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Lebanon Blast: Political Game Changer or Hollow Blow?

Lebanon Blast: Political Game Changer or Hollow Blow?

Last week's cataclysmic explosion has ripped Beirut apart but was it strong enough to topple the entrenched ruling class whose greed and incompetence are blamed for it? The masters of Lebanon's political pie-sharing game have not changed in decades: warlords from the 1975-1990 civil war who trade

Using Technology to Serve Those Suffering in Beirut

Using Technology to Serve Those Suffering in Beirut

Many of Beirut’s residents continue to suffer from last Tuesday’s explosion. In response, a group from Google volunteered to develop a comprehensive directory of all hotels, guesthouses, monasteries, and schools that are ready to receive displaced families.

Blast Destroyed Landmark 19th Century Palace in Beirut

The 160-year-old palace withstood two world wars, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the French mandate and Lebanese independence.

Lebanon Faces New Wheat Woes

Lebanon Faces New Wheat Woes

Precious wheat spilled out of disembowelled silos, mixing with soot, debris and cement: Beirut's port blast has gutted Lebanon's largest grain storage and sparked public panic over bread shortages. The annihilation of the port in Tuesday's explosion has further strained food access for a populati

Macron's Moment amid Cheering Crowds in Devastated Beirut

Macron's Moment amid Cheering Crowds in Devastated Beirut

White shirt sleeves rolled up, Emmanuel Macron waded through cheering crowds in the devastated streets of Beirut Thursday where disaster survivors pleaded with him to help get rid of their reviled ruling elite. Doing what no senior Lebanese leader had done since the deadly explosion at Beirut por

Beirut's Accidental Cargo: How an Unscheduled Port Visit Led to Disaster

Beirut's Accidental Cargo: How an Unscheduled Port Visit Led to Disaster

The chemicals that went up in flames in Beirut’s deadliest peace-time explosion arrived in the Lebanese capital seven years ago on a leaky Russian-leased cargo ship that, according to its captain, should never have stopped there. “They were being greedy,” said Boris Prokoshev, who was captain of

Graduating Class of Film Students Named 'Samir Seif Class' at Jesuit Cairo

Graduating Class of Film Students Named 'Samir Seif Class' at Jesuit Cairo

With a flood of love, the name of the late Egyptian director, Samir Seif, echoed through the walls of the Scientific and Cultural Renaissance Association (Jesuit Cairo) during the graduation ceremony of the 11th batch of the association's Film School, after choosing the name of the late director of

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