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If you don't ask too much of Beirut, it's a good enough thriller to keep your brain modestly engaged for a short time. Just don't go getting inquisitive on it. Maybe the film's strong suit is that it's totally familiar, a thriller that might get your juices going by reminding you of the many other movies that did get you ...
United States Central Command head Gen. Joseph Votel discussed military cooperation with Lebanon as well as regional security developments during Friday meetings with President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full ...

The Islamic State group launched a surprise attack near Mayadeen, a town in eastern Syria they had lost six months ago, killing at least 25 regime forces, a monitor said on Thursday. At least 13 jihadists were also killed in the attack, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.AFP ...
David Muir had a great reason for bowing out of the New York premiere of acclaimed indie film “Beirut” at the last minute — the “ABC World News Tonight” anchor was headed to the real Beirut instead, where he anchored his show. The spy thriller penned by “Bourne” series screenwriter Tony Gilroy stars ...
In the early '80's, Lebanon, and specifically Beirut, was a cauldron of conflicts that involved the interests of the US, the PLO, Israel, Syria, and Druze Militias. Director Brad Anderson and writer Tony Gilroy, reminding us of his fine work with Michael Clayton, carefully steer us through the city's growing rubble ...
BEIRUT: Beirut, the city that is known for its cosmopolitan spirit and its appreciation for different cultures, held the Nations Day Festival in April of this year for three consecutive at Zaitunay Bay. Organized by Beirut Golden Awards and held under the patronage of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the festival, with ...

WASHINGTON — Tony Gilroy, the screenwriter of the new political thriller “Beirut,” says that he originally completed the script in the early 1990s, thinking that production company Interscope would give it a green light. Instead, “it just disappears and goes in a bin,” Gilroy tells Variety's “PopPolitics” on ...
DUBAI (Reuters) - Middle East carrier Kuwait Airways said on Saturday it would resume all flights to Beirut on Sunday after a three-day suspension due to warnings about flying close to Lebanese airspace. In a statement carried by the state news agency KUNA, the company said "the reasons that caused ...
Kuwait Airways said on Saturday it would resume all flights to Beirut on Sunday after a three-day suspension due to warnings about flying close to Lebanese airspace. In a statement carried by the state news agency KUNA, the company said “the reasons that caused the suspension have been removed.
We're joined now by NPR's Ruth Sherlock in Beirut. Ruth, thanks for being with us. RUTH SHERLOCK, BYLINE: Thank you. SIMON: And what's the latest you're seeing from Syria? SHERLOCK: Well, one of the first things that Syrian state television broadcasts this morning in the hours after the attack was a ...
Jon Hamm plays a former diplomat named Mason Skiles in the new film "Beirut" - a city he never wanted to see again after his wife was killed in terrorist attack 10 years before in the early 1970s. He leaves the Foreign Service and drinks too much, but when a kidnapping occurs in Beirut, Mason Skiles is ...
Anderson's latest, '80s-set espionage thriller “Beirut” (in theaters now), finds him shifting to yet another narrative sandbox, dusting off a 26-year-old script by “Bourne” trilogy scribe Tony Gilroy about a US diplomat (Jon Hamm) who returns to the war torn city he fled years earlier to handle a high-stakes ...
Well, better late than never. It has taken screenwriter Tony Gilroy's script of Beirut only 27 years to reach the screen, but it was well worth the wait especially in that it gives its leading man Jon Hamm a movie role worthy of his talents. So why did it take so long for the script Gilroy wrote near the beginning of ...
Jon Hamm made a name for himself playing a self-possessed 1960's ad man with a dodgy past. The past is clinging to him again in Beirut, a new thriller that has Hamm in the role of a savvy negotiator named Mason Skiles in the '80s Middle East. The difference here, though, is that Skiles can't hide it.
The Municipality of Beirut held a ceremony on Tuesday to mark the inauguration of the King Salman Avenue in Downtown Beirut. ... Among the speakers at the inauguration were Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Saudi Charges d'Affaires Walid al-Bukhari, Beirut Mayor Jamal Itani and Beirut Governor Ziad ...
Machnouk urges Beirut election 'solidarity'. RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share. The Daily Star. 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...$55 | 1 year.
BEIRUT – Baikar weekly's executive editor Hagop Vartivarian's visit to Beirut from the United States was the occasion for local Baikar writers, editors, and supporters to meet and discuss various aspects of the publication. This Armenian-language media ideological organ of the Armenian Democratic Liberal ...

