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Diana Moukalled

Diana Moukalled is a veteran journalist with extensive experience in both traditional and new media. She is also a columnist and freelance documentary producer. 

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Iran determined to avoid war with Israel

An official from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said last year that it could raze Israel’s cities in just seven minutes if Iran was attacked. However, in Syria, Israel has attacked Iranian sites more than once, killing members of the Iranian military, but Tehran has not reacted.

April 19, 2018

Lebanese women take a stand against exclusion from nation’s politics

The history of politics in Lebanon show that it has long been unjust to women. The Parliament did not open its doors to females until after the war ended in 1991, and even then in very low numbers because of sectarian considerations or political inheritance.

April 13, 2018

International community an accomplice in Assad’s crimes

It is impossible for the independent observer not to consider the timing of the latest horrific crime of the Syrian regime — the bombing of Douma with chlorine gas, which claimed the lives of tens of citizens.

April 10, 2018

Conflict a certainty should US withdraw

So American President Donald Trump has surprised the world once again, this time by declaring his intention to withdraw US troops from Syria. It is true that most of what Trump does seems surprising.

April 05, 2018

Elections will change nothing in Lebanon

The deadline to publish electoral lists for the May 6 parliamentary elections in Lebanon has passed.

March 28, 2018

Turkey’s cruel joke as its fighters loot Afrin

Hours after the Turkish army and its Syrian allies declared they had taken full control of Kurdish Afrin, it seemed like the war in Syria had entered a new phase.

March 25, 2018

Men who can’t handle it when the law gives women rights

Over the past few weeks, threats have been made on social media against Syrian refugee women in Germany, especially those filing for divorce.

March 23, 2018

Hezbollah’s weapons loom large over Lebanese elections

As Lebanon’s parliamentary elections — the first in nine years — approach, sources close to Prime Minister Saad Hariri have been quoted as saying that winning the biggest bloc in the next parliament is no guarantee of success.

March 15, 2018

Who will be held accountable for Itani scandal?

There have been no resignations and no clear path has been announced for the scandalous case that shook Lebanon.

March 09, 2018

We will never move forward if we don't have equality

We are witnessing countless wars in the world today. Every time one conflict calms down, another flares up. Yesterday’s enemy may become today’s ally and vice versa.

March 07, 2018