Lebanon faces another bad summer season

Last summer it was Israeli airstrikes and Hezbollah rockets. This year, it’s al-Qaida-inspired militants and explosions keeping tourists away. This small, trouble-plagued country is once again set to lose millions of much-needed tourism dollars because of unrest. “Thank God, each summer we have something different so that we don’t get bored,” said a sarcastic Rola Bejjani, a vendor in an empty shoe store at a deserted Beirut shopping center. “I haven’t made a single sale in four days.” Full Story

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