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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...

Demolition of Art Deco building resumes, despite governor’s order

Two years ago the Governor of Beirut issued an order to stop demolition of this historically listed Art Deco building in Gemmayze, and shared...

Activists harassed as demolition continues in Gemmazye

Despite a cessation order posted yesterday by Beirut's governor, demolition works have continued today at a historic Art Deco building in Gemmayze. One activist...

Update: Beirut governor halts demolition work at Gemmayze building

In a Facebook post last night, Beirut Governor Ziad Chebib shared an order from his office to halt demolition works on the Art Deco...

Demolition of Art Deco building begins in Gemmayze

The green screens have gone up and demolition work has already begun on the top floor. The wrecking crew is working by hand so...

New ruins in Gemmayze

There has been an ongoing dig for quite some time at the beginning of Gouraud Street--the main street in Gemmayze--just across the street from...

Hidden passages of Gemmayze

I recently stumbled upon a passageway between 19th century homes in Gemmayze. It is only accessible by foot:There are jagged paths and stairwells leading...

Bodyguard still free after hit-and-run attack

The parliamentary bodyguard who drove his car into activists last month (video) is still free, as the prosecuting judge has delayed submitting his case...

Quoted in the Wall Street Journal

I know it is not Egypt, but taking on a police station until captives were freed and naming and shaming a plainclothes security officer,...

Emotional moments as protestors released

They blocked the main street and one was almost run over by security agents, but they stood their ground and eventually the protestors prevailed....