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Lebanon: waterscape challenges hide future opportunities

What is the future of Lebanon's waterscape? This was the question which formed the central discussion theme in the youth conference which was organised by the Issam Fares Institute (IFI) for Public...
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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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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 $216,2 million in 2018, said Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al...
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Water-for-electricity: the Lebanese-Jordanian solution

What an idea! Water for electricity, as it sounds into the oil-for-food program for Saddam's Iraq. Actually, the water-for-electricity deal between Lebanon and the Jordanian Kingdom could be part of the solution....
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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...
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Smuggling resurfaced in Lebanon-Syria taxi route

Smuggling in Lebanese and Syrian markets have seen a renewal in the last few months, as goods are being smuggled from Lebanon’s market to Syria as Damascus is facing goods’ shortage in its markets....

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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Hezbollah as “terror entity”: UK says ‘yes’, EU says ‘no’

Sorry UK, but branding Hezbollah as "terror entity" seems a bit anachronistic given the mess it has created for itself with Brexit and its questionable allies in the Middle East. Yet, in...
Illicit arms sales brings new dimension to Yemen war

Illicit arms sales brings new dimension to Yemen war

It comes as no surprise, illicit arms and weapons have been flowing into the war in Yemen with numerous examples of such weapons supplied by arm sellers, such as China, UK and...
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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) energy plant within its premises in the Suez Governorate. The...