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MENA & GCC

Israel-Gaza: Lebanon is on the brink (once again)

Will the Lebanon-Israel border turn into another front in the coming days? Everyone in Beirut and South-Lebanon has on opinion about that. But one thing is for sure: the price to be paid will...
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Middle East: What future for agriculture?

Welcome to the arid lands of the Middle East, where ancient civilizations have thrived for centuries against all odds. This region is not only rich in history and culture but also possesses a wealth...
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Beirut port explosion: 3 years later, still no one held accountable

August 4, 2020, 6.07pm. The world watched in horror as Beirut, Lebanon's vibrant capital city, was rocked by a devastating explosion. On that fateful day, lives were shattered, buildings crumbled, and an entire nation...
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Food security in Middle East: What’s to expect next summer?

Lebanon, Syria or Egypt do not appear in the new list drawn up by the UN Agencies about "rising hunger risk" unlike Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia Sudan and Yemen. This should...
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The Modernization of the Qatari Military: Are land forces being left behind? 

In response to an increasingly volatile geopolitical situation involving Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia and the West, Qatar's program of military modernization has diversified over the last 10 years allowing it to retain a certain...
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If Erdoğan loses on May 14, what could happen in the Middle East

The upcoming elections in Turkey on May 14 have sparked a lot of buzz. The current President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has been in power for almost two decades, is set to face off...
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Reforms in Lebanon: The IMF loses patience

IMF mission chief Ernesto Rigo hasn't weighed his words during his stay in Beirut last week. "We think Lebanon is at a very dangerous moment, at a crossroads," said Rigo, who headed the IMF...
Lebanon gas agreement

Exploiting Lebanon’s Gas Reserves: The next step

They finally dit it. ENI, TotalEnergies and QatarEnergy signed the long-awaited agreement with the caretaker Lebanese government on January 29. QatarEnergy joined this consortium following the withdrawal of Russia from the agreement. According to...
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Cholera outbreak: “The situation in Lebanon is fragile”

According to records from Lebanon's Public Health Ministry, there are upwards of 2,524 confirmed cases of Cholera, a bacterial illness which spreads through contaminated water, sewage and food. Already there have been eighteen deaths...

Lebanon-Israel deal: The state of war (over gas) is over

Was it a true historic moment? Future will tell after, after Israel and Lebanon having concluded a “historic agreement” over a shared maritime border following month of US led negotiations. The landmark agreement, with years...
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