Mona Alami

Iraqi security forces march as they conduct a raid and weapons search operation in Hawija, April 24, 2014.  (photo by REUTERS/Yahya Ahmad)

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Liberation of Iraq's Hawija delayed yet again

Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017 | Mona Alami, Contributor

Due to the disagreement between Iraqi forces linked to Baghdad and the Kurdish forces, the liberation of Hawija has been delayed several times.

Who is behind new round of violence in Lebanon refugee camp?

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017 | Mona Alami, Contributor

The Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh in southern Lebanon has witnessed heavy clashes between factions linked to a jihadi cell and the Palestinian Joint Security Force.

Lebanon's complacent politicians choose more taxes over reforms

Friday, Mar. 31, 2017 | Mona Alami, Contributor

As the Lebanese government passed a new budget that includes tax hikes and spending increases, economic experts are calling on politicians to instead focus on fighting corruption and money waste in state institutions.

Gulf countries take back seat on Syria route

Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017 | Mona Alami, Contributor

It seems Saudi Arabia is more interested in Yemen than in Syria these days, which explains dwindling Gulf support for Syrian rebels.

Radical sheikh still wields influence from Lebanese prison

Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 | Mona Alami, Contributor

A suspect in the failed Jan. 21 suicide attack on a Beirut coffee house has reportedly admitted to being a homegrown terrorist aligned with the Islamic State and a follower of Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir.

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Mona Alami is a French-Lebanese journalist and a non-resident fellow at the Rafic Hariri Middle East center at the Atlantic Council. She writes about political and economic issues in the Arab world, namely, in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan and the UAE.

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