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Lebanon holds second round of municipal elections
Lebanon is holding the second round of municipal elections Sunday amid a political deadlock that has paralyzed state institutions at the height of a refugee crisis from neighboring Syria. (Photo: REUTERS/Aziz Taher)
Online course to tackle Middle East geopolitics
Lebanon’s Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik is offering the third edition of the course, which deals with topics like the Arab Spring and civil war in Syria. Lessons are taught in English and the enrollment deadline is June 2nd. (Photo: Stoonn)
Lebanese entrepreneurs bring waterless car wash to Lebanon
One cup of water. Apparently that’s all you really need to clean a car. With the promise of yet another drought in the region, a Beirut-based startup is hoping to still let people have shiny cars despite there being a water shortage. (Photo: Blink my Car)
Lebanon: A century after Sykes-Picot
Lebanon, perhaps the lone success of the 1916 accord, was nevertheless caught in a string of wars because Syria never reconciled itself to its creation. (Photo: Gulf News Archive)
Grassroots campaign tackles entrenched parties in Lebanon poll
Lebanese voters headed to the polls for the first time in six years for municipal elections including in Beirut, where a new grassroots campaign is taking on entrenched parties. (Photo: Anwar Amro)
Biennial to feature Kuwaiti and Lebanese art
Artwork by two Arab artists will be on show at the 32nd São Paulo Art Biennial, opening in September. The exhibition will showcase work by artists from 33 countries.
A generation of Syrian children who don’t count
The war in Syria is not just reshaping Middle Eastern borders. It is creating thousands of stateless children. (Photo: Mohamed Azakir)
Syrian ´Doomsday´ Seed Collection Re-created in Lebanon
Plans are in place to safeguard the future of Syrian agriculture by re-creating a seed collection stored in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, which is at risk of being destroyed by the country´s civil war. Edward Baran reports. (Photo: Paladin13)
A trip back in time on disappearing railway in Lebanon
408km of Lebanese railway once connected the country to its neighbours, but today the train stations stand abandoned. (Photo: Changiz M Varzi)
A Looming Crisis in Lebanon
Metaphors involving unwanted detritus have been irresistible to commentators as Lebanon again finds itself in the crossfire of geopolitical conflict. The regional rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has found a new focal point in Lebanon with its uneasy equilibrium. (Photo: Hasan Shaaban)
In southern Lebanon, theater program seeks to build a culture of life
A proponent of cultural life across southern Lebanon, Kassem Istanbouli is seeking to encourage an interest in the arts among Tyre’s youth as an alternative to the drudgery of daily life and the potential lure of the militant Shiite Hezbollah organization. (Photo: Master Isolated Images)
Frances Hollande, in Beirut, vows to boost Lebanon military aid
President Francois Hollande said on Saturday that France would provide immediate additional military aid to Lebanon, and urged politicians to end a long-running crisis by electing a president as soon as possible. (Photo: Wael Hamzeh)
Lebanese poised to take Brazil’s presidency
Ten kilometers off the northern Lebanese coast, nestled between two mountains, lies the village of Btaaboura. Many of the inhabitances have left the sleepy town to seek their fortunes abroad. Among them is Michel Temer, the son of a Lebanese immigrant to Brazil, who is poised to become the next president of the South American country. (Photo: Ueslei Marcelino)
Lebanese minister advises against swallowing mosquitoes swarming coastal areas
A swarm of mosquitoes sweeping through the Lebanese capital amid rising temperatures and feasting on piles of waste proved a subject of much ire between citizens and government officials.
Lebanese ex-minister sentenced to 10 years for plotting attacks
A Lebanese military court on Friday increased to nearly 10 years the jail term for a former minister convicted last year of smuggling explosives and planning attacks, in a case that has underscored the countrys sharp political divisions.
Lebanon car bombing kills Palestinian Fatah official
A local Palestinian official has been killed in a car bomb explosion near the south Lebanese port city of Sidon, Lebanese security officials say. (Photo: Mahmoud Zayyat)
11 incredible spring roadtrip destinations in Lebanon
The winter rains are finally waning and the weekend weather is reaching perfection. This means it’s definitely time to venture out of the house, and away from your neighborhood, to explore all the incredible places that Lebanon has to offer. So, gather your friends, jump in the car and head off to discover some of Lebanon’s hidden treasures. Here are some suggestions. (Photo: Lebanon Lovers at Ins ...
Lebanon’s military receives 3 helicopters from the US
The United States and Great Britain expressed strong support for Lebanon’s army on Thursday, delivering three military helicopters and providing training for its armed forces to help the country’s troops battle extremists near the border with Syria. (Photo: Bilal Hussein)
To flee Lebanons trash crisis, family heads to Syria
Imagine living near a trash dump so putrid that you would rather move to war-torn Syria. Thats what Fayyad Ayyash, his wife Riham and their four young daughters plan to do next week, leaving behind their home in Lebanon for neighbouring Syria. (Photo: Anwar Amro)
Meet the Lebanese innovator who wants to make tech ‘vanish’
French-Lebanese entrepreneur Rand Hindi plans to wipe technology out of people’s lives by integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) into day-to-day routines. (Photo: Snips)
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