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Once envied by the Arab world, Lebanon has become a hopeless case with no end in sight. Its political system is deadlocked, as its economy perishes with each passing day, forcing its leaders to advocate for emergency foreign aid to stay afloat, including food for its starving army. But the Lebanese, a shrewd people better …

The attention of politicians is on the elections next year “No plan B has yet been agreed,” said a source close to the presidency “Slow death” if we just wait for the vote – opposition figure BEIRUT, July 16 (Reuters) – France on Friday urged Lebanon to appoint a prime minister as soon as possible …

The attention of politicians is on the elections next year “No plan B has yet been agreed,” said a source close to the presidency “Slow death” if we just wait for the vote – opposition figure BEIRUT, July 16 (Reuters) – France on Friday urged Lebanon to appoint a prime minister as soon as possible …

After nearly nine months of feuds between ruling parties in Lebanon over government shares as the country’s economy and the lives of its people fell into disrepair, Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri declared his decision to step down after failing to form a new government. Saad is the son of the former Prime Minister and …

Lebanon hit by severe power cuts, pharmacy strike Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern times of Tokyo The multi-religious crown jewel of the Middle East is crumbling under the pressure of internal political cronyism. Equally damaging, the weight of endless power games by Iran, Israel, Syria and the Palestinians have all abused Lebanon. So, …

Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai stressed Thursday that Saudi Arabia “has never violated the sovereignty and independence of Lebanon”. He never “violated his borders nor involved in wars. He did not hinder his democracy or ignore his state, ”he added. On the contrary, the Kingdom “has long supported Lebanon in the Arab and international arenas …

Washington watch Ten years ago, we were in the throes of what Western observers called the “Arab Spring”. An evaluation is now required. Because Western analysts first assumed that these uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen were organically linked, mirroring the revolutions that toppled communist regimes that had operated under the protective cover of …

Few will dispute that the way out of Lebanon’s crippling political and economic crisis is to change the identity priorities of its leaders. Instead of being Shiite or Maronite first and then Lebanese, the Lebanese identity must prevail and take precedence over any sectarian or confessional identity. The disease that is hitting Lebanon hard now …

The relationship once shared between the late Syrian and Iraqi leaders, Hafez al-Assad and Saddam Hussein, can be described as both complicated and intertwined. So was the story between Damascus and Baghdad. Many factors, such as politics, bigotry, ideology, and geography, have defined the hallmarks of Iraq-Syria ties and the race for leadership in the …

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said on Friday that some Lebanese parties unfairly insist on accusing Hezbollah of obstructing cabinet formation in Lebanon and blaming it on false assumptions related to the Iran nuclear deal. Delivering a televised speech to address the latest developments in Lebanon, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that Iran has consistently refused …