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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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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

After Weinstein, it’s time to hold Arab region’s abusers to account

In the West, some well-known names in the world of politics and media are being linked to sexual harassment and abuse. The scandal of the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has spread to encompass a culture of sexual abuse among leading British politicians.

November 07, 2017

In a new Lebanese crisis, the malign hand of Iran

The resignation of the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is a clear indication that Lebanon is at the heart of a period of exceptional confrontation in the region, and will not escape its repercussions.

November 06, 2017

Lebanese ‘friends of Syria’ are heading for a dead end

With the appointment of a new ambassador to Damascus, Lebanon has taken a step forward toward the official normalization of relations with the Syrian regime.

November 03, 2017

The consequences of Iran’s regional dominance

In a speech broadcast on Iranian TV a few days ago, President Hassan Rouhani said his country is now stronger than ever. “No decisive actions can be taken in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, North Africa and the Gulf region without Iran’s consent,” he added.

October 28, 2017

At last, some order in Lebanon’s finances

Political settlement in Lebanon has been brought back to life. This is because the Lebanese parliament has passed its first budget since 2005, the year former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri was assassinated. Since then, security and political crises had prevented a vote on the budget.

October 26, 2017

Hezbollah’s day of reckoning may be coming

Have we started to witness new approaches to the situation in Lebanon and the region?  There is undoubtedly tremendous pressure on Hezbollah, which has been dramatically escalated. 

October 19, 2017

Politicians seek to exploit rape and murder

The people of Lebanon have been traumatized by the rape and murder of a young Lebanese woman named Raya Chidiac in a village in northern Lebanon last month.

October 11, 2017