Something to Declare
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Sunday 15 December 2013
My church aversion probably started as a kid in Lebanon
Tuesday 19 November 2013
At least 160 people wounded in the two explosions, but could there be a more obvious target for those who curse Hezbollah’s military support for Assad's regime in Damascus?
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Iskander Zakharia was 26 in May 1985, when three armed men came to his family’s home to “ask him some questions”. “We’ve not seen him since,” says his sister Lina, “but we believe he is still alive.”
Sunday 13 October 2013
I went back to my old school on Saturday. My boy's school was playing rugby there and I'm an enthusiastic observer of him being trampled upon and kicked by other children – I think my old school called it character-building. I turned down the familiar road and the memories came flooding back.
Saturday 07 September 2013
It would have been the kind of party Beirut is famous for – despite US strikes and the civil war in Syria on its doorstep, nothing can get this country down.
Thursday 15 August 2013
Singer and actress Marianne Faithfull is recovering after breaking a bone in her back in an accident.
Friday 21 June 2013
Fashion followers around the world helped Ted Baker smash forecasts with retail sales growth of 30.7 per cent. The fashion chain's UK, overseas and website businesses the City expected for the 20 weeks to 15 June and the shares soared more than 15 per cent to 1,700p.
Sunday 26 May 2013
Hezbollah has heavy backing from Shia Iran, with analysts in the region fearing that the Syrian conflict is turning into a proxy war in the region
Monday 18 March 2013
The first Iraqi witnesses will start giving evidence before the Al-Sweady inquiry today, on the eve of the tenth anniversary of the invasion.
Monday 31 December 2012
Anyone who has been on the streets of Berlin on New Year's Eve will know that the experience is exciting, if not easy. For most of the year Germany enforces strict controls on the sale and use of fireworks. But these are waived for New Year celebrations and every corner shop suddenly has a host of firecrackers, rockets and other pyrotechnics on sale to the general public.
Monday 10 December 2012
Off to Lebanon, eh? Sounds like a fun trip.
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