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Business as Usual in Lebanon

Writer Michael Karam vacations every summer in his mountain house. He sits in his garden overlooking the verdant Bekfaya region …

Nowhere to Call Home

“We are invisible here,” says Abu Leila, a Syrian refugee, as he stood in front of the ashes of his …

Drawing Money in Lebanon

In 2013, a painting by Lebanese artist Paul Guiragossian, La Lutte de L’Existence (1988), was auctioned for 500,000 US dollars, …

Why All This Hatred?

Beirut—We are queuing at Starbucks. Documentary filmmaker Elyas Salameh asks me what I’d like and I ask him the same. …

Gas Up and Govern

Until recently, Lebanon was better known for its frequent blackouts and heavy reliance on imported oil and gas than for …

Churches on the Frontline

Father Arabius knows his city well. He serves St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Ebbe, a district of Lebanon’s second city, …