Category Archives: Lebanon

Beirut

A lot of what I’ve been reading on the Lebanese blogosphere lately concerns the country’s rather shoddy state,¬†downtown Beirut’s becoming a ghost town, and other grievances native to our little corner of the world. While I’ve written about Lebanon before, … Continue reading

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Gearing Up and In a Hurry? Just Consult Your Friendly Facebook Arms Dealer

Things have been going from bad to worse back home in Lebanon, or have been carrying on as normal, depending on how you look at things. Before leaving back to the U.S. I remember waking up several times to the … Continue reading

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And That’s One More Sigh to be Heaved

I wrote recently that despite everything that was wrong with this country, I genuinely try to keep hope alive. One of the things that discourages me, as I’ve mentioned, is the general sense of ignorance and sheer stupidity that seems … Continue reading

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First Lebanese Child Born Without Sect on his Papers!

I recently wrote about how things aren’t going very swimmingly here and how there’s no sign of hope any time soon. However, tonight’s developments reminded me that there is some light at the end of the tunnel: today marks the … Continue reading

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Tripoli: Why We’re Not Going Anywhere Soon

This week has witnessed an escalation in the already-intense sectarian “micro”-conflict that’s going on up north in Tripoli, Lebanon’s second-largest city. For those who don’t know, the clashes are centered around two ghettos: Bab al Tabbaneh, which is predominantly Sunni, … Continue reading

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Time to change the flag

Just when you thought Lebanon couldn’t slip further and further into the abyss, what with the recent bombing in southern Beirut and the kidnapping of the two Turkish pilots. Unfortunately, such happenings have been part of Lebanon’s rather “eclectic” repertoire … Continue reading

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Is All Truly Fair in Love (and War)?

Something very messed up happened yesterday in Baysour, Lebanon, and just goes to show how desperately we need to erase all the sectarian detritus that runs this country. A man known only as “Rabih A.” from Akkar, northern Lebanon, was … Continue reading

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