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Hariri assassination victims await justice 15 years on

Aug 04 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

Aug 04 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

Jul 31 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.

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

Jun 15 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

Apr 17 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

Dec 16 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

Aug 06 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.

As waters warm, lionfish invasion strains Lebanon's seas

Jul 14 2019

SARAFAND, Lebanon Lebanese fisherman Hassan Younes has been diving the same waters off his coastal hometown for three decades but has never seen anything like this year as native species disappear and invasive lionfish take their place. | Video

Anger and apprehension haunt ruined Sinjar, years after Islamic State ousted

Feb 26 2019

SINJAR, Iraq It's dawn in Sinjar and the only sounds are the footsteps of guards patrolling a golden-domed shrine on a hill overlooking a vista of collapsed rooftops.

For Yazidi survivors of Islamic State killings, the nightmares go on

Feb 19 2019

SINJAR, Iraq Ever since Islamic State visited death and destruction on their villages in northern Iraq nearly five years ago, Yazidis Daoud Ibrahim and Kocher Hassan have had trouble sleeping. | Video

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