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William Christou

William Christou

William Christou is The New Arab's Levantine correspondent, covering the politics of the Levant and the Mediterranean. William is also a researcher with the Orient Policy Center. Previously, he worked as a journalist with Syria Direct in Amman, Jordan. 

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Burmese civil society groups claimed that Telenor's sale to the Lebanese M1 Group fails to consider human rights impacts.

27 July, 2021

Lebanese politician Najib Mikati was tasked with forming a new government, following parliamentary consultations at the Baabda presidential palace on Monday.

26 July, 2021

More than 50 MPs signed a motion to transfer a key part of the blast probe to an obscure judicial body, in what was called an attempt to 'obstruct' the investigation.

22 July, 2021

In-depth: The Kurdish-led authority is seeking international recognition in a bid to consolidate its rule in northeast Syria, though not all residents are on board.

20 July, 2021

In the shadow of Lebanon's stalled revolution, novel forms of protest emerge to confront the political class.

20 July, 2021

Hariri's resignation comes as the country's economic and political crisis reaches new depths.

15 July, 2021

Analysis: The M1 Group, owned by the Lebanese billionaire Mikati brothers, has a long history of dealing with authoritarian regimes.

15 July, 2021

The Jordanian military allegedly ran a disinformation network to encourage support for the king and the military, and to discredit Prince Hamzah.

09 July, 2021

As Western ambassadors convened in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, rumours swirled in Beirut that prime minister-designate Saad Hariri might finally be throwing in the towel.

08 July, 2021

In his second visit to Beirut this year, the Qatari FM is expected to push for the formation of a new government and discuss aid.

06 July, 2021