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A Reading in the much anticipated Lebanese negotiations with the International Monetary Fund

Lebanon is gripped by an epic financial crisis made worse by the coronavirus pandemic, a year of political deadlock, and a week after its confirmation.By Mohammad Ibrahim FheiliThe new cabinet of business tycoon Najib Mikati held its first meeting Wednesday. He appointed a team who will sit across its International Monetary Fund (IMF) …

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A tête-à-tête with Mahmoud Abd Al-Rahim, on the still tenuous relationship between resistance lit and Arabic SF

Interview conducted by Emad El-Din Aysha, PhD This interview is centered on the seventh edition of Shams Al-Ghad, an anthology series published by the Egyptian Society for Science Fiction (ESSF). The seventh Shams Al-Ghad was titled Al-Muqawimoun (المقاومون), the Resistors, dedicated to resistance literature, broadly conceived. Emad El-Din Aysha: Let …

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Focus on what you can control

It is evident that that the more we focus on what we can control, the more we will move forward. However, there will always be a few who get stuck in the circle of concern: only concerned about what others are not doing and how terrible everyone else is. By …

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Radical or incremental change?

People, in their human nature, tend to find stability. In biology, this is referred to as the term “Homeostasis”. Homeostasis is the tendency towards a relatively stable equilibrium between the interdependent elements especially as maintained by a physiological processes. By Diana Mahmoud In that perspective change is always perceived by …

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Virologist sends open letter to the WHO: ‘We are going to pay Huge Price for COVID-19 mass vaccination campaign’

In an open letter to World Health Organization (WHO) and in a follow-up video interview, Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche recently claimed that by vaccinating everyone with a vaccine that does not prevent transmission, we are destroying people’s immune systems, and setting the stage for a global health disaster. The WHO …

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Dutch curfew riots will lead to nothing

The Levant News publishes voices from a wide variety of people with different backgrounds. After stories from Italy, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and America today Erwin Sanders writes about the violent protests that broke out in various cities in the Netherlands after the government introduced a curfew right before the weekend. …

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Lebanon’s Road to Nowhere

The Levant News publishes voices from around the word from a wide variety of people with different political and social backgrounds. After stories from the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Italy and the United States today Alberto de Luca writes from Lebanon. A country suffering from an ongoing political and financial crisis …

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How Islamic fundamentalists’ succeeded in consolidating hatred and violence

The Levant News publishes global voices from a wide variety of people with different backgrounds. After stories from the Netherlands, Lebanon, Italy and the United States today Mohammed bin Hussein Al-Dossary writes from Saudi Arabia about Islamic fundamentalism. The spread of the so-called ‘Islamic Awakening Movement’ (Al–Sahwa Al-Islamiyya) and their …

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Tips for dealing with projects under pressure

From my personal perspective and experiences , I would say that learning from our mistakes and network advises and recommendations boost our endeavor to overcome all challenges. It is with no doubt that mastering your strength areas will help you focus on its development and achieve your optimum performance. By …

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The top-5 pet friendly places in Dubai

Dubai is among the most visited cities in the world. With majestic skyscrapers and human-made lakes, the city offers a truly memorable experience to all its visitors. Despite all its charm and glam, the city has been infamous among pet owners. By Rebecca Siggers However, that sentiment has drastically changed …

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Become the Winning Team

Passionate teams and employees drive businesses to form winning teams and strive into more success in the corporate world. What are the keys to success into becoming the winning team? By Emile Fakhoury I believe performance and passion walk hand in hand on the success ladder, a team can start …

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Will COVID ever go away?

The Levant News publishes voices from a wide variety of people with different backgrounds. After stories from Italy, Saudi Arabia, America and Lebanon today Dutch actor and entrepreneur Arjan Kindermans elaboration on COVID-19, its consequences and ‘the new normal’.. Do you think covid will ever go away? The flue vaccine …

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5 ways coronavirus will change the future of travel

Coronavirus has changed the lives of people around the world. Staying safe from this contagious disease has become a priority. Gradually, people are also learning to follow a lifestyle that minimizes the risk of spread. Since social distancing and quarantining is an inseparable part of our new life, it will …

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#PrayforBeirut

The Levant News publishes voices from a wide variety of people with different backgrounds. After stories from Italy, Saudi Arabia, America today Erwin Sanders writes about the tragic events in Beirut earlier this week.. Not Covid-19 but an enormous explosion in Beirut’s harbor is main topic of this week’s global …

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Shattered glasses, shattered dreams

The Levant News publishes voices from a wide variety of people with different backgrounds. After stories from the Netherlands, America, Saudi Arabia and Italy today reporter Alberto de Luca writes about the tragic events in Beirut earlier this week.. Tuesday the 4th was a day awaited by many Lebanese in …

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The most ridiculous Lebanese political myths

There’s no other place in the world where you can find more myths than reality, than in the vast domain of “Lebanese politics”. The charade of “lying”, producing “very special” effects, going by “exceptions” instead of rules and “inventing” circumstances, is in Lebanese politics always at its best. By Patricia …

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Has the whole world gone crazy?

It seems like the whole world is going crazy: the most recent trend in the United States is buying guns and ammo in mass quantities. This unprecedented surge in gun buying seems to be related to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s not the first time something like this has happened. …

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The Square of Communication

You can Read More into SIP Trunk solutions, invest in Slack, and have weekly meetings to try and improve communication within your business. However, this won’t be worth it if you don’t understand the basics of communication and how it works. Many books about corporate communication mention the so-called ‘square …

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Bhebbak ya lebnan [I love you Lebanon]

Lebanon: whenever you hear this word, it is usually in some American film, most probably linked to a terrorist group, a war, or something similar. Not the land of Cedars – which are almost gone anyways – not the bridge between east and west, not the land of the best …

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Corona lockdown awakening

People all around the globe are currently directly, or indirectly, affected by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The Levant News publishes voices from a wide variety of people with different backgrounds. After stories from the Netherlands, Lebanon and Italy today Mohammed Hussein Aldosari writes from Saudi Arabia. The Covid-19 crisis and …

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Returning to the New Normal

I am starting to prepare to return to work and to the new normal as we start to ‘flatten the curve’ progressively. I believe that our success as individuals and that of our businesses will be assessed how we have handled the situation in resilience. By Emile Fakhoury It goes …

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Man in the mirror

People all around the globe are currently directly, or indirectly, affected by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The Levant News publishes voices from a wide variety of people with different backgrounds. After stories from the Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Italy today Erwin Sanders writes from Rotterdam. In 1988 Michael Jackson released …

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Some lessons to be learned from the current crisis

People all around the globe are currently directly, or indirectly, affected by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The Levant News publishes voices from a wide variety of people with different backgrounds. After stories from the Netherlands, Lebanon and Italy today Saleh Abdulwahed writes from the Saudi capital Riyadh. While driving through …

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Managing your stakeholders while working from home

Managing Stakeholders has become a major challenge in a ‘Remote Working Environment’ (working from home). Whilst this blog has offered some advice, we could all use some support to optimize our productivity when working remotely. It increases the complexity factor to a project, it removes the physical interactions and the …

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Affected by Corona in Lebanon

People all around the globe are currently directly, or indirectly, affected by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The Levant News publishes voices from a wide variety of people with different backgrounds. After stories from the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and Italy today George Labaki writes from the mountains of Lebanon. As a …

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An open letter to the Lebanese banks

In October the financial banking system in Lebanon suddenly turned from provider to with-holder. A transformation from the good Dr Henry Jekyll, to the evil Edward Hyde. It happened so fast that people did not see it coming. No one understood what happened, and people still do not get it! …

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