In an interview with TRT World, Middle East expert Joe Macaron says Donald Trump's bullying tactics against Lebanon, including sanctioning its politicians, could have a negative impact on US leverage and priorities in the Muslim-majority country.
Perhaps a metaphor for Lebanon’s complex cultural mosaic, the fighter is married to a Christian woman, has fought in Syria for several years but says that what he and all other Shia men really want is jobs, healthcare and a decent education.
British Home Secretary Sajid Javid says he took a decision to proscribe the group for "its attempts to destabilise the fragile situation in the Middle East."
The claim by the Israeli government that it has just found tunnels inside its territory is about internal politics rather than security. Israel's tunnel vision is about Netanyahu as much as it is about Hezbollah
Despite losses sustained by his party, Saudi-backed Saad Hariri would still have the largest Sunni bloc in parliament, facilitating his return as prime minister to form the next government.
Lebanon’s sectarian-based power-sharing politics mean no single alliance in the 128-seat parliament will enjoy a stable majority and analysts expect a fragile status quo to be preserved.
Lebanon's political structures have resulted in a free market for corruption and lack of accountability in governing parties. Could this be about to change?
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