Lebanon


Putin And Lebanon PM Discuss Deepening Military Ties

During a meeting held this week in the Russian city of Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri discussed many agreements that expand and deepen relations between the two countries. Ahead of the meeting, Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency reported that Putin said signed agreements between […]


Military Exercises Along The Lebanese Border: Is This The Prelude To A New Conflict In The Middle East?

Several branches of the Israeli military have gathered along the Lebanese border to participate in the largest military exercises in decades, leading to fears of renewed conflict with the Lebanese-based militant group, Hezbollah. These actions represent only one aspect of the wider Israeli-Iranian proxy war, with both nations vying for […]


Lebanon Joins The Ranks: Another Country Repeals Controversial Rape Law After Campaigns

After much campaigning, Lebanon’s Parliament finally abolished a law this Wednesday that allowed rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims, Al Jazeera reports. Parliament came to its final decision this week after a vote, six months after the proposal to repeal Article 522 was finally approved by the parliamentary […]


Lebanon Abolishes ‘Marry-Your-Rapist’ Laws

Lebanon has joined a wave of other Middle Eastern states to outlaw the practice that allowed rapists to fight prosecution by marrying their victims. While Jordan and Tunisia abolished similar provisions last month, Egypt and Morocco made similar changes to domestic laws in 1999 and 2014. The campaign against the Lebanese rape-marriage […]


Thousands Evacuated From Lebanese-Syrian Border

Last Monday saw the Lebanese-Syrian border fill with ambulances and buses in anticipation of a swap and trade between Hezbollah and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham Front for fighters and refugees. The exchange was postponed until Tuesday but continued with the transfer of eight soldiers from Lebanon’s militant group, Hezbollah, with five […]


Another “Marry-Your-Rapist” Law Falls, This Time In Jordan

On August 1st, the Jordanian government voted to repeal Article 308, a provision of the law that allows rapists to avoid punishment if they marry their victims and stay with them for at least three years, as long as the victim is between the ages of 15 and 18, of […]


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 […]