“Seeming” : Countering Extremism

“Seeming” is a new project conducted by the Human Rights Center at Beirut Arab University, Lebanon. This project is part of the international competition sponsored by the US Department of states. Seeming team has been preparing to launch this project ever since the competition started couple months ago. This project aims to counter extremism while […]

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Between Chirp and Hum

“What a wonderful day it is! Robins chirping all around With a pervasive harmony Across the verdant valley Smoothly travelling the air with an intoxicating freshness Under the azure sky above. I reach my cup of coffee, and hold a book of what would be a long romance, while thinking of thee, thee, precious thee! […]

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Emotional Anarchy

It’s more than days spent And moments shared. It’s more than confusions, Complexities and conversations. It’s so simple, yet so complex. It’s a noisy kind of tranquility; a chapter filled with emotions that are yet to be told within a novel of trivial incidents. It’s not promising and it’s definitely not edinic. It’s an embracing […]

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Am I Beautiful?

The notion of beauty and woman’s image started to increasingly deteriorate in the past few years. A woman’s view of beauty started to mean losing more and more weight, covering one’s face with lots and lots of makeup and wearing more revealing clothes to attract the opposite sex. Some may argue with me regarding this […]

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Elegy To Friendship

Dear best friend thank you for being a part of my life, for being there for me whenever I needed a helping hand. Thank you for just being the person you are, because your presence alone could illuminate my road and widen my smile. Dear sweetest friend, we’ve been through a lot, and you’ve always made […]

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حَنينٌ للوَطَنْ للشَّجاعَةِ في المِحَنْ حنينٌ لم يقتصر على الحبّ و الغزل حَنينٌ لِلسَّلامِ لِغُصْنِ الزَّيْتونِ لَأَشْجارِ اللّيْمونِ لِلثّوْرَةِ على الزَّمَنْ حَنينٌ لِلطّيورْ في سماءٍ تثورْ لطفلٍ يموت وأمّ بدمعها تزغرد حنينٌ لِلكَلامْ مَعَ ٱلأهْلِ وَ ٱلجيرانْ لِبَراعِمَ تَجولْ في أعْقابِ ٱلدِّيّارِ لِتَذْبُلَ قَبْلَ أنْ تُزْهِرْ حَنينٌ للحُرِّيَّةِ في بِلادٍ أَبِيَّةٍ و جَنّاتٍ صامِدَةٍ رُغْمَ […]

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And I Love You Still

I loved you before, and I love you still. I loved you before, Yes, believe me when I tell you so… I loved you when you were a mere idea, a thought which often occurred to me. I loved you when you were abstract, a feeling which I often repeatedly felt. A feeling which overwhelmed me in my […]

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