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Revolution or reform

Lebanon’s only way out must tackle sectarianism and corruption | NABEEL KHOURY | According to the old Phoenician legend, Lebanon dies but repeatedly rises from the ashes. After historic fires, foreign invasions, and civil wars, this adage seems to ring true, especially for the Lebanese who have always thought of …

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Beirut Blast shockwaves

They will be felt by Hezbollah for a long time | ZVI BAR’EL | Massive damage could reopen public debate on storing weapons in population centers as port shutdown comes at a time when Lebanon needs every dollar Cellphone videos of horrifying scenes from the Aug.04 explosion at the port …

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The Beirut blast

And Lebanon’s deeper crisis | ISHAAN THAROOR | How much can a country bear? National leaders of all stripes love to extol the toughness and courage of their people. But in many instances it’s a truism that does nothing to address the reasons these people have to constantly muster such …

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Lebanon PM to visit Saudi for first time since ‘resignation’

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he has accepted an invitation Monday to visit Saudi Arabia, returning for the first time to the kingdom where he announced a shock resignation that he later rescinded. The November 4 resignation and his prolonged stay in Saudi Arabia stirred …

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US govt to review Obama administration handling of Hezbollah drug initiative

Washington, United States | AFP | US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday ordered an investigation into allegations that the Obama administration undermined efforts to target Hezbollah drug trafficking. The announcement comes after Politico reported that Project Cassandra, a program targeting trafficking by Iran-backed Hezbollah that could have undermined the push …

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Hariri says resignation on hold, pledges to stay in Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday he was suspending his surprise resignation, pending talks, providing a potential way out of a political crisis that has rocked the country. In a rousing address before large crowds of supporters gathered outside his Beirut home, he pledged he …

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Lebanon’s Hariri meets Sisi in Egypt ahead of return home

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri briefly stopped Tuesday in Egypt for talks on his way back from France to his country, which is reeling from his surprise resignation amid an escalating regional crisis. Hariri’s media office said he met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who has …

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