Hanna Anbar

  • To realize change, action needed not empty words 

    At a time when Lebanon is facing every conceivable disaster, the countless loopholes this regime keeps finding to perpetuate its callous disregard is nothing...

  • Like a thief in the night, Israel exploits global crisis 

    Israel is preparing to make the announcement of annexation in parts of the West Bank in the coming few weeks, with the army being instructed to step up...

  • Don't jump the gun 

    Before euphoria grips the Lebanese, they are advised to hold their horses. Some facts are in order: Oil or gas, if found, will usually take an average of...

  • Don't jump the gun 

    Before euphoria grips the Lebanese, they are advised to hold their horses. Some facts are in order: Oil or gas, if found, will usually take an average of...

  • No confidence 

    Let’s be very clear: Although Lebanon’s new government will undoubtedly secure a rubber stamp vote of confidence in Parliament in the next couple of days, it...

  • On verge of extreme poverty 

    In the past few months, Lebanese people have watched with alarm as their already-poor purchasing power saw a massive decline, and many have tried to shrug off...

  • Time for action, not words 

    More than a week after the announcement of the disastrous Trump-Netanyahu “peace plan of the century” the media has been brimming with...

  • Palestine is not for sale 

    The Middle East peace plan unveiled Tuesday by U.S. President Donald Trump made one thing abundantly clear: People already on trial for crimes against their...

  • Trainwreck of a deal 

    Fifty years ago, the respected British philosopher Bertrand Russell, who devoted his life to the search for peace with justice, said a day before he passed...

  • Detached from reality 

    More than 4 million Lebanese have become hostages to the authorities and those behind the formation of a badly needed government, falsely branded as the...

  • Decade of hope awaits 

    The sunshine of a new decade is about to part the clouds of 2019, and Lebanon welcomes the new year with a new shawl.The people have set the road map, and it...

  • All the king’s men 

    It’s the season of joy, reflection and good will, with the air filled with warmth and humbleness, as we hand presents to our loved ones. In this spirit, we...

  • Shelve the negativity 

    Never has Lebanon been in a more dire situation during peacetime the situation is catastrophic on every front and all prognoses of economic and financial...

  • Loose cannon 

    Instead of being focused on the country he represents as its top diplomat, Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil seemed to be more concentrated on another...

  • Curtail the cartels 

    Syndicates controlling three vital sectors of the Lebanese economy - fuel, flour and medicine - are behaving like cartels and holding the country to...

  • Mideast first 

    When asked about U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria by pulling American troops out as Turkey prepares to invade, former...

  • Enduring friendship 

    The visit to the UAE by Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is heading a delegation of half a dozen ministers, marks the start of a concerted effort to revitalize...

  • Damaging distraction 

    At such a delicate moment, extracting the country from this economic mess must be every politician’s No. 1 priority. But yet again, the Free Patriotic...

  • Disruptive elements 

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize we’re in an economic crisis; the writing is on the wall. But while it’s true that Lebanon is suffering...

  • Steadfast friend 

    As the world pays tribute to former French President Jacques Chirac, Lebanon too mourns the loss of a strong and steadfast friend.Throughout his...

  • Desperate Netanyahu 

    The two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict has suffered blow after blow over the years. Israel’s creation of facts on the ground, from...

  • Set aside politics 

    As Lebanese political leaders kick off their mission to rescue the economy with a conference called for by President Michel Aoun, the one indisputable fact is...

  • Running out of time 

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s intransigence has been locked in high gear for the past few months.It has reached new levels in the region over...

  • National responsibility 

    There’s no need to reiterate that Lebanon faces numerous challenges, not least the dire economy and Israeli violations. As civilians, we have limited...

  • Focus on recovery 

    All of Lebanon has been waiting with bated breath for Standard & Poor’s report, due later today, on the country’s credit rating. In recent...