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In an effort to free up more security forces for troubled areas like Tripoli, the Lebanese Ministry of Interior decided to reduce the number of...
Friday, July 19, 2013
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The Future Party campaign against the Lebanese army after its costly battle with Salafi cleric Ahmad al-Assir worries Minister of Defense Fayez Ghosn...
Monday, July 1, 2013
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The Syrian army is continuing to advance against opposition fighters in the embattled city of Qusayr, encircling them and cutting them off from one...
Friday, May 24, 2013
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Until Wednesday evening, Mikati was convinced that his odds at being re-designated prime minister were good. Then, out of nowhere, the March 14...
Friday, April 5, 2013
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On the Syrian side of the Assi River Basin, there are 15 majority Lebanese villages and another 20 that are mixed. These towns have become a battle...
Saturday, March 2, 2013
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Lebanon’s al-Ahbash (otherwise known as the Association of Islamic Charitable Projects - AICP) have been steadily retreating from any involvement in...
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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How best to characterize the relationship between Hezbollah and Lebanese President Michel Suleiman? While some issues remain touchy between the...
Monday, January 21, 2013
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In light of March 14’s bleak performance on the political scene in 2012, has March 8 fared much better? Al-Akhbar looks at the missteps and successes...
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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The March 14 coalition wages its media battles professionally. The people who brought us slogans like, “We Love Life,” and, “Lebanon First” have...
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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A recent spat between a Hezbollah politician and former prime minister Fouad Siniora has brought attention to the alleged mishandling of Lebanon’s...
Saturday, October 27, 2012
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