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Randa Takieddine
Randa Takieddine

Randa Takieddine is a Lebanese writer and the director of Al-Hayat newspaper office in Paris.

Will Le Pen be the new French President?

Fillon is now dealing with the allegations against his wife Penelope, or what is now being referred to as the Penelope Gate...

Mideast security fears may fuel oil flux

Many oil producing countries and OPEC members are currently witnessing political and security destabilization, raising questions about their oil future. Leading the list of Arab OPEC members, Iraq and...

Cover-up: Europe and the Syrian oil embargo

The European Union has announced that it lifted an embargo on Syrian oil in order to help the Syrian opposition, but this was just talk designed to cover the west’s failure in offering true...

Israel’s natural gas flows, Lebanon waits for reserves

Israel’s Tamar field, lying 100 kilometres off the coast of Haifa in the Mediterranean, is producing around 28.3 million cubic meters of natural gas a day in its initial phase, and this figure...

Chemical weapons in Syria, an untamed disaster

The U.N. mission to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria received the news that the bodies of six people, who were killed in rural Damascus in Adra and Oteiba after the exposure to what...

The future of solar energy in the Arab world

The first solar power plant in the Arab world "Shams 1" was launched in Abu Dhabi by the Emirati company "Masdr." Launching the plant was an occasion to look into the future of...

Will Hollande succeed with Putin on Syria?

The visit on Wednesday by French President Francois Hollande to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, will clearly show if there is any change in Moscow’s position on the crisis in Syria....

The West’s toleration of assassination perpetrators

Lebanon on Thursday will commemorate the eighth anniversary of the assassination of its prominent martyr Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and his comrades. In this painful memory, one must recall what...