In Lebanon, saving the hearts of Syrian refugee babies
Oct14

In Lebanon, saving the hearts of Syrian refugee babies

Nine-month-old Amena al-Helou’s skin sizzles as the surgeon cauterises an incision in her chest, beginning a heart operation at a south Lebanon hospital to save the Syrian refugee’s life. She is just one of dozens of refugees treated each year by Lebanon’s leading paediatric heart surgeon Issam al-Rassi, who each week sets aside a day to operate on Syrian and Palestinian refugees. But for all his efforts, including...

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Russian diplomat, Lebanese MP discuss situation in Middle East
Oct07

Russian diplomat, Lebanese MP discuss situation in Middle East

The situation in the Middle East and closer political contacts were in focus of a meeting between Russian president’s special envoy for the Middle East and African countries and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and member of the Lebanese Free Patriotic Movement political bureau and member of the Lebanese parliament Amal Abou Zeid, who is currently on a working trip in Moscow, the Russian foreign ministry said on Friday....

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First Russian film festival in Lebanon
Oct05

First Russian film festival in Lebanon

Russia’s Buta Films production house is scheduled to launch the first Russian film festival in Lebanon on forthcoming Tuesday, October 11, under the title “Five Years in Five Days,” organized by Rossotrudnichestvo agency, with the support of the Russian Foreign Ministry and Embassy in Beirut, under the auspices of the Ministries of Tourism and Culture. The five-day festival will start on October 24, with 12 Russian...

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Lebanon repetition of political class… and governance

Lebanese Officials from various political stripes compete to emphasize the need of Saad Hariri as the head of the Cabinet. They compete to provide the necessary services to achieve this supreme goal. The debate here, is not whether he deserves it or not, especially that he is a leader of a Lebanese group, just as someone else leads another group, but the debate is that justifications are coming from various parties saying that he is...

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Lebanese shun pricey, polluted beaches for trips abroad

Lebanese like Hamza al-Sees should have no problem finding a beach to while away the summer in a country stretching along the Mediterranean. But as private developers have gobbled up seafront land and families complain of ever-more polluted waters, many Lebanese say it is cheaper and cleaner to fly abroad than go to the beach at home. “I went to Cyprus for five days, stayed in a luxury hotel and enjoyed the beauty of the Cypriot...

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