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The disputes with a pronounced sectarian character that erupted between Maronite patriarchate of Jounieh and the residents of the village of Lassa have brought this predominantly Shia’a village under scrutiny.

Al-Hariqa is a remote border town in the Qada’a of Hermel. It suffers from abject poverty and scarce resources. The sweeping majority of its population belongs to the Rash’eeni family (92%) whereas the rest are distributed amongst small families such as Jaafar, Ismail and Moussa. Al-Hariqa’s...

Yaroun is a southern Lebanese town located on the border with Israel. Since its founding in 1948, the Jewish state has strived to expand and infringe into the territory of neighboring Lebanese towns. Yaroun has had its share of violations committed by Israel and the elderly estimate that Israel has...

Etymology According to the book Names of Lebanese Towns and Villages, the origin of the name ‘Younin’ is traced back to the Syriac word ‘Yawnin’, which means bathroom. This name could have been given owing to the abundance of water in this village.

The boat tragedy that unfolded off the Indonesian coast, claiming the lives of several Lebanese nationals originating from Qabeet during their attempt to illegally enter Australia in search of better living conditions, brought the town of Qabeet under the spotlight. Hoping to flee poverty and...

Etymology There are no studies that reveal where the name of the town was derived from, but in all likelihood it was called Mazraat Al Dahr due to its small area, which makes it similar to a farm (Mazra’a in Arabic), and its location atop a hill resembling a back (Al Dahr).

Overnight, Baissour was thrust from the shadows to the spotlight. The tranquil town hit the headlines when members of the prominent Druze Malaeb family avenged the marriage of their sister to the Sunni Rabih el-Ahmad by cutting off the man’s penis. So what is the situation in Baissour now and how...

It is known that the Qada’a of Zgharta has a predominantly Maronite community. The registered number of voters in Zgharta during the 2009 parliamentary elections was 71,656 and they were distributed by sect as follows: