Beirut was once a tourist hotspot: Tourists from across the Middle East met and mingled in its nightclubs. But the war in Syria has tourists staying away this summer. Many fear the conflict there could ignite neighboring Lebanon.
Health tourism is already worth billions of dollars per year and set to grow at up to 25 percent annually over the coming decade, according to a recent study by Visa and Oxford Economics.
Lebanese president Michael Aoun has just returned from a four-day trip to Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Why does Lebanon want to improve its relations with the Gulf nations and how does the Arab media view the rapprochement?
In Lebanon, short-sighted refugee policies are driving children into slavery and a future of exploitation as prostitutes. In Beirut, Martin Jay sheds light on their plight on World Day Against Child Labor.
The UAE has said it will prevent its citizens from traveling to Lebanon and reduce its diplomatic mission there. The announcement comes shortly after Saudi Arabia urged its citizens to leave Lebanon.
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