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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...

Amid constant blackouts, Energy minister awarded prize

If you live in Lebanon, you would probably fall out of your chair if I told you government ministers were being awarded for public...

Grand Sofar Hotel: A case for preservation

At a time when so many historic sites are being demolished in Lebanon, it's refreshing to see that some in the country are also...

Roman city wall removed from Beirut site

A rare and well-preserved ancient Roman wall that once surrounded Beirut has been dismantled. Photography of the site is not allowed, but from the...

Will Renzo Piano’s new tower demolish an ancient city buried under...

"We will find where you live,"  a watchman yelled at me after taking a picture of ruins on his construction site. He had followed...

The changing culture of election campaigns in Lebanon

Even if independent candidates don't win big on election day, they are already having an impact on Lebanese political culture. They have introduced new...

Lebanon’s first expatriate voters show true colors

There is a fantasy among many in Lebanon- liberals in particular– that a silent majority of Lebanese do not support the country's political establishment....

The ugly face of the kafala system

When I exited the plane in Beirut last night, I noticed an Ethiopia Airlines plane parked next to ours and thought little of it....

New excavations across downtown Beirut, Saifi and Martyr’s Square

Archaeological excavations have been mushrooming across downtown Beirut over recent months, providing a glimpse at how the city looked and functioned in ancient times. Site...

Hacking the Saudi narrative, Lebanese style

Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer. I'm not a fan of quoting cliches, but in these Machiavellian times, few phrases seem to...

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