lebanon

This Week in Egypt: Week 46- 2017 ( Nov 6-12)

Top Headlines Egypt’s President Sisi says he will not seek a third term in office Egypt’s Sisi against idea of strikes on Iran, Hezbollah, says there is enough turmoil in the Middle East Rights lawyer Khaled Ali says he will … Continue reading

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What Egypt can learn from Lebanon’s “You Stink” campaign

  As the Lebanese people poured onto the streets of Beirut protesting against their dysfunctional political scene, and their government’s continued inability to provide basic services such as garbage collection, media coverage of the protests in Egypt focused mainly on … Continue reading

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Lebanon’s Presidential Elections

On the eve of the presidential election in Lebanon, this is a insightful Q&A with the Middle East Institute’s Paul Salem. Hope you find it worth reading. Lebanon is facing presidential elections in the coming days. What are the main elements … Continue reading

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Middle East Digest. December 2013 Part II

Iran British envoy to visit Iran for first time in two years Iran ready to discuss island dispute with UAE Iran’s Zarif stretches Gulf trip to include UAE Iran diplomacy must be backed by military power: Chuck Hagel Hassan Rouhani … Continue reading

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Middle East Digest: October Edition

This is a monthly selection of news, reports, and articles covering the Middle East (except Egypt). I hope you find it useful.  Syria Chemical experts  begin destroying Syria’s weapons arsenal UN urges immediate humanitarian access to Syria Syria wins cautious … Continue reading

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Hezbollah and the Golan

(Photo of Hasssan Nasrallah, via Kabobfest.com) In his first televised speech after the Israeli strikes on Syria, Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah, made two interesting remarks.  First that Syria will supply Israeli arch enemy, Hezbollah, with “game changing arms.”  Second, “the resistance … Continue reading

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Lebanon’s New War of the Bearded Enemies

          There was nothing more perplexing and confusing than watching the unfolding events of the Lebanese civil war. It was ruthless, ugly, and dirty, and it taught me as well as many Arabs the harsh reality … Continue reading

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