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Electricite du Liban contract workers Monday opened a main highway after briefly blocking it during a protest that erupted into clashes with riot police. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in minutes. subscribe now unrestricted access 1 ...
Prime Minister Saad Hariri over the weekend warned of attempts to weaken Beirut's role in Lebanese politics. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in minutes. subscribe now unrestricted access 1 month...$12 | 3 months...$30 | 6 months.

First founded in Beirut and since grown to be a profitable and popular Mena-wide yearly conference, the 9th local edition of ArabNet is gathering key regional and Lebanese digital players on both the exhibitor and attendee front, with this year nearly 2,000 persons expected at the conference thus far.
Beirut: Lights are dim, flowers are delicately displayed on the tables, special heart menus are being distributed, and it's Valentine's Day in Beirut. The real question is, does anyone actually enjoy it? For couple's, it means added pressure to meet a certain set of standards, for single people, on the other ...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson showed a keen hand for Lebanese political intrigue on Thursday, as he visited Beirut for meetings with top officials. While Tillerson's meeting with the pro-American Prime Minister Saad Hariri went off without a hitch, other Lebanese politicians sought to show Tillerson that he ...
A residential building collapsed in a Palestinian refugee camp in the southern suburbs of Beirut on Thursday killing a woman and her child and wounding a man, the National news agency reported. NNA said the building, which partially collapsed in Ain el-Sekkeh neighborhood in Bourj al-Barajneh camp, ...

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Several big-name films have been banned in the past two years in Lebanon, and some say the censorship is outdated, haphazard and harmful to the country's own film industry. Reuters/Mohamed Azakir. An advertising billboard for the movie "Wonder woman" is seen along a highway east of Beirut, ...
Lebanon plans to build an international seaport in its southern coastal Naqoura area on the border with Israel, Lebanese Transport Minister Youssef Fenianos said Thursday. Speaking at a press conference in Beirut, Fenianos said Lebanon sought to encourage citizens to return to their villages in Southern ...
Liberia's former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Wednesday evening arrived at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, on top of a delegation, where she will meet with Lebanese officials. According to the Lebanese news agency, the National News Agency greeting her at the Airport had been Diplomats ...
Beirut, Lebanon -- The sightseers arrived in sensible shoes, carrying water, cameras and snacks as they might to a historical walking tour of Rome, ... A Mediterranean seafront city of about 2.2 million, Beirut has been home over the centuries to Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs and many others.
To bean or not to bean: Tests for Beirut's coffee startups. RSS; Follow; email; Print; Share. Finbar Anderson| The Daily Star. Last Saturday morning at Aaliya's Books cafe in Gemmayzeh a small group of people gathered around a variety of technical-looking instruments. you've reached a subscriber-only ...
"I think that what happened here in Beirut is that you have this generation of former musicians here that are now running the music events and the clubs. They come from a music background themselves, so they know what they are doing and they are interested in what's happening in the scene, which is a ...
Beirut: David Satterfield, the principal deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the US State Department, arrived on Tuesday in Beirut to meet with Lebanese government officials and discuss bilateral relations, a source at the US Embassy told Arab News. Talks will focus on ...
The exhibition highlights figurative paintings representative of the state Izoli has witnessed living in Syria over the past seven years. Izoli continues to introduce new figures through his strong grasp of draftsmanship and sensitivity to color. Drawing from his surroundings and the overarching atmosphere in ...
During the war in Lebanon, which lasted from 1975 to 1990, Beirut was divided by the "Green Line", a clear demarcation dividing the east of the city from the west, and the Christian population from the Muslim one. "With a few exceptions," Aseel Sawalha wrote in Reconstructing Beirut: Memory and Space in ...

