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Comedy vs. “Hezb”: The Battle for Free Expression

Comedy vs. “Hezb”: The Battle for Free Expression

In Lebanon, the line between comedy and censorship is a thin one, as Feras Hatoum is currently discovering. He produces a show that portrays a satire of the Other Shiaa: He who is free, libertarian,…

“Escaping a Sad Reality”

“Escaping a Sad Reality”

Fear. Misery. Death. Panic. Terror. Sorrow. Sadly, all words that describe a country. We keep hearing slogans aiming for change, “Enough is enough” written all over the walls and streets of Lebanon, but what is…

Amid the holidays and the crisis, the Christmas spirit is nearly lost

Amid the holidays and the crisis, the Christmas spirit is nearly lost

2023 is nearly here and the economic crisis still has a firm grasp on Lebanon without any sign of a better future. Maybe there is still hope somewhere. The end of the year means major…

Irish peacekeeper killed in hezbollah’s area

Irish peacekeeper killed in hezbollah’s area

An Irish peacemaker was killed and 3 were wounded by gunfire against convoy of UNIFIL forces in Lebanon yesterday, in Aqabiya, southern Lebanon, an area controlled by “Hizbollah”. Every time UNIFIL patrols are aimed at…

Rmeil 293:  Story of a family destroyed by the Explosion

Rmeil 293: Story of a family destroyed by the Explosion

Written by Myrna Mezher Helou My grandparents, Dr. Youssef Mezher and Asma Hobeika lived in this house since 1934, when they came back from Sudan. My grandfather was one of the surgeons of the British…