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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. 

Twitter @dianamoukalled

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Naturalization decree an insult to the Lebanese people

Heated political and media debates have raged in Lebanon after a decree was announced last Friday granting Lebanese citizenship to more than 300 people.

June 05, 2018

Hezbollah embarrassed in row over Labaki’s Cannes success

Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki winning the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for her film “Capharnaum” has stirred up a war of words that turned into a cultural clash with Hezbollah.

May 24, 2018

Election success of shoe-throwing woman-hater tells a lot about Iraqi attitudes

Do you remember the young Iraqi man who, 10 years ago, threw a shoe at US President George W. Bush? He has become a member of the Iraqi Parliament, following the elections a few days ago.

May 18, 2018

Has the Renaissance Party really changed its spots?

It seems like the first municipal elections in Tunisia since the revolution will hold some changes the people have never seen in previous campaigns. 

May 01, 2018

Smear campaigns aim to block Iraqi women’s path

The Iraqi constitution stipulates that at least 25 percent of the 328 seats in Parliament should be held by women. Currently, about 2,000 women candidates, out of a total of 7,000, are running in the legislative elections set for May 12.

April 26, 2018

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