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Kidnappings in Beirut highlight a sectarian divide made worse by neighbouring violence
Kanye West and girlfriend Kim Kardashian lit up Cannes as the American rapper premiered his debut film.
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
Field Day celebrates its sixth birthday on 2 June with its unique formula of pioneering line-up coupled with village fete mentality.
A great storm blew across Europe in 1993 and even the trees of Treblinka were torn out by their roots. The Nazis had destroyed their death camp before the arrival of the Red Army almost half a century earlier, scattering the remains of hundreds of thousands of their Jewish victims.
Just two hours from the capital of Lebanon, you can enjoy some good-quality skiing. Minty Clinch reports
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Forget the sanitised world of modern package tourism. For Dom Joly, it’s more rewarding to spend time visiting the planet’s more difficult destinations
As Lebanon's leading Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah was revered in Shia communities in the Gulf and Central Asia and helped to spark increased political awareness among Lebanon's Shia Muslim population. He was also the target of a number of assassination attempts. He had advocated armed resistance by Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite party and militia, to Israel's 18-year occupation of southern Lebanon, which ended with the Israeli withdrawal in 2000. Fadlallah supported the creation of a Palestinian state in what is now Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.
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Destruction of history
The pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed into the sea flew in the opposite direction from the path recommended by the control tower after taking off from Beirut in thunderstorms, Lebanon's transportation minister said today.
All 90 people aboard an Ethiopian Airlines plane were feared dead after it plunged into the Mediterranean, minutes after taking off from Beirut in a thunderstorm today.
The last film I saw was called 'A Prophet' by French director Jacques Audiard. It is one of the best films I've seen in a very long time. I also loved 'The White Ribbon' by Austrian film-maker Michael Haneke.
World Focus: The Jewish Holocaust is not a subject which Arabs have learned to live with