CULTURE & HERITAGE

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For years now, construction has slowly been moving forward on the National Library project in Sanayeh. Now with the landscaping in progress, could we...

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This may be your last chance to see some of the oldest buildings in Furn El Hayek, including these early century storefronts, which are...

ENVIRONMENT & PUBLIC SPACE

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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...

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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...

LAW & CRIME

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As battles rage in Tripoli, much of the focus seems to be on the fighting itself, the death toll, the army strategy, the bombing...

PUBLIC SERVICES

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 How hard is it to get information from the Lebanese government? The answer may surprise you. I discuss my adventure with the finance ministry...

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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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...

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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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Watch this graphic video of journalists from Al Jadeed being beaten. They were working on an investigative story about corruption among Lebanese customs officials....

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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...