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Election in Lebanon: the Byzantine voting system

Monday, 29 June 2009, 3:43 pm | Chris Ritchie

Parliamentary elections in Lebanon are interesting because, as the only sovereign Arab state that isn't beholden to an all-powerful monarch or president-for-life, the results shed some real light on public opinion in an Arab society. More >>

Chris Ritchie: Kiwi Health Worker Found in Tyre

Monday, 7 November 2005, 3:55 pm | Chris Ritchie

Lebanon’s fourth largest city of Tyre, once the pearl in the crown of a Phoenician trading empire that stretched out to the Mediterranean shores of Europe and Africa, these days marches to a distinctively slower drum-beat than the country’s northern ... More >>

Tips On Living With Terrorism

Friday, 4 November 2005, 9:08 am | Chris Ritchie

Lebanon’s villages awake daily to the loud chorus of domesticated roosters’ collective morning calls. This is a nation that must house a combined army of tens of thousands of chickens, providing households with a ready supply of fresh eggs. More >>

Want A Memorable OE? - Try Lebanon

Wednesday, 2 November 2005, 5:07 pm | Chris Ritchie

"Why take the children to Lebanon?" I was asked before our recent family holiday in the miniature-sized republic which only ever seems to get news coverage when there is some turn for the worse in Middle Eastern politics. More >>

Chris Ritchie: Power Shifts Rattle Lebanon

Tuesday, 1 November 2005, 4:05 pm | Chris Ritchie

"Welcome home,” the Beirut airport official said to me as he stamped the passport that betrays my birthplace. It has been quarter of a century since I was last in Lebanon. Driving into the capital on the smart new highway, my mind finds it difficult ... More >>




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