Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 |العربية
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“We can accommodate 300 tons of Beirut’s garbage ” After the Naameh landfill was closed on July 17 and ceased to receive the refuse generated in Beirut and Mount Lebanon, stinking mountains of uncollected garbage began to pile up in the streets. The search for adequate solutions commenced...

It is not uncommon for the Lebanese, particularly the old among them who lived or worked in Beirut, to bring up the name of Rashid Baydoun in their conversation. Baydoun was a popular personality that carried out several educational projects and left a memorable mark through his political...

Philip Taqla was a financial and political figure, who played important roles on the Lebanese stage through the positions he assumed as Governor of Banque du Liban, Member of Parliament, Minister and Ambassador. When the Civil War erupted in 1975, he decided to distance himself from the deadly...

Many children follow the occupation of their fathers and forefathers. Some even inherit the same talent and work towards honing and perfecting their skills, outmatching, on some occasions, the innovation and artwork of their forerunners. Painter and architect Bernard Renno, son of the late artist...

​In the last decade, we have all noticed a significant deterioration in human rights worldwide and specifically those related to women’s rights. We all have been marked by what one can argue to be more inconceivable in our time than any time ever, regarding the education restrictions on girls....

The young Lebanese barrister Amal Alamuddine made local and international headlines when she and acclaimed actor George Clooney got engaged in April 2014. The media shed light on the Druze Alamuddine family but failed to attend to one of its most recognized and prominent members nationwide,...

‘I have been writing poetry for a quarter of a century and we all are students in Nizar Qabbani’s school of poetry’ When attending poetry evenings or cultural ceremonies, we often run into a handful of people who like to introduce themselves as ‘poets’ or ‘writers’. But when we ask...

I admonished the world and cried ‘until when will I continue to suffer An agony that does not seem to subside.’

“A Pioneer and an Innovator” Of the Lebanese businessmen who chose to venture into politics, very few were able to succeed in both pursuits. Foremost among them is minister, MP and industrialist George Fram who followed in the footsteps of a few self-made men such as Emile Boustany, Najib...

When was AMIDEAST established in Lebanon and how long have you been Country Director? AMIDEAST, as an organization, started in 1951, and our office in Lebanon opened in 1968. We have been in Lebanon non-stop ever since and we are one of the few American organizations that stayed during the entire...