Tag: Lebanon

[Update: Available for all] Spotify now available in the Middle East and North Africa, if you have an invite

Earlier this year, it was rumored that Spotify would arrive in MENA (Middle East and North Africa) sometime in Q4 2018. It seems the speculation was true, as Spotify has now launched in a handful of MENA countries — but only to those with invites. Spotify now appears to be live in Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, […]

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Spotify now available in the Middle East and North Africa, if you have an invite

Earlier this year, it was rumored that Spotify would arrive in MENA (Middle East and North Africa) sometime in Q4 2018. It seems the speculation was true, as Spotify has now launched in a handful of MENA countries — but only to those with invites. Spotify now appears to be live in Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, […]

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Flashback: Seven 9/11 Hijackers Overstayed Their Visas, Were Never Deported

Nearly half of the September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorist hijackers who flew planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were able to remain in the United States, undetected, despite having overstayed their visas. For 13 of the 19 terrorists, driver’s licenses were obtained after they arrived in the U.S. from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, […]

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Larnaka Dispatch: With Weddings in Cyprus, Israelis and Lebanese Bridge a Divide

LARNAKA, Cyprus — They eat falafel, live on the Mediterranean and worry that a new war could erupt across the hostile border that separates them. But many Israelis and Lebanese share something else: a desire to circumvent their respective religious authorities when getting married. In both Lebanon and Israel, only religious leaders can perform marriages, […]

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Lens: Photographing Syrians Who Share an Uncertain Future

Advertisement LENS Diego Ibarra Sánchez hopes his project, “Limbo: Lives in Exile,” will convey the unceasing urgency of the Syrian refugee crisis. Abu Ali, a 77-year-old Syrian refugee from Aleppo, inside Alhoor forest in Barelias, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. He fled Syria in April 2012 with his wife and left behind family in Aleppo.CreditDiego Ibarra/MeMo/Saferworld By […]

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