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The New Arab Staff

Thaer Ghandour


is a Lebanon-based journalist, writer and analyst

Tehran was caught off-guard by Operation Decisive Storm but it is likely to respond through its Hizbullah allies in Syria.

30 March, 2015

The twin suicide attack on a cafe in Tripoli shows that the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria still has the means and the reach to cause carnage in Lebanon.

11 January, 2015

A high-level Hamas delegation to Iran is the latest sign that the two parties are rebuilding their relationship.

11 December, 2014

Lebanon is searching for new way to free soldiers captured by al-Nusra Front, following breakdown of Qatari efforts.

11 December, 2014

Media reports and political spin suggest an unlikely alliance between Hariri and Aoun

18 May, 2014