CULTURE & HERITAGE

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As is custom, the Persian holiday of Nowruz will be celebrated tomorrow on the rocky coast of Dalieh in Beirut. The photo above is...

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The picturesque coastal town of Byblos is known largely for two things: ancient ruins and overpriced beach resorts. Like much of the 220 kilometer...

ENVIRONMENT & PUBLIC SPACE

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The ministry of environment has drafted a decree to name the rocky coast of Dalieh as a national protected area, a ministry official said...

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Nowruz celebrations fell on a stormy Saturday this year so only a few in the Kurdish community came out: Later that evening, a group of...

LAW & CRIME

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When you can have a cafe instead... You can't even walk in the street because they have tables there too! Pedestrians can either get run over...

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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It's sad to see that the racist tradition of Blackface is still alive and well on Kuwait TV. The technique of white actors portraying...

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  The headline above was published this morning by The Washington Post at 11:05 AM as seen in the timeline. An hour later (7PM Beirut/12PM US...

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...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts09ATxuYGA In the video above, LBC TV show host Joe Maalouf takes multiple shots a Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, one the world's richest men,...

FEATURED VIDEO

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A film I co-produced will be screening in Europe next week. Transit Game was shot in the mountains of North Lebanon and features 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...