Articles tagged with: Lebanon

Mona Alami
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on : Thursday, 24 Jul, 2014

Business as Usual in Lebanon

Writer Michael Karam vacations every summer in his mountain house. He sits in his garden overlooking the verdant Bekfaya region typing his latest commentary on Lebanese politics and economic issues. But for creative people such as Karam, filing an article—which involves just a simple “click” in most countries—is no mean feat. His work is hindered by electricity cuts, his reliance on an unpredictable generator and an excruciatingly slow Internet connection. While Lebanon’s c...

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Antonia Roupell
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on : Tuesday, 1 Jul, 2014

Nowhere to Call Home

“We are invisible here,” says Abu Leila, a Syrian refugee, as he stood in front of the ashes of his former camp. Like countless others, he and his family have fled the war in Syria only to face a battle for survival in Lebanon. According to the UN’s refugee agency, the UNHCR, more than a million Syrian refugees are now living in Lebanon. Of these, some 400,000 have settled in the Bekaa valley, which runs along the Syrian border. Abu Leila, originally from Aleppo, has lived with his ...

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Mona Alami
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on : Tuesday, 17 Jun, 2014

Exporting Lebanon’s Nightlife

In the early hours of the morning, glamorously dressed women climb on top of a table in one of Lebanon’s most fashionable nightclubs, dancing to the beat of the music streami...

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Mona Alami
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on : Wednesday, 11 Jun, 2014

Drawing Money in Lebanon

In 2013, a painting by Lebanese artist Paul Guiragossian, La Lutte de L’Existence (1988), was auctioned for 500,000 US dollars, ten times more than what it was worth a decade...

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Nuri Kino
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on : Thursday, 5 Jun, 2014

Why All This Hatred?

Beirut—We are queuing at Starbucks. Documentary filmmaker Elyas Salameh asks me what I’d like and I ask him the same. To answer his question would have meant accepting his ...

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Antonia Roupell
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on : Sunday, 25 May, 2014

Arab short films showcased in Beirut

Colorful posters for the five-day Arab Short Film Festival are currently dotted around Beirut’s streets. They serve as a reminder to passers-by that the city, come what may, is a...

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Mona Alami
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on : Friday, 2 May, 2014

Gas Up and Govern

Until recently, Lebanon was better known for its frequent blackouts and heavy reliance on imported oil and gas than for its hydrocarbon reserves. Based on a 2012 study, Lebanon...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Wednesday, 30 Apr, 2014

Lebanon: Parliament fails to select president in second vote

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Lebanon’s parliament on Wednesday once again failed to elect a new president, with MPs affiliated to the Hezbollah-led March 8 Alliance boycotting a...

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Hussain Abdul-Hussain
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on : Tuesday, 29 Apr, 2014

Trading Policies with Hezbollah

US Ambassador to Lebanon David Hale is sold on the idea of lawmaker Michel Aoun becoming the country’s next president. Under Lebanon's constitution, parliament must elect a ...

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Alessandra Bajec
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on : Saturday, 26 Apr, 2014

Churches on the Frontline

Father Arabius knows his city well. He serves St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Ebbe, a district of Lebanon’s second city, Tripoli. Ebbe is bordered by two rival neighborhoo...

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