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Better keep safe until we all rest in Heaven

Posted on August 17, 2013 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Fellow citizens, you'd better keep safe and take utmost precautionary measures on daily basis in hope that you will earn additional days on Earth prior to the day your souls are designated to rest up in Heaven. This call sounds dark, pessimistic and discouraging but it reflects none but the reality in Lebanon.

 

In the 1990s, the Government of Lebanon (GoL) wa...

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RISK stands for Rumoured Insecurity Symptomatic Koro

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The US, British, and German administrations had mesmerised, on Sunday 04 August, 2013, the attention of the world. This time, it was neither another Billy Bob Thornton's divorce, for sure not a twin newborn royal baby that William and Kate forgot to present to the world, nor a paparazzi snapshot of Angela Merkel in a bikini suit. In fact, it was a RISK alert, which pushed the underlined three administrations to shut down 22 embassie...

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"Islamocracy" gives way for West's perception of the Muslim World

Posted on July 7, 2013 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Another terminology, instilled by the West, is headlining reports, press articles and essays in the last couple of years. "Islamocracy" was a term first employed after the ousting of Zein Al-Abidin Bin Ali and the advent to power of an Al-Nahda government in Tunisia. Indeed, some political analysts proclaimed "Islamocracy" as the best description of the socio-political change in the home-state of the "Jasmine Revolution"....

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Naji Al-Ali is a transparent reflection on the Arab-Palestinian Case

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (5)


Naji Salim Al-Ali may not be a well known personality for the post - 1980 generations in the Arab World, although the Palestinian cartoonist had spend most of his lifetime between Kuwait and Lebanon. However, some Arab youngsters, especially those in their late twenties, amy be acquainted with the character "Handhala", which dominated the last page on reputed Arab newspapers such as Kuwaiti Al-Siyasa and Leban...

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Between Washington DC, New York, Boston and France: Bin Laden went missing

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)


On Monday, 15 April 2013, two incidents rocked the press headlines and pushed many news' addicts, including myself, to rethink about the world we are living in. In Boston, a twin bombing, which targeted the marathon's audience at the vicinity of the finish-line, led to the killing of two and the injury of more than 80 athletes and civilians. In parallel, Redoine Faid, a French gangster, managed t...

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Wash that blood off your hands ...

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (1)

During World War I, the Ottoman Empire executed a genocidal policy, which resulted in the killings and deportations of some 1.5 million Armenians, 750000 Assyrians and 950000 Greeks. The persecutions stretched from 1915 until 1923, when the Ottoman Empire ceased to exit and was replaced by the Republic of Turkey.

The history of humanity was - and continues to be - pockmarked by savage conflicts...

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A different revolution did start with Bassem Youssef

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)


The talk of the town, even the country and the Arab region, nowadays focuses on the Egyptian political satirist, Bassem Youssef, again and again, and his "Dear Qatari" (qatari habibi) epic opening song on his twentieth episode of this season.

 

The tagged hit - because, it will be a hit to remember pretty soon - describes Qatar as the "small brother" who is flooding Egypt with i...

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Lebanese are bad voters

Posted on March 31, 2013 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)


So, we pushed hard on the cabinet until it resigned, we stuck to our guns and Mr. Ashraf Rifi is out of office with no extension of his term, we will definitely not retreat either regarding General Jean Kahwaji, chief of the Lebanese Armed Forces, upcoming end of term, and we created a vacuum, which it seems we are all comfortable with. As a matter of fact, Lebanese citizens are more convinced that they ...

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The Arab Spring should be called Bassem Youssef

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)


It seems that the "Arab Spring" was a machiavellian parade. At least, this is an opinion that started surfacing lately and shared by deceived protestors in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Syria. The Arab World needed an earthquake as such. The region was so desperate for those huge decibels of screams filling the streets of distress in each and every Arab capital. However, they did not needed it to...

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Fashion has the right to run for parliamentary elections in Lebanon

Posted on March 24, 2013 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

(c) image courtesy of Beirutnighlife.com

Another controversy to add on our delicious table of endless debates and to induce on the list of a menu that constitutes a one-way ticket towards total collapse in terms of intellectualism and morale. After all, why are we so intrigued about Maryam Klink and Nathalie Fadlallah's decision...

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