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Lebanon's historic rebellion faces its moment of reckoning

Rami G. Khouri

Lebanon's historic rebellion faces its moment of reckoning

Comment: The future of Lebanon's unprecedented protests rests on whether its citizens refuse to go back to 'business as usual' this week, writes Rami Khouri.

Sisi's brutal crackdown continues, aided by western accomplices

Samuel Woodhams

Sisi's brutal crackdown continues, aided by western accomplices

Comment: It's time for western governments to stop supplying Sisi's regime with technology, training and equipment, and officially condemn its ...

Lebanon Rises: Second wave of Arab Spring reaches Beirut

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanon Rises: Second wave of Arab Spring reaches Beirut

Fed up with corruption, an out-of-touch political class, a growing economic crisis and total failure of basic services, large numbers of ...

Lebanon burns with hope and fury

Nizar Hassan

Lebanon burns with hope and fury

Comment: A week of wildfires and angry protest has brought out the very worst ...

International Crisis Group

Averting an Islamic State resurgence in Iraq and Syria

Comment: Both Iraq and Syria need to be spared new external shocks that could disrupt counter-IS efforts, say the International Crisis Group.

Courtney Freer

How Saudi Aramco is powering the global climate crisis

Comment: Despite its green pledges, Saudi Arabia is extracting more oil than ever before, writes Courtney Freer.

Yousef Munayyer

Abbas calls for elections, but will they be held?

Comment: Elections could be bad news for Abbas, but unless they can can happen freely and fairly, they likely won't happen at all, writes Yousef Munayyer.

A chronicle of deaths foretold in Syria

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

A chronicle of deaths foretold in Syria

Comment: In Syria, at every key moment, the West has shown little commitment to values or allies, writes Muhammad Idrees Ahmad.

US betrayal pushes Syria's Kurds into clutches of regime

Sam Hamad

US betrayal pushes Syria's Kurds into clutches of regime

Comment: The deal the Kurds were forced to cut with the Syrian regime is likely to only have one winner: Assad and his regime, writes Sam Hamad.

Wilson Dizard

Turkey sanctions signal Trump's weakness as impeachment looms

Comment: Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria and sanction Turkey has exposed a weak US president with little diplomatic credibility, writes Will Dizard.

James Snell

The deadly toll of US indifference in Syria

Comment: From inaction over regime use of chemical weapons, to a callous abandonment of the Kurds, US policy in Syria is a riot of indifference, writes James Snell.

Giorgio Cafiero

Putin takes a trip to Riyadh

Comment: The Kremlin is delighted to take advantage of many opportunities that Trump's actions have created for Russia to gain influence in the Middle East, writes Giorgio Cafiero.