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Is this what we are calling for?

Posted on December 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

As 2013 is heading towards folding its few remaining pages, some of our struggles and armed disputes will persist facing any looming comprehensive resolution and will mostly prevail during the first half of 2014 to the least. Residents of the Levantine are getting more and more indulged in the daily casual politics' talks. A morning coffee by the sidewalk of a bistro, a noon club-sandwich by the ...

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Fetching another deja-vu

Posted on December 15, 2013 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

She lived the life of a crown-less queen and talked about the public figures of our time as if she had just invited them to a gala dinner yesterday. She was eloquent, although she did not reach high school, charismatic despite her blushed traits whenever she was dragged into a debate, and chic yet a protagonist of a social revolt against the bourgeoisie's etiquette. In brief, she was as harmonious and incongruent a...

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... It's a matter of perception between the "casa" and the "caseta"

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The economic crisis, which turned repellant between 2007 and 2008, did not only provoke the collapse of large financial institutions and the bailout of renown banks by national governments, but rather stood as a ravening scourge threatening the lives of hundreds of thousands of citizens across the globe. While member states in the European Union (EU), such ...

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The 70th anniversary of independence in Lebanon ... What have changed?

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

This year, the giant internet search engine, google, celebrated Lebanon’s independence by posting a doodle featuring Al-Raoucheh Rock on both its local and global homepages. Yet, “22 November” remains an anecdote for most Lebanese residing the homeland or still attached to the domestic political sphere.

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The road to perdition ...

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The breakdown of the worldwide economic system, which traits emerged during the last decade of the twentieth century, and the protracted terrorism acts that pockmarked the post Soviet era pushed wealthy states to concert efforts in blocking the flow of migrants with all possible means. As the poor cluster lost hope in international humanitarian organisations, more breadwinners decided to pay their savings for a ris...

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US-Iranian honeymoon and the envies of Al Saud

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

It is an awkward trilogy by virtue: one friendship was entrenched after a deadly animosity and another love affair was dumped following a sinful treason though it is apparently recovering well. Between the Caesar, the Ayatollah and the King, the Middle East risks not to subdue the challenges ahead.


"America's complete Israel support against the Arabs makes it difficult ...

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Tomorrow is a big day in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The spokesperson of the Saudi Ministry of Interior had warned, on Thursday 24 October 2013, from calls for congregations and marches against the de facto driving ban on females, and denounced such activities as "disturbing the public peace and opening venues to sedition, which only serve the senseless, the ill-intentioned, intruders, and opportunity hunters".


The above-mentioned long list of accus...

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It's a recyclable world we live in ...

Posted on October 20, 2013 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Most of us are so attached to their computers, printers, cellphones, lunch paper wraps or napkins, and daily-use cosmetics that we can not function in case any of the items on the list ran out of stock.


A month ago, I received a mail from the boss' secretary headlined "not entitled for a vacation yet". The triage scheme I adopt during shift hours is very simple; this is what I thought at least....

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Few hours sounded fair to end an intricate Libyan message

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Following the killing - which was interpreted as death - of previous president, Muammar Al-Gaddafi, putting an end to his 42-year authoritarian ruling, Libya immersed into a swamp of multiple quasi official - as well as completely unofficial - armed groups pockmarking the role of a government already eschewed from imposing its sovereignty.


Areas such as Zintan, Misrata, Benghazi ...

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Inking an Iraqi deja-vu over Syria

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

After an Indonesian rendezvous with his Russian counterpart, US Secretary of State, John Kerry avowed that the process of stripping Syria of its chemical weapons "has begun in record time", expressed "appreciative" tone for Moscow's initiative - and of course cooperation, and felt obliged to give "credit to the Assad regime, frankly"! After all, the US administration had always welcomed "a good beginning"...

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