Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Better be an April Fools’ joke for a day…

This isn’t a rant, it’s just something that has to be said, once and for all. When Saudi Arabia decided to freeze its $3 billion in military assistance to Lebanon last February, you could criticize its motives for doing so … Continue reading

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With the Stench of Garbage comes a Breeze of Hope

“We have been sleepless for years, We decided to wake up today, Oh homeland, do not blame us, We are now beyond the realm of blame.”                             … Continue reading

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Je suis, Je ne suis pas, Je ne sais plus…

What happened at the offices and surroundings of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on January 7 in Paris was cold-blooded murder. This tragic incident unleashed a somewhat unprecedented reaction on world news and social media, or maybe it’s just the news … Continue reading

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Operation X

Almost two months since the U.S. started bombing Islamic State (IS) targets in Iraq, less than a week since the U.S.-led offensive in Syria for the same purpose, and the operation appears to be nameless.

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All hearts with Iraq, all eyes on Baghdad

Remember him?

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A Warm Welcome to Lebanon’s New Cabinet

After 11 long months of political deadlock and childish bickering, Lebanon finally has a cabinet. Although some are satisfied just by having a cabinet and with it some illusion of normalcy, not many are happy with its composition. And in … Continue reading

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Lebanon: A Gloomy Look Ahead

Sometimes, I think it would be easier to just re-post my thoughts and frustrations on Lebanon, again and again, in view of the current situation. I am not inclined to write a “Beirut Yet Again and Again” after the latest explosion in Beirut’s … Continue reading

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