CULTURE & HERITAGE

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There has been an ongoing dig for quite some time at the beginning of Gouraud Street--the main street in Gemmayze--just across the street from...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_w2gSza2jcI just stumbled upon this interesting Al Jadeed TV report about Lebanon's old trolley car or "tramway" system. The reporter visits an exhibit where...

ENVIRONMENT & PUBLIC SPACE

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In the video below, an Al Jadeed TV crew says they were assaulted by at least three car loads of men with machine guns...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI2YknjKHFYA lot of bottles will be piling up on the streets tonight. Soon they will be in landfills or riverbeds, adding to the mountains...

LAW & CRIME

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I've seen this Ferrari before. It is always parked in front of the plastic surgery clinic of Dr. Nader Saab, as indicated in the...

PUBLIC SERVICES

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After years of darkness it seems the northern suburbs of Beirut will finally be lit up at night. Like most highways in Lebanon, the...

MEDIA

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I've been working on a project called Checkdesk, which is a tool for verifying news stories and holding the media and public officials accountable....

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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...

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 MagazineA Thirst For Silence By Habib Battah  Conflict in Lebanon is often analyzed through the lens...

TRAVEL

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV6-susmdBwIt'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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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,...

RECENT POSTS

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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...

FEATURED VIDEO

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The news has been a bit heavy lately, so I thought I'd let you know that joy still exists out here.//Post by Muscletime...

MOST POPULAR

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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...