Maha Alami, who is from Beirut, Lebanon, learned to make chocolates there from her mother. After a career in banking, she's now turned to chocolates and is making excellent assortments, many of the pieces nut-based and most enrobed in her own blend of fine 70 percent semisweet. She does her work at ...
Today Porsche announced it would be opening the world's third Porsche Studio in Beirut. Using the same format as they did in "Porsche on Sylt" and "Porsche Studio Guangzhou" the sports car manufacturer has created a new sales experience for potential customers. The new sales center is located in the ...
Now, there is an addition to the list: a new movie starring Jon Hamm called "Beirut." The film -- a fictional hostage drama set during Lebanon's civil war -- had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and is set for a wide release in April. Yet its trailer alone, released this month, generated a backlash, ...
Returning to Sundance long after his first appearances there with Next Stop, Wonderland and Happy Accidents, among others, Brad Anderson's Beirut is a thriller made from a quarter-century-old script by Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton, Duplicity). Jon Hamm stars as a former diplomat, Mason Skiles, who ...
A quarter-century-old script dusted off after the success of "Argo" brightened the box-office outlook for negotiation-based espionage tales, "Beirut" emerges a cracking intrigue closer in spirit to something like "The Year of Living Dangerously" than to that 2012 Oscar winner -- or to scenarist Tony Gilroy's ...
Arriving from Turkey into Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport just south of Beirut city, the differences become immediately obvious. The airport's immigration and customs workers and security guards do their job, but they are not aggressive. A Canadian reporter can easily be mistaken for being American, ...
Set to launch mid 2018, the 110-room Oaks hotel will be located in Sodeco, a commercial area of Beirut. The hotel is around five minutes' drive from the central downtown area and 15 minutes from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport. Minor Hotels CEO Dillip Rajakarier said: "Adding Lebanon to our ...
Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike play foreign-service officers trying to rescue a colleague in Brad Anderson's political thriller. A hostage rescue story set in the middle of the Lebanese civil war, Brad Anderson's Beirut offers Jon Hamm as a different kind of persuasion merchant, trying to negotiate a friend's ...
workers clean garbage off of the beach of the coastal town of Zouk Mosbeh, north of Beirut, Lebanon, on Jan. 23, 2018.more + ... On Tuesday, images of the refuse blanketing the city of Zouk Mosbeh -- about 8 miles north of Beirut -- depict a kind of oceanside landfill, soiling a pristine beach town for tourists.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Apple CEO Tim Cook recently visited Beirut, Lebanon. The purpose of their visit? Announcing a joint initiative aimed at providing 100,000 underprivileged girls with education in countries including Lebanon, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, and Nigeria.
Lebanon witnessed yet another instance of femicide Monday, after a man reportedly killed his wife in the early hours of the morning in Beirut's Ras al-Nabeh. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in minutes. subscribe now unrestricted ...
Beirut: The 2018 Cost of Living Index, produced by crowd-sourced global database Numbeo, ranked the cost of living in Beirut as the 299th highest among 540 cities around the world, as well as the third highest among 20 Arab cities, according to the Byblos Bank Lebanon This Week economic report.
Though rebuilt to great fanfare in the 1990s after the civil war left it in ruins, political instability and security restrictions in the last decade turned Beirut's downtown business district into a near-ghost town. But in a move last month set to bring the abandoned quarter back to life, speaker of parliament Nabih ...
Take crossings seriously; other threats, less so. The official Beirut travel advice on U.K. and U.S. government websites is alarming. It's true that the security situation could potentially deteriorate quite quickly, and that terrorists could indeed carry out attacks in various parts of the country. But from a ...
Starring Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike, Beirut is set to release in the country on April 13. This date also happens to be the anniversary of the beginning of the Lebanese civil war in 1975. Despite its name, the movie was shot almost entirely in Morocco, with no filming taking place in Lebanon. It stars no ...
Lebanon has been chosen as the Middle East and North Africa regional headquarters for the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Lebanon's Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content ...
A new office at which foreign nationals can obtain Turkish visas (except for Lebanese citizens who can already travel to Turkey visa-free) opened its doors in Beirut on Tuesday. Speaking at an inauguration ceremony attended by Turkish Ambassador to Lebanon Cagatay Erciyes, office director Ali Iski said ...
"2000 years of revenge, vendetta, murder. Welcome to Beirut," says the cavernous voice of Jon Hamm in a new trailer for Hollywood film Beirut, sparking outrage around the region. Many have taken to social media to say it grossly misrepresents their city. The two-and-a-half-minute clip, which stars Jon ...
Beirut: Campaigners calling for strict enforcement of a boycott against Israel have set their sights on the April release of "Beirut" starring John Hamm and ... "Beirut," which tells the story of a CIA operative in Lebanon negotiating a hostage release, has already been condemned by culture Minister Ghattas ...
Ahead of the film's debut at the Sundance Film Festival, Bleecker Street has released the first trailer for the upcoming thriller Beirut. Written by Bourne Trilogy scribe Tony Gilroy and directed by The Machinist helmer Brad Anderson, the film takes place in 1982 and stars Jon Hamm as a U.S. diplomat and ...
"Temporary - Metamorphosis of a city: Beirut 1870-2052," the show now up at Beyt Amir in Clemenceau, takes the viewer on a journey across Beirut's changing landscape via the works of eight artists and photographers. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of ...
With the latest form of waste incinerators being touted by Beirut's municipal council under the guise of thermal disintegration, Associate Professor at the College of chemical engineering at the American University of Beirut, Dr. Joseph Zeaiter, and Environmental engineer Ziad Abi Chaker, rang alarm bells ...
Take crossings seriously; other threats, less so. The official Beirut travel advice on U.K. and U.S. government websites is alarming. It's true that the security situation could potentially deteriorate quite quickly, and that terrorists could indeed carry out attacks in various parts of the country. But from a ...
The decision was made after Downtown Beirut witnessed a spectacular New Year's Eve party. Thousands of Lebanese people welcomed 2018 in Nejmeh Square. According to sources, Itani plans on bringing business back to the area. The Mayor talked to the retailers, and he said that he could potentially ...
Beirut: Beirut Municipality is joining efforts with the government to breathe life into downtown Beirut after a series of political setbacks and years of tight security measures dealt a serious blow to the country's once leading tourism destination. A joint committee, bringing together representatives of the ...
Beirut: The geographical proximity between Beirut and Nazareth gives Mohammad Hadid, the billionaire of Palestinian origins, the great joy which makes his eyes glow when speaking of the beauty and charm of this land. Annahar had the opportunity to meet Hadid - who chose to spend the holidays in ...
Ms Dykes had been working at the British embassy as the programme and policy manager for the Department for International Development in Beirut since January last year. She had been at a colleague's leaving party at a bar in the Gemmayzeh district, before leaving in a taxi. Driver Tarek Hawchieh, 29, ...
Cranes remove roadblocks and barbed barriers surrounding the commercial district, which for years had been choked off by security measures, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri ordered the roads leading to the Parliament Square to be opened days ...
Beirut: The streets of Lebanon's capital rediscovered on Sunday night the vitality they have missed since the assassination of then-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005. The New Year celebrations attracted more than 25,000 people to Parliament Square and the surrounding streets and they stayed until ...
Lebanese film director Ziad Doueiri made headlines recently when authorities in Beirut arrested him at the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport for questioning about his links to Israel. He was almost put on trial on charges of "normalizing relations" with Israel because of his visit here in 2012 as part of the ...
And this year, Lebanon held its first ever Beirut Pride Week, full of events, if not an actual parade. What has helped make the difference is a culturally diverse society, a mostly independent media and the relative ease of registering nongovernmental organizations, says Georges Azzi, who runs the Arab ...
The family of a British embassy worker murdered in Beirut have launched a charity foundation to support her humanitarian causes. Rebecca Dykes, 30, was working in Lebanon as a programme and policy manager for the Department for International Development before her body was found dumped by a ...
Beirut, Lebanon -- A woman who is around 80 was arrested at Beirut's international airport on Friday after trying to smuggle about 68 pounds of cocaine, according to government officials and state media in Lebanon, which called the illicit operation the largest in recent memory. Lebanon's National News ...


 

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