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18/10/2017
Bana al-Abed: From a Syrian War Zone to New York City
As airstrikes rained down on Aleppo while the Syrian government wrested the city from rebel forces, Bana al-Abed and her mother, Fatemah, were tweeting daily about life under siege. (Photo: Karsten Moran/NYT)
Culture
18/10/2017
How a small Lebanese canal can revive everything around it
WFP’s Food for Assets projects across Lebanon give a boost to people and entire communities in the short and long terms. (Photo: WFP/Edward Johnson)
Culture
18/10/2017
Lebanon activists cite win for heritage preservation
Lebanons heritage has received a significant boost as the government approved a new protection law this week. (Photo: Save Beirut Heritage)
Culture
18/10/2017
I Traveled from LA to Lebanon to Shoot Family Portraits
For his project Yasmina, artist Fayrouz Ftouni traveled to Lebanon to shoot a series of “family portraits.” (Photo: Fayrouz Ftouni)
Culture
11/10/2017
Foundation Gives Young Lebanese Designers a Boost
The sophisticated fashion sense one sees on the streets of the Lebanese capital is one of the country’s assets—and some talented young people in Lebanon are finding ways to make a career out of it, with the help of a social enterprise called the Starch Foundation.
Culture
11/10/2017
Lebanon’s new wines step on stage
Wine culture in Lebanon can be traced back to the Phoenicians, who spread across the Mediterranean between 1500 and 300 B.C. The countrys long-standing winemaking tradition was revived in the early 2000s, and wine production in Lebanon increased again. Today, Lebanon produces roughly 8.5 million bottles a year, which it mostly exports abroad, including to France, Japan, the United Kingdom and the ...
Politics
11/10/2017
First A-29 Super Tucanos touch down in Lebanon
The Lebanese Army received the first two A-29 Super Tucano attack aircraft Monday afternoon, after Lebanese Air Force personnel spent several months in the U.S. completing in-flight training. “Additional [acquisitions] that could enhance our capacities, especially in the Air Force and Navy, are more than welcome,” Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf told The Daily Star after the aircraft reached Hamat ...
Culture
11/10/2017
Looted Antiquity, Once at Met Museum, to Return to Lebanon
A Colorado couple has ped a federal lawsuit that sought to stop the Manhattan district attorney’s office from returning to the Republic of Lebanon an ancient marble bull’s head that prosecutors said had been looted during that country’s civil war. (Photo: William and Lynda Beierwaltes )
Culture
4/10/2017
The girl muscling in on street gymnastics in Lebanon
Meet the Lebanese teenager who’s beating the boys at calisthenics.
Culture
26/9/2017
Lebanese players’ opportunity of a lifetime at Rugby League World Cup
For five local Lebanese rugby league players, the chance to compete in the upcoming Rugby League World Cup is the opportunity of a lifetime. Although it is still a fringe sport in Lebanon, rugby is hugely popular in Australia, where the World Cup is being held. Lebanon’s team, the Cedars, is largely made up of Australian players of Lebanese origin.
Politics
26/9/2017
Trumps call for refugee resettlement causes a stir in Lebanon
Politicians quick to rule out permanent stay for Syrians but activists say they would rather go home. (Photo: CNN)
Culture
26/9/2017
Beirut Ranked 3rd Best City In The Middle East And Africa
This year, Travel and Leisure (T+L) revealed the best five cities in the Middle East and Africa and among them is Beirut which ranked third!
Culture
26/9/2017
Syrian children in Lebanon find music school away from home
The UNESCO-funded program of Action for Hope Music School has trained 24 children displaced from the Syrian war in Lebanon for over a year and a half. It also aims to preserve the musical heritage of Syria and the region, offering classes of theory and history of Arabic music. (Photo: hinnamsaisuy/Free Digital Photos)
Culture
26/9/2017
Lebanon gets its own national hockey team — and its in Montreal
Team is brainchild of Lebanese Montrealers who love the game, but players fly in from as far away as France. (Photo: CBC)
Culture
25/9/2017
Six Trails For Exciting ATV Rides In Lebanon
To discover the full beauty of Lebanon, you can rent an ATV and drive off-road. You can either have a ride in one region or follow a trail from one region to another. No matter where you choose to go, be sure that you’ll be amazed and have a great experience! (Photo: YouTube)
Politics
20/9/2017
Facing the enemy: Lebanese who met Israelis abroad
Lebanons government forbids its citizens from interacting with Israelis. (Photo: Daniel Hayes)
Culture
20/9/2017
How to use condom video causes stir in Lebanon
A Lebanese NGO released a taboo breaking video teaching viewers how to wear a condom featuring openly gay frontman of band Mashrou Leila Hamed Sinno. While there were many praising the sex education video, there were also more condemning it, claiming it to be disrespectful. (Photo: Facebook)
Politics
20/9/2017
A vigilant eye: UN troops in Lebanon see no appetite for war
UNIFIL officials tell MEE they are fully carrying out their mission, assisting the Lebanese army and local population. (Photo: MEE/Ali Harb)
Culture
13/9/2017
Lebanese interior designer Vick Vanlian dies
The quirky designer passes away at age 40. (Photo: ITP Studio)
Culture
13/9/2017
Lebanese Director Ziad Doueiri Detained in Beirut, but Cleared of Charges by Military Tribunal
French-Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri, who was briefly detained by authorities in Beirut the day after his new film “The Insult” won a prize at the Venice Film Festival, has been cleared of all charges by a Lebanese military court. (Photo: Shutterstock)
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