Lebanon

The Disappeared: Victims of the Lebanese Civil War

The mothers of those who disappeared during the Lebanese Civil War have never stopped searching for their loved ones, even after some 41 years have passed since they last saw or heard from them. Learn more: http://owl.li/Zthtk Social Streams

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Lebanese Man Sentenced to 10 years Imprisonment in Iran

By Yeganeh Torbati and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin WASHINGTON/DUBAI, Sept 21 – Iran sentenced Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese citizen with permanent U.S. residency, to 10 years in prison and a $4.2 million fine after he was found guilty of collaborating against the state, his U.S.-based lawyer announced on Tuesday. Zakka, an information technology expert, was invited to

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Cash Crunch at Saudi Firm Casts Shadow Over Lebanon’s Hariris

By Tom Perry BEIRUT, Sept 6 – The Hariri family’s pre-eminent role in Lebanese politics is being shaken by a financial crisis at its Saudi construction firm, a development that could dilute Sunni influence in the country and leave Iran’s allies even more firmly in control. The troubles at Saudi Oger have led to a cash

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Lebanon’s Speaker Berri says Zahle Bomb Targeted his Amal Party

BEIRUT, Sept 5 – A blast which killed one person in Lebanon last week targeted a convoy of cars belonging to the Hezbollah-allied Amal party, parliament speaker and Amal party head Nabih Berri told al Akhbar newspaper. No group claimed responsibility for the bomb blast on a road near the city of Zahle, in Lebanon’s

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In a Lebanese Village, Civil War Scars Fade Slowly

By Tom Perry BRIH, Lebanon, Sept 1 – It took more than three decades and an unexpected death to bring the village of Brih back together. Nestled among fruit trees and olive groves in a rugged valley, Brih was populated for generations by both Christians and Druze – adherents to a small but influential offshoot

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A Helping Hand

By Mostapha Raad Wars have never left anyone without a loss. For Ali Serhan, images of the 15-year Lebanese civil war, which started in 1975, continue to play in his mind. The fighting took its toll on Serhan’s life after a shrapnel from an exploding bomb claimed his right arm while he was hiding in a

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A Crisis At Hand

When governments don’t pay companies, salaries get delayed and migrant workers suffer By Leila Hatoum and Abdullah Alelyan Mohammed, a Lebanese man in his thirties, spends his days worrying about how he will repay the loans he has taken against his overdue salary payments. He has sold his car, his furniture, sent his wife back

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In Pursuit of a Normal Life

Disability is not the end of the line. Say people with special needs. By Mostapha Raad Photographs by Mostapha Raad It is often said that there are no disabled people, but there are disabled societies, which don’t accept those who are different. If our societies are built on the notion that everyone is equal, with equal

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Lebanese Healthcare Ambitions

ADVERTORIAL AUBMC has set its sights high By Dr. Mohammed H. Sayegh Since its establishment in 1902, the American University of Beirut Medical Center’s (AUBMC) commitment has centered on providing the highest quality of patient care while training its medical body to be the best in serving patients, and in maintaining integrity and empathy to

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