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Saad Hariri named Lebanon’s new prime minister

Leading Sunni political figure Saad Hariri was named as Lebanon’s new prime minister on Thursday, the office of President Michel Aoun announced.

“After the necessary parliamentary consultations… the president has entrusted Saad Hariri with the formation of a government,” said a statement read by the president’s chief of staff Antoine Choukeir. 152 more words

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The Aoun-Hariri rivalry on WikiLeaks

This is the 20th post in a series of monthly posts covering (forgotten/ignored) WikiLeaks cables about Lebanon.

Because spoiling political agreements between the Zuamas by sharing Wikileaks cables of them talking behind each others’ backs has become a tradition on this blog (see… 953 more words


Why Voting for "Beirut Madinati" Is Of Vital Importance To Get A Better Lebanon

The first lesson we are taught back in our school’s civics class was the following: you, as a citizen, have rights and duties. Voting is a combination of both – it is the only way for you to hold those in power accountable. 941 more words


It’s very easy to have slogans and rhetoric that people will follow, but eventually the slogans fall away. – Saad Hariri http://ift.tt/1TtypEg

Saad Hariri

کیا شام میں امن کی صبح کے آثار ہیں؟

شرق وسطی اور شمالی افریقہ کے مسلم ممالک میں گزشتہ ایک ماہ سے قدرے
سکون ہے۔ ان ممالک میں خون ریزی میں اب بہت حد تک بے شک کمی آگئی ہے مگر بے چینی بہر حال اپنی جگہ برقرار ہے۔ لیبیا، یمن، تیونس اور عراق جیسے ممالک میں حالات نسبتاً کنٹرول میں ہیں۔ شام میں بھی امن وسکون تو نہیں کہہ سکتے مگر گزشتہ ماہ سوئیٹزر لینڈ کے تاریخی شہر جنیوا میں منعقد ایک کانفرنس کے بعد جنگ بندی نے کسی حد تک قتل وغارت گری اور افراتفری پر لگام لگا دی ہے۔


The Orange and the Blueberry

This is the 18th post in a series of monthly posts covering the presidential elections. This post is about the month of February 2016.

Perhaps the biggest lie in Lebanese politics is that power comes from the people. 2,953 more words