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Saturday, August 24, 2019

HUMAN RIGHTS

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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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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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Lebanese women scientists shine in male-dominant firmament

Lebanese women scientists are setting new trends. Jana Kobeissi is a “fresh graduate” from the American University of Beirut who is still leading the campus life while juggling amidst classes and lab work as...
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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 bad ranking? Weber: In the 2017-2018 Global Competitiveness Index published by...
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Financial assistance used as negotiation tool in Palestine

U.S. assistance of $25 million to 6 hospitals which were primarily serving Palestinians in Jerusalem has been cut, confirmed an official from the U.S. State Department. The move follows a review of U.S. aid to...

Response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Syrian war

As a response to the huge humanitarian crisis created by the Syrian war, Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP), provides an integrated humanitarian framework which includes a stabilization mechanism to tackle challenges faced by the...
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Lebanon gets EU aid package for ‘Syrian Crisis’

The “EU Regional Trust Fund” responded to the Syrian Crisis on World Refugee Day had accepted “new projects” that will support Lebanon and Jordan’s refugees along with their local communities. Under the newly approved projects...
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Qatar takes UAE to UN International Court of Justice

According to a report by Qatar’s state news agency (QNA), Qatar has dragged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the United Nation’s highest judicial body, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), alleging human rights...

Vogue Arabia draws flak for featuring Princess Hayfa while women activists are jailed

Vogue Arabia landed for a bit of harsh criticism following its June 2018 cover which features a Saudi princess. While Vogue Arabia’s intentions may have been noble: to feature the “trailblazing women of Saudi...