CULTURE & HERITAGE

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Two years ago I posted about the near completion of construction work at Lebanon's National Library. This week, I got a look inside for...

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The oldest known scale beam was recently found near Kfaraabida in North Lebanon and is now on display this week at the American University...

ENVIRONMENT & PUBLIC SPACE

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Activists have put together this great new video looking at how Beirut's natural rocky coastline has basically been stolen from the public, destroyed and...

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  "I didn't say incinerators, I said 'high technology,'" Beirut's mayor Jamal Itani told LBC at a recent waste disposal conference. "We are going to...

LAW & CRIME

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It's that time of year again, and after hours of handshaking as part of Independence Day celebrations... The leadership (President Aoun, Speaker Berri, Prime Minister...

PUBLIC SERVICES

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For no clear reason, a major highway was closed during morning rush hour today. Police officers and vehicles blocked entrances as seen above. Other...

MEDIA

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The Lebanese press has enjoyed a relative amount of freedom in recent years as I have written about here, but how much will this...

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The 2015 Paris attacks will be remembered as one of the most widely covered tragedies of the year, but they may also stand out...

IN DEPTH

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We often worry about extremists groups like ISIS destroying history in the Middle East. But in Beirut, private capital and well-connected developers are also...

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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...

TRAVEL

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It's been over ten days since the mass shooting at US military offices in Tennessee and here in Texas, flags are still at half...

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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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It seems everywhere you turn in Hamra, there is a new tower coming up. None of them affordable so most are empty. The old...

FEATURED VIDEO

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV6-susmdBw It'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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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...