CULTURE & HERITAGE

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Barely two months after the 100 year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, relatives of those who survived the mass killings are now fighting to...

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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...

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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On the surface, it felt like so many rallies I have covered in Lebanon. Young people, hungry for change, fighting the powers that be,...

PUBLIC SERVICES

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Last night, hundreds of invited guests were seated in a lavish chandelier hall at the prime minister's offices or Grand Serail to hear about...

MEDIA

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"I don't mind sitting here," I told the Hezbollah guard who kept watch over us in a run-down prefabricated portable office. "But I haven't...

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By now much of the world has seen the brutal image of a Texas police officer literally sitting on top of a young African...

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

FEATURED VIDEO

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrAfmZfsKZw#t=178 Local channel LBC ran this brilliant five minute interview with an unidentified man on the street in Tripoli. His language and delivery is powerful...

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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...