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Living in Lebanon: Editor-in-chief of Lebanese magazine visits family in Dickinson

December 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Bryan Keogh prepared a typical meal served in Lebanon while he was home for Christmas in Dickinson.

Lebanese food is one of the things he’s learned to appreciate while living in Beirut, where he works as editor-in-chief of Bold, a Lebanese magazine.
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Syria says it accepts United Nations peace plan, but bloodshed persists

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Syria has accepted a peace plan by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan that includes a cease-fire by the Syrian government, but the bloodshed persisted as intense clashes between government troops and rebel fighters spilled across the border into Lebanon, officials said. The U.N. says more than 8,000 people have been killed in Syria’s uprising.
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Spanish reporter escapes Syria to Lebanon

February 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A Spanish journalist who was trapped in Homs escaped to Lebanon today as the government threatened a new offensive to “cleanse” a rebel-held neighborhood of the besieged Syrian city. Continue Reading

Lebanese gunmen clash over Syria crisis, 12 dead

February 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Clashes between pro- and anti-Syria gunmen in a northern Lebanese city left two people dead and 12 wounded today in the latest skirmish between Lebanese factions over the crisis in neighboring Syria, security officials said. Continue Reading

Militant Hezbollah IDs undercover CIA officers in Lebanon

December 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Hezbollah made the names public in a broadcast Friday night on a Lebanese television station, al-Manar. Using animated videos, the station recreated meetings purported to have taken place between CIA officers and paid informants at Starbucks and Pizza Hut. Continue Reading

Syria plants land mines on Lebanese border

November 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Syria has planted land mines along parts of its border with Lebanon, further sealing itself off from the world and showing just how deeply shaken Bashar Assad’s regime has become since an uprising began nearly eight months ago. Continue Reading

Israeli troops clash with protesters on borders

May 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Israeli troops clashed with Arab protesters along three hostile borders today, leaving as many as 12 people dead and dozens wounded in an unprecedented wave of violence marking the anniversary of the mass displacement of Palestinians surrounding Israel’s establishment in 1948. Continue Reading

Lebanon’s government falls as Hezbollah pulls out

January 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The walkout ushers in the country’s worst political crisis since 2008 in one of the most volatile corners of the Middle East. Continue Reading