Politics

Lebanon's Upcoming Parliamentary Elections Candidates: Hope or Illusion?

Lebanon's Upcoming Parliamentary Elections Candidates: Hope or Illusion?

The proportional representation system which Lebanon is applying for the first time has spurred a host of young candidates to run for parliamentary elections, scheduled…

15 Detentions Later, Sudanese Activist Amal Habbani Is More Tenacious Than Ever

15 Detentions Later, Sudanese Activist Amal Habbani Is More Tenacious Than Ever

"It was not the first time, but it was the most brutal," said Amal Habbani commenting on her recent month-long detention. It was the 15th…

Marib: the Winner in the Yemen War

Marib: the Winner in the Yemen War

Over the past three years, Marib has developed to an extent that would have never been achieved had the town enjoyed peace and stability. Once…

The Lavon Affair, Mossad's First Operation in Egypt

The Lavon Affair, Mossad's First Operation in Egypt

The scorching sun in the summer of 1954 was emblematic of the highly tense Egyptian political scene. Negotiations over the departure of the British from…

Amal Habbani: "The Economic Crisis Is a Women's Issue"

Amal Habbani: "The Economic Crisis Is a Women's Issue"

Two days after Amal Habbani’s release from prison, she is entertaining guests in her garden. They are civil society leaders, writers, political activists – almost…

Framing Ziad Itani:  Accusations of Treason to Control the Lebanese People

Framing Ziad Itani: Accusations of Treason to Control the Lebanese People

A little over three months after actor Ziad Itani was arrested and accused of "communicating and collaborating with the Israeli enemy", the story turned out…