Protestors embrace security forces after tense standoff

In contrast to the street violence earlier this week and harsh crackdown on young protestors, it was all kisses and praises for police– at least for a few brief moments during last night’s rally at Riad Solh square. “I hope everyone will film this,” one …

The paralysis of self-loathing

The following piece was published in the May issue of Bold Magazine, but both the subject and self-loathing are as relevant today as ever before.  The Paralysis Of Self-LoathingBy Habib Battah           This is a horrible place,” a prominent Lebanese activist recently …

Lebanon’s failure to fund a crisis

This piece was originally published in the December issue of Bold Magazine. Aid: Lebanon’s Mission Impossible IT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE WORST REFUGEE CRISIS TO BEFALL ANY NATION IN HISTORY, BUT SO FAR LEBANON HAS RECEIVED A MINISCULE AMOUNT OF AID TO COPE WITH THE …

“No more beds” at Lebanese public hospitals

Photo: Daily Star “The bed capacity of all government hospitals in Lebanon is exhausted,” UNHCR Communications Officer Roberta Russo told me today. “There’s no where to put people any more.” Russo said the UNHCR was trying to bring in temporary mattresses, but funding for aid …