The Significance of Lebanon’s New President

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by Aurélie Daher At last! The Lebanese parties finally decided on October 31 to give the country a new president, after the position had been vacant since the last president, Michel Sleiman, left office in May 2014. The country thus… Continue Reading  

Wikileaks Strikes Again: Saudi Meddling in Lebanon

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by Aurelie Daher Last Saturday morning, Al-Akhbar, a Lebanese daily opposed to the West- and Saudi-friendly March 14 movement, once again helped Wikileaks disseminate material, this time with 70,000 diplomatic cables from the Saudi foreign ministry. And nearly half a… Continue Reading  

Judith Miller’s Lies About Ahmadinejad in Lebanon

This is a guest post from Beirut by Marc J. Sirois, a writer and the former managing editor of the Daily Star newspaper in the Lebanese capital. The run-up to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent visit to Lebanon called forth… Continue Reading