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Judge Bitar is right: Lebanon’s entire leadership is guilty

  • The shocking thing about the latest legal maneuverings in Lebanon is how blatant they were in their illegality and partisanship; no one any longer even hides their attempts to subvert the rule of law. Following the post-2019 collapse of political and financial institutions, Lebanon’s judiciar...
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As Lebanon collapses, Hezbollah will be buried in the rubble

  • Lebanon last week joined an exclusive club of countries — the others being Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, South Sudan and Venezuela — who lost their UN voting rights for being at least two years in arrears with their contributions. This is a mortifying humiliation for a nation that histo...
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Iran’s bid to steal Arab identity is an own goal

  • After decades during which Gulf Arabs rarely visited Iraq, there has been great excitement this month about Iraq hosting football’s Arabian Gulf Cup for the first time since 1979. Nevertheless, those on Iran’s payroll are desperate to sabotage Iraq’s relationship with its Arab brothers at all c...
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Despite the obstacles, women are our planet’s future

  • Women have made huge global strides in securing greater rights, respect and opportunities, despite theocrats in states such as Iran, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Iraq doing their utmost to reverse this arrow of history. In a double blow for women, the Taliban has excluded them from both universit...
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Daesh continues its inexorable rise to ascendancy in Africa

  • The life expectancy of Daesh’s “caliphs” gets ever shorter. The group has been forced to acknowledge the second death of a leader in just a few months. Militants are not even particularly grieved about these losses because they know nothing about either the new or the old leaders; they simply b...
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Iranian regime has already been morally defeated

  • Iran’s leaders may be facing existential challenges at home, but Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was, in recent days, still focused on exporting the revolution overseas. He boasted about how Tehran had succeeded in building a “strong presence” in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, asserting that his theocratic re...
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As the world burns, faith leaders urge ‘civilizational acquaintance’

  • The shocking, racist comment that “Europe is a garden ... Most of the rest of the world is a jungle, and the jungle could invade the garden” was made last month by the EU’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell. At last week’s Bahrain Dialogue Forum, Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb ...
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Last nail in the coffin of Hezbollah’s pretexts for existence

  •   Last week’s agreement establishing the maritime border between Lebanon and Israel was the fruit of 11 years of tortuous diplomacy, but never has a deal been greeted with such bashfulness by both sides. A signing ceremony on the White House lawn? Far from it — these two signatories, swo...
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Made in Tehran: narcotics, missiles and killer drones

  • Iran may be falling apart before our eyes, as furious mass protests and general strikes enter their sixth week and continue to gain momentum. But some economic sectors are enjoying a golden age: The exporters of crystal meth, weaponized drones and a broad spectrum of other murderous contraband ...
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A new era of paramilitary supremacy in Iraq

  • Iraq has a new prime minister, and his name is Nouri Al-Maliki. The actual occupant of the post, Mohammed Shia’ Al-Sudani, is a nobody with zero parliamentary support who is entirely beholden to those who placed him in power. There are excellent reasons why hundreds of thousands of Iraqis bro...
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