Public Private Partnerships: Investing to Push Quality Over Quantity in Arab World

  The Levant News Exclusive — by Mehrunisa Qayyum — Georgetown Public Policy Institute — Arab parents are dissatisfied with the quality of education in schools and “not just rich parents paying tutors to teach English and elevate quality,” of skills learning stated Shanta Devarjan, the World Bank’s Chief Economist for MENA region, he continued, “the …

nterview: Who Is This ‘Moderate Opposition’ The US Is Arming in Syria?

The Levant News — Various Islamist militant groups are hiding behind different names, but they are all fulfilling the same functions as ISIL, and Washington is set to arm the ‘Syrian opposition’ without being able to tell one group from another, the founder and editor of International NSNBC news portal Dr. Christof Lehmann told. Lehman does …

Everything is Expected.. But I always See Beauty- Nagham Naaseh

Written and translated by Diana Kasem The Levant News Exclusive —  Amid this painful war, Syrians found themselves continuing life with a surprising strength. This country has proved its will to be, though facing a lot of sarcastic and ironic life details. In the streets of Damascus, Syrians may meet a group of professional dramatists …

People Will Continue Making A Film No Matter What It Takes – Red Rock Film Festival

Written by Diana Kasem THE LEVANT NEWS EXCLUSIVE – – The Red Rock Film Festival supports independent cinema with a variety of genres, from westerns, adventure sports, docs and international dramatic features. The annual international Red Rock Film Festival has a mission to encourage “film that portrays the human race in a positive light.” The …

Russian Ambassador in Lebanon: Hezbollah’s Fighting Alongside Syrian Government Forces Is Legitimate

The Levant – – Where it is fighting alongside government forces, Hezbollah’s intervention in the Syrian conflict is legitimate, Russian ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin said in comments published on Tuesday. “The party (Hezbollah) will remain engaged in the fight to aid the legitimate regime as long as fighters from dozens of countries are streaming …