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Lebanon Sectarianism


Six years after denouncing the Iran nuclear deal, Arab Gulf states are encouraging their regional rival to return to the deal and are embarking on a separate diplomatic campaign to pressure Tehran to drop both its nuclear pursuit and its interference in the Arab States. Indeed, the Gulf states believe they have the most to …

Some friends, as they commented on the results of the 2009 parliamentary elections, reminded me that Hezbollah “broke its promise … ‘whoever wins should rule.’ Instead, he imposed his blockade third party on the first government formed after the elections, only to overthrow it when the head of that government, Saad Hariri, entered the White …

Inter-ministerial disputes over the control of penitentiary establishments, coupled with police brutality and lack of funding, have exacerbated the human rights situation of those incarcerated in the country. In a Lebanon already without law, prisons border on purgatories. Roumieh, for example, the country’s largest detention center – which just a few years ago held the …

Sacred, historic, ancient and breathtaking. These are some of the first words that come to mind when you see the priceless antiques and archaeological sites in Lebanon. A country so rich in history, it has some of the most inhabited cities in the world and archaeological sites from Roman times. The anthropological heritage of the …

Two years have passed since the Trump administration ordered the assassination of senior Iranian general Qassem Suleimani in the hope of not only sending a message to Iran, but also halting much of the ambitions. of Iran in the region. While the general’s death apparently did little to stop Iran’s regional ambitions, his absence certainly …

In his 1968 review of “Blood and Freedom”, an exhibition by Arref El Rayess (1928-2005) opened in the aftermath of the Six Day War, journalist Walid Shmait noted formal inconsistencies in the artist’s work. . He observed: “The path of revolution, for El Rayess, is divided in its appearances but is unified in concept and …

The realities and attitudes towards the faith and community of Arab Christians are very different from those of their Western counterparts, as they are immersed and shaped by the multiple struggles that surround them, writes Harry Hagopian. Father Emmanuel Gharib, president of the National Evangelical Church of Kuwait and pastor of the Presbyterian Church of …

“All government institutions are measured by results: social protection, access to electricity and water, education and basic health care, good governance and the protection of human rights”, he added. declared Secretary General António Guterres. ‘Critical role’ Speaking at a press conference marking the end of his three-day solidarity mission, he said that if the country …

After hearing and seeing for himself the suffering of the Lebanese people, the UN chief told political leaders on Tuesday that they “have no right to be divided”, leaving the nation paralyzed, in the middle multiple seizures. “All government institutions are measured by results: social protection, access to electricity and water, education and basic health …

We have to admit that Lebanon is a failed state. Other states have already taken this path, while some Arab and other neighboring countries are suffering from financial, economic and social collapse, threatening them with disintegration. Perhaps the most serious of these is the suffering of Iraq, Syria and Jordan. Egypt, Turkey and Israel, meanwhile, …