Photo Gallery: Persona Non Grata in Beirut
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Photo Gallery: Persona Non Grata in Beirut

Pining for Beirut How I Made Hezbollah's Blacklist

Over the last half-century, Beirut has gone from the being the "Switzerland of the Middle East" to a country plagued by instability. In a personal account, SPIEGEL reporter Erich Follath explains his difficult relationship with Hezbollah and his love of Beirut.
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein