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Is the West reluctant on striking Syria?

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

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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...

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The ridiculous absurd surreal Arab World

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 2:50 PM Comments 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...

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Two Turkish Airlines' staff kidnapped in Beirut

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 2:45 PM Comments 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...

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The United States of America is under a homemade security siege

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments 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,...

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The drums of war are heard in Egypt

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 2:15 PM Comments 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...

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The Month of Holly Ramadan is hotter than thought

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 3:15 PM Comments 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...

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God established a Party to broker Terrorist military wing, EU said

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 3:10 PM Comments 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...

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Between Father and Son stands the Muslim Brotherhood and Jibhat Al-Nusrah

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 11:45 AM Comments 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...

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When will Arabs embrace democracy with arms wide-open?

Posted on July 13, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments 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...

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The car bomb in Beirut: A threat to all Lebanese except Hezbollah

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 5:00 AM Comments 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...

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