Larnaca-based Cyprus Airways launched its first flight to Beirut, the airline announced on Tuesday. The flight departed from Larnaca at 10.40am and landed in Beirut at 11.20am. Cyprus Airways connects Larnaca with Beirut with two flights a week and with four flights a week from May 25. Return ticket fares ...
Iryna Tarakan's ordeal has parallels to the case of Brisbane mother Sally Faulkner, who has been cut off from her two children since a failed attempt to snatch them back in Beirut with the assistance of 60 Minutes in 2016. However, in Ms Tarakan's case there were neither cameras nor child-recovery experts ...
The world's largest passenger jet has landed at Beirut's international airport, bringing with it hopes of a sustained revival to Lebanon's tourism and travel sectors. The one-off Emirates Airbus A380 flight from Dubai was a nod to the substantial passenger traffic between Lebanon and Gulf nations, where ...
We're about five metres away from the Mediterranean Sea. To my right, the Zouk Mosbeh power plant pumps out plumes of thick grey smoke into an otherwise bright blue sky. The Jounieh Valley towers behind me over the coastline, a metropolis full of hotels and entertainment venues just outside of Beirut.
BEIRUT: The Saudi led Arab coalition said Thursday that Lebanon's southern suburbs, a stronghold of Hezbollah, is the point of origin of weapons used by Yemen's Houthi rebels. Colonel Turki Al-Malki, who acts as the spokesperson for the Arab Coalition, told CNN that weapons sent to the Houthi rebels ...
“Beirut” is a 2018 critically acclaimed action thriller set in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war. In 1972 Beirut, American diplomat Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm) hosts a cocktail party that ends with a tragic terrorist attack. Ten years later, CIA operatives (Rosamund Pike and Dean Norris) are caught in the crossfire of the civil war ...
BEIRUT (AP) - The world's largest passenger jet landed at Beirut's international airport on Thursday, bringing with it hopes of a sustained revival to Lebanon's tourism and travel sectors. The one-off Emirates Airbus A380 flight from Dubai was a nod to the substantial passenger traffic between Lebanon and ...
Any good spy tale thrives on a wounded man at its center, so it's no surprise that Jon Hamm is excellent in this role of a political negotiator with a dark past. After seven seasons of "Mad Men," here he proves himself to be a different version of a persuasive antihero…this time as a U.S. diplomat in war-torn ...
A Lebanese army veteran set himself ablaze during a Wednesday demonstration held in Beirut to protest legislation related to pension entitlements. The man, who has not been identified, reportedly set himself alight while protesting alongside dozens of other army veterans in central Beirut's Riad al-Solh ...
BEIRUT: Cab hailing company Uber announced Tuesday that it would be providing free rides to voters in Beirut during the upcoming general elections on May 6. The announcement came during Uber's open media day at the company's offices in Beirut Digital District. "On this very important date for the ...
Doha Insurance Group is seeking to open representative offices in London and Beirut that will underwrite reinsurance business, including energy risks, life and medical insurance, pending official approvals from relevant authorities, company chairman Sheikh Nawaf bin Nasser bin Khaled al-Thani said.
Prime Minister Saad Hariri Sunday spoke at an event celebrating the graduation of firefighters from a training program. “[We were taught] to extinguish fires, not light them,” the premier said before thanking the men and women for their service. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and ...
Nature is finally blooming! There is a flower market in Beirut where you can check out what the Lebanese nature has to offer. Since it's Mother's Day soon, consider visiting the market to get your hands on flowers to offer to your mom! An-Nahar. The flower market in Beirut takes place every year. It is located ...
The Lebanese architecture practice PARALX, founded by Karim Moussawer, was born as a counter idea to the Starchitect model that structures many of today's firms. Believing that architecture is a product of collaboration, the firm whose name is an acronym of Parallel Practice, centers around a ...
“When you have kids, you live in constant fear of the future,” says Katya Traboulsi, seated in the spacious underground exhibition hall of the Saleh Barakat Gallery in Beirut. Behind her are 47 sculptures. Each is made from different materials and decorated in a unique style, but all of them share the same ...
Lebanese women hold 'My right for my vote' sit-in in Beirut. Women and children gather in Riad al-Solh square in Downtown Beirut to protest a law that forbids Lebanese women from passing their citizenship to their children on Friday, March 16, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir). RSS; Follow; Email ...
Rabih Geha Architects has used layers of perforated steel to divide up the interior of a nightclub on the waterfront of Beirut, Lebanon. The local architecture studio collaborated with Lebanese entertainment company Add-Mind Group to design a bar and club in downtown Beirut named 2 WEEKS. 2 Weeks ...
Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement confirmed their electoral alliance in Beirut and Baabda zones, stressing that the political understanding memo concluded between the two sides would not be affected by the elections. Hezbollah and FPM as well as a number of other parties have formed an ...
If you ask a native Toledoan for a restaurant recommendation, there's a good chance you'll be directed to The Beirut. For almost 40 years, the restaurant owned by Labib and Karyn Hajjar has set the bar for Mediterranean food in the Toledo area and, in 2012, was named the best ethnic restaurant in Ohio by ...
Beirut and Lebanon's recent history is inevitably coloured by the 34-day war in 2006 with Israel, which was triggered by a Hezbollah guerrilla operation in Israeli territory. The city of Beirut wasn't hit too hard, but the Hezbollah-dominated suburbs a short drive to the south were (the FCO still advises against ...
Funded with an $18m (£12.9m) grant from Lebanese and French authorities, Beit Beirut was envisioned by its architects as the first memorial of its kind: a museum, archive and visitor centre to commemorate the country's civil war. The renovation has merged the building's skeleton into a light-filled glass one ...
Beirut women's march draws thousands. The participants in the march were primarily women, but many men also participated in support; A woman holds a placard in Arabic that reads, "The only reason for rape. RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share. Ghalia Al Alwani| The Daily Star. you've reached a ...
Perhaps that's why so many Arabs bristled when a trailer released in January for the hostage drama “Beirut,” starring Jon Hamm, seemed to reduce the city to a flashy backdrop for action-movie explosions — a backdrop devoid of Beirut's unique topography that includes mountains and the Mediterranean ...
The best ice cream shop in the world can be found in a leafy suburb in the heart of Beirut. Yes, you read that right. Beirut, the main stage for Lebanon's brutal civil war. Beirut, the birthplace of the modern car bomb. Beirut, the home of Hezbollah. Who would have thought such a bitter place could produce ...
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, ...
Rex Tillerson speaks during a joint press conference with Jordanian foreign minister in Amman on February 14, 2018. (AFP/Khalil MAZRAAWI). RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share. The Daily Star. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in ...
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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, ...


 

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