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Roula Sallakh
New government regulations intended to appease Syria’s manufacturers and consumers upset at unfavourable trade agreements may amount to mere...
Monday, October 3, 2011
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Bassam Alkantar
Lebanese Labor Minister Charbel Nahas issued a decree last week granting Lebanese women’s ‘foreign’ husbands and children additional labor rights....
Sunday, October 2, 2011
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Tamam Abdallah
Demands for regime change top the Protesters agenda in Syria. But a less-talked about, outdated, and abused land appropriation law preoccupies many...
Friday, September 16, 2011
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Rouba Abou Ammo
In Lebanon, many have doubts about the existence of a middle class. But key sectors of the middle class vanish only to be replaced by new ones that...
Saturday, September 10, 2011
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Mouhamad Wehbe
Lebanese families are increasingly opting to live in ‘non-hostile’ residential areas. Mixed-sect neighborhoods are undesirable, while ‘pure’...
Monday, September 5, 2011
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Not only did the political winds of change blowing across the Arab World fail to stir Beirut’s political culture out of its slumber, it managed to...
Saturday, September 3, 2011
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Rasha Abouzaki
According to recent studies by consumer advocacy groups, Lebanon’s phone, health care, electricity, and water bills are the heftiest in the region,...
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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Hassan Chakrani
The first round of licensing for rights to explore natural gas and oil reserves off the coast of Lebanon are now scheduled for early next year. After...
Saturday, August 27, 2011
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Hassan Chakrani
In the wake of the Arab revolts and their fallout in the region, a big opportunity lies ahead for Lebanon’s Najib Mikati government to produce...
Thursday, August 25, 2011
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