Under the sun

August 30, 2013

Yesterday, amidst all the uncertainty about a possible coming US-led strike on Syria, I went with my sweet (the best!) colleagues Alison and Alia to speak to people who are leaving Syria for Lebanon. Each week, thousands of people make the journey across the mountain range that separates the two...

Edibles from the Middle East

August 17, 2013

Edibles from the Middle East Over at Mashallah News, we featured a bunch of stories lately that relate to something that is at the same time deeply emotional and incredibly simple: food. Through these culinary features, we have explored a number of themes – from issues of identity and...

“Like a small Syria”

August 7, 2013

“It’s like a small Syria here, but without the violence and the troubles.” Raghad Mardini stands barefoot in the small green garden, right in front of an old stone building. We’re in Aley, a short drive up the mountains outside Beirut, where Raghad has restored an abandoned horse stables...