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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Georges Saad (Lebanon)

Journalist. Specialities: Sustainability, local development, energy policies.
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Lebanon: Railway would boost economic growth

Lebanon's sick from its atmospheric pollution, sick from its overpopulated highways, sick from its lack of alternatives. Yet, the patient should get...
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Every breath you (shouldn’t) take… when in Beirut

Dear tourists, welcome to Beirut. A (strange) smell is in the air, you should probably worry. And don't think the same air...
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Solid waste management in Lebanon: The new time bomb

We all know this inhuman mountain in Dora, north of Beirut. It's a time bomb. Solid waste management is an urgent need...
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What about the new UNICEF project to nurture children in Lebanon?

Children's need must come first. In a development which supports and nurture children, including their health, education, nutrition and child protection services,...

U.S.-Iran: The human cost of devastating wars

Recent events in the past weeks in the Persian Gulf indicate of potentially yet another devastating war in the region. The United...
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Fixing electricity in Lebanon: the clock is ticking

Everybody knows it: Lebanon's internal software has to be updated as soon as possible and starting the reform of its electricity sector...
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Syria: the thorny issue of food security

During wartime, what's on your plate doesn't matter as long as there is something on it. And sometimes, food can really be...
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Can Qatar really challenge Saudi Arabia’s influence over Lebanon?

Money always talks. Bilateral trade between Lebanon and Qatar grew by a record 48%: from $145,9 million in 2017 it rose to...
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Egypt: Cement giant sets up solar plant

SolarizEgypt has signed an agreement with Arabian Cement Company, one of Egypt’s leading cement producer, for setting up a solar photovoltaic (PV)...
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Lebanon’s elephant in the room: its debt sustainability

Debt sustainability has become a focal point for Lebanon’s economy following comments made by its finance minister vis-a-vis its public debt. Beirut’s dollar dominated sovereign...