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Examining Lebanon’s Demographic Realities

<b>In the past years, new demographic groups have been introduced to Lebanon, creating a population pyramid that has been described as a “miracle,” a</b> …

From Classic to Post-Resistance: On Hezbollah’s Transformation

<b>Hezbollah’s intervention in Syria has been criticized by many in the Arab world as a sign that “they have abandoned resistance to fight fellow</b> …

“Old People Are Not Revolutionaries!” Labor Struggles Between Precarity and Istiqrar in a Factory Occupation in Egypt

On 11 February, 2011, I stood in Tahrir Square surrounded by millions celebrating the toppling of Mubarak following eighteen solid days of battle. …

Lebanese Security Forces Storm Roumieh Prison

Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF) stormed a unit of the country's largest prison where Islamist militants are detained on Monday, security …

حول تفكك الدولة اللبنانية. محادثة لـ" الوضع" بين رانية المصري وشربل نحاس

يناقش شربل نحاس في هذه المقابلة المؤلفة من أربعة أجزاء:  ١- غياب الحكم في لبنان: من الاستقلال حتى اليوم   ٢- مفهوم الدولة المعطلة ومعانيها …

Arab youth unemployment: ‘The Long Run’ illustrates longstanding problem

<b>The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region marks the highest youth unemployment rate in the world, according to “The Long Run,” an infographic</b> …

Sectarianism and real estate speculation keep Beirut slaughterhouse in limbo

<b>The decision to rehabilitate the Beirut slaughterhouse [in Karantina] has led to renewed disagreement between members of the Municipal Council, after</b> …

Lebanon: Ruling elite rejects food safety regulations for ‘huge profits’

<b>Attempts aimed at regulating the food industry in Lebanon have proven to be an “utter failure.” The food safety draft law, which is supposed to</b> …

Educational Aftershocks for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon | Middle East Research and Information Project

More than 50 percent of Syrian refugees living in Lebanon are 17 or younger. Back home the great majority of them were in school. But youth who try …

Lebanon deports migrant workers’ children, tearing families apart

Ten nongovernmental human rights organisations working in Lebanon issued a statement on Wednesday saying that under a new directive issued by General …

Activism on the Move: Mediating Protest Space in Egypt with Mobile Technology

The 2011 revolutionary uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa abruptly captured global attention as the world was drawn breathlessly into the …

Lebanon: Banks take low-income housing hostage

<b>The crisis between the Public Corporation for Housing (PCH) and the banks are a cause of concern for the low and middle-income segments of the</b> …

The 1967 Defeat and the Conditions of the Now: A Roundtable

<b>Introduction</b> <i><br>By Sherene Seikaly</i>The last two years have been chock full of commemorations, from World War I to the Russian Revolution and many in …

SCC Cancels Wednesday's General Strike over Arsal Clashes, to Continue Boycotting Exam Correction

The Syndicate Coordination Committee on Monday announced canceling a general strike that was scheduled to take place on Wednesday at all public …

Mohamed Bouazizi, l'ouvrier agricole : Relire la « révolution » depuis les campagnes tunisiennes

Bouazizi, l`autre histoireOn pourrait commencer l`histoire au début des années 2000. Mohamed, orphelin de son père, devient responsable de sa fratrie …

Fractured Space: The Case of Souk al-Ahad, Beirut

Beirut’s weekend market Souk al-Ahad attracts about thirty-five thousand visitors a day and has four hundred registered stalls, providing a living to …

Incremental Genocide: An Interview with Ilan Pappe

In a recent Opinion piece published on Electronic Intifada, Israeli historian Ilan Pappe defines the Israeli policy towards the Gaza Strip as an …

The Invisible Deaths of Lebanon’s Migrant Domestic Workers

Spring Fund Drive: Keep CounterPunch Afloat<br>CounterPunch is a lifeboat of sanity in today’s turbulent political seas. Please make a tax-deductible …

Six dead in southern Saudi suicide attack: Al Arabiya

Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Saturday that two suspected al-Qaeda militants who had been surrounded inside a government building in …

Defining “civil society” and its role in a changing region

<b>“Civil society is not an end in itself. It is a basic step to transition to a vibrant democratic society,” this was the conclusion of a study</b> …

The normalization of domestic violence almost cost Malak her life

<b>The last image she remembers of Hamoudi is his small hand waving goodbye from the rear window of the car that took him and his brother to their</b> …

Catastrophe and Consequence | Middle East Research and Information Project

What is happening in Iraq is a catastrophe, but not a sudden one. The violence in Iraq has been worsening steadily over the last few years. And more …

Kuwaiti Instagram vigilantism: Hunting for runaway domestic workers

<b>On June 7, a Kuwaiti Instagram account called Mn7asha (loosely translated as “Runaways”) was launched. The purpose of the account is to provide a</b> …

Suicide bomber kills policeman at East Lebanon checkpoint

<b>Updated 7:24 pm:</b> A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police checkpoint in eastern Lebanon Friday, killing one policeman and injuring over 30 people.<p>…

Timeline of suicide attacks against security checkpoints in Lebanon

Following a spate of car bombings against civilian areas of Beirut and the eastern Bekaa Valley seen as sympathetic to Hezbollah over the past year, …

KuwaitGate: Alleged coup, billions of dollars abroad, and struggles for succession

<b>Since the start of 2014, the tiny oil-flush country of Kuwait has been rocked by alleged scandals that supposedly involve a conspiracy to overthrow</b> …