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Hilan is a small town on the fringes of the Qada’a of Zgharta which has residents from both Sunni and Orthodox communities. Media attention was focused on the town in early January 2014 when Anas Sharkas, the sister-in-law of An-Nusra Front military commander, and her brother were arrested by the...

Thanks to its lush mountains, abundant rivers and waterfalls and crystalline lake, Ouyoun Samak qualifies as one of the most beautiful Lebanese towns where one can stroll amid unmatched scenery.

Not so long ago, Mrah El-Hbas was still a small town with a few houses. However, as the urban expansion of the city of Saida and its vicinity crawled towards the town, the erection of houses and high-rise buildings became a common occurrence in Mrah El-Hbas. If the phenomenon continues at the same...

Bzal is one of the remotest towns in Akkar. Like the majority of other Akkarian towns, Bzal is known for its inhabitants’ enrollment in the Lebanese Army and the Internal Security Forces.

Prior Sunday, September 28, 2014, most of the Lebanese did not know that a town called Zgharteghrin existed in the Qada’a of Dennieh. On that day though, the town made headlines following a mass ceremony headed by Maronite Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros Rai to inaugurate the Saint George’s...

Nammoura is a luscious Lebanese dessert most popular in Saida and Tripoli. It is also the name of a small Lebanese town in the Qada’a of Kessrouan, which is also known by another name, Kfar Jref.

Located in the Qada’a of Shouf, Al-Muhtaqara (Arabic for ‘contemptible’) is just another Lebanese village with an inappropriate-sounding name that contradicts the kindness and generosity of its inhabitants. Inspired by those people who managed to get rid of the embarrassing names of their...

The residents of Al-Watiya (Arabic equivalent for ‘low’) in the Dennieh Qada’a were often embarrassed by the name of their town, arguing that it does not represent them nor their roots. Their dissatisfaction with the name led them to seek a replacement: Al-Mtoll.

Since the start of the Syrian conflict, media spotlight has been cast on several Lebanese border towns affected by the crisis. One of these is the town of Hokr Ad-Dahiri.

The town of Hnaider became a major news story soon after investigations identified the suicide bomber who blew himself up in a car on Al-Arid Street in the southern suburbs of Beirut on Thursday, January 2, 2014 as Qoutayba Mohammad Dabbah Al-Satem, a member of the Sunni Al-Satem family, which...