by Malek Haddad

Celebrating Eid in Tripoli: Clowns on the Run

Most Muslims and those who celebrate Eid Al Fitr tend to enjoy the first morning after a month of fasting, by having the sweetest breakfasts of Knefe and the most delicious lunches of all, Wara2 3inab (Cooked v...
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#RamadanLens 2016 (2nd Week)

We had announced last week the #RamadanLens photo marathon, started by Facebook user Omar Abu Omar in 2015 and carried forward by photographer Natheer Halawani in 2016. Here's to recap: What is Ramadan Lens?...
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How the School of Lynn Hayek Celebrated her Victory

With her Giant photos on the outdoor walls of the school and the Zaffeh singing and dancing for her, Lynn Hayek was welcomed to her school in North Lebanon. The Orthodox National High school proudly celebrat...
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Tripoli seen through the eyes of its citizen

The latest political situation in Tripoli left the city under huge siege of instability, economical crisis and poverty. Sadely enough the situation is getting more and more worse. A young Tripolitan citizen tel...
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Discovering Oscar Niemeyer in Tripoli

Oscar Niemeyer was commissioned to design the International Fairgrounds of Tripoli (Rashid Karami International Fair) in 1963, but in 1975, Lebanon's civil war interrupted construction of this modernist landmar...
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Souk Haraj, an extraordinary architecture in Tripoli

Situated in the Hadeed district midway between the Mallaha and Dabbaghah districts, the Haraj Souq has a total area of 2,300 square meters and is made up of two floors. This covered 14th century Mamlouk bazaar ...
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Getting scrubbed down at a Tripoli hammam

There’s no time to waste in the hammam. Once you agree to the full package – steam, scrub and massage – you’re asked to strip, right there, at the reception area, where people come in from the street, enjoy a p...
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Hammam el Jadid, the largest hammam in Tripoli

Of many known hammams, including the twelve hammams listed by al-Nabulsi in 1700, only five, three Mamluk and two Ottoman, have survived in Tripoli. The first buildings erected by the Mamluks after the founding...
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Sweet Tripoli

Tripoli is bearing the secret of great sweets that everyone still wonders about until today. Is it the unique freshness of the ingredients? Or the extraordinary skillfulness of the Chef? Or the superior qual...