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Artists vs. bulldozers: Battle to save Beirut's heritage gets creative

Artists vs. bulldozers: Battle to save Beirut's heritage gets creative

Rampant property development has cost the Lebanese capital some of its finest old buildings. Can a new initiative help spare others?
World's largest hotel coming to Mecca

World's largest hotel coming to Mecca

With 10,000 rooms planned, Abraj Kudai in Saudi Arabia will be the world's largest hotel by room count
UNESCO World Heritage Site doomed by military incursion?

UNESCO World Heritage Site doomed by military incursion?

Activists say ISIS fighters now control most of Tadmur, just meters away from Palmyra ruins
What became of Beirut's 1960s jet-set playgrounds?

What became of Beirut's 1960s jet-set playgrounds?

They've been ravaged by war and age, but the places where Brigitte Bardot once rubbed shoulders with Omar Sharif still have some showbiz sparkle
Beirut's new look: Hip designers reshape Lebanon's fashion scene

Beirut's new look: Hip designers reshape Lebanon's fashion scene

Beirut is enjoying a style makeover. Here's how to find the young trend setters behind the city's hot ready-to-wear creations
CNNGo in Beirut: Energetic, historic, charismatic

CNNGo in Beirut: Energetic, historic, charismatic

Get a drink. Bake bread. Go to uni. Even ordinary lives seem to be more extraordinary in Beirut and here's why
Shakespeare in the sands: Dubai's desert drama

Shakespeare in the sands: Dubai's desert drama

Staging theater in the UAE is a tough business, one man is trying to rewrite the script
Is this the world's stinkiest holiday?

Is this the world's stinkiest holiday?

When the menu includes a rotten fish, it takes a strong stomach to enjoy Egypt's version of Thanksgiving
Global laws you may not have realized you were breaking

Global laws you may not have realized you were breaking

A Facebook image of Buddha wearing headphones landed a New Zealander in jail. Here are other global laws travelers should be aware of
Egypt plans to build glitzy new capital

Egypt plans to build glitzy new capital

Cairo will no longer be the capital city if the government has its way. The yet-to-be-named city will be roughly the size of Denver
Inside Iran: The road to Esfahan

Inside Iran: The road to Esfahan

A CNN crew road trips through Iran, from Tehran to the cultural treasure of Esfahan in the center of the country
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