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Culture
9/4/2018
Lebanese street food comes to Pennant Hills, Australia
Tracey Hassarati family has opened Byblos Grill, which mixes Lebanese street food with a rolling dish of the week youd usually only find in a Lebanese home. (Photo: Supplied)
Politics
9/4/2018
Lebanon Wins $11 Billion as Donors Push for Better Governance
Lebanon received about $11 billion in loans and grants at a Paris conference organized to help turn around one of the world’s most indebted economies and stabilize a critical corner of the Middle East. (Photo: Ludovic Marin/AP)
Politics
9/4/2018
Can oil turn Lebanon´s lights on?
Lebanon’s Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil could not contain his excitement when the country began its first petroleum licensing round last fall. “Congratulations to the Lebanese people on Lebanon entering the club of oil countries,” he said on social media. (Photo: Getty Images)
Culture
8/4/2018
Meet the fearless drag queens of Beirut
Eliass hands tremble as he lights another cigarette. Hes never done this before. Hes worn the dress, the heels. Hes practised the lip syncs. Tonight is his first real outing as Melanie Coxxx - the drag alter ego whom he likes to describe as a "fierce, fearless, fun, and sexy" queen. (Photo: Ida Guldbæk Arentsen)
Culture
2/4/2018
Lebanon´s Christians mark Easter
Christians across Lebanon Sunday marked Easter, with masses held and sermons given on the meanings of the holy day and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Photo: Mohammed Zaatari)
Culture
2/4/2018
Superjumbo’s first revenue flight to Lebanon lands in Beirut
Emirates’s A380 landed at Beirut’s international airport as Lebanon looks to sustain a revival of its tourism industry. (Photo: Philip Issa/AP)
Politics
2/4/2018
Lebanon plans to overhaul its public transportation sector
On March 15, 2018, the World Bank approved a $295 million funding package to reform the transportation sector in Lebanon. It will fund the Greater Beirut Public Transport Project (GBPTP) in the country’s most congested city. (Photo: Hasan Shaaban)
Culture
2/4/2018
Lebanon railway revival discussed
Long-standing proposals to rehabilitate the out-of-use railway which once ran 80 km along the coast from Beirut to Tripoli were discussed at a meeting of the EuroMed Transport Rail project in Beirut on March 22. An action plan is to be presented at a conference to be held in Ljubljana in Slovenia on April 23-24.
Politics
26/3/2018
Lebanon´s joining oil-producing states´ club will create thousands of jobs - experts
Lebanons signing of two deals last month on the exploration of oil and gas in its waters has constituted to the beginning of the countrys path to oil production, as the exploration work is expected to begin next year. (Photo: KUNA)
Culture
26/3/2018
Lebanese safe space salon opens doors to LGBT community
The salon is a safe space for the LGBT community. (Photo: OutBeautyBoutique Instagram)
Culture
26/3/2018
Beirut, Lebanon: A city of colour
Street art and good food in Beirut through the eyes of a New Zealander. (Photo: Siobhan Downes)
Events
23/3/2018
Lebanon university offers summer course for foreigners
The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Usek) is looking to get Latin American students to attend its international summer school, with lessons in Lebanese history, politics and culture starting June 25.
Culture
19/3/2018
Study To Map Mental-Health Needs of Lebanese Youth
Researchers in Lebanon are trying to get a clear understanding of the mental-health needs of the country’s youth, as a first step toward increasing access to care. (Photo: Depositphotos/olly18)
Culture
19/3/2018
Emily Nasrallah, Lebanese Novelist and Activist, Dies at 86
Emily Nasrallah, a prizewinning Lebanese writer whose novels struggled with bigotry against women, the horrors of civil war and the vacuum left by fleeing refugees, died on Tuesday in Beirut. She was 86. (Photo: Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)
Politics
19/3/2018
Lebanon central bank: IMF criticism valid, but budget a good start
IMF criticism of Lebanon’s public finances is valid, but the country’s draft 2018 budget sends a good signal as it seeks to cut one of the world’s highest debt-to-GDP ratios from above 150 percent, the head of its central bank said. (Photo: Bloomberg)
Culture
8/3/2018
What the Unspoken in ‘The Insult’ Says About Lebanon’s Politics
In the beginning there was just an insult, sparked by a trivial squabble in a street of a working-class neighborhood of Beirut. A surly-looking man on a balcony splashes some water on a foreman below who has come to fix a defective pipe; the foreman curses back. Such is the starting point of “The Insult,” a film by Ziad Doueiri, which is up for an Academy Award in the foreign-language category on ...
Politics
8/3/2018
A Record 111 Women Are Running For Parliament in Lebanon’s 2018 Elections
As Lebanon’s 2018 elections go on in full swing, a total of 976 candidates have presented to the Ministry of Interior affairs as of the deadline at midnight on March 6th. Of those, 111 candidates are women.
Politics
8/3/2018
Lebanon: 5 Steps to Improve Women’s Rights
Parliament candidates should commit to reforms. (Photo: Reuters/Jamal Saidi)
Politics
8/3/2018
Lebanon tribunal rules to proceed on Rafik Hariri assassination
Former PMs killing was an act of terrorism and could only have been carried out by sophisticated group, judge says. (Photo: AP)
Culture
5/3/2018
Lebanon celebrates international women’s day
The series of events will kick off on March 6 with The Executive Woman, organized by the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), School of Business; and seeks to honor and celebrate women who have succeeded in various domains both nationally and internationally. (Photo: AFP)
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