Tag Archives: Lebanon

Special report: Lebanese-Brazilians

I have recently completed a month-long trip to Brazil in which I was reporting extensively on the Lebanese-Brazilian diaspora (and watching the World Cup!) For those that don’t know, there are perhaps twice as many Brazilians of Lebanese descent as … Continue reading

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‘This generation of Syrians may be lost if we don’t get help’

This article originally appeared in the Times Education Supplement Elias Bou Saab, Lebanon’s new minister of education, does not mince his words. “Without more support, the Lebanese education system may collapse. It is that serious,” he says. The population of … Continue reading

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Aid workers adjust to increasing violence in Lebanon

This article was published by IRIN, the UN’s press service, on March 3 BEIRUT, 3 March 2014 (IRIN) – A few weeks ago, the head of security for a charity in Lebanon got the kind of call you never want … Continue reading

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Interactive guide to the new Lebanese government

I co-wrote an interactive guide to the new Lebanese government, briefly profiling each of the 24 ministers.   Have a look here

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Child labor climbs among Iraqi refugees in Lebanon

This article was published by IRIN, the UN’s press service, on February 4 BEIRUT, 3 February 2014 (IRIN) – Ali Al Wasate may only be 13, but he has been forced to grow up. No longer in school, he has … Continue reading

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Lebanon wary as Hague trial begins

This article was published by IRIN on 15 January These are worrying times for Lebanon; in late December a bomb exploded in the capital, Beirut, killing a former finance minister as well as at least four others. Days later, on … Continue reading

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‘These kids have nothing. They come here to forget’

This article was originally featured in The Times Education Supplement The clouds in Lebanon’s eastern Bekaa region may be darkening as the winter storms set in, but Ahmed Saab shows few signs of negativity. Gesticulating widely, he swings open a … Continue reading

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