This ‘Wall Of Kindness’ In Beirut Is Helping Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Max Thurlow | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK

Around 70% of Lebanon’s refugee population lives beneath the poverty line. A group of anonymous volunteers in Beirut have come together to help the...

Lebanon Remains A Paradox

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Lebanon is a paradox! Earlier this month, I spent a week in Beirut re-acquainting myself with the local colours, tastes and cultures of this vibrantly eclectic city! And by tastes and colours I do not merely mean the souks, foods and galleries, or for that matter its politics and religions. I also mean the opinions of ordinary people.

Child Refugees in Lebanon: Finding Hope for the Future

Dr Mairead Collins | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Dr Mairead Collins

Places for children in schools are massively important, but the international community must work harder to turn their plans into action: accelerate the implementation of education and employment initiatives on the ground to make it possible for children to actually go to school. Then children can begin to live the childhood they deserve, and find some hope for their future.

Eagles of Death Metal: Inside The Bataclan

Aaron Vallely | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Aaron Vallely

Vice have released a sincerely gut-wrenching interview with The Eagles of Death Metal, the Rock'n'Roll band that played the November 13 show at the Ba...

Isis Represent a New Fascism, a New Totalitarianism - We Won't Fight It by Shunning Those Who Flee It

Yvette Cooper | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Politics
Yvette Cooper

Isis want to be the caliphate - the crusading home for Muslims fleeing the injustice of the West. Instead the opposite is happening. Europe is providing safe haven to Muslims persecuted by Isis brutality... This is a battle against totalitarianism, a battle for our values, and a battle for hearts and minds. Isis seeks to cow us and to divide us. Each time extremists have tried before to spread fear and hatred in Europe, they have failed and our continent has stood firm. We need to stand firm once again - that means supporting security, solidarity and sanctuary too.

Selective Grief

Liza Bel | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK
Liza Bel

My student years in Paris defined who I am today. The streets harboured my surreptitious kisses, those terraces hosted my tears after failed exams and my laughter with my friends who teased me about my Russian accent in French. I wasted my student stipend on Pierre Hermé macaroons consumed between lectures on a random bench at St Germain. It was with a view of the Tour Eiffel that I started my first ever internship at Radio France.

'Media Has Ignored Attacks Other Than Paris' Say People Who Clearly Don't Read The News

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn is among those claiming that recent media coverage has been unfairly focused on the terrorist attacks in Paris, ignoring recent atrociti...

Facebook Criticised For 'Prioritising' West For Safety Check In Paris But Not Beirut

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

Facebook has come under scrutiny for activating a 'safety check' after the Paris terror attacks, but promoting no similar action after explosions in B...

Refugee Whose Life Was Changed By This Photo Reveals What Happened Next

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

A Syrian man, whose image went viral thanks to a photo of him selling pens to try and raise money for his children, has said he will use the cash to h...

ISIL Making Millions From Looted Antiquities

Katy Gregory | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK
Katy Gregory

In recent months, propaganda films showing extremists using sledgehammers and automatic gunfire to destroy remains of ancient civilisations have commanded swathes of media attention.

Uncomfortably Numb - Attitudes to Politics

Sara Damergi | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics
Sara Damergi

The question is do we really need to feel a sense of fear or discomfort to become truly engaged in politics? Do we want to be numb to what's truly going on and get distracted by reports in mainstream tabloid media putting the blame on the overused and now farcical phrase and sentiment of: "its the immigrants coming over here and nicking our jobs?"

After Iraq, ISIS Now Threatens Lebanon and Jordan

Luke McManus | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK
Luke McManus

Much like the Iraqi sectarianism of past and present, the powerful Lebanese Shia group, Hezbollah, may soon be drawn into a conflict that is already reaching beyond the conventions of international borders. All eyes are on ISIS now, and this is probably just what they had hoped for.

Lebanon Has Two Kinds of Booby Traps

Lucy Knight | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Lucy Knight

Yesterday in the centre of Beirut the army blocked off roads after a suspicious vehicle was found. It apparently contained some explosives and was thought to be a booby trap. At around the same time, Olympic skier Jackie Chamoun, currently in Sochi competing in Alpine skiing, was the talk of social media when images and video footage of her posing without much on, emerged.

A Fatal Tweet Has Killed Another Critic of Bashar al Assad

Nehad Ismail | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

A blast in Beirut Friday 27 December killed at least five people including Mohamad Chatah a former minister and advisor to the former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the Lebanese News Agency reported.

Beirut Bomb In Pictures

Posted 27.12.2013 | UK

A large explosion targeted the convoy of a leading Lebanese political figure Friday morning, killing him and several others, and threatening to bring ...

Russell Brand in the Middle East... Or Not?

Philip Joa | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Philip Joa

In a few hours I'll be on stage in Palestine - Bethlehem in the West Bank to be precise - performing the Messiah Complex live to a room full of Palestinians, and anyone else who's interested in seeing a comedy show that Russell Brand has deemed too dangerous for the Middle East.

Beirut Bomb Blast Rips Through Iran Embassy (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

A deadly blast that tore through a Beirut street housing the Iranian embassy has killed more than 20 people, with the cultural attaché to Lebanon rep...

The bicycle and Beirut

Lucy Knight | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Knight

'Helmets? Who is in favour?' Sitting with a group of young cyclists in an Achrafieh apartment, this is a moot point. Surely helmets are always a must? Well, as the phrase here very often goes - 'this is Lebanon'.

Life Goes On: Lebanese Bride & Groom Pose At Fatal Car Bomb Site

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK

Draped in a frothy white wedding gown, this bride is like any other enjoying her big day. And indeed it would be a typical marriage celebration, w...

Syria: I Drove My Car, I Painted My Nails... Just Like You

Cat Carter | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Carter

"I want the world to feel us, to have compassion, to listen to these stories of our lives and our suffering. To know that no-one wants to leave their home. We were living a normal life - we had houses, jobs, shops, warehouses. Now we have lost everything, we have nothing. I just want the people outside to know that we were just like you."

LOOK: Is This The Most Offensive Advert To Women Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Well, looking at this delightful image will certainly make you forget about Vice magazine's stupendously crass suicide shoot. It was used by Lebanese ...

All Day I Dream of Spiders

Lucy Knight | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK
Lucy Knight

In cool and calm England, the Daddy Long Legs and house spiders are generally small in size and lacking in hair. In Lebanon, however, it's been anothe...

IN PICTURES: The Stateless Women Denied Healthcare, Passports And Education

The Huffington Post UK | linda Dorigo And Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK

Dancing in front of the mirror, or lounging in the living room smoking a cigarette, nothing seems to set these women apart from their Lebanese neighbo...

Preserving the Past: Beirut's Condemned Buildings

Lucy Knight | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK
Lucy Knight

So what is left now for the preservation of Beirut's aged and low-slung buildings, remainders of a romantic past?

Rockets of Lebanon's past

Lucy Knight | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK
Lucy Knight

As you drive down the main road that leads to Hamra, a district of West Beirut, you will notice, if you're observant enough, beyond the shrub covered walls of the Armenian institute, Haigazian University, that a white needle nosed rocket points towards the sky, or the stars, dependant on how romantic you wish to be.