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V&A Museum in London hosts exhibition promoting reconstruction of Beirut

Arab News 24 Jun 2022
Beirut has long been recognized as the Middle East’s capital of art and culture. But Lebanon’s financial crisis and political instability, and the devastating explosion at Beirut Port in August 2020, have caused the destruction of much of the city and made life increasingly difficult for its creative community.
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Tales from the front of the First Lebanon War

The Jerusalem Post 24 Jun 2022
But back in West Beirut, on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, September 18, 1982, we moved toward the corner at dawn ... Dust filled the Mediterranean air, filtering the sun as it rose over Mount Lebanon into the port of Beirut ... O’SULLIVAN WRITES in his journal in Beirut, September 1982 ... We’re going back to Beirut.”.
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Lebanon turns to solar power as energy crisis deepens

Arab News 18 Jun 2022
BEIRUT ... Travel around Beirut, the surrounding mountains and the Bekaa valley, and you will now see solar panels on many rooftops and balconies — even though the internal security forces have repeatedly warned against setting up solar panels without an agreement between building residents, in an attempt to limit disputes.
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Against all odds: Inside Lebanon’s pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Arab News 27 May 2022
It is shot from inside a car driving through Beirut ... The film also shows Arbid’s mother wandering the streets of Beirut ... “The exhibition does represent Beirut’s contemporary art movement. It portrays a commentary on the two sides of Beirut echoing the ancient Roman god of Janus and his two two-faces.”.
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Catalan co-production ‘Costa Brava, Lebanon’ out now in cinemas

Catalan News 27 May 2022
... pollution in Beirut, settling in a secluded house on the rural Costa Brava ... In real life, Costa Brava is the name given to a landfill site next to Beirut’s International Airport, a name which has its origins in an idyllic beach that existed in that natural setting years ago.
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Saudi FM sees ‘some progress’ with Iran but not enough towards ‘sea change’

The Arab Weekly 25 May 2022
He said it would depend on whether there would be real political reform “that re-imposes the authority of the state” and combats corruption as well as undetaking real economic reform. Lebanon’s ties with Saudi Arabia, formerly a major donor to Beirut, had been damaged over what ...
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Lebanon’s political order shaken by rise of independents

The Irish Times 24 May 2022
“We gave people hope for the first time in a long time,” Mneimneh, a 46-year-old architect and urban planner, said at his Beirut home ... “This is the first time we see 13 normal people coming to power,” said Sami Atallah, founding director of Beirut-based think-tank The Policy Initiative, which monitors parliament.
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Election of speaker of parliament to test new balance of power in Lebanon

The Arab Weekly 24 May 2022
BEIRUT-. Analysts in Beirut expect the forthcoming vote for parliamentary speaker to be the first real test of the balance of power in Lebanon's new legislature, as calls rise especially, among newcomers, for the removal of Nabih Berri as speaker ... in Beirut, Lebanon May 23, 2022.
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Saudi foreign minister says some progress in talks with Iran

Gulf News 24 May 2022
“This may be a positive step, but it’s too early to tell.” He said it would depend on whether there would be real political reform “that re-imposes the authority of the state” and combats corruption as well as real economic reform.
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Talks with Iran show 'some progress but not enough': Saudis

The New Arab 24 May 2022
He said it would depend on whether there would be real political reform "that re-imposes the authority of the state" and combats corruption as well as real economic reform. Lebanon's ties with Saudi Arabia, formerly a major donor to Beirut, had been damaged over what the Saudi ...
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Amid crisis, rich Lebanese buy 'island passports' in exchange for freedom

The Arab Weekly 23 May 2022
BEIRUT- ... Jad's Lebanese friends in the Gulf were also shopping for "island passports" or investing in real estate in Greece and Portugal to obtain residency as part of so-called "golden visa" schemes, he said ... Among them is Global Pass, converted in 2020 from a real estate company after Lebanese started complaining of higher visa rejection rates.
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Rich Lebanese buy ‘island passports’ as crisis bites

The Jordan Times 23 May 2022
BEIRUT — Fearing visa hassles could cost him his job in Dubai while an economic collapse had dashed any homecoming options, Lebanese executive Jad splurged around $135,000 on a new citizenship for himself and his wife ... on social media, billboards and even inside Beirut’s airport.
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Rich Lebanese buy 'island passports' as crisis bites

Urdu Point 22 May 2022
Beirut, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd May, 2022 ) .Fearing visa hassles could cost him his job in Dubai while an economic collapse had dashed any homecoming options, Lebanese executive Jad splurged around $135,000 on a new citizenship for himself and his wife.
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Lebanon’s poll results offer mixed signals, some hope

Gulf News 21 May 2022
Sunday’s polls were the first since August 2020 catastrophic blast at Beirut, which killed more than 200 and injured thousands, and sparked nationwide protests that called for real change in a nation dominated for the past 30 years by a widely known corrupt ruling class.
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Colourful exhibition by Lebanese plastic artist Lamia Labban livens up Beirut

The Arab Weekly 19 May 2022
And the most recent photo she posted on her Facebook page is titled “The Giving Tree.” A painting that shows the inspiration in the artist's heart for a manifold and inexhaustible love for the “real” Lebanon in general and for Beirut, her city, in particular.

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