Category: Lebanon

Hizbullah’s man

From: Oliver Miles Sent: Mon, Jan 31, 2011 9:07 pm Subject: Lebanon MEC Analytical Group 1 February 2010 Lebanon  The Lebanese president has appointed Najib Miqati, former prime minister and billionaire, as Prime Minister after he received 68 votes in support in the Lebanese parliament including those of the Druze leader Walid Jumblatt and his …

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Back to the future?

Walid Jumblatt: Lebanon’s kingmaker By Lamis Andoni Last Modified: 22 Jan 2011 15:10 GMT +++ Walid Jumblatt, the leader of Lebanon’s 300,000-strong Druze community, has thrown his weight behind Hezbollah and Syria in the political showdown with the US-backed March 14 alliance that is brewing in Beirut. Jumblatt leads a bloc of 11 parliamentarians and …

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Pity the nation

The brutal truth about Tunisia By Robert Fisk Monday, 17 January 2011 The end of the age of dictators in the Arab world? Certainly they are shaking in their boots across the Middle East, the well-heeled sheiks and emirs, and the kings, including one very old one in Saudi Arabia and a young one in …

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Connecting dots

Two days ago, Chris asked the following:  “Any good answers to the Hariri killing and the switch in emphasis to Hezbollah?  Or to what Hillary’s doing in Yemen?” Re. Hillary Clinton’s trip to Yemen, I’ve seen/read little so far except the usual fluff about Hillary falling down and about this being her “apology tour” for …

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Shades of gray

U.S. Illusions in Lebanon By Roger Cohen, New York Times op-ed columnist Published: December 13, 2010 BEIRUT — Once upon a time a U.S. secretary of state spoke of the “birth pangs of a new Middle East.” That’s now the most laughed-at phrase in gravity-defying Lebanon, a country with two armies, a “unity” government too …

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Burhan Zahrai

C100 Valley-Search The steed of this Valley is patience; without patience the wayfarer on this journey will reach nowhere and attain, no goal…  Baha’u’llah (Persian) C101Valley-Love …The steed of this Valley is pain; and if there be no pain this journey will never end…  Baha’u’llah (Persian) C102Valley-Knowledge …in the ocean he findeth a drop, in …

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A place of ghosts

Lebanon, my Lebanon: A stirring new photography book sparks Robert Fisk’s memories From ancient groves where he once dodged bullets to peaceful mountain ranges, from embattled politicians to wise-cracking locals, Robert Fisk, the Independent’s Middle East correspondent, finds his memories of 34 years living in Lebanon brought into poignant relief by a monumental new photography …

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