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Randa Takieddine
Randa Takieddine

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

The GCC and stability of oil markets

A number of global petroleum and economic agencies and organizations said the expected official petroleum production in the U.S. in 2020 will be between 9 to 11.8 million barrels per day, so the...

Lebanon and the crisis of Syrian refugees

Since the time of the Civil War, Lebanon has been suffering at the hands of the Syrian regime. Owing to a lack of patriotism on the part of several political players, Syria has been able to create...

If only Syria was like Mali

On his plane from Paris to Abu Dhabi, François Hollande was confident that the decision he took on Friday, to military intervene in Mali, was an indispensable one. The French forces that started out...

Doha the capital of climate change

A total of 190 countries are gathered in Qatar for a meeting chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister, Abdullah Al-Attiya, as part of a U.N. conference on climate change. They are trying to reach an...

American diplomacy is not effective with Iran

The Barack Obama administration has begun to conduct secret contacts with Iranian leaders. Obama wants to convince Iran, by using diplomacy, that developing nuclear weapons is unacceptable, both...

Netanyahus visit to Paris

This week’s visit by Benjamin Netanyahu to Paris comes amid the best possible regional and international conditions for the prime minister of the Jewish state. He is visiting France at a time in which...

In memory of Wissam al-Hassan

When President Nicolas Sarkozy said he was glad that Le Figaro’s French journalist Edith Bouvier had left Syria, the professional and competent Lebanese Brigadier General Wissam al-Hassan made...

US elections will not change conditions in Syria

The elections in the United States will not change conditions in Syria, as long as Bashar Assad remains in power. Whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is elected president, the priority in foreign...