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10 Things Lebanese People Like to Blame on Syrian Refugees

10 Things Lebanese People Like to Blame on Syrian Refugees

Though there is no doubt that Lebanon hosts an enormous number of Syrian refugees, also evident is the manner in which the Lebanese authorities—and citizens—have…

The Invisible Claws: Are Real Estate Prices Killing Arab Economies?

The Invisible Claws: Are Real Estate Prices Killing Arab Economies?

In his book, The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith makes the provocative claim that beneath that chaotic system of individual haggling over prices, there is…

Universities in Lebanon: Sectarian Educational Outlets

Universities in Lebanon: Sectarian Educational Outlets

Universities in Lebanon are divided as follows: 35 private universities, nine institutes and colleges, and three institutes for religious studies, as well as the official…

Lovers, Activists, LGBTQ, or Drunks: One Place to Bind Them All

Lovers, Activists, LGBTQ, or Drunks: One Place to Bind Them All

Leila*, a young Lebanese woman, about 20, needs no more than half an hour to get ready for her evening in Mezyan. Mezyan is a…

ADP, Raseef22 Hold 'Data Journalism in the Arab Region' Focus Group

ADP, Raseef22 Hold 'Data Journalism in the Arab Region' Focus Group

Enhanced open data facilities and increased provision of statistics in the Arab region offer journalists a fresh source of “interesting and new stories” that can…

Inside Beirut’s Most Notorious Brothels During the ‘Mad Years’

Inside Beirut’s Most Notorious Brothels During the ‘Mad Years’

Umm Walid, Marika Spiridon, Afaf, and Kuchuk Hanem… Names forever engraved in Beirut’s history, where prostitution was commonplace, attracting pleasure seekers in all their different…

Roula Sleiman: The First Female Bishop in the Middle East

Roula Sleiman: The First Female Bishop in the Middle East

For the first time historically, the male monopoly over the clergy in Eastern Christian churches has been shattered. Roula Sleiman has become the first female…

Marine Le Pen and the Veil as Political Tactic

Marine Le Pen and the Veil as Political Tactic

During French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's visit to Dar al-Fatwa in Beirut, an aide of the Grand Mufti offered her a veil (headscarf), asking…

The Syrian Embassy in Lebanon: A Kafkaesque Nightmare

The Syrian Embassy in Lebanon: A Kafkaesque Nightmare

“All the officials papers, seals, stamps, and certificates [we have to get] are no big deal; they can be easily obtained. All but the Syrian…

What the UN Really Wants to Say About Lebanon

What the UN Really Wants to Say About Lebanon

The UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights has released its concluding observations on Lebanon. The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)…