Beirut

By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 20th, 2013
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Extremely Upsetting! These past few days we Ethiopian people have been screaming our lungs out en mass all around the world in almost all continents – even in Saudi Arabia itself and Beirut – protesting the inhumane acts being deliberated on our fellow citizens. Needless to say, the only ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Oct 22nd, 2012
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by FaridGhadry   A car bomb exploded in Beirut today killing a key intelligence figure who was investigating the terror of Assad and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan died in the blast with eight other people. Some eighty innocent bystanders, some still in their nightgown, were hurt as well...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Oct 1st, 2012
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On 25 January, 2010, 5 minutes after taking off from Beirut, Ethiopian Airlines flight 409 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. On board were 82 passengers and 8 crew members en route to the capitol city of Ethiopia Addis Ababa; no survivors were found. Shortly afterwards, Lebanese Civil Aviations ope...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 5th, 2012
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The Africa Report by Tewodros Abebe A report by HRW on the plight of migrant workers in the middle east in 2010 shocked many. However, little was done by concerned governments to address that issue. The burning of Hannibal Gaddafi’s Ethiopian maid and the recent brutal beating, and eventual suicide, ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 10th, 2012
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Alem Dechasa, an Ethiopian migrant, was beaten in the streets of Beirut by men who allegedly worked for the company that recruited her in Lebanon. Later she was found dead in hospital, having apparently killed herself. Alem’s partner, Lemesa Ejeta, explains why he cannot bring himself to tell t...
By IndepthAfrica
In Asia
Dec 4th, 2011
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Tributes to Francis Khoo (1947-2011) In addition to the countless reasons Francis will be sorely missed by his friends and loved ones, he will be missed because he leaves a void for many of us who were and remain inspired by his work for Palestinian rights. Francis Khoo is an icon of countless others...
By benim
In Documents
Feb 14th, 2011
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BEIRUT: The pilot of the Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed shortly after takeoff from Beirut in January last year received several cockpit warnings that disaster was imminent, according to an investigative report probing the disaster, made public over the weekend. The Transport and Public Works ...
By benim
In Middle East
Jan 25th, 2011
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A Sunni supporter of outgoing prime minister Hariri stands in a street in Beirut. Photograph: Reuters Supporters of ousted Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri clashed with troops in Sunni strongholds today as his replacement took office, completing what Hariri said was a coup d’etat against him...
By benim
In Asia
Dec 23rd, 2010
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JANUARY - 1: In Pakistan a suicide bomber blows up a car packed with explosives in the middle of a crowd gathered for a volleyball game in a northwest village, killing at least 101 people. It is the first of many sectarian attacks during the year. - 4: The Gulf emirate of Dubai throws a […]...
By benim
In Middle East
Nov 12th, 2010
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A radical Muslim cleric who preached hatred of the West from his base in north London for 20 years has been sentenced to life imprisonment in Lebanon. Omar Bakri Mohammed, known as the “Tottenham Ayatollah”, was on the run after a court in Beirut found him guilty of funding al-Qaeda and s...