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      By Jeff Neumann Oct 6, 2012

      No Smoking in Lebanon

      You can smoke pretty much wherever you want in the Middle East. The guy making your sandwich smokes. Gas station attendants smoke. The 85-year old lady who mends your clothes smokes. Six-year olds smoke. So when the Lebanese government passed a ban on sm…

      By Jeff Neumann Oct 6, 2012
      By Jeff Neumann Sep 16, 2012

      Salafists in Sidon: Not as Bad as You Think

      In Sidon, a coastal Lebanese city south of Beirut, a crowd of several hundred people gathered on Thursday night to protest "Innocence of Muslims"--the film created by right-wing zealots and a soft-core porn director that has sparked violent protests from

      By Jeff Neumann Sep 16, 2012