|Posted on August 30, 2013 at 5:40 AM||comments (0)|
As the news, about an eminent probability of chemical weapons being used during the Syrian Army's raids on Eastern and Western Ghutah in Damascus rural side, conquered the news headlines, many Arab citizens recalled ex-US President, George Bush Jr., speech during which he announced the invasion of Iraq under allegations of tracking down weapons of mass destruct...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 21, 2013 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
We have all some childhood fiction stories to recount and, as we look back at this early phase of our lives, we all share awkward feelings over how had we ever believed that such personages could exist in reality. Well, a similar deceptive, yet cynical, sensation dominated my thoughts today as I stared for fragments of seconds at the Arab World we are living in!
In Egypt, a revolution par...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 12, 2013 at 2:45 PM||comments (0)|
Amidst the Lebanese Civil War, Beirut earned a notorious reputation for its multiple black holes, which referred to zones near demarcation lines, militias' hubs or airport space, where kidnapping was a daily risk and chances of identifying the whereabouts of the kidnapped were not an option. Between 1982 and 1992, 96 foreign hostages from 21 different nationalities - mostly American and West...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 3, 2013 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
The US State Department Spokeswoman, Marie Harf, announced few days ago that the US embassies and consulates around the globe will be shutdown on Sunday, August 4, 2013. The decision was taken "out of abundance of caution and care for our employees and others who may be visiting", according to Mrs. Harf.
On Thursday night, August 2nd, a senior State Department official added,...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 29, 2013 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
So far, it is still difficult to justify the comportment of the army command in Egypt. Conventional military warfare suggests that General Abd-al-Fattah Al-Sisi's response, following the June 30 events, constitutes a soft coup: the only missing component remains the seizure of the national radio station and the declaration of a junta order. Yet, the international community turned controversially suppo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 25, 2013 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
The Arab World has been palpitating amid a swamp of political deadlocks, religious and sectarian radical inferno, and social disparities since the beginning of the "Arab Spring" era, if not before. Regime after another was ousted or weakened by the counter will of the people, yet nothing more than further demonstrations and protests has been materialised.
As the Holly Month...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 22, 2013 at 3:10 PM||comments (1)|
On 22 July 2013, the foreign ministers of the European Union were summoned in Brussels to agree, unanimously, on listing the military wing of the Lebanese Hezbollah as a terrorist group. After all, the exhaustive efforts of Britain and the Netherlands reached conclusive ends. Diplomats can applaud or roar, but civilians - in Europe, Lebanon and elsewhere - are still waiting further explanations that will hopefully...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 19, 2013 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
Since the very early break out of the crisis in the "Kingdom of Silence" - pseudonym given to Syria pre 2011, the world attention focused on Mr. Bashar Al-Assad. As the "Cradle of Revolution" - Daraa - entered into a phase of outrage, triggered by the death of a young boy during interrogation, social media viewers, in the Arab World and elsewhere, stood puz...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 13, 2013 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
Democracy still have a long path ahead in order to be justly implemented in the Arab World. The fairytale, which places the substitution - or ousting - of the leader as a prelude towards democracy, needs to be vehemently revised. Taking as example the Arab Spring, the least someone can say is that none of its episodes of revolution turned successful so far. Different formulas were adopted in different Arab states...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 11, 2013 at 5:00 AM||comments (0)|
Hezbollah is no longer safe within his "Security Square" in the southern suburb of the Lebanese capital, Beirut. At least, this is the subliminal message dispatched on 09 July 2013, by unknown perpetrators - as usual, their identities are left for speculations - when a booby trapped vehicle exploded in a parking lot in Bir Al-Abed area, at the precinct of the overpopulated Hadi Nasrallah Highway's surrou...Read Full Post »