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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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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

Oil fields are the new battleground for Lebanon and Israel

Israel is threatening Lebanon. There is nothing new about this statement, as conflict between the two countries has existed for decades, but the big change in the nature of the hostilities in the past few months calls for reflection.

February 26, 2018

Syrians’ forbidden love in Lebanon

Copies of contracts signed by Syrian students in Lebanon have gone viral on social media. The pledges were signed by notaries and stipulated that Syrian students shall not get into a relationship with or marry a Lebanese woman while pursuing their studies in Lebanon.

February 20, 2018

Putin proving he is the maestro, not Netanyahu

The recent military clash between Israel and Iran in the Syrian skies cannot be considered as a crisis that has passed.

February 13, 2018

Hezbollah contains its Christian ally and keeps Lebanon under control

Lebanon has managed to overcome a verbal clash between its Minister of Foreign Affairs Gebran Bassil, who is supported by his father-in-law and President Michel Aoun, and the Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, who is backed by Hezbollah.

February 07, 2018