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Rajana Hamyeh
Al-Akhbar follows the memories of a young Lebanese woman as she recalls growing up among the hashish crops of the Baalbeck-Hermel region. When her...
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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Nicolas Abu Rjeili
The humble fig tree, once considered old fashioned and uneconomical by Lebanese farmers, is witnessing a comeback as cash-strapped growers in Lebanon...
Friday, September 14, 2012
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Ahmad Mohsen
The town of Naameh and its Harat al-Naameh suburb are still trying to shed the image attached to them in the Lebanese civil war. However, coexistence...
Monday, September 10, 2012
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Rouba Abou Ammo
The traffic in Lebanon is everyone’s pet hate. As the number of private cars keep increasing and the jams get longer, breaking point seems imminent.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
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Rameh Hamieh
Clan elders from the Bekaa Valley regret the way negative stereotypes were reinforced by the Mokdad family “intifada”, and strongly defend clan...
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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Ahmad Muhieddin
Lebanon has no sporting map as such. Sports clubs reflect the sectarian makeup of different parts of the country, and by extension the influence of...
Thursday, August 30, 2012
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Yazan al-Saadi
Five years since its destruction, Nahr al-Bared, the first and largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, is still being reconstructed under the...
Monday, August 27, 2012
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Kamel Jaber
In the coming days, housewives in the South will begin to grill huge amounts of aubergines. They will be of the large black variety, known as ‘...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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Mohammad Zbeeb
As the government crackdown on the cultivation of cannabis continues, farmers in the Northern Bekaa insist that there is no viable alternative to...
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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