Lebanon


Huge Blast Reported Near Damascus Airport

On Thursday the 27th  of April, five strikes allegedly occurred near the Damascus Airport road in the early hours of the morning. Damascus Airport is about 25 kilometers south-east from the capital. The airstrikes hit an ammunition depot operated by the Lebanese Hezbollah, a regional intelligence group reported. The airstrikes […]


Activism Continues As Lebanon Attempts To Repeal Controversial Rape Law

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, activists in Lebanon displayed their latest protest against the controversial Article 522, which allows rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims. A proposal to revoke Article 522 will go before Parliament on May 15 and would increase the minimum prison sentence for rapists from […]


The Refugee Crisis Is Real And Solvable

The refugee crisis is a world crisis. We have seen the death of thousands of refugees as they seek safety, while conflict around the world claims the lives of innocent civilians every day. As conflict rages on, developed nations continue to turn their back on those who need their help, […]


Safe Zones In Syria: A Politicized Plan

The head of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, condemned a recent plan to create ‘safe zones’ in Syria, stating that Syria does not have the appropriate conditions to host refugees fleeing from the country’s nearly six-year-old war. Grandi and the Lebanese President, Michel Aoun, held a meeting […]


The Syrian Civil War And Its Impact On Lebanon

The number of Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon has continually increased since the commencement of the Syrian civil war in 2011. Recent crises have developed within Syria, and have led to an influx of Syrian civilians seeking refuge behind Lebanese borders. The overwhelming amount of Syrians in Lebanon has resulted […]


A Syrian Solution To A Global Crisis

The United Nation’s Refugee Day occurred June 20th, a day set aside to raise awareness about refugees resettled around the world. As of the June 2016, almost 12 million Syrians have been displaced, 4.8 million of which have registered for resettlement. To put the crisis into perspective, one quarter of […]


The Murder of Mustafa Badreddine, Hezbollah Military Commander

Mustafa Amine Badreddine, Hezbollah’s top military commander in Syria, was reportedly killed in artillery fire by jihadists, according to the Shi’a Islamist militant group and political party based in Lebanon. Thousands of people have gathered to mourn Badraddine’s passing at his funeral in Beirut, Lebanon’s capital. Images from the funeral […]