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Culture
14/9/2016
Meet the Debutante Girls of Lebanon’s High Society
"This ball is their way of carrying on, no matter what is going on in their country". (Photo: Natalie Naccache)
Events
14/9/2016
Arabs interact with Brazil in art biennial
The writer Raduan Nassar and the architect Oscar Niemeyer emerge from the works of Lebanese Rayanne Tabet and Kuwaiti Alia Farid in the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo. (Photo: Marcos Carrieri/ANBA)
Events
12/9/2016
Beirut will host international art exhibition
From September 15 to 18, the exhibition in the Lebanese capital will feature works from galleries of 17 countries. For the first time, the event will present an exclusive section to Lebanese women’s works. (Photo: Lucas Pertile)
Culture
7/9/2016
An academic journal on Lebanon and the Middle East
The online magazine ‘Ipsis Libanis’ publishes articles focusing on the Arab nations signed by culture, history, literature and human sciences experts. It was launched this Thursday (1). (Photo: press release)
Culture
7/9/2016
Rare whale spotted off Lebanese coast
A rare beaked whale was seen off the coast of Lebanon, environmental organization GreenArea announced Monday. “This rare whale was observed and captured on video ... as he passed through Lebanon’s sea,” the organization said in a statement. (Photo: artur84)
Culture
7/9/2016
Lebanese Spices Give Dinner a Boost
Baharat, a fragrant all-purpose Lebanese seven-spice mix, usually has a base of black pepper and allspice, along with coriander, cumin, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. But the formula is not set in stone. Sometimes ginger, cardamom and hot paprika are part of the mix. And some cooks add fenugreek. (Photo: Evan Sung)
Culture
7/9/2016
Lebanese couple migrated from poverty and brought new cuisine to an Australian country town
Behind the scenes of a busy restaurant in the south-east New South Wales town of Cooma is the story of a young Lebanese family, who in the 1970s risked everything to migrate to Australia with little other than a determination to create a new life. (Photo: Bill Brown)
Politics
7/9/2016
‘The worst is yet to come’: Lebanon’s crisis deepens
Officials warned Tuesday of dire consequences that would further exacerbate the country’s fragile stability and struggling economy after the collapse of national dialogue, as the Free Patriotic Movement again threatened to stage anti-government street protests if “injustice” against Christians persisted. (Photo: Lebanese Parliament Website)
Culture
1/9/2016
In a Lebanese village, civil war scars fade slowly
The story of Brih contains a stark lesson for Syria and Iraq: even when peace comes, divisions persist for decades. (Photo: Aziz Taher)
Culture
1/9/2016
Lebanon’s disappeared: My father could still be alive
A Lebanese family shares the harrowing ordeal of coping with the fathers disappearance during civil war time. (Photo: EPA)
Culture
23/8/2016
Classical Lebanese singer Samir Yazbek dies at 77
Samir Yazbeck, a well-known Lebanese singer, passed away Monday after losing a long battle with illness. He was 77.
Culture
23/8/2016
Snipers’ lair turns into museum of Lebanon’s war memories
For a city still divided more than 25 years after the end of Lebanon’s civil war, Beirut is embarking on a journey to preserve fading memories of the conflict in the once-residential building-turned snipers’ lair of Beit Beirut or house of Beirut. (Photo: Dania Al Saadi)
Politics
23/8/2016
Lebanon seeks to wrap up illegal internet probe
The head of Parliament’s telecoms committee said Tuesday that he hoped the investigation of Lebanons illegal internet networks would conclude soon in a fair and transparent manner, and urged strict punishment for violators. (Photo: David Castillo Dominici)
Culture
18/8/2016
Ancient cuisine, modern flavours
Lebanese cook highlights versatility of Middle Eastern vegetarian fare. (Photo: Liz and Max Haarala Hamilton)
Culture
18/8/2016
LGBTI refugees in Lebanon tell their stories
Persecuted in Syria for their sexual identity, transgender refugees who fled to Lebanon speak of their struggle to find acceptance. (Photo: UNHCR)
Culture
18/8/2016
Because of Syrian war, Lebanons tobacco industry is booming
Syrias conflict has caused hundreds of thousands of refugees to flee to Lebanon, putting a huge strain on the Lebanese economy and its already-crumbling infrastructure. But the five-year Syrian civil war has been a boon for at least one economic sector: the tobacco industry. (Photo: Bilal Hussein)
Culture
18/8/2016
Of war and coffee in Lebanon
Ten years after the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war, coffee vendors reflect on how decades of turmoil have affected their lives. (Photo: Changiz M Varzi)
Politics
13/8/2016
Municipal elections offer political first step for Lebanese women
According to the National Commission for Lebanese Women, some 600 women were elected during the 2016 municipal elections, an increase of 15% compared to the last elections held in 2010. More educated and more present in the work sphere, women seem to be gaining representation in the public sphere, serving their local communities. (Photo: Mohamed Azakir)
Politics
13/8/2016
Search begins for another presidential candidate
Efforts have been launched to find a third presidential choice other than the two main rival contenders, MPs Michel Aoun and Sleiman Frangieh, two ministers said Friday, in the latest attempt to end the more than 2-year-old power vacuum that has thrown Parliament and the government into disarray. (Photo: Lebanese Parliament Website)
Politics
13/8/2016
Lebanon stops Saudi sisters from joining Syria militants
Lebanese authorities deported this week three Saudi sisters and their seven children back to Saudi Arabia to prevent them from heading to Syria to join the conflict in the neighboring country. (Photo: Reuters)
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