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Extremism on One Side Strengthens Extremism on the Other Side

Ahmad El Assaad | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Ahmad El Assaad

There is no hope and no future for Lebanon as long as it is controlled by Hezbollah. The only way to weaken this party, that has the audacity to call itself the "Party of God," is to weaken it from within.

What Syrian Child Refugees 'Working The Streets' In Lebanon Really Means

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

Khaled, an 11-year-old Syrian boy living in Beirut, often works until 4 am begging partygoers for money. He's one of countless refugee children in the...

Max J. Rosenthal

New App Skewers Out-Of-Touch Lebanese Politicians | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.11.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- After a string of bombings in the first weeks of the new year raised fears here about the encroaching Syrian civil war, blogger Myra El Mir ...

A 'Lebanese Mandela' Is Possible If...

Georges Pierre Sassine | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Georges Pierre Sassine

Nelson Mandela's journey should inspire Lebanese to think not only about the type of leader they need but the type of followers they want to be.

Lebanon Ready to Collapse

Allan Topol | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Two weeks ago, a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut killed 23 people and injured 147. This recent development shows the misery of Lebanon, which has continued for more than 50 years, enters a new and dangerous phase.

Lebanon Requires Immediate Attention

James Zogby | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
James Zogby

More than the violence or the fear of renewed civil war, what has put Lebanon on the brink is the flood of Syrian refugees who are overwhelming the country, threatening it with economic collapse and its capacity to survive as a state.

LOOK: Syrians Continue To Flee Amid Talk Of War

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 09.13.2013 | World

As politicians around the world debate various plans to intervene in Syria's civil war, a crisis rages just miles away from the country's capital. Acc...

Joshua Hersh

At A Cell Phone Oasis In Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, Voices From Home, And A Sense Of Being Left Out | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.03.2013 | World

AMMIQ, LEBANON -- Abdul Jawad Abdul Wahed walked more than a mile, his wife and youngest child in tow, to get to this spot on the side of the road whe...

How Can Lebanon Survive the Syria Crisis?

Georges Pierre Sassine | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Georges Pierre Sassine

The current "wait and see" policy until a Syria resolution is reached will only exacerbate Lebanon's fragile position. This is why it is urgent that Lebanese, leaders and citizens, actively think of ways to shield Lebanon from the Syrian crisis.

How a Syrian Refugee Kept Her Family Fed

Martin Penner | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Martin Penner

Food vouchers are the main channel for WFP's food assistance operation in Lebanon. At the moment some 300,000 refugees are receiving them monthly. Vouchers are worth about 20 euros and enable refugees to buy a wide range of food items in local shops.

Syrian Jets Strike Lebanese Border

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2013 | World

BEIRUT, March 18 (Reuters) - Syrian air force jets fired four rockets at an uninhabited section of the border with Lebanon on Monday, security sourc...

Joshua Hersh

Hezbollah's Role In Syria's Crisis Poised To Grow | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- In October, Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, delivered a rare speech to comment on rising rumors about the Lebanese Shiite gro...

Lebanon Suspends Treatment For Wounded Syrians

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon and Laila Bassam BEIRUT, July 11 (Reuters) - Lebanon's relief agency has suspended funding treatment for wounded Syri...

Syria Fighting Spills Into Lebanon

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, July 7 (Reuters) - Syria's conflict spilled further into Lebanon on Saturday when mortar fire from President ...

Syria's Smuggling 'Path Of Death'

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2012 | World

AKKAR VALLEY, Lebanon, Feb 29 (Reuters) - Inspecting his machinegun and wrapping ammunition belts around his chest, Samhar braces himself for anothe...

The International Community and How Syria's Civil War Differs

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.13.2012 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Although Iran, Iraq and Lebanon have taken almost the same position in warning about the possibility of civil war in case of the ouster of Assad, they have different concerns and objectives in regard with this issue.

Ban Ki-moon's Visit to Beirut: A Message of Trust in Lebanon's Role

Raghida Dergham | Posted 03.16.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

The Secretary-General trusts in Lebanon's ability to move forward normally, and not as a Syrian hostage.

Golan Heights Apples Seen As Sign Of Peace To Come

Institute For War And Peace | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When Hala al-Safadi bit into the apple, she felt as though she had been instantly transported back to her home town, which she left for good nine year...