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Beiteddine Art Festival in Lebanon is a real treat
The annual summer event takes place in the large 200-year-old Beiteddine Palace in the Chouf Mountains in the southeast of Beirut.
Plagued by cuts, Lebanon survives on floating power plants
Blackouts have been a fixture of life in Lebanon since the 1975-1990 civil war. (Photo: Bilal Hussein/AP)
Climate Change Is Killing the Cedars of Lebanon
Anne Barnard, the New York Times Beirut bureau chief for the past six years, and Josh Haner, a Times photographer, went to Lebanons cedar forests to see how the trees are today. (Photo: Josh Haner/The New York Times)
Lebanon’s first wind farm on track
When Energy and Water Minister Cesar Abi Khalil signed the contract February to construct the country’s first wind farm in north Lebanon’s Akkar, local residents expressed concerns about possible negative effects, but today, some of that fear has since abated. (Photo: The Daily Star/Hawa Akkar, HO)
Brazil’s World Cup defeat hits home in Lebanon
Brazils surprise defeat in the World Cup has stunned fans in Beirut, where football supporters have long put their hopes in the Latin American side. (Photo: AFP/Tony Gamal Gabriel)
Soccer star Mohamed Salah is vacationing in Lebanon
The renowned Egyptian soccer player Mohamed Salah is in Beirut for a family vacation, according to a source. He landed at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport with his wife Maggie and their daughter Makkah on Friday night. (Photo: Instagram)
Development of public beaches sparks outrage in Lebanon
Most of Lebanons beaches are being encroached upon by private investments. Only a few public beaches remain and many NGOs are trying to confront these projects. (Photo: Lancaster Eden Bay Hotel/Facebook page)
Minor earthquake felt across Lebanon: reports
A minor earthquake hit Lebanon late Wednesday night, residents and local media reported. (Photo: The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
Mesmerizing photos of the sunset in Lebanon
Watching the sunset is a very relaxing experience. Check out these stunning pictures of the sunset in Lebanon! (Photo: The961/Instagram)
World Bank approves $400M for Lebanon
Lebanon will receive $400 million worth of grants and soft loans from the World Bank to help create of thousands of jobs. In a press statement, the World Bank said it has approved a new $400 million project to support Lebanon’s quest to expand nationwide employment opportunities, which have been severely impacted by the influx of Syrian refugees and the recent low growth trend of the economy. (Pho ...
Hundreds of Syrians leave Lebanon for long-awaited reunions
Hundreds of displaced Syrians left Lebanon for their war-torn homeland Thursday in a repatriation that will reunite them with relatives they have not seen for years. But many of them also are leaving behind loved ones who are staying in the tiny Arab nation that has become home to the highest percentage of refugees in the world. (Photo: Bilal Hussein/Associated Press)
IMF: Lebanon has potential for further growth
The Arab country’s economy will see 1% to 1.5% growth in 2018 before eventually reaching 3% in the medium term. With a heightened public debt, it needs international aid in welcoming Syrian refugees, the Fund said. (Photo: AFP 2018/Mandel Ngan)
Lebanons mountains are being wiped from the map but does anyone care?
‘We had a court order for the quarries to stop but after five days the trucks came back and the local police facilitated them’. (Photo: Nelofer Pazira)
Man runs across Lebanon and sets Guinness World Record
The extreme runner and adventurer Ali Wehbi ran across Lebanon in 1 day 15 hours 49 minutes and set the Guinness World Record for the fastest crossing of Lebanon on foot. (Photo: Instagram)
Télé Liban to broadcast World Cup for free in Lebanon
The Lebanese government has been locked in negotiations with the global sports network to provide the games free of charge to football fans across Lebanon, Information Minister Melhem Riachy announced last month. (Photo: AFP)
UN Lebanon Mission honors UNIFIL in New York
The U.N. Lebanon Mission Thursday night held a reception in New York to honor the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. (Photo: The Daily Star)
Lebanons Hariri wins third term as Prime Minister
Lebanons Saad Hariri has won a new term as Prime Minister after securing support from the vast majority of lawmakers in the countrys new Parliament, Lebanese President Michel Aoun announced Thursday. (Photo: Joseph Eid/AFP)
Lebanon’s GDP growth should hit 8 pct: study
Lebanon’s GDP growth should climb to 7 or 8 percent a year by activating tourism, real estate, construction and the banking sector, a study conducted by Fransabank said Monday. (Photo: The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
Lebanons gay pride week brought to halt after crackdown
Lebanons beleaguered gay pride week was cancelled a couple of days into the celebrations after its organizer was briefly detained, he and his lawyer said Tuesday. (Photo: The Associated Press)
What can we learn from Lebanon’s elections?
On May 6, Lebanon held its first parliamentary elections in nearly a decade. Since 2009, Lebanon faces several new challenges — the influx of Syrian refugees, the breakdown of waste management, economic crisis. Sunday’s election was Lebanese voters’ first opportunity to hold parliament accountable for its responses to these challenges. (Photo: Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images)
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