by Ghassan Karam- If two opposing sides are fighting each other with all what they have in order to control a major corporation then the uncertainty and the instability that their acts ….
Rebels began to push into a strategic town in Syria’s central Hama province on Thursday and laid siege to at least one town dominated by President Bashar al-Assad’s minority sect, activists said. The operation risks inflaming already raw sectarian tensions
The 21-month-old civil war in Syria is rapidly devolving into an “overtly sectarian” and ethnic conflict, a U.N. investigatory panel has concluded, raising the specter of reprisal killings and prolonged violence that could last for years after the government falls.
BEIRUT , Lebanon – As spillover from the civil war in Syria increasingly threatens Lebanon’s stability, the Lebanese military remains weak, hindered by a lack of political support to confront security issues, low morale and a struggle against the pull of volatile sectarian politics.
A Pakistani official says gunmen forced 20 Shiites off buses in northern Pakistan and killed them. The police official said the incident happened Thursday in the Naran Valley. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was worried about retribution. The Deputy Inspector General of police in Gilgit, Ali Sher, said the victims were […]
by Ghassan Karam, Ever its creation Lebanon has failed to depart significantly from the general understanding of the Zouama (elites) that have played a major role in its creation.
By Chris Doyle
Once a sanctuary for refugees, Lebanon is now divided down sectarian lines in how it reacts to those fleeing Syria
by Ghassan Karam
There is a time for everything. A time to live and a time to die but there is never a time to be sectarian “
A fistfight erupted in the southern town of Houla in Marjeyoun when members of a party ordered the owner of a liquor store to close the shop, reported the Central News Agency. Two people were hurt in the quarrel and the store incurred some material damage.
As thousands of Lebanese joined in weekly protest marches in the past month, their shouts rang familiar, mirroring those heard across the Arab world in the recent uprisings: the people want to overthrow the regime.