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Exclusive interview with Amin Gemayel

May 27th, 2009 · 10 Comments · Lebanon

EXCLUSIVE TO THE SYRIA NEWS WIRE Amin Gemayel has apparently signed-up for Twitter. And in an exclusive interview with the Syria News Wire, he has revealed he could join a government led by the Hizbollah coalition. First, a huge disclaimer, we have no way of knowing that this really is the man himself. Accounts have […]

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Der Spiegel and the usual suspects

May 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Lebanon

Do the Der Spiegel allegations that Hizbollah killed Hariri actually change anything? On one side, Hizbollah’s supporters argue that the article was an American or Israeli plot to make Hizbollah’s coalition lose the Lebanese elections (they are only slightly ahead in the polls). And on the other side, Hizbollah’s enemies point and say ‘we told […]

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Lebanese Army colonel ‘spied’ for Israel

May 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Lebanon

A Lebanese Army colonel has been arrested, accused of being part of Israel’s spy ring. He is the highest-ranking official to be accused of working for the enemy. The unnamed man was arrested last week, and is part of a group of 30 caught so far. 21 have been charged, and some have confessed. 2 […]

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Nasrallah speech – analysis

May 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Lebanon

The most interesting thing Nasrallah’s Liberation Day speech threw up was his tone towards Walid Jumblatt. Jumblatt has been a key figure of March 14 since the umbrella group was formed in 2005. He has been the most outspoken leader – directly calling for Hizbollah to be disarmed. But recently, his language has changed, and […]

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Hizbollah killed Hariri

May 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Lebanon

According to German magazine Der Spiegel, Hizbollah killed Rafiq Hariri. “Intensive investigations in Lebanon are all pointing to a new conclusion: that it was not the Syrians, but instead special forces of the Lebanese Shiite organization Hezbollah” The trouble is, all of this is based on a single anonymous source. It also comes days before […]

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The Israeli spy ring – the Hariri connection

May 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Lebanon

Hizbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah says some of the Israeli spies caught in Lebanon have admitted being responsible for the assassinations. Since 2004 Lebanon has been rocked by a series of political killings – mostly car bombs. The most serious, of course, was the murder of former Prime Minister Rafiq Al-Hariri in February 2005. Anyone convicted […]

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Lebanese spies flee to Israel

May 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Lebanon

Two Lebanese spies have fled across the southern border to Israel. Elie Maroun Hayek escaped at dawn with his wife and three sons, plus another man – also thought to be a spy. The family lived in Qolayaa, ten kilometers from the border. The fled amid a crackdown by Lebanese authorities on a massive Israeli spy […]

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Israeli spies in Syria

May 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Lebanon

A Lebanese newspaper claims Israel’s Lebanese spies were planning missions in Syria. 16 people have been arrested in recent weeks, including a retired brigadier general (Adeeb Al-Alam). Al-Akhbar newspaper says Lebanon’s Internal Security Force (the ISF) has agreed to transfer the details of the interrogations to Syria. The spy network was allegedly set up before the […]

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The AUB: from Arab nationalism to Ralph Lauren

May 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Lebanon

A brilliantly written article on the demise of student politics at the American University of Beirut. The photo is mine. This is AUB Main Gate. And yes, that is a Hummer parked outside. You know, the same vehicles that the American army use in their occupation of Iraq. The AUB then… “The first ever Arab […]

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Israel’s Golan game

May 4th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Lebanon

Israel is planning to leave the Occupied Lebanese town of Ghajar. But not all of it. Ghajar is a town which straddles the Lebanese-Syrian border at the foothills of the Golan. It’s nowhere near Israel, but IDF troops have been occupying it for decades. Now, they are planning to leave the Lebanese part of Ghajar, […]

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