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Can Hariri Co-exist with a Strong Christian President in Lebanon?

Halim Shebaya | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Halim Shebaya

Lebanon has been without a President since May 2014. As per Lebanese custom, the President should be Maronite (Eastern Catholic) and is elected by the convening of Parliament with a minimum of a two-thirds quorum.

"You Stink"

James Zogby | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

It was a stroke of genius that Lebanon's young protesters named their movement "You Stink". In just two words, they captured both the essence of their country's immediate crisis over uncollected garbage and its longer-term structural problems.

Lebanese Troops Fight Street Battles With Militants In Nation's North

AP | BILAL HUSSEIN and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 12.26.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanese army tanks pounded Muslim militants' positions in the narrow streets of a poor neighborhood in this northern city S...

Lebanon Announces New Government After Months Of Deadlock

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Lebanon announced a new government on Saturday after more than 10 months of political deadlock. Former ene...

Time for a New Revolution in Lebanon?

Claude Salhani | Posted 09.04.2012 | World
Claude Salhani

This one is being carried out by short sighed and ego-centric politicians, who occupy government portfolios and seats in the national parliament. Is it time for a new revolution?

Why Lebanese Diplomacy Is Irrelevant in Washington

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Beauty pageants often arch an eyebrow in today's climate of political correctness. The Lebanese embassy in Washington, however, has taken celebrating beauty pageants to a whole new level.

Lebanon Opens First Ever Embassy In Syria

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Lebanon on Monday opened an embassy in Syria, sealing the establishment of full diplomatic relations between the long-feuding ...

Bush's Final Gift: Gaza

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Just when we thought it was impossible for the calamitous George Bush and Svengali Dick Cheney to do any more damage to the world or to America's inte...

New Lebanese President Sworn in

AP | SAM F. GHATTAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon's parliament elected a new president Sunday, taking a step to stabilize the country after a long, violent political cr...

Hezbollah, Lebanese Government Reach Peace Deal Ending 18-Month Political Stalemate

AP | HUSSEIN DAKROUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon's feuding factions reached a breakthrough deal Wednesday that ends the country's 18-month political stalemate, but als...

Hezbollah Now Most Powerful Force In Lebanon

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Washington Post determines that Hezbollah's recent show of force In Beirut has carried the group to the forefront of power in Lebanon: Hezbollah ...