1960: Born in Lebanon.
1980: Publishes his first article in French periodical Le Monde Diplomatique. Begins his Journalistic career. Contributes in several dailies, weeklies and periodicals including Lebanon’s leading An-Nahar daily, the pan-Arab London based Al-Hayat, and the Lebanese francophone daily L’Orient Le Jour.
1984: Graduates in Philosophy and Political Philosophy from the Sorbonne University in Paris.
1990: Obtains PhD in Modern History also from the Sorbonne University in Paris. Joins Department of Political Studies at the Université Saint Joseph in Beirut as a Lecturer.
1992: Publishes his first book (see bibliography).
1995: His weekly editorial in An-Nahar’s Friday edition begins to draw a lot of attention on him due to his political side-taking, particularly against the Syrian regime’s supremacy in Lebanon.
1995: Release of the first of 27 issues of the magazine L’Orient-Express, of which he is the Chief Editor.
2002: Appointed Professor at the Institute of Political Sciences of the Saint-Joseph University, Beirut.
2004: Co-founds the Democratic Left Movement.
2005: Murdered on the 2nd of June. His assassination brings to 28 the total number of journalists to be murdered since the hanging of several Lebanese and Syrian pro-independence journalists and activists in 1918 at the hands of the Ottoman Regime. His death triggers outrage both in Lebanon and throughout the world. While his friends and supporters in Beirut, Washington and Paris hold candle vigils and demonstrations as a tribute to the man who inspired them, the Security Council convenes – in a surprising step – to condemn his killing.