Blog archive: Lebanon

  • 17th July 2009
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    You may remember a flurry of media excitement a month or so ago over whether Hizbullah would win the Lebanese elections. It didn’t, and so Lebanon dropped off the world news map again. Almost three weeks on, incoming prime minister Saad Hariri (or Mini-Hariri as the Angry Arab likes to...
  • 22nd August 2007
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    Last weekend I found myself at a theatre in southern Beirut attending a discussion forum hosted by the Leftist Assembly For Change. Given their name, it’s probably not hard to work out who they are – a left wing organisation, seeking to promote dialogue about a number of social and political issues...

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