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9/2/2016
15 great books: How civil war (re)-shaped the Lebanese novel
The civil war — although it officially ended in 1990 — continues to preoccupy novelists, with new books set during war-time coming out every year. The renowned blogger ArabLit looks back at how civil war shaped the Lebanese novel, and recommend 15 great books set just before, during, and after the war. (Photo: http://7iber.com)
Culture
9/2/2016
Lebanese start-up aims to provide cheap medical support to refugees
A team of doctors have created Lebanon’s first Internet-based service primarily aimed at providing frontline medical assistance to refugees and low-income families living within the country’s borders. (Photo: AP)
Culture
9/2/2016
EFF fetes Lebanese film student shorts
Each year Beirut’s European Film Festival conducts a competition for Lebanese student films and Saturday evening saw many EU officials fete the contest’s winning short films. (Photo: EFF)
Events
25/1/2016
Lebanon battered by yet another storm
Thalassa, which started on Friday, is expected to intensify. (Photo: AFP)
Culture
25/1/2016
Book offers emotional portrait of Lebanon
Murilo Meihy, professor of Contemporary History at Rio de Janeiro Federal University, launches work in which he portrays the culture of Lebanese immigrants through stories of his family.
Culture
25/1/2016
Lebanese singer releases song in Portuguese
Tania Saleh has just put out the tune ‘Algumas Imagens.’ The artist wants to build a following in Brazil and is considering making an entire album in Portuguese. (Photo: Tarek Moukaddem)
Culture
18/1/2016
Writers wanted in the Lebanese film industry
There is good news out there for anyone who dreams of writing their own movie. Not just for those currently in the film industry, but even newcomers finally have their chance.
Politics
12/1/2016
Lebanese need years to adapt to recycling: industry minister
Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan said Tuesday that the Lebanese would need around three years to become accustomed to recycling, and noted that developing countries typically take at least 20 years before they start to recycle just 30 percent of their waste. (Photo: Patrick Baz)
Politics
11/1/2016
Lebanon awaits winner in regional war: Shias or Sunnis? Iran, Saudi Arabia or Isis?
Tied by history and intrigue to other parts of the Middle East, divided into 18 religious sects, the country has long been the victim of others’ conflicts. (Photo: Patrick Baz/AFP)
Politics
3/1/2016
Syrian refugees struggle to keep warm during winter in Lebanon
Nearly two million Syrian refugees have settled in Lebanon. As another harsh winter sets in, many people struggle to keep their tents warm enough for their young children. (Photo: Mohammed Zaatari)
Events
1/1/2016
Snowstorm in Lebanon strands motorists, hits refugees
A snowstorm hit Lebanon on Friday, local media reported, stranding motorists and adding to the woes of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees living in makeshift shelters. (Photo: Reuters)
Culture
20/12/2015
Cristiano Ronaldo meets Beirut bombings orphan
Real Madrid star meets Lebanese boy who last month lost both parents in Beirut attack that was claimed by Islamic State terrorists. (Photo: Real Madrid)
Culture
17/12/2015
Amal Clooney makes pledge to help girls in her Lebanon homeland
George Clooney must be extremely proud of his wife Amal Clooney. The human rights lawyer has launched a new annual scholarship which will fund secondary schooling for one girl from Lebanon, Amals home country. (Photo: Hello Magazine)
Culture
14/12/2015
Lebanon Vying to Be Regional Tech Hub
Despite political and infrastructure challenges, Beirut is investing in local tech entrepreneurs and hoping to become the startup capital of the region, Dana Ballout reports. (Photo: john_smith99912, flickr)
Culture
9/12/2015
All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams ignorant of refugee crisis before Lebanon visit
All Black Sonny Bill Williams says spending time at a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon has made him realise how "ignorant" of the refugee crisis he was.
Politics
30/11/2015
Lebanon PM urges presidential vote after new push to find candidate
Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam made a new appeal on Friday for the country to choose a president after an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad this week emerged as a strong candidate. (Photo: Mohamed Azakir)
Events
30/11/2015
Seminar to discuss Middle East and Lebanon cultures
The event ‘The East close to us: journeys and stories from yesterday and today’ will take place on December 3rd in the city of São Paulo. Speakers will discuss topics such as refuge, media and philosophy. (Photo: Getty Images)
Culture
25/11/2015
Meet Argentina’s new first lady: a Lebanese model with Muslim heritage
Argentina’s President elect Mauricio Macri, who is vowing to correct problems created by the South American’s previous government, happens to be married to a woman of Lebanese and Syrian descent. (Photo: Reuters)
Culture
20/11/2015
Origin of Surnames
A surname is part of a personal name that is passed from either or both parents to their offspring. Customs on the format of surnames change from region to region and their use has changed over time. In most Western nations, the surname occurs at the end of a personal name, after a given name or names. Conversely some East Asian counties and Hungary place the surname before given names. Read and k ...
Politics
20/11/2015
Lebanon grand mufti marks independence with call for unity
Lebanons Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian congratulated the Lebanese on the occasion of Independence Day Friday, calling for national unity in order to protect the country from external dangers. (Photo: Mohammad Azakir)
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