Lebanon


Division In The Gulf States

Tension has occurred in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have accused Qatar of supporting Islamist terrorist groups including ISIS, al-Qaeda and The Muslim Brotherhood. They believe such action impinges on their security and stability. Diplomatic links have been closed, Qatari citizens living in […]


Tensions Rise On The Eritrea-Djibouti Border Following The Withdrawal Of Qatari Peacekeepers

On June 14, 2017, Qatar withdrew a force of 200 peacekeepers from the Eritrea-Djibouti border. This move came just after both east African countries announced their decision to side with Saudi Arabia and her allies in their conflict with Qatar. Djibouti announced that it was acting in “solidarity with the […]


Nuclear Threat Is Back: Are New Generations Aware Of The Danger?

In 1945, the US dropped two devastating bombs, known as ‘Little Boy’ and ‘Fat man’, over Hiroshima and Nagasaki starting a new era in war, the nuclear era. The end of the WWII was just the beginning of a new conflict, the Cold War; and the US nuclear hegemony was […]


Lebanon Selects A New Electoral Law After Years Of Political Stalemate

In a significant move, the Lebanese Parliament passed a new electoral law on June 14th, agreeing on a proportional representation voting system and steering the country clear of a potentially dangerous political stalemate. This decision, which passed through Parliament with 121 of the 128-member parliament voting in support of the […]


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 […]