Abdel Kafi al-Samad

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Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli has historically suffered from economic deprivation and neglect. Although many people claim to represent Tripoli,...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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Four days have passed since the Lebanese army implemented its security plan in Tripoli. However, the plan has been facing mounting criticism. How can...
Thursday, April 3, 2014
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A new security plan for Tripoli started on Sunday amid a cautious atmosphere and continued attacks on the army. Will the plan succeed this time, or...
Monday, March 31, 2014
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Ravaged by hunger, lacking any means to support her children, and with no aid granted to her by the international community, a displaced Syrian woman...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Tripoli’s Islamists were shocked by the Saudi royal decree designating al-Nusra Front, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and the Muslim...
Monday, March 10, 2014
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“Yes to Emigration” is the new slogan of a number of young men at the Baddawi refugee camp in North Lebanon. Some see it as a reaction to the...
Thursday, February 6, 2014
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On January 22, a video from “Tripoli’s Sunni Youth” went viral, depicting masked gunmen lambasting former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. “You...
Thursday, January 23, 2014
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A water crisis is on the horizon in Lebanon. Last year’s rainfall didn’t exceed 15 percent the average rate, and the cost of well water has increased...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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Following a decision placing all security forces in the North Lebanon city of Tripoli under its control, the Lebanese army began to restore calm in...
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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In her first visit to the impoverished northern region of Akkar, EU Ambassador to Lebanon Angelina Eichhorst was so warmly received by local farmers...
Friday, November 8, 2013
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