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The Return of Lebanon’s Jews

The Return of Lebanon’s Jews

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—There have been rumors that the doors of Beirut’s Magen Avraham Synagogue are set to reopen after more than 40 years, with Lebanon’s smallest minority moving to reclaim its religious identity and heritage in a country where, since the...
Counting the Cost in Arsal

Counting the Cost in Arsal

Arsal, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Syrian town of Yabroud, located on the slopes of the Qalamoun mountains, was in the headlines recently for all the wrong reasons. The town finally fell to a joint Syrian Army–Hezbollah offensive earlier this month, part of a campaign by the...
Lebanon fears crime wave after kidnapping boom

Lebanon fears crime wave after kidnapping boom

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fears of crime are growing in Lebanon after a recent sharp rise in the number of kidnappings for ransom. In particular, the kidnapping of a nine-year-old boy, Michel Al-Saqr, son of Lebanese businessman Ibrahim Al-Saqr, from Zahlé in the Beqaa...
A World Away from Geneva

A World Away from Geneva

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Before the Syrian crisis started, Asma’s family eked out a living farming in Deir Ezzor, eastern Syria. But when several of her family members were killed in an airstrike as the security situation in her country deteriorated, Asma, her husband...
The Unlikely Revolutionaries

The Unlikely Revolutionaries

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Syrian conflict that erupted on March 15, 2011 has not only altered the political map of the region, it has also transformed the lives of the young men and women who joined the movement against the regime calling for freedom and dignity....