CULTURE & HERITAGE

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Roman Berytus was one of the most lavish cities in the empire, featuring a massive chariot race track and theatre complex where 1,400 gladiators...

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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...

ENVIRONMENT & PUBLIC SPACE

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Government officials like to complain that activists love making noise but never propose actual solutions. This is especially true in Lebanon where the mayor...

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The results of the Dalieh Ideas competition, which seeks to protect Beirut's natural coast from private development, were announced today at the Environment Ministry conference...

LAW & CRIME

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A "super yacht" called Samar has just docked in Beirut's Zaitunay Bay marina. At around 77 meters, it dwarfs the dozens of other smaller...

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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From New York Times to The Telegraph, to The Jerusalem Post, news outlets around the world are erroneously claiming that two Palestinian nuns are...

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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,...

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

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...

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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...