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By Michael Jansen - Nov 23,2022
Jibran Bassil, who heads Lebanon’s Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), has been told by its ally Hizbollah the group will not support him for the presidency and will, instead, continue to back the candidacy of Suleiman Frangie.
By Michael Jansen - Nov 16,2022
The "red wave" did not deluge US state and federal legislatures with Republicans in last week's mid-term election.
By Michael Jansen - Nov 09,2022
Israeli politicians from the Religious Zionism bloc which secured 14 seats in the Knesset, making it third largest, in last week's election are expected to demand potentially flashpoint  ministerial posts in the government to be formed by Prime Minster Binyamin Netanyahu.The
By Michael Jansen - Nov 02,2022
On October 29, Moscow suspended its adherence to the July agreement allowing both Ukraine and Russia to freely export their grain and other agricultural products, including fertiliser.
By Michael Jansen - Oct 27,2022
The fate of the planet earth could depend on the second round in Brazil's presidential election on Sunday. If challenger Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva, "Lula," defeats incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, the Amazon rainforest, the world's lungs, might, just might be saved.
By Michael Jansen - Oct 19,2022
Palestinian businessman Munib Al Masri has drawn up a 300-page dossier of Britain's abuses of Palestinians during the post-World War II mandate, which lasted until 1948.
By Michael Jansen - Oct 12,2022
The award of the Nobel Prize for Literature to French writer Annie Ernaux should switch global attention from Ukraine to Palestine for a moment or two.
By Michael Jansen - Oct 05,2022
Iraq remains in turmoil three years after mass protests erupted across the country.
By Michael Jansen - Sep 28,2022
The Western powers' preoccupation with the war in Ukraine has sidelined existing conflicts, economic meltdowns, illegal occupations and humanitarian crises elsewhere in the world and taken the focus off climate change, which threatens and impacts the West as well as the rest.The
By Michael Jansen - Sep 21,2022
This week’s Lebanese bank strike can only deepen the country's multiple crises, causing the currency to hit an all time low in value against the US dollar as the state-owned electricity company shut down its plants and fuel subsidies were cancelled.Meanwhile, caretaker Prime Mini

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