Patients were left on trolleys outside the toilets and staff were reduced to tears, according to reports
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Monday 10 December 2012
Off to Lebanon, eh? Sounds like a fun trip.
Sunday 28 October 2012
The Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah has spent months trying to tread a narrow line, balancing its support for the Syrian government with its responsibilities as Lebanon's dominant political force. But increasing tensions inside Lebanon have underscored obstacles to having it both ways.
Sunday 21 October 2012
I wasn't surprised to hear that the Lebanese minister for tourism, Fadi Abboud, was threatening to sue the makers of my current favourite TV show, Homeland, for misrepresenting Beirut. As I watched the second episode last Sunday, the action was supposedly based in the Lebanese capital. My wife kept asking: "Do you recognise where they are?" I didn't, mainly because the programme was shot in Haifa, in Israel, which looks more "Arab" to the average American viewer than cosmopolitan Beirut. Women are in the hijab, there is a smattering of camels, and Westerners are stared at suspiciously. No wonder we are wary of the Middle East when we see stuff like this.
Saturday 20 October 2012
Lebanese security officials say angry protesters have closed roads around the country to protest the bombing that killed a top security official and seven other people.
Thursday 18 October 2012
The Lebanese have grown used to their capital city of Beirut being used as a synonym for destruction and violence. But a recent episode of the hit US drama Homeland was apparently one negative portrayal too far, and now the government is threatening to sue the makers of the show.
Friday 17 August 2012
Kidnappings in Beirut highlight a sectarian divide made worse by neighbouring violence
Saturday 14 July 2012
Thursday 24 May 2012
Kanye West and girlfriend Kim Kardashian lit up Cannes as the American rapper premiered his debut film.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
The fatal shooting of Sheikh Abdul-Wahid by a soldier raised fears about the influence of the Assad regime over the border, reports Robert Fisk
Monday 21 May 2012
Two people were killed and 15 others injured in street battles between pro- and anti-Syrian groups in the Lebanese capital overnight as the spiralling conflict in neighbouring Syria spilled across the border.
Monday 14 May 2012
Among the many heartening aspects of last year’s Arab uprisings was the visible role of women in the protests. These women might easily have looked to the writings of Wadad Makdisi Cortas for inspiration.
Monday 07 May 2012
The Long View: Migrant workers from the subcontinent often live eight to a room in slums – even in oil-rich Kuwait
Sunday 12 February 2012
Two stories dominated the news agenda last week – Harry Bloody Redknapp and Homs. I loathe football at the best of times, but the story of whether Redknapp might be considered as England manager when he's finished with Tottenham Hotspur is about as interesting as one of Piers Morgan's Tweets.
Friday 03 February 2012
Without Warning has a brilliant location, but takes a while to make the most of it.
Friday 03 February 2012
Starring: Benny Parrish, CeeJay Thompson
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
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- 2 Watch a man race the Circle line - and win
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook