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Politics
5/11/2017
Lebanons Prime Minister resigns, plunging nation into new political crisis
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri unexpectedly resigned Saturday during a trip to Saudi Arabia, saying his life was in danger, and creating a leadership vacuum in an already politically fractured country. (Photo: ANWAR AMRO/AFP)
Culture
1/11/2017
Lebanon makes history, winning game in Rugby World Cup for first time ever
The Lebanese team beat France 29 to 18. (Photo: Tim Mannahs Twitter profile)
Culture
1/11/2017
Creating A Hub For Luxury And The Arts In Lebanon: Tony Salamés Cultural Diplomacy
There is a certain national pride fueling business leader Tony Salamé’s work in post-civil war Beirut, and stability in the city for the last two decades has only whetted the Lebanese appetite for luxury goods. (Photo: S. Karabell)
Events
1/11/2017
Art exhibit in Lebanon takes on civil war’s old wounds
Zena El Khalil’s art exhibit has tapped into wounds that are more than 40 years old in war-scarred Lebanon. (Photo: Bilal Hussein/AP)
Culture
1/11/2017
The fear and loathing of Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Over a million Syrians have fled to Lebanon since the war began but their reception has grown increasingly hostile. (Photo: Al Jazeera)
Culture
1/11/2017
Johns Hopkins takes mission to Lebanon, around the world
The founders of Lebanon’s newest and most advanced hospital envisioned an institution with impeccable service, upscale amenities and the best medical care in the Middle East. Offices, laboratories and operating rooms would be equipped with the latest technology. Doctors would operate under the toughest safety standards. To make it happen, they turned to Johns Hopkins.
Culture
1/11/2017
The legal age of marriage in Lebanon should be 18!
The Lebanese Democratic Women’s Gathering (RDFL) has launched a campaign called #NotBefore18 to raise awareness about child marriage in Lebanon. The launch of the campaign took place on October 11, which is the International Day of the Girl Child. (Photo: campaign)
Culture
25/10/2017
Lebanon’s Wine Industry Is Ripe With History
Beirut’s Hippodrome has been a gathering place since Roman times. (Photo: Faouzi Issa by Michael Downey/NBC News)
Culture
25/10/2017
Lebanon’s World Cup is about more than simply rugby league
The game has been a unifying force for Lebanese people of all religions and this World Cup is helping ease internal divisions within their communities. (Photo: Brendan Esposito/AAP )
Culture
25/10/2017
Lebanon has a racism problem
President Michel Aoun told the United Nations General Assembly last month that Lebanon should be the permanent centre of an institution dedicated to peace education with a "focus on forgiveness and coexistence". Less than three weeks later, his son-in-law and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil tweeted: "We are racist in our Lebanese identity" in reference to his refusal to naturalise Syrian refugees. ...
Culture
25/10/2017
A Legacy of Lebanon’s War: ‘Land Mines’ Left by Beirut’s Dogs
A small band of Beirutis are trying to drag their city into the modern world of poop-scooping. (Photo: Diego Ibarra Sanchez for The New York Times)
Culture
20/10/2017
Stolen Salvador Dali painting recovered in Lebanon
A painting thought to be the stolen work of renowned Spanish artist Salvador Dali has been recovered by the Lebanese authorities. (Photo: EPA)
Culture
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 )
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