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Kareem Chehayeb

Kareem Chehayeb is a Lebanese writer and musician based in Beirut.

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Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon destroyed as aid declines

17 January, 2019

Storm Norma has affected thousands of Syrian refugees living in precarious conditions in Lebanon's Bekaa valley, as aid organisations struggle to deliver food and re-house those who were evacuated.

Therapy through theatre: Meeting Ziad Itani

11 January, 2019

The New Arab Meets: Prominent writer and actor Ziad Itani to talk more about his latest play, inspired by his own real life story.

Journalists in Lebanon fined and beaten amid crackdown

29 November, 2018

In-depth: The intimidation and interrogation of journalists in Lebanon has raised concerns over the declining freedom of speech in the country, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

New Lebanese law against torture draws ambivalent reaction

13 November, 2017

In-depth: Lebanon's new law on the prohibition of torture falls short of what's needed, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

Lebanon no longer immune to tensions over Hizballah

06 November, 2017

Analysis: With Hariri sidelined, Lebanon's Hizballah-controlled government has collapsed, temporarily abating desires for a punitive war against Hizballah - but for how long? writes Kareem Chehayeb.

The electronics ban will do nothing to protect Britain

24 March, 2017

Comment: Not only is this an ineffective and illogical security measure, it is also a blow to civil liberties and the right to privacy in general, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

Le Pen's visit confirms new political realities in Lebanon

24 February, 2017

Comment: Marine Le Pen's views on Syria and refugees are particularly appealing to the Lebanese establishment in helping them consolidate power, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

Syrian state media: War propaganda, whitewashing and denial

13 October, 2016

Comment: A new phase in Syrian state media's wildly distorted output attempts to depict life in regime-controlled areas of the country as 'business as usual', writes Kareem Chehayeb.

One year after Lebanon's #YouStink movement: popular uprising imminent?

30 August, 2016

Comment: The momentum that brought thousands onto the streets of Beirut may have slowed, but it dealt a blow to the sectarian system that rules Lebanon, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

Kareem Chehayeb
Kareem Chehayeb

Kareem Chehayeb is a Lebanese writer and musician based in Beirut.

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