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EU Aid Racket in Lebanon Raises Stink for Foreign Policy Chief (Part 2 of 2)

The EU’s mismanagement of waste management schemes is only surpassed by disingenuous speeches about the importance of journalism in Lebanon. While journalists seeking accountability of EU cash in Lebanon have so far been banging on empty drums, a new investigation may lead to prosecution of both EU and Lebanese government officials.

EU Aid Racket in Lebanon Raises Stink for Foreign Policy Chief (Part 1 of 2)

An investigation, which lifted the lid on EU aid destined for waste management schemes ending up instead in the pockets of Hezbollah, is causing a bit of “stink” in Brussels. Out-going EU foreign policy diva Federica Mogherini is under pressure to launch an official investigation into the scam which is not only funding terror groups but also linked to rising cancer rates in Lebanon.
The Titanic: My Grandfather’s Unsinkable Memories

The Titanic: My Grandfather’s Unsinkable Memories

After more than a hundred years, Nada Fayad remembers how her Lebanese grandfather survived the Titanic.
Revealed The REAL Reason Why the EU Has Knocked Back Turkey’s Bid to be an EU Member

Revealed: The REAL Reason Why the EU Has Knocked Back Turkey’s Bid to be an EU Member

Turkey’s human rights record has once again dogged Ankara’s admission to the EU, but it’s not the real reason for derailing the process.
Saudi Lobbying Blocks Listing on EU Dirty Money Blacklist

Saudi Lobbying Blocks Listing on EU Dirty Money Blacklist

Saudi Arabia has won a major battle in Europe through concerted lobbying efforts to reverse its inclusion in the EU’s “blacklist,” intended to penalize countries which fail to combat terrorism financing and money laundering and encourage them to take measures to reform lax regulatory systems.
Baby of British Teenage ISIS Bride Dies Days After UK Government Revokes Her Citizenship

Baby of British Teenage ISIS Bride Dies Days After UK Government Revokes Her Citizenship

In unilaterally revoking Shamima Begum’s UK citizenship, the British government is taking an extremely dangerous direction that contravenes the principles of democracy and international law.
#HearMeToo Arab Women Raise Their Voices in “16 Days of Activism”

#HearMeToo: Arab Women Raise Their Voices in “16 Days of Activism”

The International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, and the following 16 Days of Activism that are now underway, are a reminder that gender-based violence (GBV) is still prevalent throughout the world, and that proactive engagement and education are the only way to eradicate it.
Libya: Losers and Winners in Palermo Conference

Libya: Losers and Winners in Palermo Conference

The Italian-sponsored conference in Palermo could not solve Libya’s problems, but some parties came out on top while others lost the opportunity to gain.
100 Years of Remembering the Past, But Forgetting the Present

100 Years of Remembering the Past, But Forgetting the Present

The centenary of the World War I armistice rings hollow in a world still scorched by war. We claim to remember the dead, but we have forgotten the living.