David Hury (France-Lebanon)

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Journalist and Editorial consultant. Former Beirut correspondent for La Croix, Le Soir, 20 Minutes.
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Lynn Maalouf on death penalty: “Lebanon could play a role model”

ByTheEast: Let’s begin by getting a general overview of the human rights scene in Lebanon. Do you see any signs of progress...
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Igor Delanoë on Syria: “Moscow and Tehran move towards a cooperative competition”

ByTheEast: Let’s start by the Syrian issue. How could Russian diplomacy "benefit" from the disengagement of Westerners? Which political solution can...
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Asmahan Zein on labour market: “Women lack representation at many levels”

ByTheEast: A recent survey (‘Working Women in the Middle East and North Africa’, by Bayt.com and YouGov.com) ranked Lebanon as #1, vis-a-vis...
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Tom Butler on mining sector: “We are expected to do good not just do well”

ByTheEast: ICMM focuses on mining companies’ values, such as sustainable development and CSR (Corporate social responsibility). How can you help them...
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Jacques Sarraf on Lebanon-Russia: “We need to establish strategic relations”

ByTheEast: How old are the bounds between Lebanon and Russia?  Jacques Sarraf: The first contact between Russia and the Lebanese population dates back to the...
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Tatiana Weber on Egypt: “Education is the top priority”

ByTheEast: According to a report published by the World Economic Forum, Egypt’s economy ranks 11th in the Middle East. How can you explain this...
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Roland Riachi on water resources: “2018 is definitely a year of crisis”

ByTheEast: What’s so specific about water in Lebanon? Riachi: What’s really fascinating about water is that water is everywhere. In every fields in our societies:...
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Iran waiting for its piece of the Syrian pie

Seven years later, Syrian territory is in pieces. The economy too, and do-gooders are waiting for the end of the war. This tune is...
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Egypt’s courting Australia to upgrade mining industry

Aussies most welcomed. Long-term projects are often initiated behind the scenes, and Egypt would like to go fast on upgrading mining industry. Two days...

Turkey: 104 ‘plotters’ sentenced to life

A Turkish court handed life sentences to 104 suspects over their involvement in the July 2016 attempted coup, according to state media. The former military...