CULTURE & HERITAGE

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I recently got a better look at the ruins discovered at the "Saifi Plaza" project, which I have been blogging about lately. There seems...

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 There's still time to get tickets to next Saturday's TEDx event, and as a speaker, fans of this blog will get a 20 percent...

ENVIRONMENT & PUBLIC SPACE

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It's not every day that you see young people walking the streets of Hamra, sketching on pieces of paper while following a woman pulling...

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If you haven't visited the pine forests of Bkassine, you are long overdue.The village is part of the Jezzine district in South Lebanon, about...

LAW & CRIME

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How hard is it to be a Lebanese cop? Can laws be enforced when law enforcement live in fear of losing their jobs? I...

PUBLIC SERVICES

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The municipality of a certain village was forced to call the fire department this week for a fire lit by its own staff. Luckily...

MEDIA

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I didn't know Serena Shim very well and I haven't spoke to her in years. She was killed yesterday in Turkey, apparently in a...

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Critics of the Qatar-owned network often allege that it is the voice of the Muslim Brotherhood. Perhaps by hiring striking new anchors, there is...

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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Published in the January issue of Al Jazeera Digital Magazine, available on iTunes. Words and photos by Habib Battah   A waiter surveys a row of empty...

TRAVEL

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It was great to finally meet Karem Shehada (left) and Mohammed El-Madhoun (right) tonight. Mohammed is the editor in chief of Watania News Agency,...

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I spotted this Rolls-Royce on a recent afternoon in Beirut. Interestingly, the plates are from Iraq. According to Google, the suggested retail price is...

RECENT POSTS

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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...

FEATURED VIDEO

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That's Riad Kobessi, an investigative journalist and one of three Al Jadeed TV crew members who were savagely beaten by Lebanese Customs security today. A...

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My chest and wrists still hurt from the arms of the men who tackled me, twisted my hands behind my back, and tried to...