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Dear Everyone, Is Beach Pizza A Thing?

A square piece of pizza where ‘extra cheese’ means a slice of provolone, the sauce is sweet, and the crust is crisp. Here in New England, we call it beach pizza. 176 more words

Life

Southeastern Washington hotter than Tripoli!

Tripoli, Libya (as versus Tripoli, Lebanon, or Tripoli, Iowa) was 93° F at 3:00 PM local Tripoli time. Effieland, our cat Effie’s garden domain, was 98° F at 3:00 PM our local time. 78 more words

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'They are not treated like humans': Inside Libya's thriving migrant trade

By Sudarsan Raghavan

ZAWIYAH, Libya – The doors of the detention center were bolted shut. Hundreds of migrants were locked inside, with as many as 20 crammed into each cell. 2,201 more words

News

Five people killed by shelling on Tripoli beach


TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Five people including at least one child were killed late on Tuesday when a shell landed on a beach near Mitiga airport in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, the health ministry said.
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Tripoli beachgoers killed by shelling


TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Five people including at least one child were killed late on Tuesday when a shell landed on a beach near Mitiga airport in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, the health ministry said.
http://reut.rs/2uJeisN

In The Lebanon - Part Two

We had arranged a taxi to take us on a grand tour to see the oldest cedar trees (the symbol of the country) in Lebanon, onto the ancient port city of Byblos (both the Bible and the word for ‘books’ in many languages are derived from the city’s name) and finally on to the northern city of Tripoli. 1,082 more words

Middle East

Letter to Kind Uncle

I’m about halfway through Hanan al-Shaykh’s novel Beirut Blues where she writes about Lebanon’s civil war through letters. The book inspired the format of the following. 741 more words