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Arab protest and erratic statehood: Part I

16 December, 2020

Comment: Rami Khouri reflects on a decade of Arab uprisings that saw unprecedented protest and the slow birth of a new Arab citizen, but also the brutal response of regimes.

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

16 December, 2020

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to materialize, but activists have learnt lessons since then.

Why the Middle East cannot ignore violence against women

16 December, 2020

A new survey by the Arab Barometer highlights the devastating impact of gender-based violence in the Middle East during the coronavirus pandemic.

UK MPs urge terrorist designation for Iran's Revolutionary Guards

16 December, 2020

The UK should join the US in designating the IRGC as a terrorist organisation, the House of Commons' foreign affairs committee has said.

The price of Arab resilience

16 December, 2020

Comment: Too often, narratives of resilience are told in place of critique, letting those responsible for crony politics, corruption and human rights abuses off the hook, writes Nadine Talaat.

A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

15 December, 2020

From a time after 2011, the surge towards the dreams of the Arab Spring seemed irreversible. Now they are further than ever.

Lebanon jails activist for 'collaborating' with Israel

15 December, 2020

A judicial source told AFP that the military court handed Kinda al-Khatib a three year prison sentence with hard labour.

Lebanon's PM refuses further questioning over port blast

14 December, 2020

Premier Hassan Diab has rejected the charges as "politically targeting" the position of prime minister, accusing the prosecutor leading the probe of violating the constitution.

Lebanese-born banker Joseph Safra, Brazil's richest man, dies

11 December, 2020

Safra, who had an estimated fortune of $23.2 billion, ranked 63rd on Forbes magazine's list of the world's wealthiest people.

Killer of Lebanon's Hariri sentenced to life by UN

11 December, 2020

Salim Ayyash, was found guilty of murder by the Netherlands-based Special Tribunal for Lebanon over the suicide bombing that killed the Sunni billionaire politician and 21 other people.

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