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14/2/2017
Lebanon’s Abbout Prods. to Shoot First Arab Zombie TV Series
Lebanese producer Georges Schouair’s Abbout Prods. is set to shoot groundbreaking skein “Ghoul,” touted as the first zombie TV series out of the Arab world. (Image: courtesy of Abbout Productions)
Culture
14/2/2017
7 realities that are too real for new drivers in Lebanon
While public transportation is great for the environment, its sometimes insufferably inefficient in Lebanon. This is why Im thrilled about finally getting my Lebanese license. But, instead of rejoicing with me, everyone is now sharing priceless driving wisdom. (Photo: Feelart/Free Digital Photos)
Politics
14/2/2017
Lebanon: New Refugee Policy a Step Forward
A decision to lift a hefty fee that has prevented many Syrians from maintaining legal status in Lebanon is a positive step, Human Rights Watch said today. Yet the decision appears to exclude a number of the most vulnerable refugees. (Photo: Reuters)
Culture
14/2/2017
Is Lebanon on the path to decriminalizing homosexuality?
On Jan. 26, Lebanese judge Rabih Maalouf issued a court order stating that “homosexuality is a personal choice, and not a punishable offense.” Maalouf is the fourth judge since 2009 to go against Article 534 of the Lebanese penal code, which states sexual acts that “contradict the laws of nature” are punishable by up to a year in prison. (Photo: Anwar Amro)
Culture
9/2/2017
Just Back: A breakneck introduction to Lebanon
The first impressions of a volunteer in Lebanon. (Photo: Christine Saddy)
Politics
9/2/2017
How Iran-Saudi rapprochement is impacting Lebanon
Iran has been hinting at potential rapprochement with Saudi Arabia for quite some time now, and in Lebanon, historical rival parties are showing signs of consensus as well. (Photo: Hassan Ibrahim)
Politics
7/2/2017
Lebanon foils Daesh plot targeting downtown Beirut
Lebanon’s General Security has arrested a Daesh (ISIS)-linked Solidere employee suspected of plotting to carry out an attack in downtown Beirut, a judicial source told The Daily Star on Tuesday. (Photo: Jamal Saidi)
Culture
31/1/2017
In Lebanon, Seeking Refuge
Returning home to Beirut to cover the Syrian refugee crisis, a photographer uncovers the city of her childhood. (Photo: Rita Kabalan)
Culture
26/1/2017
Blind Lebanese entrepreneur named in Forbes 30 under 30
Sara Minkara helps blind children in Lebanon make the most of life. (Photo: YouTube)
Politics
26/1/2017
Lebanon is in annual corruption index
Corruption is on the rise globally, according to the latest Corruption Perceptions Index published by Transparency International, with Lebanon ping 13 places in the index’s ranking since last year. (Photo: Jamal Saidi)
Culture
25/1/2017
Lebanon to unveil plan to win back Arab tourists
Tourism Minister Avedis Kadanian said Tuesday that he plans to unveil a plan to lure Arab tourists back to Lebanon. “We are preparing a project for Arab nationals. The plan calls for competitive prices for their stay in Lebanon and organizing cultural and scientific conferences in the country,” the minister said after meeting with a committee on tourism. (Photo: Stringer)
Culture
23/1/2017
Melania Trump Wears Dress by Immigrant Designer as Fashion Diplomacy Efforts Continue
The future First Lady has opted for smaller designers since arriving in Washington, one of which is Reem Acra, born in Beirut, Lebanon. (Photo: Mandel Ngan)
Culture
17/1/2017
9 Lebanese compliments with hilarious literal translations
The Lebanese have an an innate need to "bayed tanajer" (literally: wash pots, loose translation: compliment). It makes conversations more fruitful. But, they only work when theyre said in Arabic. (Photo: artur84/Free Digital Photos)
Culture
17/1/2017
Extremely rare Syrian bear and cub spotted in Lebanon for the first time in 60 years
Conservationists are delighted with the rare sighting as calls are made to ensure the bears are protected from hunters. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Politics
17/1/2017
Lebanon says rubbish dump birds may pose danger to planes
Planes at Beiruts airport could be in danger after birds began flocking to a nearby rubbish dump, Lebanons transport minister said. (Photo: Reuters)
Culture
11/1/2017
What’s your favourite Lebanese place in London?
One by one, we’re featuring some of the two hundred-plus nationalities that make up London’s population. This week we’re looking to the Levant and featuring Lebanese London.
Culture
11/1/2017
So many Stars wore Lebanese designers at this year’s Golden Globes
Need some red-carpet sparkle? Look to the Middle East, as these A-listers did… (Photo: Emirates Woman)
Politics
11/1/2017
Michel Aoun begins Middle East tour in Saudi Arabia
President is expected to focus on re-establishing military ties and reviving Lebanons ailing tourism sector. (Photo: Al Jazeera)
Culture
2/1/2017
A legacy of war in Beiruts unknown mass graves
Country is not ready for an open discussion about civil-war-era graves believed to lie throughout Beirut, critics say. (Photo: Changiz M Varzi)
Politics
26/12/2016
French foreign minister visits Lebanon in show of support
The French foreign minister has expressed support for Lebanons efforts to battle terrorism and host refugees during a visit to Beirut. (Photo: Bilal Hussein)
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