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Baria Alamuddin

Baria Alamuddin is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster in the Middle East and the UK. She is editor of the Media Services Syndicate and has interviewed numerous heads of state.

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Hezbollah’s role in the global drugs trade — the West Africa connection

When Saudi Arabia banned the import of Lebanese produce in April because these shipments were being abused to smuggle narcotics into the Kingdom, Hezbollah found itself with a problem.

October 09, 2021

US missteps embolden enemies and unnerve allies

Joe Biden was supposed to be the anti-Trump on the world stage — restoring the trust of allies, enhancing multilateralism, and calming tensions through cool-headed leadership.

How did it all go so wrong?

September 19, 2021

Nasrallah gloats over US defeat while turning Lebanon into Afghanistan

What alternative reality is Hassan Nasrallah living in? Lebanon is going up in flames, yet the Hezbollah leader ignites new fires every time he opens his mouth. 

August 22, 2021

Iranians thirsty for change are met with gunfire and brutality

Iran is running out of water. Livestock and crops are dying in some of the highest temperatures on record. Thirsty, desperate people poured on to the streets, first in Khuzestan and then in cities throughout Iran. The regime’s forces quenched their thirst with live ammunition.

July 25, 2021

Lebanon is bleeding, its children left to die

Four-year-old Mila Moussa had been receiving chemotherapy for leukaemia and already had a dangerously weakened immune system when she fell ill.

The desperate family and doctors phoned dozens of hospitals, but received the same answer: No beds were available.

June 12, 2021