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February 1 An explosion rips through a Lebanese bus carrying Shia’a pilgrims in Damascus, killing at least six people and injuring 24 others. Lebanese Forces leader, Samir Geagea, goes on TV and denies the rumors circulating about an alleged attempt on his life. The Lebanese Forces point out...

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...

​ Opinions diverge on the origins of Tohmaz. Some believe that this small Lebanese family descends from Ottoman roots; others assure that it is originally Arabian, arguing that it sprang from the Arab Peninsula towards Iraq and the Levant and from there to Lebanon in the early twentieth century.

Myth: Women who are pregnant should get rid of their cats to avoid toxoplasmosis.

​The idea was very appealing to me. I bade farewell to the woman I used to call ‘Milady’ and rented a car that dropped me off at the Gunpowder Factory. The countryside was so exquisite that I found the name of the locality, Gunpowder Factory, very remote from the beauty of the site and the...

Injustice is ugly in all its forms. Yet, it is when it targets children that it assumes its ugliest face. Alas, injustices still scar our modern day society, denying children their simplest rights to food, health, security and education and therefore putting our humanity to utter shame. World...

Passenger traffic rose in January 2015 by 11.4% compared to the same period last year. The Rafic Hariri International airport served 502,041 passengers up from 450,476 in January 2014. Compared to the previous month, passenger traffic declined by 12.4% in January this year. Table 1 illustrates...

The year 2014 featured a decline in the prices of the majority of the 100 food products we track annually. 48 food commodities registered lower prices, 31 maintained stable prices and the remaining 21 recorded a slight increase.

March 1978 witnessed the first and largest ever Israeli invasion of the Lebanese territory, which was carried out with the stated intent of fending off the perils of the Palestinian organizations in South Lebanon and protecting Israel’s settlements. Yet, the operation’s undeclared objective was...

Security unrest predominated in January 2015; a suicide attack targeted Jabal Mohsen; clashes erupted between the Lebanese Army and the militants in Ersal and Ras Baalbeck and the Resistance launched an operation against Israel in the Sheba’a Farms.