Beirut

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?

Philph E. Burbs | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Philph E. Burbs

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.

24 hours in... Beirut

Rich Major | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rich Major

I was lucky enough to spend just over 48 hours in Beirut, and I already know I'll be back. The city has a late-night partying culture, so you may spend most mornings here recovering from the night before.

Middle East Peace: Forget and Forgive

Marcus Middleton | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK
Marcus Middleton

No matter if it is an Arab or Israeli death, the despair is no different. Ask an Arab mother or an Israeli father- What was it like to lose your son? What was it like to lose your daughter?

Troops Attempt To Contain Violence In Lebanon

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

Clashes in Lebanon's capital Beirut and the northern city of Tripoli have left seven people dead and dozens more injured as the army warned of "unprec...

Violence In Beirut (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

Lebanese soldiers have fired bullets in the air and launched tear-gas at mourners attending the funeral of a murdered intelligence chief in Beirut ami...

Bomb Beirut

Lucy Knight | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK
Lucy Knight

This afternoon a huge bomb blast ripped through a residential street in the predominantly Christian area of Achrafieh in eastern Beirut. I was sitting in my Beirut office, not 1km away, writing an exciting article about how video streaming can boost the work of NGOs, when everything shook.

Deaths Reported As Beirut Rocked by Huge Car Bomb

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar and David Hobbs | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK

Eight people have reportedly been killed and 78 injured in Beirut after a rush hour huge car bomb rocked the Lebanese capital, the state-run news agen...

Boobs, Botox and the Babes of Beirut

David J Constable | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
David J Constable

The formula in Lebanon's capital for women is fashion-forward, from their choice of cloth to the decisions they make surgically... Beirut has now overtaken both LA and Miami as the plastic surgery capital of the world. Yes, Beirut.

Ten Tips to Driving in Beirut

Lucy Knight | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK
Lucy Knight

Driving in a new country is always a tricky business, least of all when, even though there are lights, no one's paying attention to them. I recently got behind the wheel in Beirut and I'd be lying if I said the car remained unscathed. I'm a survivor, though, and these are my nine tips to negotiating congested roads, dodging potholes and BlackBerry using ladies who can't see you.

Beirut Hostage To Speak At Terror Conference

PA | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK

Beirut hostage Terry Waite will be a guest speaker at an international victims of terror conference in Northern Ireland this week. It is being held...

Lebanon is Not Just a Sectarian Conflict

Joe Dyke | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK
Joe Dyke

So it finally happens, nearly a year after the doomsayers said it was inevitable, that the violence in Syria slips over the border into Lebanon. While there have been occasional skirmishes in the north for months, the developments in the past fortnight suggest an increase in the dangers for the Lebanese.

The Lebanon Mountain Trail

Dylan Evans | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dylan Evans

Each year the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association organises a hike along the whole trail, which takes a month, but it also caters for those who just want to spend a few days exploring the path. I joined them for a two-day hike from Baskinta to Hrajel.

Diary From Kabul - Beirut and Back!

Martin Middlebrook | Posted 13.06.2012 | Home
Martin Middlebrook

On my final night in Beirut, we went out to dinner at a restaurant that specialises in Chocolate dishes. If your sole intake of chocolate for three months has been Ferrero Rocher, then you are to endorphins what insomnia is to sleep - utterly deprived.