A Return to 'Bad Old Days' in Lebanon

As our car approached the Lebanese border crossing, two teenage boys stopped us. One held a knife, its blade concealed in his shirt sleeve. "Are you Shia?" they asked, aggressively poking their head through our driver's window. "No, we are foreign journalists," we responded and drove on. We were entering a Sunni area and it was tense. This is what Lebanon used to be like. Militia-run checkpoints stopping people according to their religious or ethnic affiliation. In other words, Lebanon...Full Story
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