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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 States has relocated B-52 bombers, has placed its Patriot missile...
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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 over the last 10 years? Lynn Maalouf:...
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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 treacherous. With the waning of the winds of war in...
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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 women and men working together in the same workplace. Are...

Algerians protest in Algiers, Paris: “We want our democracy back”

Yesterday our Paris correspondent David Hury was in the crowd on the Republic Square. As in Algiers and in other European cities, Algerians had one message to the world: they want President...
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Syria’s new constitution could dawn in 2019

Syria’s constitution got a shot in the arm when the United Nations along with Turkey, Iran and Russia voiced hope that the committee charged with writing it will begin work in early...
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Lebanese citizens volunteer for streets and beaches cleanup

Celebrating the World Cleanup Day, the people of Lebanon from all over the country gathered for beach and road cleanup. A local NGO, “Live Love”, was at the helm...
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Qatar: Economic blockade turned into opportunity

Stifling economic blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia and Egypt on Qatar will continue to remain in place until further notice with neither Saudi Arabia nor Egypt will to "make any concessions" towards...

Lebanese kabis contains carcinogenic substance

In November 2018, the Consumer Protection Directorate of Lebanon has issued a warning informing about the presence of a “carcinogenic substance” in the "kabis" (Lebanese pickles) prepared with turnip.
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Foreign funded NGOs in Egypt feel brunt of law

Foreign funded NGOs in Egypt are having a hard time in the country following the review of a law by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that has since long been criticized by...