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“Lebanese officials, Army and Resistance are united on off-shore energy resources issue”, Dr. Ghassan Melhem

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator   Lebanon has slipped into social, economic and financial collapse after years of systemic political corruption.  Beirut has the opportunity to be resurrected from the ashes by a new parliament, financial reforms and the opportunity to retrieve energy resources from a large off-shore gas field yet undeveloped.    Steven […]

Analysis of the election results in Lebanon: biggest winners and losers

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The Lebanese Parliamentary elections were held on May 15, with 128 seats filled in a sectarian voting system unique to Lebanon. The country is suffering from the worst economic crisis in the world in the last 150 years, according to the World Bank. In 2019, street protests began against […]

Lebanese migrant boat sunk off Tripoli with 60 onboard

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator   A 10-meter (33-foot) yacht built in 1974, equipped with two motors, left Tripoli, Lebanon on Saturday with about 60 migrants onboard, including women and children. Six people, including an 18-month-old girl, Taleen Al-Hamwi, and two women died with more than 10 people still missing after the boat sunk.The […]

Sectarian policies in Lebanon causing suffering: interview with Lebanese Journalist Ali Yehya

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/07/01/sectarian-policies-in-leban… Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Lebanon’s 6 million people have been suffering through a crisis which began 20 months ago, and there is no end to the suffering in sight.  Severe shortages of medicine, fuel, electricity and a myriad of basic goods in the import-dependent country. The crisis, which began in late 2019, […]

False Accusations Used Again Against President Assad of Syria

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator New allegations have surfaced, accusing Syrian President Assad of some connection to the Beirut Port blast.  Allegations don’t need proof, and they are a tool used repeatedly by the US against nations and leaders who they deem as an enemy. Lebanese officials had for years known the dangerous chemicals were improperly stored […]

Resistance is not Futile

Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has inspired fear within the Empire through both armed struggle and its success in electoral politics. For effectively wielding this double-edged sword, the “Party of God” has been vilified by countless politicians and media outlets. From its birth as an armed resistance to Israeli attacks on Lebanon over 35 years ago, […]
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Lebanon is sinking economically, and pulling Syria down with them

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Syrian President Bashar al Assad recently revealed the main source of Syria’s deepening economic crisis.  He pointed to the $20 to $42 billion in deposits in Lebanese banks by Syrian customers, which are now frozen and unable to be accessed, and feared lost. “This figure for an economy like Syria is […]

Syrie : SitRep 87 avec Ayssar Midani (16 août 2020)

Voici le 87ème « SitRep » d’Ayssar Midani sur la Syrie. Au programme : – Explosion à Beyrouth ; conséquences pour le Liban et au-delà (4 août 2020) – Discours de Bachar Al-Assad devant la représentation nationale (14 août 2020) – Accord “historique” entre Israël et les EAU annoncé par les USA (14 août 2020) – Vote à l’ONU sur […]

How the US helped push Lebanon to the brink of collapse, and now threatens more sanctions

While the media blames the crisis in Lebanon solely on corruption, the US government unleashed a “maximum pressure” campaign to push regime change and crush Lebanese resistance with sanctions and aggressive hybrid warfare. By Ben Norton Lire cet article en français ici. As the people of Lebanon suffer through one of the worst economic crises […]