CULTURE & HERITAGE

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  I'm hearing a lot of people say street protests are dying out in Beirut, though there are more demonstrations planned this week. Whatever the...

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Barely two months after the 100 year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, relatives of those who survived the mass killings are now fighting to...

ENVIRONMENT & PUBLIC SPACE

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Following resistance to a municipal plan to create a highway that would bulldoze a historic part of Beirut, architects and urban professionals are now...

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As I have written previously, a new boldness appears to be gaining strength among Lebanese activists in the context of the garbage crisis and...

LAW & CRIME

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Activists have just been assaulted by Lebanese security forces after they say they had baked a cake to celebrate two and a half years...

PUBLIC SERVICES

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do9MCKfS7P4&feature=youtu.be In contrast to the street violence earlier this week and harsh crackdown on young protestors, it was all kisses and praises for police– at...

MEDIA

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As 2015 comes to a close, it's important to look back at the ways the Lebanese press behaved unexpectedly this year, confronting state power like...

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Text above reads roughly: "What are you waiting for? 0 percent downpayment. Now you can be independent" It's hard to believe this is real, but...

IN DEPTH

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The word entrepreneur has become ubiquitous in talk about the future of Arab business. Some have even claimed a quiet economic revolution is at...

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This column was first published in the April issue of Bold Magazine A Thirst For Silence By Habib Battah  Conflict in Lebanon is often analyzed through the lens...

TRAVEL

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It's been over ten days since the mass shooting at US military offices in Tennessee and here in Texas, flags are still at half...

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Yesterday we set out for a fun day on the slopes. Thankfully, when we reached the peaks at Faraya, the lifts were running smoothly: And the...

RECENT POSTS

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As we pick through the ashes of last weeks tragedies, often despairing or overanalyzing, a story of hope is emerging from the very same...

FEATURED VIDEO

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The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban A video has recently surfaced documenting police beating journalists this week. The reporters were covering the election of a new mufti...

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Next week, Beirut's storied "Rose House", which sits on a rare green hill overlooking the Mediterranean, will be open to the public for the...