Beirut

Diana Moukalled
It has been a year since the Beirut port explosion ripped through the city. While there are still more questions than answers, justice and accountability remain a distant dream.
Farah Shaqir
I never wrote anything about the Aug. 4 explosion in my mother tongue. Because I am a mother. And the explosion made me a fragile mother. And with this fragility, my mother tongue too became fragile. My writing today is an attempt to recover my mother tongue.
Wissam Assouad
A heartfelt eyewitness account of August 4, 2020. Wissam was with his friends in Karantina until an hour before the explosion. Moments later, he rushed back to a scene of utter devastation to see if any of them were still alive.
Rabih Fakhry – Thaer Gandour – Bashar Al Halabi
With its call for “internationalization,” the Maronite patriarchate has played a card as old as Lebanon itself, to save both itself and the country, while placing Hezbollah in a position of direct rivalry with the largest Christian sect in the region.
Olivia Shabb
When patients ask: “How are you”? I wonder: how much mirror do I give, and how much rock?
Jana Barakat
“I want to know where my son is. Until now I don’t have any information about his fate.” It has been over two months since the Beirut port explosion, and still people are missing …
Hazem El Amin
Elias Khoury has become the symbol of our failure to convince his generation – our sons – that Lebanon is a country worth living in. Our sons would say: ‘Look at Elias’ photo. Is that what you want for us too?’
Marwa Saab
“Those who killed my daughter are politically supported. I don’t belong to any political party, and I don’t have enough money to hire a lawyer to get my daughter justice from those who killed her.”
Myriam Sweidan
The tourism sector is a vivid example of the country’s economic decline, with enterprises partially or totally closing down, reducing employees’ salaries, or laying them off completely, particularly by forcing them to offer their resignations.
Samir Skainy
Here are the stories of people who survived, barely living and barely able to narrate their stories; something others were not able to do.
لتصلكم نشرة درج الى بريدكم الالكتروني