Building a New City?, or Living in a Construction Site November 26th 2008 Okay, I'm cheating on this blog because I live here.
Ashrafieh has converted from a posh district of the city to a large construction site. Literally, it's nearly every block that has a new apartment building coming up. What's happening?
At about 6am, small groups of Syrian construction workers start walking up the hill from Sodeco to various construction sites around the district. Each ... read more
Middle East » Lebanon » Beirut Lebanon has made progress toward rebuilding its political institutions since 1991 and the end of the devastating 15-year civil war. Under the Ta'if Accord - the blueprint for national reconciliation - the Lebanese have established a more equitable po... ... read more