The Osseirans: Saida Family Distinguishes Itself in Diplomacy and Politics

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Ali Osseiran is a representative of the Zahrani District to the Parliament, where he has served since 1993. His father, Adel Osseiran, or Adel Beyk, as he came to be called, was a recognized leader of the Lebanese fight for independence from France and went on to become a distinguished politician in the new country. In interviews with HOME, […]

In the Time of the Mulberry

New book explores Lebanon’s 19th century silk industry, religious taboos and the struggle of women. 19th century Lebanon was not so vastly different from the country we all know and love today. Lebanon has always had an air of resilience about it, an ability to brush the dust off its shoulders and carry on. British-born author […]

Lebanon Through the Eyes of French Ambassador H.E. Bruno Foucher

Photos by: Tea Tannoury In an interview with HOME, the Honorable Bruno Foucher, French Ambassador to Lebanon, shares his views on the “Lebanese equation.” After landing in Beirut in summer 2017, following years of foreign service across Iran, Saudi Arabia and Chad, French Ambassador to Lebanon Bruno Foucher has kept a keen eye on the […]

HOME Visits: The Rich Legacy of Ghazir

  The narrow and jagged coastline of Lebanon, rising from small fishing villages up steep, green mountains, has given Lebanon its special character. It has attracted settlers, refugees and conquerors through the ages – and Ghazir, a town 27 km (17 miles) north of Beirut, has seen them all. According to Anis Freiha’s book Names […]