Rebuilding Beirut to preserve its heritage

Architects and NGOs are deploying efforts to restore the traditional buildings of Beirut that were heavily damaged in the devastating explosion that rocked the capital Aug. 4.

Dario Sabaghi | Beirut explosion | Sep 29, 2020
al-monitor A picture taken on Aug. 25, 2020, shows scaffolding supporting the fractured ceiling of a traditional Lebanese house in Beirut in the aftermath of the monster explosion at the port of Lebanon's capital, which ravaged the city in early August. Photo by ANWAR AMRO/AFP via Getty Images.

Beirut blast put 1 in 4 children at risk of missing school

The Aug. 4 explosion in Lebanon's capital damaged 163 schools and left 85,000 students and their families with tough choices.

Al-Monitor Staff | Beirut explosion | Sep 28, 2020

France supports Hariri's proposal to end Lebanon Cabinet standoff

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has suggested the role of finance minister be held by an "independent" Shiite.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Sep 23, 2020

Lebanon rocked by another explosion in Hezbollah stronghold

A security source told Reuters that an arms depot belonging to Hezbollah exploded due to a "technical error."

Al-Monitor Staff | | Sep 22, 2020

Bulgarian court sentences two men in bus bombing that killed Israelis

Bulgaria said that two dual citizens of Lebanon were responsible for the Black Sea attack that targeted Israeli tourists in 2012; Hezbollah has denied involvement.

Al-Monitor Staff | Courts and the law | Sep 21, 2020