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Newspaper owned by Lebanon’s Hariri prints last edition

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Readers of the Lebanese daily Al-Mustaqbal leafed through its last print edition on Thursday, its move online underscoring the challenges ailing Lebanon’s press industry. The last print of Lebanese daily newspaper Al-Mustaqbal is seen at a kiosk in Beirut, Lebanon, January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir Al-Mustaqbal, the fourth prominent newspaper to disappear from Lebanon’s newsstands in recent years, is owned by caretaker prime minister Saad al-Hariri and echoes his political line. It was established by his late father Rafik, a two-time prime minister who was assassinated in…

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Lebanon’s Grand Sofar Hotel reopens after four decades

Since Lebanon’s civil war of the 1970s and 80s many buildings in the country have lain ruined and unused. The Grand Sofar Hotel was once a famous meeting point for celebrities and politicians around the Middle East. Now, more than 40 years after it was closed it has been reopened to the public. One woman, Samira Sayegh, who got married there in 1965, went back for the first time since it closed. Video journalist: Eloise Alanna Source link

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