The GCC is in a predicament and a state of division, and is facing the shadow of disintegration, which is desired by Iran, Israel, and perhaps also the U.S. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's attacks on Saudi Arabia are but a part of the strategy to dismantle the GCC, to pave the way for the Iranian vision for a new security arrangement and alternative policy on Syria.
Americans aren't in the minority when it comes to stuffing their faces full of food in the name of celebration.
Our priority is to promote diplomatic efforts and to apply pressure on the Syrian government and opposition groups to agree upon an immediate ceasefire and to reach a negotiated solution.
He felt classical Arabic should be the object of modernization, not spoken colloquial Arabic in all its permutations, and was instrumental in the establishment of "Al Majma' Al Loghawi" (The Arabic Language Academy) to attain that goal.
The battles for Kiev and Damascus are caught between prudence and heavy-handedness, in a polarization that is fateful not only for Ukraine and Syria, but also for the relationship between Russia and the West. It is a phase of anxious repositioning.
Last week the Lebanese government released an official picture of a newly formed cabinet (after more than 10 months of political stalemate) that reporters and bloggers spotted as photoshopped.
What has made Russia and China consent to a role for the UN Security Council in Yemen, making the latter a "success story" for international cooperation, while at the same insisting firmly on obstructionism on Syria in the Security Council, by wielding a dual veto, three times so far?
In his fascinating documentary A World Not Ours, and the short 'Epilogue' titled Xenos which just premiered at this year's Berlinale, filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel shows us his very personal connection to the refugee camp of his youth, Ain el-Helweh in Lebanon.
Right before revealing her fall/winter 2014 collection during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, Reem Acra -- the glamorous Lebanese-American fashion designer -- shared her top five style trends for this season: iridescence, transparency, couture hand, structure and simplicity.
With car bombs exploding almost every week in Lebanon, it's only natural for those of us living here to feel stressed out. Everyone has their own way of coping.
I recently read a piece on Foreign Policy arguing that President Reagan showed courage for his decision to cut-and-run in Beirut, which he made about 30 years ago this month. I have spent way too much time on this subject not to respond.
Lebanese-Iraqi Sharro's scathing comments and biting humor came to mind when I wrote about the media's mixed bag coverage of Lebanon's presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections for a just-released UNESCO publication.
There is a shared determination by the American and Saudi leaderships to mend their historical bilateral relationship, and to save it from deteriorati...
The prosecutor has done a careful job assembling his case. It is likely that justice will be done in the Netherlands. But at what price for poor suffering Lebanon.
Even as Hamas gradually restores its relationship with Iran and Hezbollah, some of its officials still wave the Free Syrian Army (FSA) flag.
For all of the complexity of the Syrian humanitarian crisis, there is one tragedy with an obvious solution: the plight of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.