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Photo essay: French protest Israeli assault

Tuesday, 6 January 2009, 12:29 pm | Yasmine Ryan

Up to 25,000 people demonstrators gathered in central Paris on Saturday to show their opposition to Israel's military offensive against the population of Gaza. More >>

Survival At The Wa

Monday, 23 June 2008, 10:33 am | Yasmine Ryan

Yasmine Ryan investigates how Te Wananga o Aotearoa rose from 2000 students in 1999, to 34,000 in 2003 - only to face near collapse and a political fire-storm. But it has survived and is now New Zealand's third largest tertiary institution. More >>

Yasmine Ryan: More Nightmares In Beirut

Tuesday, 13 May 2008, 8:20 am | Yasmine Ryan

So Lebanon is to be once again sacrificed on the alter of fuzzy geostrategic objectives. There are of course local enablers - on both sides - acting under the influence of their foreign backers. Yasmine Ryan unravels the complexity of contemporary Lebanon ... More >>

Enigma surrounding Fatah al-Islam remains

Friday, 9 November 2007, 9:59 am | Yasmine Ryan

Fighting between Lebanese soldiers and Fatah al-Islam militants at the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp may have ended last early September, but questions remain about the nationality and number of those arrested. More >>

Letter from Lebanon: Farmers Risk Losing Big

Sunday, 13 May 2007, 12:05 am | Yasmine Ryan

Yasmine Ryan writes from Lebanon: As Lebanon heads down the fast track to trade liberalisation, some commentators, including UK-based charity Oxfam, are predicting a devastating impact on small-holder farmers. Unable even to sell produce on the Lebanese market ... More >>

Letter from Lebanon: Farmers Face Uncertain Future

Sunday, 13 May 2007, 12:01 am | Yasmine Ryan

Yasmine Ryan writes from Beirut: Ibrahim Akeel has an axe hanging over his neck. Along with his fellow farmers in the southern Lebanese village known as Sinai, the elderly man has little control over his fate and that of his children. More >>

Lebanon: Injured, Displaced Can’t Deend on State

Friday, 13 April 2007, 6:55 pm | Yasmine Ryan

In the bombed-out suburb of Haret Hreik the Attieh family is returning to its home in spite of continuing safety concerns. Hassan Attieh, his wife Hoda Yassine Attieh and their five children evacuated the area during the summer 2006 war. They left ... More >>

Lebanon: De Facto Landmines Continue to Maim

Wednesday, 4 April 2007, 6:49 am | Yasmine Ryan

Rasha Zayoun shyly brings out her drawings. The teenager likes to draw women’s clothing, mostly long flowing dresses and vibrant skirts. Since the 17 year old had her leg blown off by an Israeli cluster bomblet, however, many of her former activities ... More >>

Letter from Lebanon: Divided We Fall

Wednesday, 28 March 2007, 3:49 pm | Yasmine Ryan

One unified Lebanese delegation? Yeah, like that was going to happen. Today the Arab League Summit begins, and on Tuesday afternoon the Saudis met two separate delegations at the airport – each with very different ideas on how the negotiation process ... More >>

Lebanon: NZ of Clearing Cluster Bombs Appreciated

Tuesday, 20 March 2007, 7:34 am | Yasmine Ryan

The New Zealand Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team knows just how much their work clearing agricultural land of cluster bombs is appreciated by local farmers. Little more than a week after they began work in southern Lebanon, near Tyre, local ... More >>

Photo Essay: Return to Beirut’s southern suburbs

Wednesday, 14 March 2007, 12:45 pm | Yasmine Ryan

Hizbullah’s claims that the 34 day war waged on Lebanon in 2006 was pre-planned appear to have been validated by the Israeli Prime Minister. The Israeli Government has, until now, stuck firmly to the line that the war was not anticipated before ... More >>

Letter from Lebanon: Civilians Hope to be Heard

Monday, 5 March 2007, 9:46 am | Yasmine Ryan

(BEIRUT – 4 March 2007) – ‘It’s as if we didn’t exist’ laments Zeina Karam, speaking about the indifference the major players in Lebanese politics show towards their fellow citizens. On Saturday, ordinary Lebanese expressed their frustration ... More >>

Scoop Photo Essay: Uneasy Calm in Central Beirut

Sunday, 4 March 2007, 1:31 am | Yasmine Ryan

Politics are everywhere in Beirut. From the city’s west coast to Downtown, the mood is calm but tense. There have been no outbursts for over two weeks, but the political deadlock continues… More >>

Letter from Lebanon: To travel or not to travel

Friday, 2 March 2007, 9:23 am | Yasmine Ryan

The lights are out and nobody’s in. Upstairs at least. Security gates are pulled down over the shop window of the Lebanese travel agency in central Paris. Litour, located on Avenue de l’Opéra, is a longstanding favourite of Lebanese expats travelling ... More >>

Les Yeux On France: Forgetting to Remember

Sunday, 11 February 2007, 4:42 am | Yasmine Ryan

Tens of thousands of tourists visited Aix-en-Provence last year for the centenary of the death of the painter Paul Cézanne. Another major landmark in the Bouches-du-Rhône area is the ‘Camp des Milles’, the only World War Two era internment, transit ... More >>

Club Europe: Turkey Faces Challenge Over Cyprus

Monday, 11 December 2006, 7:59 am | Yasmine Ryan

European Union members will decide this week the extent to which Turkey should be sanctioned for ongoing issues surrounding Cyprus. Disillusion over Turkey’s likelihood of joining the EU is increasing on all sides. More >>

Yeux on France: Sarkozy a Presidential candidate

Saturday, 2 December 2006, 7:55 am | Yasmine Ryan

Sarkozy to be Presidential candidate… and an old woman waits. In one hand is her camera, in the other, a walking stick. Her mission is in vain: the security guards refuse to allow her entry to the Union for Industries and the Hotel Business (UMIH) ... More >>

Yeux on France: Who Exactly is Ségolène Royal?

Saturday, 25 November 2006, 5:18 am | Yasmine Ryan

It has been decided. Ségolène Royal is to be the Socialist candidate for the 2007 presidential election; the first woman in a position to become France’s head of state. On Thursday 16 November, Royal won a landslide victory in the Socialist Party’s ... More >>

Les Yeux on France: Top New Zealand Writers Tour

Saturday, 18 November 2006, 7:17 am | Yasmine Ryan

This year, New Zealand has been selected, and thus 12 of our top writers have been chosen to travel the length and width of France for a series of public appearances in libraries, bookstores, cultural centres and universities until 25 November. More >>

Les Yeux on France: Race on for the 2007 Elections

Wednesday, 11 October 2006, 12:39 pm | Yasmine Ryan

The three candidates for the Socialist Party’s primary election, as pictured in Les Echos , 4 October ******* More >>





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