Fuel paralysis: How 14 private companies control Lebanon’s oil supply and set its prices
Lebanon's energy crisis is a consequence of the state allowing 14 private companies to monopolize and set prices in this most strategic sector. How then to break this monopoly by the country's political elite, when the oil cartel is run by the same powers who govern Lebanon?
Lebanon’s General Security Chief: ‘I totally support open borders with Syria’
Lebanese General Security Chief Abbas Ibrahim has become a key negotiator between foreign and domestic parties in the crisis-hit country. While the Lebanese worry about the US threat of sanctions, Ibrahim tells The Cradle it is "totally unlikely" that the US will sanction Lebanon.
Hezbollah intends to break the US siege of Lebanon
Hezbollah intends to break the US economic stranglehold on Lebanon by bringing Iranian fuel to the besieged country. And it has plans in place to mitigate the risk of further US sanctions leveled against the whole country. So, what will the Americans do?