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Al-Qaeda murder plot uncovered in Lebanon

July 17, 2012
Al-Akhbar newspaper is reporting that Al-Qaeda planned to assassinate both Lebanese army chief Gen. Jean Qahwaji and parliament speaker and leader of the Shiite Amal movement Nabil Berri.According to the article the “hits” were ordered...

Beirut’s newest mosque, a decorative stunner

May 29, 2012
Downtown Beirut is back. It’s also beautiful. More than 400 war-torn buildings have been restored to their original Ottoman glory, and 900 others have been torn down and rebuilt.An imposing new anchor for the area...

Lebanon: The best hotels to stay at in Beirut

May 26, 2012
Here are the best places world travelers should stay in, while they are in Beirut, Lebanon:Le GreyThis is by far one of the best hotels in Beirut. This hotel is ideal for the modern, hip techie or on-the...

Lebanon: Byblos, home of the first alphabet

May 13, 2012
World travelers heading to Lebanon, should not miss out on visiting the town of Byblos.If you love ruins, then Byblos is the place to be. That's because you will find here one impressive ruin after another and...

Jeita Grotto, Lebanon

May 12, 2012
While in Lebanon, world travelers should be sure to visit the caverns of the Jeita Grotto. These are considered the world's most beautiful caverns and being located just 20 km north of Beirut, they are within an...

Lebanon: Beirut and the National Museum

May 10, 2012
World travelers visiting Lebanon and Beirut should be sure to include the National Museum on their itinerary.This museum, which was opened in 1942, is home to an outstanding collection of archaeological pieces.On the ground floor alone there are...

Lebanon: Baalbeck, City of the Gods

May 9, 2012
World travelers heading to Lebanon should be sure to visit Baalbeck.It's not for nothing this city has been called "The City of the Gods." One of the world's most incredible archaeological sites...

A Family Vacation---To Lebanon---Circa 1999

November 30, 2011
A Family Vacation in LebanonIn 1999 my mom, stepfather of Lebanese decent his two daughters and their respective spouses went on vacation to Lebanon. At the time pre-911, I didn’t think much of it. Mom...

Around the World in Eighty Days: Beirut in Concert

October 12, 2011
Nothing compares to a New Mexican sunset. The colors, displayed in combinations only found in dreams, are rare throughout the rest of the country. So it was highly unusual that tonight, as the setting sun dropped down from its perch...

Evolving style of Beirut shines; New show added

September 26, 2011
If you blinked you missed the opportunity to grab tickets for the just announced Beirut show, happening Sunday, October 2 at The Independent in San Francisco. The newly added show sold out within hours of being announced.Fret not...