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Nadim Houry on Lebanon: “The public sphere is left to rot”

ByTheEast: Since 2011, the Arab countries followed different paths. What have they in common in 2020? Nadim Houry: The Arab world and the MENA region are plunged into a deep crisis, which based on a country’s standpoint can take different facets. Despite this apparent potential difference in approach, they all share one thing in common: in all of these societies, the social contract...

With the start of the holy month of Ramadan, mobility and contact will be on the rise. Whether at homes, restaurants, or places of worship, people will gather to do what people on this occasion do. Many will have masks on, though it will be difficult to keep them on while eating.”

Firass Abiad

Lebanon's Director of the Rafik Hariri University Hospital

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