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Mazen Hayek
Mazen Hayek

Mazen Hayek is a MarComms & Media practitioner in MENA; weekly op-ed columnist in "An-Nahar" Lebanon, he can be followed on Twitter: @HayekMG

Angelina Jolie and the love for life

“Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of,” said the beautiful actress Angelina Jolie in a by-lined article...

The Lebanese ‘war of exoneration’ and slander

He who reads former premier Fouad Siniora's introduction of the book "Slander in the Exoneration Book" - which came as a response to the Free Patriotic Movement's (FPM) book "The...

Was Lebanon’s Michel Samaha ‘tried’ before his trial?

Why is former Lebanese information minister Michel Samaha still in prison till this day, a friend of mine – linked to the Lebanese opposition – recently asked me. Samaha was arrested last...

Did Lebanon’s Mikati jump off Assad’s drowning boat?

“Mikati jumps off Bashar al-Assad's boat,” is a title that topped a Lebanese newspaper linked to the Lebanon’s Future Movement the morning after the resignation of Lebanese Prime...

Lebanon’s cabinet; heavyweight or feather-light?

The conditions and specifications of Lebanon’s cabinet formation have finally been set. Hezbollah is requesting PM-designate Tammam Salam to take into consideration the "size and...

Lebanon deserves an ‘exceptional government’

  Lebanese citizens have the right to ask for an “exceptional government”, whether a “government that prioritizes parliamentary elections” excluding electoral candidates...

The peace process, Arab Spring and everything in between

U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to head to the Middle East soon. His visit aims to revitalize the peace process and urge the relevant parties to continue negotiations to reach a solution...

In Lebanon: Making the rich desperate and deporting the expatriates

In a way similar to that of the Mafia and gangs in some Latin American countries, remote areas in Africa, and the jungles of the Philippines, teenager Mohamed Nibal Awada was released in Beirut after...