New Internationalist

Articles by Reem Haddad

Lebanon

Living in Lebanon is like watching a dramatic thriller unfold. At times it’s exciting, at other times heart-wrenching or just petrifying.

  • April 1, 2008
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In hope of justice

In the last of her monthly letters Reem Haddad returns to the murder that has obsessed her nation.

  • January 1, 2006
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Speaking in tongues

Faced with her daughter’s pioneering of a new language built from Arabic, French and English, Reem Haddad tears her hair out.

  • December 1, 2005
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Charmless change

Gentrification has hit the oldest areas of Beirut, to Reem Haddad’s great chagrin.

  • November 1, 2005
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Doubters and dreamers

The triumphant return of a warlord sees Reem Haddad lamenting people’s short memories.

  • October 1, 2005
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Breaking silence

Arab women have suddenly started appearing on reality TV, to Reem Haddad’s surprise.

  • September 1, 2005
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Yesterday's men

The same faces are back, and Reem Haddad can’t believe what she’s seeing.

  • August 1, 2005
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A test of wills

Explosions rock Beirut, prompting in Reem Haddad fears of the bad old days of civil war.

  • July 1, 2005
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The long goodbye

After years of self-censoring silence, Reem Haddad says goodbye to the Syrians.

  • June 1, 2005
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Dear departed

Reem Haddad remembers the man seen by many as the father of the nation.

  • May 1, 2005
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Playroom of the Gulf

Letter from Lebanon The country has become a playroom for ‘Gulfies’, as Reem Haddad explains.

  • March 1, 2005
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Asdghig's long march

Tribute to a survivor of the Armenian genocide, by Reem Haddad.

  • January 1, 2005
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Dangerous times

  • December 1, 2004
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Life lessons

Shadi was a boy living on the street when Reem Haddad first tried to help him get an education. But then he disappeared. What has happened to him since?

  • October 1, 2004
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Bones and myths

Reem Haddad celebrates the remarkable life of a British woman who became a local legend

  • September 1, 2004
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Torn in two

When a Peruvian woman's children were kidnapped by their Lebanese father, Reem Haddad was asked to intervene.

  • August 1, 2004
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Beastly beauty

How Beirut has learned to love liposuction and tummy tucks, by Reem Haddad.

  • July 1, 2004
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Worlds of words

The power of proverbs, by Reem Haddad.

  • June 1, 2004
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The way back

Detainees return from Israel after 16 years, witnessed by Reem Haddad.

  • May 1, 2004
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The fast track

How government offices finally discovered computers, by Reem Haddad.

  • March 1, 2004
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Satellite wars

The al Jazeera satellite TV station has changed Arab people’s perception of the world. Its runaway success has spawned a host of imitators, as Reem Haddad explains.

  • February 1, 2004
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Taking the veil

Why educated women are deciding to take the veil, by Reem Haddad.

  • September 1, 2003
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The Perfect Wife

mail-order Russian brides are all the rage in Beirut, according to Reem Haddad.

  • August 1, 2003
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Beach of dreams

Reem Haddad is thoroughly sick of profit-hungry politicians in her Letter from Lebanon.

  • March 1, 2003
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A legacy of learning

a Palestinian hero’s enduring legacy, by Reem Haddad

  • December 1, 2002
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Seeking Hemalatha

Reem Haddad trails exploited Ethiopian and Sri Lankan maids in Beirut.

  • November 1, 2002
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Across the divide

A Syrian teacher who uses TV to teach Golan Heights children talks to Reem Haddad.

  • October 1, 2002
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A visitor in the mountains

My grandparents’ grave and the rancour of civil war, by Reem Haddad.

  • September 1, 2002
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A taste for commerce

Letter from Lebanon – how a woman in the Bekaa Valley started producing fine wine, by Reem Haddad.

  • August 1, 2002
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Return to nature

Local hunters have been converted to conservation, as Reem Haddad explains.

  • July 1, 2002
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An honourable marriage

Reem Haddad on how Hizbullah women stand by wounded resistance fighters.

  • June 1, 2002
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The ring of security

How refugees rejected by banks are going it alone, by Reem Haddad.

  • May 1, 2002
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Martyr in the making

A Hizbullah martyr in the making talks to Reem Haddad.

  • August 1, 2001
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When memory is a village

In her Letter from Lebanon, Reem Haddad meets the man who has recreated every detail of his lost Palestinian village.

  • July 1, 2001
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Quest for Attidel

Reem Haddad’s Letter from Lebanon.

  • June 1, 2001
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Salman’s struggle

Reem Haddad’s Letter from Lebanon

  • May 1, 2001
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Message of War

Reem Haddad uncovers Ariel Sharon’s brutal past in Letter from Lebanon.

  • April 1, 2001
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