• Φωτογραφίζοντας τη Μέση Ανατολή Εν Καιρώ Ειρήνης

    Φωτογραφίες που μας υπενθυμίζουν ότι πίσω από τα δελτία ειδήσεων υπήρξαν κάποτε και καθημερινοί άνθρωποι με κανονικές ζωές.

  • The Syrian Refugees Living in an Abandoned Lebanese Mall

    Around 1,000 refugees have built improvised homes in a derelict mall after fleeing their war-torn hometowns. They have to endure poverty and cramped living conditions as well as prejudice from the locals.

  • Bashar's Bangerz

    While the Western world spent the last few months debating Miley Cyrus’s right to gyrate on a teddy bear, Syrian citizens continued a three-year long discussion about Syrian actresses and soap operas’ public disapproval of President Bashar al-Assad.

  • Twin Blasts in Lebanon Signal Intensifying Unrest

    Two car bombs rocked Tripoli—Lebanon's second largest city—Friday outside mosques frequented by Salafist preachers who have been vocal in their support of the Syrian opposition and critical of Hezbollah’s military intervention across the border.

  • Hezbollah Stronghold in Beirut Bombed

    Thursday’s explosion in the Dahiyeh—an almost autonomous state-within-a-state in Beirut that is controlled by the Lebanese Shia party Hezbollah—was the second of such attacks to hit the area in the last couple of months and signaled that Hezbollah's...

  • Pop Stars and Radical Clerics Are Fighting the Army in Lebanon

    Lebanon is a madhouse. In the last two days alone, over 40 people have lost their lives in clashes between Sunnis loyal to hardline Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir and the interdenominational Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). This latest outburst of violence began on...

  • A Syrian Proxy War Is Being Fought in Tripoli

    Clashes between Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen are nothing new, yet they have started clashing more regularly since the the uprising in neighboring Syria. This has only served to fuel speculation that what's going on in Tripoli is not just linked to...

  • People in Lebanon Are Killing Each Other Over Syria

    He said he saw the situation getting worse: “We have many injuries, many deaths and many bleeding wounds; 15 dead this month and 100 injuries. The fighters are young and don’t know why they're fighting. They see it as self-protection. They each see it...

  • People Are Dying and Governments Are Falling in Lebanon

    Friday’s assassination of General Wissam al-Hassan has rocked Lebanon to its core. Every night since the car bomb exploded in the Achrafieh district of East Beirut, people have been fighting in the streets. I was shot at driving through Tariq al-Jadida...

  • A Car Bomb Just Went Off in Beirut

    Politics and bombs are fraternising again in the Middle East.

  • No Smoking in Lebanon

    When the Lebanese government passed a ban on smoking indoors in public spaces just over a month ago, most people here were skeptical.

  • 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...