Lebanon’s Centennial: Freewheeling Downhill

One month before the centennial of the founding of the country, the Beirut explosion serves as a grim reminder of the dark state of Lebanon. The country seems to relive similar scenarios from the past, where sectarianism and warlord politicians…

Ida’s Blog #8: From Belfast to Beirut

It feels like ages since my last blog post! It’s my last month in London (how crazy is that?!), and a lot of things are happening.  At the moment I’m in Belfast with my colleagues from Liberal International. We have…

At Long Last… The Lebanese Prepare for Parliamentary Elections

Last October, the Lebanese parliament elected a new president ending a two-and-a-half-year power vacuum that had crippled the functioning of the government. Just over six months later, Lebanon was drifting into yet another political crisis that could leave the country…

Innocence Lost in Syria – Ahmad Al Rachwani

Fares and Hamada, two little boys that have so much in common. They share the innocence of every child. They just want to play on a playground with their friends, go to school, learn new things, explore  and be happy.…