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Fletcher’s Moving Farewell to Lebanon

Politicians in Lebanon can learn a lot from Ambassador Fletcher’s letter: So… Yalla, bye, dear Lebanon Dear Lebanon, Sorry to write again. But I’m leaving your extraordinary country after four years. Unlike your politicians, I can’t extend my own term. When … Continue reading

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And, we continue to live in darkness…

While our dimwit, visionless, and completely corrupt politicians drag us further into the new dark ages, literally and figuratively, a country not too far from us basks in abundance of light! Denmark is one of the smallest countries in Europe, yet it ranks 21st … Continue reading

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Anthony Bourdain Returns to Beirut

Beirut is the next stop on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.   Bourdain describes Beirut perfectly.  He says, “It makes no damn sense at all in the best possible way, and you should come here.” While it’s absolutely true that Beirut makes … Continue reading

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You may think you’re speaking Lebanese, but some of your words are really Syriac | News , Lebanon News | THE DAILY STAR

You may think you’re speaking Lebanese, but some of your words are really Syriac | News , Lebanon News | THE DAILY STAR.

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FT: The rise of female entrepreneurs in Lebanon

©Thierry Van Biesen In Bachoura, a rundown quarter of central Beirut, a quiet revolution is gathering strength. From the balcony of a new office block, the Mediterranean sparkles behind a row of cranes. On a freshly painted roof patio next … Continue reading

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WSJ: Lebanon’s Long Road to Freedom

The Cedar Revolution exploded just as the Internet was beginning to transform how mass movements communicate with their supporters and with the outside world, and the Lebanese provided a template for the pro-democracy uprisings that would rock the region in … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Other Atrocity: Lebanon’s Great Famine

Now that some around the world are acknowledging the Armenian Genocide, the world should also remember the Ottoman’s other atrocity: Lebanon’ Great Famine.  Read more…

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