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Lebanon Election

Election Boycotts: Losing Voices and Votes

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Usually in elections, the voters' central dilemma is deciding whether to vote for candidate 'A', 'B', or even 'C'. However, in Egypt's upcoming presidential elections, voters and organizing blocs are revisiting the dilemma they faced in their 2012 elections.

Lebanon's Prime Minister-Designate Saad Hariri Steps Down

The Guardian | Hugh Macleod in Beirut | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lebanon entered a new chapter of political uncertainty today as prime minister-designate Sa'ad Hariri stepped down after the Hezbollah-led opposition ...

The Ultimate Divide

Wael Nawara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wael Nawara

The recent events in Iran, Pakistan, Lebanon and even inside the United States, show that we are experiencing a deep divide in our world.

Saudi Arabia's Regional Clout Returns

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With the weekend election victory of its political allies in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia's traditional clout over Middle East politics appears to be on the ...

Fear Of Iran, Obama's Words Helped Pro-Western Coalition Win In Lebanon

AP | SAM F. GHATTAS,Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT Fears of a hard-line Iran helped swing Christian voters from the militant Shiite group Hezbollah and deliver election victory to a pro-Western ...

Don't Dismiss Obama's Role in Lebanese Elections

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Bergmann

Obama's efforts beginning with his inaugural address and continued with his overtures to Iran may not be revolutionary, but they have changed the climate of American engagement with the region.

The Struggle for Muslim Minds in Lebanon

Eric L. Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric L. Lewis

The defeat of Hezbollah not only gives hope for moderation in the region, it also prevents a critical beachhead for an Iranian push for power within the Islamic world generally.

"Obama Effect" On Lebanese Election Touted By Some, Doubted By Others

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The results in Lebanon's parliamentary elections Sunday come as somewhat of a surprise to observers and participants alike who expected Hezbollah's Ma...

The Obama Effect in Iran and Lebanon - Role Model Instead of Straw Man

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

As the Vienna Philharmonic finished its annual outdoor program at the Schonbrunn Castle, the guest conductor Daniel Barenboim exclaimed to the 50,000 ...

Lebanon Election: Last-Minute Campaigning Indicates A Tight Race

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lebanon's much anticipated parliamentary elections will be held June 7, and the closeness of the race is revealed in the lengths vying parties are goi...

Lebanon Election: Hezbollah's Predicted Success Raises Questions For Foreign Policy (AUDIO)

Worldfocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lebanon will head to the polls on June 7 in an election that could alter the political fabric of the country, with Hezbollah and its allies poise...

Lebanon Election: Hezbollah-Backed Movement Expects Increased Gains

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The high stakes in Lebanon's upcoming June 7 parliamentary elections -- which will see the Western-backed March 14 coalition and the Hezbollah-backed ...

Biden In Lebanon: Hezbollah Says Visit Interferes With Election

AP | SAM F. GHATTAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that future U.S. aid to Lebanon depends on the outcome of upcoming elections, a warning aimed at I...

Lebanon Election: Money From Abroad Floods In To Buy Votes

nytimes.com | ROBERT F. WORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT, Lebanon -- It is election season in Lebanon, and Hussein H., a jobless 24-year-old from south Beirut, is looking forward to selling his vote t...