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Rasha Abouzaki
The violence that erupts in Tripoli every once in a while is not isolated from the city’s socio-economic realities. Indicators show that the capital...
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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Rasha Abouzaki
Around 2000 journalists and other employees in the Lebanese media industry have lost their jobs since 2010. With nothing to stop the dismissals, the...
Monday, May 14, 2012
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The government-controlled electric company continues to be a burden on Lebanese taxpayers despite its monopolistic status. Unpaid bills are one...
Friday, May 11, 2012
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Rajana Hamyeh
The idea of building the Beirut Convention Center started circulating in 1993. Two decades and US$10 million later, the idea resurfaces from scratch.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
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Nicolas Nassif
As the Lebanese cabinet meets yet again to discuss the 2012 spending budget on Wednesday, an imminent solution seems unlikely. The series of...
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
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Anas Zarzar
Al-Akhbar spoke to some Syrian day laborers on International Workers Day to find out how they have been coping with trying to earn a living amidst...
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
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Mouhamad Wehbe
For the last 12 years the unchanged leadership of the General Confederation of Lebanese Workers has done little to promote the interests of workers....
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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Rameh Hamieh
Newly-introduced farming techniques in Lebanon, based on maintaining the soil's natural capacity for self-recuperation, promise lower costs and...
Saturday, April 28, 2012
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Rasha Abouzaki
After years of reducing the weight of a bag of bread to the benefit of mill and bakery owners, the government is about to raise the price of a bag to...
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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