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Hate crimes cannot be tolerated in Lebanon

No citizen is safe when brutality and hate crimes are tolerated. When contacted on Twitter this evening, the Lebanese police said they will follow up...

Poverty and abuse in the Bekaa

Once again, winter is approaching and Lebanon not only faces the environmental disaster of garbage soaking into the groundwater, but yet another harsh season...

Split-screen mourning: Paris and Tripoli so far apart

Local broadcaster LBC chose to air a split-screen live shot today of the Charlie Hebdo rally in Paris (left) and a a man hugging...

Can the private sector help the Syrian refugee crisis?

  Today I spoke to the BBC World Service about the worsening refugee crisis in Lebanon and the government's controversial decision to begin strictly limiting...

Tripoli residents: ‘It’s poverty, stupid’

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...

Getting access to information in Lebanon

  How hard is it to get information from the Lebanese government? The answer may surprise you. I discuss my adventure with the finance ministry...

Guy in “ISIS photo” can’t stand ISIS

In a story going viral on social media, John McCain is supposedly pictured with members of the extremist armed group ISIS, which everyone from...

Refugee Nation: Lebanon fails to cope with population influx

  Here is a copy of my article and photo-essay for this month's Al Jazeera's digital magazine, available for free on iTunes.   People have long...

Stereotypes in transition

Neighborhood residents watch TV on a Hamra street corner recently.   I recently did an interview with Los Angeles Public Radio about the perpetuation of media...

Remembering Anthony

Photo: AUB When I first met Anthony Shadid he was sitting across the table from me in a Doha conference room in 2003 eagerly jotting...