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Culture
24/6/2016
Review: ‘The Morning They Came for Us’ Reports on the Hell of Syria
The title of Janine di Giovanni’s devastating new book, “The Morning They Came for Us,” refers to those terrible moments in ordinary Syrians’ lives when the war in their country becomes personal. Books of The Times By MICHIKO KAKUTANI - The New York Times
Politics
24/6/2016
Russia’s Long Road to the Middle East
Vladimir Putin’s intervention in Syria caught many by surprise, but it is a return to Russian geopolitical aspirations that stretch back to the czars. By The Yaroslav Trofimov, The Wall Street Journal
Politics
24/6/2016
Could Different Borders Have Saved the Middle East?
Nick Danforth - a senior analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center - writes about the Middle East for The New York Times.
Culture
18/6/2016
Lebanese Designer Brings Traditional Materials Into Modern Age
The designer Karen Chekerdjian is known in her native Lebanon for modernist objects made with traditional materials and techniques. Now, two exhibitions in Paris — at the Institut du Monde Arabe and at the private Dutko Gallery — offer a close look at an artist who addresses the divide between art and function, and the wider gap between Western and Arab cultures. (Photo: Ian Abela)
Politics
18/6/2016
In Lebanon, Syrian refugees struggle to bury their dead
When her daughter died in a car accident, Sawsan Abou Khaled, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon, thought things could not get worse. But then it took her five days to find a place to bury her child. (Photo: Chloé Domat)
Politics
18/6/2016
Lebanon faces radicalization threat: report
Radicalization topped a list of six concerns that the Syrian refugee crisis presents for Lebanon, according to a study by the Ankara-based Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM), presented Wednesday at the American University of Beirut’s Issam Fares Institute. (Photo: Hasan Shaaban)
Politics
16/6/2016
Christian ministers quit over Lebanon government inaction
One of Lebanons main Christian political parties said on Tuesday its two ministers in the cabinet have resigned in protest, accusing the government of failing to address the countrys problems. (Photo: Joseph Barrak)
Culture
15/6/2016
Lebanese rock band mourns Orlando
Accustomed to generating controversy in the Middle East with lyrics tackling love, sex and political apathy, the members of Mashrou’ Leila thought a summer U.S. tour would bring them a welcome respite. Instead, as news spread Sunday that an American man claiming allegiance to Daesh (ISIS) had killed 49 people in a packed gay nightclub in Florida, the band found itself at the crossroads of tensions ...
Politics
14/6/2016
Lebanon PM says bank bombing harms national security
Lebanons prime minister said on Monday a bomb attack at a major bank had harmed national security after an incident seen as a dangerous escalation of a crisis over a U.S. law targeting the finances of Shiite group Hezbollah. (Photo: Jamal Saidi)
Politics
6/6/2016
Lebanese army kills IS militant, arrests three during raid
The Lebanese army shot and killed an Islamic State militant and detained three more during a raid on Thursday in the Akkar region of northern Lebanon, security sources said. (Photo: worradmu)
Politics
6/6/2016
World Bank expects slow Lebanese GDP growth
Lebanon’s GDP growth is projected to remain low in 2016 due to the continuing Syrian crisis, the complicated political situation and the negative repercussions of falling oil prices, a senior World Bank economist said Thursday. (Photo: Wikipedia)
Culture
6/6/2016
In Tiny Lebanon, a Little Brazil
At the eastern edge of the rural Bekaa Valley, where the rocky hillsides are stippled with cherry trees, a generations-old kinship with Brazil has imbued two Lebanese villages with a Latino spirit. (Photo: Creative Commons)
Events
6/6/2016
Immigrant Fest grows and embraces new communities
Arabs will be represented by Syria, Lebanon, Morocco and Egypt in artistic performances, handicraft and cuisine. The event will take place on June 5, 11 and 12 at São Paulo’s Immigration Museum. (Photo: press release)
Events
6/6/2016
Rio, Goiás to host lectures by Lebanese professors
Roberto Khatlab and Hoda Nehme, of the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, will take part in events at PUC-Goiás, on the 9th and 10th, and at UFRJ, on the 13th and 14th. They will address political and social issues in the Middle East. (Photo: Editora Zahle)
Politics
29/5/2016
American sanctions are hitting the wrong target in Lebanon
Moves to limit Hizbollah’s access to finance threaten to undermine a fragile equilibrium. (Photo: AFP)
Culture
25/5/2016
Lebanon public schools welcome Syrias displaced children
Half a million of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon are children. Across the country, the authorities and the local population have organised for these kids to continue their schooling despite having been displaced by war. (Photo: Chloé Domat)
Politics
25/5/2016
Lebanon complains to UN over wording of refugee report
Lebanon’s foreign ministry has expressed concerns to the country’s top U.N. official that the international body is pressuring Beirut to naturalize the large refugee population that has found shelter in tiny Lebanon. (Photo: Hassan Ammar)
Culture
25/5/2016
A kitchen in Beirut with a Brazilian taste
In Lebanon’s capital, the delivery Cozinha Dona da Casa prepares and delivers typical Brazilian dishes, snacks, desserts and beverages. Led by Michel Hattouni, the company serves from meals to diplomatic cocktails. (Photo: press release)
Politics
17/5/2016
LGBT activists stage rare Lebanon sit-in to protest law
While Lebanon is considered more tolerant of LGBT issues than other Arab states, police still stage regular raids on nightclubs. (Photo: AP)
Politics
17/5/2016
Lebanon working to resolve Hezbollah banking issue: PM
Prime Minister Tammam Salam said that the finance minister and Central Bank governor are discussing ways to deal with U.S. financial and banking measures targeting Hezbollah lawmakers and members. (Photo: Mahmoud Kheir)
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