Beirut protests (AFP File)
After few years of consternation and reassessment of its previous round, the Arab Spring seems to be returning with renewed vigor. During the eight years that separate the first round from this one, lessons must
German Chancellor Angela Merkel ponders during a joint press conference with Italy's Prime Minister within their meeting at Villa Pamphili in Rome on November 11, 2019. Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP
In the same week that Angela Merkel lectured us on the fragility of democracy, the UN released a report on what it called the "state sanctioned arbitrary killing" of Mohamed Morsi. The report describes the
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Kuwait has deported more than 18,000 expatriates from the beginning of this year until the end of September. The 12,000 men and 6,000 women sent back to their countries were deported for various reasons, including
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Israel's former justice minister and Knesset member, Ayelet Shaked, stated last week that, "there should be no situation in which the Palestinians can import goods at will, while they boycott Israeli produce. We must stop

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Has there ever been a foreign policy move that has produced more crises more quickly? Regardless of whether the cease-fire holds - the Turks describe it as a “pause” in ...
The two most reputable international human rights organisations, Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) both issued reports last week detailing major human rights violations and potential war crimes ...
The Jordan-Israel Peace Treaty has reached its twenty-five year milestone. Unfortunately though, a quarter of a century of precious time has hardly brought this historic development to fruition. Since its ...
Last week, the Palestinian Authority's Ramallah magistrate court ruled to block 59 Palestinian websites, including social media and news sites. The move has been condemned by Palestinian organisations, journalists and ...
Killing the leader of the most brutal terror organisation is a symbolic blow but the breeding grounds for the group's ideology thrive. Reports of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi’s ...
After five days of non-stop and growing public demonstrations against the government, Lebanon faces an important moment of reckoning this Wednesday; one that might reveal the real balance of power ...
Lebanon has been dysfunctional for years now and the people's anger has finally boiled over. Hezbollah should be concerned. They said it couldn’t happen in Lebanon, a tiny country in ...

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