Marwa Saab

Zeina was sitting out on the street, on a narrow sidewalk that did not provide any space for her stuff, without a bathroom or a shelter to protect her. "The Madam did not let me take my three bags. She also took my phone that I had bought from my salary, as well as my passport…"

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The already bleak prospects of the Syrian economy have worsened in recent months with the Lebanese crisis, the enactment of the Caesar Act and now the coronavirus pandemic. This paper examines their impact on the Syrian economy and the population at large.
Viken Cheterian
Russian-Turkish rivalry seems to have moved from Syria to Libya.
Maria Jamil
“The Lebanese hate us, the Syrians, I am so sorry you are dealing with this.” These words have never managed to comfort me. Who are these abstract Lebanese and Syrians who are at war with one another, and where do I fit into these binaries?

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Ghalia Al Alwani- Syrian Journalist
It is incredibly disheartening, to see those angrily expressing their solidarity with the US at the moment, but who wouldn’t speak a word towards migrant domestic worker justice.
Ahmad Al-Ahmad
The current rift between Bashar al-Assad and his wife on the one hand, and Rami Makhlouf on the other hand, raises questions about the regime’s ability to liquidate Makhlouf…
Diana Moukalled- Lebanese writer and journalist
Hisham Talaat and Mohsen al-Sukkari live free today, because no one cares about seeking justice for a woman about whom many rumors were spread, after enough time has passed for people to forget all about her. So sure, allow the contractor to return to his stature, and release the murderous officer from prison..

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Joumana Imad
“The municipality makes it impossible for the Maqdisians (Arab residents of al-Quds, aka Jerusalem) to obtain licenses. When we build, we are forced to face a difficult choice: either that the demolition will be carried out by their machines, and that costs us about half a million shekels, or we demolish it ourselves, which costs us the tears and sorrow that will never go away as long as the occupation settles in our land and takes away our rights.”
Manahel Alsahoui
How will the people progress, or even start to imagine days going by without misery, when they spend half their days in queues, and the other half wondering and asking about the time they will be receiving their rations, or resting after the fatigue of the long wait?
Marwa Saab
I was lounging in the garden, in front of one of the hospitals, working on some stories, when a security officer turns to my niece and says: “What’s up black girl?”. This stopped me in my tracks and I turned to him and asked him, what are you trying to achieve by saying that? He replied: “It was a joke.”
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