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Mohamed Nazzal
The never-ending story of Lebanon’s law enforcement agencies and its hashish crops is old news. This year, it seems the government has been reluctant...
Saturday, September 14, 2013
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Joanne Bajjaly
On August 31, the Directorate General for Antiquities in Lebanon returned 18 mosaics seized a year and a half ago to its Syrian counterpart. Al-...
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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Yazan al-Saadi
In Lebanon, informal tented settlements housing Syrian refugees are on the rise. Al-Akhbar visits the settlement of al-Minieh in northern Lebanon...
Monday, August 26, 2013
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Yazan al-Saadi
In the midst of one of the many cramped and crowded alleyways of Beirut’s Shatila refugee camp, close to qa’at al-sha’ab, or the people’s hall, is a...
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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Al-Mokhtar Ould Mohammad
Nouakchott – In the heart of the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, slavery persists. Although slavery was officially abolished and banned in this Arab...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
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Mohamed Nazzal
What makes the Land of the Cedars more unique than the Land of Luxury Tea? The answer is nothing. Sri Lanka goes forward on the path to development,...
Monday, July 15, 2013
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Maha Zaraket
American author and professor Noam Chomsky was in Beirut to give a commencement speech and accept an honorary degree at the American University of...
Sunday, June 16, 2013
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Joanne Bajjaly
In 2008, archaeologists found huge Roman baths in the Saifi area of Beirut. The baths were dismantled and later integrated into the new building...
Thursday, June 13, 2013
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Malik Samara
At heart, the Nakba is a collection of stories and memories that, passed on from generation to generation, Palestinians never tire of retelling, even...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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