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    1. January 31, 2016

      Blasts close to Damascus Shia shrine kill 45 — ministry

      AMMAN/BEIRUT, Jan 31 — At least 45 people were killed and 110 wounded on Sunday by a car bomb and two suicide bombers...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      January 19, 2016

      Beirut waterfront

      Citizens take ‘selfies’ on the seafront at the waterfront promenade, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday. Temperatures in...

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    1. Year in the Arab World

      The past year will be remembered as one of the Middle East’s most tumultuous, a time o...
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      Literacy rates are low across the region and young people lack the skills their econom...
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    1. FT Photo Diary

      January 14, 2016

      Sunset tourism

      Tourists take pictures under Rawcheh Sea Rock as they ride a boat while the sun sets over the Mediterranean Sea in...

    2. January 6, 2016

      The Middle East schism threatens more ruin in 2016

      It was an image I’d seen many times in the past but in the last days of 2015 it was unusually refreshing. A glittering...

    3. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      Cameron: Pat McFadden was 'absolutely right'

      Pat McFadden, the former shadow Europe minister who lost his position in Jeremy Corbyn’s reshuffle, has found an...

    4. December 28, 2015

      Hundreds of civilians and fighters evacuated from Syria

      Hundreds of fighters and civilians were evacuated from two besieged areas of Syria on Monday in a UN-brokered deal...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      December 14, 2015

      Hiking in Laklouk

      A Lebanese hiker takes a picture of a cross on a hilltop in the northern ski resort village of Laklouk, 2000 meters...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      December 10, 2015

      Decorating the tree

      A worker decorates a Christmas tree designed by Lebanese designer Elie Saab in front of the Al-Amin mosque in Beirut,...

    7. The Exchange

      December 3, 2015

      The Arab world must rejoin the fight against Isis in Syria

      The lack of reaction from the Arab and wider Muslim world after the terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut is both...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      December 1, 2015

      Finally freed

      A Lebanese policeman who was kidnapped by Nusra Front, waves as he carried by his relatives upon his arrival at the...

    9. November 22, 2015

      How to address the cause, not the symptoms, of Isis

      The spillover of the Syrian refugee crisis to Europe, followed by the Sinai, Beirut, and Paris attacks, demonstrate...

    10. Tech blog

      November 16, 2015

      #techFT - Facebook's Paris safety check

      Facebook’s founder steps in to head off criticisms of its Paris response, Elsevier is still here, despite Forbes’...

    11. FT Alphaville

      November 16, 2015

      Facebook's new responsibilities after Paris

      Facebook’s “Safety Check” feature is probably the most humane way the company has leveraged its global reach and...

    12. November 13, 2015

      Beirut’s art mall

      Lebanon’s capital Beirut, the most cosmopolitan of Middle Eastern cities, still bears massive scars of the 1975-90...

    13. November 12, 2015

      Beirut suicide bombings kill at least 37

      At least 37 people were killed and more than 180 wounded in two blasts that rocked Beirut on Thursday evening. The...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      October 6, 2015

      Beirut fishing

      A Lebanese angler casts his fishing pole from a rocky coastal area along the Beirut coastline as the sun rises over the...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      September 16, 2015

      Political crisis in Beirut

      A protester kicks a barrier near riot police that are blocking a street leading to the parliament building where a...

    16. August 26, 2015

      Beirut’s revolution that reeks of the decay of the Arab state

      I felt assaulted the second I stepped out of the airport in Beirut. Not by guns or bullets, but by an overwhelming,...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      August 25, 2015

      Political wall

      A Lebanese activist paints graffiti on a concrete wall installed by authorities near the main Lebanese government...

    18. August 24, 2015

      Lebanon protests over rubbish escalate into political showdown

      Lebanon’s capital was rocked by a third night of anti-government protests on Monday, in a sign of rising outrage at the...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      August 24, 2015

      Rubbish protest

      Lebanese activists hold up a makeshift shield as they are sprayed by riot police using water cannons during a protest...

    20. August 19, 2015

      A yellow façade, a Beirut house and the memories that lie beneath

      I must have passed the yellow house on Sodeco square a thousand times, giving no more than a fleeting thought to its...

    21. July 31, 2015

      Art and Lebanon: beauty amid the rubble

      Arriving in Beirut in 1873, the Victorian artist and orientalist Frederic Leighton described it in a letter home as a...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      July 27, 2015

      Clearing the roads

      Lebanese army soldiers stand next of their armored personnel carriers as they prepare to reopen a highway linking...

    23. June 5, 2015

      The Art Market: Lebanon draws attention

      Tony Salamé, the Lebanese founder of the Aïshti fashion chain, hopes to put Lebanon on the contemporary art map with a...

    24. May 31, 2015

      Power vacuum in Lebanon highlights threat to Christians

      Lebanon is the one country in the Middle East with a Christian president, and it has not had one for a year. This...

    25. May 8, 2015

      Lebanon’s Hizbollah and Yemen’s Houthis open up on links

      They are hundreds of miles apart and their local struggles have little in common, yet Lebanon’s Shia force Hizbollah...

    26. May 6, 2015

      Lebanon tackles its problems — one traffic ticket at a time

      You would think Lebanon is consumed by the threat of jihadis knocking at the border gates. Or the more than 1m Syrian...

    27. May 6, 2015

      The rise of female entrepreneurs in Lebanon

      In Bachoura, a rundown quarter of central Beirut, a quiet revolution is gathering strength. From the balcony of a new...

    28. April 8, 2015

      Mixed messages in a divided region

      In the middle of last year, with Iraq racked by a fresh outbreak of Sunni-Shia bloodshed, a family picture countering...

    29. March 28, 2015

      Islamist groups seize Syrian city Idlib for first time

      BEIRUT, March 28 — Islamist groups including al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front have seized the city of Idlib for the first time in...

    30. March 13, 2015

      The Lebanese designers now gaining global recognition

      Lebanon’s thriving design scene Lebanon is a country with a history of instability that might have inhibited or indeed...

    31. February 15, 2015

      Ten years on, Hariri assassination still resonates in Lebanon

      On Valentine’s Day 10 years ago, a ball of fire in Beirut’s main hotel district caused a massacre. A bomb attack on a...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      February 11, 2015

      Beirut storm

      Fishermen move a boat that had been blown inland during a storm, by the seaside in Beirut on Wednesday ...

    33. January 30, 2015

      Golan dangers mount as Hizbollah ditches battle ‘rules’

      For Israelis and Lebanese, Hizbollah’s border attack this week brought back uncomfortable memories of the start of...

    34. January 30, 2015

      ‘The Broken Mirrors: Sinalcol’, by Elias Khoury

      In the backstreets of Beirut, amid the old Ottoman buildings pockmarked by bullet holes, lurks a shadowy figure known...

    35. January 21, 2015

      Jihadi jailers put Beirut in a bind

      Lebanon is a peculiar country where life sometimes resembles a Hollywood thriller. So many unusual, if not outrageous,...

    36. October 25, 2014

      Lebanon army fights gunmen in Tripoli

      BEIRUT, October 25 – Two Lebanese soldiers died from their wounds on Saturday as the army clashed with Islamist gunmen...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      August 29, 2014

      Syrian refugees

      Anwar Amro/AFP A Syrian woman sits next to her children sleeping on the street in Hamra Street in the Lebanese capital,...

    38. August 20, 2014

      Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York – review

      While other arts institutions spend the dog days playing and napping, the New Museum treats summer as a serious time....

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