CULTURE & HERITAGE

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Gabriel Daher, who is known for posting beautiful images of old Beirut, posted something a bit different today. The photo above appears to be...

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The Lebanese and International Red Cross are currently exhibiting a series of images, recordings and interactive installations chronicling the devastation of Lebanon's multiple wars...

ENVIRONMENT & PUBLIC SPACE

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  Next week there is a protest to call for the opening of Beirut's only major park, which has been closed for decades. The mayor...

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This kind of destruction is usually caused by a war or natural disaster. But this was Beirut this morning: no air strikes, no foreign...

LAW & CRIME

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A most peculiar scene just unfolded on Bliss, one of Beirut's busiest streets facing AUB. The policeman (above) stood in the middle of road...

PUBLIC SERVICES

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Late last year I noticed a couple of technicians from Ogero-- the state agency that runs the country's telecom network-- surveying a street in...

MEDIA

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How hard is it for the Israeli military to launch an unprovoked war with its neighbor by casting itself as a victim of barbarianism,...

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Both Lebanon and Kuwait were among the poorest performing countries in terms of press freedom, according to a new media report released today by...

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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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...

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Yes, this blog is mainly about Beirut, but I've added a new travel section to share some of my trips and the experiences that...

RECENT POSTS

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Have you ever noticed all the military ships in the port of Beirut? Ever wonder who they belong to and what they are doing...

FEATURED VIDEO

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV6-susmdBw It's not easy flying into Beirut these days. With fears of ISIS beheading soldiers and invading villages, refugees spilling out onto the streets, a...

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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...