Sara Jaafar (right) speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon. File/Associated Press
Beirut resident Vany Bandikian once dreamt of travelling outside Lebanon, but after a massive explosion wrecked her neighbourhood, all she wants is to stay in the home her father built.
Stepping into the delivery room where his wife Emmanuelle was about to give birth, Edmond Khnaisser meant to capture their son's first moments on camera.
The initiative, "Beirut Year Zero", features paintings, installations, and sculptures by some 60 artists and aims to raise money to support them and the Lebanese Red Cross, which was at the forefront of rescue and relief work after the blast.
Sitting in his reading room, Fadlallah Dagher gestured at a 145-year-old arched window — or what was left of it. At his side lay the remains of the window’s intricate latticework and wood filigree, shattered to pieces by the enormous explosion that rocked Beirut.
It’s another time of the year when UAE is getting all ready to celebrate the 52nd National Day. Luckily, I have my medium-sized UAE National Day dress ready to be worn on the 2nd to showcase my love for the country.
Nikki Haley is having a moment: the 2024 Republican presidential candidate is seeing a swell in media coverage, new interest from big-dollar donors and increasing chatter that she is poised to make a real run at Donald Trump.