April 13, 2014

Beirut's Most Dangerous Slum

Jeff Neumann, Vocativ

The Syrian Civil War has spread to the neighborhood of Hay al-Gharbe, where guns, drugs and thugs now rule the streets.

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TAGGED: Hay Al-Gharbe, Syria, Lebanon, Beirut


April 13, 2014
The End of Lebanese Exceptionalism
Rami Khouri, The Daily Star
For most of the recent era of independent Arab states, Lebanon has always been the exception to the rule. From the 1950s it was always the lively, open, liberal and freewheeling place where other Arabs came for exile and safety;... more ››
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Syria Threatens Lebanon's Fragile Peace
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Less than a generation removed from the 15-year civil war that claimed nearly 200,000 lives, Lebanon again appears to be hurtling toward instability. more ››
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Refugee Influx Threatens Lebanon, Jordan
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Ukraine Isn't the Biggest Problem in the World
Simon Tisdall, CNN
Syria, not Crimea, directly affects western security in very basic ways. What's happening there is changing the power balance in the Middle East. And unlike in Ukraine or the Baltic republics or other post-Soviet lands, a vast... more ››