Race Against Time: How luxury developers are wiping out ancient Beirut

A version of this story was published in Monocle Magazine, August 2018 By Habib Battah Just across the skyscraper-lined Bay of Beirut, in the lush foothills of Mount Lebanon, a little-understood civilization lived in caves for thousands of years. Skeletons found at the site known …

Self-regulating intersection

There is a certain time almost every afternoon when the traffic policeman on duty at this busy intersection near Antelias simply seems to give up. The drivers are left to regulate themselves, meaning everyone suddenly has the ‘right-of-way’  For example, the black SUV on the left …