Aleppo, Alep, Halab, حلب

April 8, 2015

Aleppo, Alep, Halab, حلب Lately, for different reasons, Aleppo has been on my mind. I have been carrying a book around (wrapped in a piece of fabric – it’s a hard cover and has a personal dedication on the first page, and I’ve borrowed it from its owner and...

Khiam, where there used to be a prison

October 7, 2012

Went with a friend to Khiam, a village in Lebanon’s south where his father was born and brought up. The name Khiam immediately makes you think about one thing: the notorious Khiam prison, which came under the control of SLA, the South Lebanese Army which was Israel’s allies in...