Beirut

 
Pushed by poverty, desperate Lebanese youth flee
Pushed by poverty, desperate Lebanese youth flee
From the window of his childhood home in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Mohammad Safwan gazed at a Mediterranean that two weeks earlier had...
In Beirut, fear and anger don’t stop life going on
In Beirut, fear and anger don’t stop life going on
The narrow, winding alleys of Burj al-Barajneh in south Beirut are enveloped in sadness and tense resignation, with the grief echoed in the dark...
Beirut, a haven of hope and diversity
Beirut, a haven of hope and diversity
Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, has a mix of beauty, history and anarchy that can be deeply inspiring. The element of the unexpected, even chaos,...
Lebanon's future on shaky ground
Lebanon's future on shaky ground
When Israel was bombing Beirut during the war of 2006, a colleague and I sat drinking a beer after a long, hard day, listening to the explosions...
Syrian uprising: Why it matters
Syrian uprising: Why it matters
The uprising in Syria is swiftly transforming into a civil war that could lay waste to the country, and the fallout from the year-old conflict...
Natural gas could lead to new Lebanon-Israel war
Natural gas could lead to new Lebanon-Israel war
The discovery of large natural gas reserves under the waters of the eastern Mediterranean could potentially mean a huge economic windfall for...
Ethiopian airliner crashes after take-off from Beirut
Ethiopian airliner crashes after take-off from Beirut
An Ethiopian Airlines plane with 90 people on board crashed into the Mediterranean sea shortly after taking off from Beirut international airport...
Sleepless in Beirut, sin city of the Middle East
Sleepless in Beirut, sin city of the Middle East
From nudist beach parties and wild bashes hosted by the likes of Paris Hilton, to gay clubs, gambling and showgirls, Beirut is rapidly earning a...
Lebanon: Israel's plan to withdraw troops a 'ploy'
Lebanon: Israel's plan to withdraw troops a 'ploy'
Israeli plans to withdraw troops from part of a divided village on the Lebanese border are a ploy to divert attention from spy networks uncovered...
Festival spirit defies instability in Lebanon
Festival spirit defies instability in Lebanon
Lyrical notes from the saxophone of United States jazz artist Branford Marsalis waft into the cool night air of a mountain palace courtyard in...
Rice visits Lebanon, meets new president
Rice visits Lebanon, meets new president
United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on an unannounced visit to Beirut, said on Monday she wanted to back Lebanon's democratic...

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