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Subverting Lebanon, and Broader Middle East

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 12.21.2012 | World
Marco Vicenzino

With the constant threat of spillover from Syria's conflict, Lebanon has been approaching a historical crossroads. Al-Hassan's assassination accelerates this process and could potentially prove the turning point.

Former PM Blames Assad For Beirut Bomb

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday of being behind the huge...

Top Lebanese Security Official Reportedly Killed In Blast

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Senior Lebanese intelligence official Wissam al-Hassan, who led the investigation that implicated Syria and Hezbollah in ...

Huge Explosion Rocks Beirut

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes and Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, Oct 19 (Reuters) - A huge car bomb that exploded in central Beirut during rush hour on Fri...

Respecting the Audience: Filmmaker Eran Riklis on Zaytoun, Stephen Dorff and Life's Codes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Eran Riklis' beautifully crafted, touching films create within their audience a need to do better. His latest, Zaytoun, was named as a runner up for the Audience Choice Award at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. I caught up with Riklis in Toronto.

Turkey's New Role or Awakening the Sleeping Levantine Giant

Claude Salhani | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
Claude Salhani

The reemergence of Turkey in Arab politics has many in Turkey and the region asking if veering Ankara's politics back towards the Levant is a wise policy.

To Beirut With Love: Dresses With Georges Chakra

Monica Yunus | Posted 10.15.2012 | Style
Monica Yunus

A trip to Georges' Beirut atelier is everything you would expect it to be -- chic, fun and totally decadent. From the moment you walk into the boutique you are surrounded by beauty.

'Homosexuality Exams' Come Under Fire

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

During a raid on a porn cinema in Beirut's Bourj Hammoud district on July 28, police arrested dozens of men who were then subjected to invasive anal e...

Is Gulla The Next Zaha Hadid?

Posted 07.12.2012 | Arts

Gulla Jonsdottir was only 19 when she moved from Iceland to Los Angeles to study architecture. In the years since she has built a reputation from her ...

Syria Fighting Spills Into Lebanon

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, July 7 (Reuters) - Syria's conflict spilled further into Lebanon on Saturday when mortar fire from President ...

Alone Together: Transnational Poems of Two Lebanese Women

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.04.2012 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

Alone Together blossomed out of their friendship and what began as correspondence by snail mail which continued through emails, with Mojabber Mourani pouring out her thoughts in English, and Yacoub Haddad expressing herself in Arabic.

This Year's Lineup Revealed

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 06.19.2012 | Los Angeles

Call it Coachella for the rest of us. Organizers for the FYF Fest, a two-day summer music festival near downtown Los Angeles, released the officia...

Never Forget Your Roots

Kate Thomas | Posted 08.18.2012 | Travel
Kate Thomas

Beirut seemed to me to be a place of contradictions.

Ghassan Tueni: An Irreplaceable Giant With an Indomitable Spirit, R.I.P.

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.12.2012 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Lebanon's cedar tree bent over and wept in front of a copy of the daily Annahar with a cover of Ghassan Tueni's profile and a pen resting across the page to mark the departure of the country's last journalistic giant.

Beirut Burns as Lebanon's Violent Habits Die Hard

Patrick Galey | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Patrick Galey

Those who engage in fighting are not party 'supporters' as is often supposed. They are trained gunmen. Killers. And as long as they continue receiving tacit instructions from leaders to remain so, don't expect Lebanon to have picked its last fight with itself.

CNN Hero Uses Soccer, Mentoring To Help Young Refugees Transition To U.S.

Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact

Mark Kabban was just 9-years-old when he and his family moved from Beirut to the United States. Now, he's making sure other refugees have a smooth tra...

Turning to the Past for Future Peace

Randa Farah | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Randa Farah

Palestinian right of return is not only just but viable, even though at this historical juncture it seems far-fetched. Only the recognition and fulfillment of this right -- all the more important as the 64th anniversary of the Nakba approaches -- will lead to justice and secure a lasting peace.

Feist And The Beach Boys Among Upcoming NYC Shows | Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

By Daniel Jumpertz Celebrating the opening of the Frieze New York art exhibition, Martha Wainwright performs a full concert in the MoMA PS1 Perform...

Odd Ads Invade Beirut's Bathrooms

Posted 04.18.2012 | Travel

Beirut's Riviera Hotel has long been a bastion of style and class on the Mediterranean. Opened in 1956, the hotel offers 120 luxurious rooms and suite...

Nothing Works Out In Beirut's 'Vagabond'

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.24.2012 | Home

New Mexican Zach Condon and his band Beirut aren't strangers to the odd period party, having tore it up with some twee girls in their first official v...

PHOTOS: Cerebral Cruising Towards Antiquity

Yvonne Yorke | Posted 04.11.2012 | Travel
Yvonne Yorke

After several attempts to catch a taxi back to the ship, one of the local shopkeepers voluntarily came out of his store and helped me flag down a taxi and give the driver directions.

PHOTOS: Beirut Builds Itself A Future

Marissa Cortes | Posted 03.26.2012 | Travel
Marissa Cortes

What Beirut seems to be known best for these days is what happens after dark. The clubs, bars and restaurants are international destinations in themselves.

Lebanon's Disaster Waiting to Happen

Patrick Galey | Posted 03.24.2012 | World
Patrick Galey

The cultural damage wrought by the unchecked regeneration of Beirut has been talked about at length, but there are also safety aspects to consider.

Ban Ki-moon's Visit to Beirut: A Message of Trust in Lebanon's Role

Raghida Dergham | Posted 03.16.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

The Secretary-General trusts in Lebanon's ability to move forward normally, and not as a Syrian hostage.

Joshua Hersh

Syria Crisis: In Neighboring Beirut, A Daily Struggle For Credible Information | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Shortly after midnight one night last week, two 20-something Syrians huddled over a computer, trying to sort out exactly what had happened t...