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Channeling 'anger into art', artists in Beirut process blast

06 Oct 2020

BEIRUT On the day of the Beirut explosion two months ago, 54-year-old Nabil Debs was busy planning the opening of his boutique hotel which had been in the works for the past decade.

'Never forgive, never forget': Scarred survivor haunted by Beirut blast

04 Sep 2020

BEIRUT In the days that followed the Beirut port explosion, Shady Rizk played a video he had taken on his phone again and again. | Video

'We must go on,' says Lebanese designer Elie Saab after blast

18 Aug 2020

BEIRUT It felt like an eternity rather than just a few minutes as haute couture fashion designer Elie Saab scrambled to make sure his 200 staff members, including his son, were safe when this month's massive explosion shook Beirut.

Hariri assassination victims await justice 15 years on

04 Aug 2020

BEIRUT Ehsan Fayed keeps reliving the day her husband was killed in a 2005 bombing in which Lebanon's former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri was assassinated, waiting for justice that may never come.

Hariri assassination victims await justice 15 years on

04 Aug 2020

BEIRUT Ehsan Fayed keeps reliving the day her husband was killed in a 2005 bombing in which Lebanon's former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri was assassinated, waiting for justice that may never come.

For hard-hit Lebanese, Eid traditions are now just too costly

31 Jul 2020

TRIPOLI, Lebanon On the streets of Tripoli, Lebanon's second biggest city and one of its poorest, there are no signs of festivities for Eid al-Adha this year, no decorations or twinkling lights. There's no electricity anyway. | Video

Beirut's nightlife on the brink as pandemic compounds financial crisis

15 Jun 2020

BEIRUT Beirut loves to party, even when the going gets tough. Which is often. The city and its nightlife has weathered wars, bombing campaigns and assassinations, and prides itself on always bouncing back.

Coronavirus lockdown brings Lebanon's migratory birds up close

17 Apr 2020

AMMIQ WETLAND, Lebanon With Lebanese confined to their homes by the new coronavirus, migratory birds in the Mediterranean country are winging their way into the midst of quieter city life.

Spontaneous protest hounds former Lebanese PM from concert

16 Dec 2019

BEIRUT Outraged concert-goers shouting "revolution, revolution" hounded former Lebanese prime minister Fouad Siniora from a Christmas concert at the American University of Beirut on Sunday night.

In Lebanon, a monastery brings together Christians scattered by war

06 Aug 2019

QOZHAYA, Lebanon The last time Samuel Botros stepped into the Lebanese monastery of Saint Anthony of Qozhaya was in 1978. He was 24, newly married, and the country was in the grip of an all-out war. Like many of his generation, he left. It took him 41 years to return.

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