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فادي الداهوك – مدونة شخصية

Syrian journalists refugees: The struggle of exile

Six years before the outbreak of the war in Syria, many Syrians thought that escaping to Lebanon would be a good solution. But tragedy after tragedy has chased them in that tiny country. Some have opted to return to Syria, despite the bombing and carnage there, because life in Lebanon proved too difficult, in a hostile environment working against them and harsh measures taken by the Lebanese authorities to regulate their presence in the country. أكمل القراءة »


Will the Lebanese President Be Assad’s New Friend in Town

By Fadi al-Dahouk for The Washington Institute, Fikra forum.

Also available in العربية

Following accusations that Syria had assassinated former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Syrian forces withdrew from Lebanon in 2005 under UN Security Council resolution 1559. In a speech to parliament announcing the withdrawal, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that “Syria’s withdrawal from Lebanon does not mean an end to Syria’s role there,” and that Syria’s future actions in Lebanon would not necessarily require troops on the ground. أكمل القراءة »

Hezbollah fighters, holding up national flags and the yellow flag of the militant Shiite Muslim group, parade on the occasion of Martyr's Day in the southern suburbs of Beirut November 11, 2009. Lebanon's incoming Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced earlier this week the new cabinet line-up after nearly five months of tough negotiations with his rivals in the Iran- and Syria-backed Hezbollah-led alliance.  AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR (Photo credit should read RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Aftermath of the al-Qaa Terrorist Attack: Shifts in Lebanese Politics

On June 27, eight suicide bombers attacked the Lebanese Christian-majority town of al-Qaa, located in the Bekaa region of north Lebanon on the Syrian border. The attack was the first of its kind targeting Christians in Lebanon since ISIS began its attacks on Shiite areas. But moreover, this attack had several unusual elements — the attackers outnumbered the victims, and eyewitness accounts suggest that the attackers were not interested in mass killings. Instead, the attack seemed to be an attempt to disrupt a new political paradigm in Lebanon: a Christian-Shiite alliance. أكمل القراءة »


السوريون في لبنان يواجهون الخطر

فادي الداهوك

شارك نحو 25 عاملاً سورياً وهندياً، يوم الأحد الماضي، بحملة تنظيف أطلقتها بلدية ترتج الواقعة في قضاء جبيل، في لبنان. للوهلة الأولى، قد يبعث الخبر على السعادة والسرور من مشاركة أولئك لأهل البلدة في تنظيفها، لكن ما الذي حصل حقاً؟ أكمل القراءة »


الاستفتاء البريطاني.. ورطة ديموقراطية!

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لن يتأقلم البريطانيون قريباً مع الوضع الجديد، الذي وجدوا أنفسهم فيه بدءاً من اليوم التالي من إجراء استفتاء حول عضوية بريطانيا في الاتحاد الأوروبي. 51,9 في المئة اختاروا مغادرة بلادهم للاتحاد الأوروبي، فيما نال المعسكر الداعم للبقاء 48,1 في المئة. هذه النتائج أحدثت جلبة كبيرة في العالم، وداخل بريطانيا على وجه الخصوص.

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