CNN’s Top 20 Middle Eastern foods

CNN asked Lebanese-American food blogger Bethany Kehdy about her favorite Middle Eastern dishes and got inspired from Kehdy's taste to list the top 20 Middle Eastern foods. Hummus came on top of the list, followed by Manakeesh, grilled Halloumi, Foul Medammas and Falafel. The majority of items on that list are found in the Lebanese cuisine but there aren't that many recommendations for restaurants in Lebanon so I thought I tweak the list and add…

Lebanese Alex Dermirdjian Clinches Third Spot in Belgium’s 24-hour race

After scoring a well deserved victory at Monza back in April, Alex Dermirdjian achieved a major milestone by clinching a third place in one of the world's toughest races, Belgium’s 24-hour race on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Photo Credits: Sportscode Images Spa is my all-time favorite track and is one of the most challenging race tracks in the world due to its fast, hilly and twisty nature, so you can imagine how tough and demanding it…
Art

Lebanese Artist Yazan Halwani Wins Gold at the 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie

2 weeks ago
Lebanese graffiti and street artist Yazan Halwani won gold in the “Peinture” (Painting) category at the 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie which are currently being held in Abidjan. Les Jeux de la Francophonie are held ...
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Present-day Lebanese Descendants of Biblical Canaanites

2 weeks ago
A recent paper entitled “Continuity and Admixture in the Last Five Millennia of Levantine History from Ancient Canaanite and Present-Day Lebanese Genome Sequences” has proven that more “than 90 percent of the genetic ancestry of ...
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12 Lebanese Women in Forbes’ Top 100 Most Powerful Arab Businesswomen 2017 List

3 weeks ago
The 2017 Forbes list of the 100 most powerful Arab Businesswomen is out and 12 Lebanese women made the list. Forbes collects information from annual reports and company websites and look at criteria such as ...
Architecture

In Pictures: The Synagogue of Bhamdoun

3 weeks ago
Most of the Lebanese Jews lived in Beirut but there were also communities in other cities like Saida and Tripoli and there are still intact synagogues mainly in Saida, Bhamdoun and Deir el Qamar. The ...
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Lebanon Just Appointed 3 new Female Ambassadors

3 weeks ago
Amal Mudallali, Sahar Baassiri and Tracy Chamoun were appointed this week by the Lebanese government as new ambassadors for Lebanon. Dr Amal Mudallali, who works as a CEO for Bridges International Group, is a contributor ...
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Michael Haddad Wants to Conquer the North Pole!

1 month ago
Michael Haddad is a paralyzed professional athlete who is breaking all barriers and accomplishing the unthinkable for a person who has lost control of 75% of his body. Michael is always off to a new ...
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Celebrating Lebanese Food

1 month ago
Lebanese food is probably the one thing we can still brag about here in Lebanon. The below video is an old one but it’s pretty awesome and totally worth sharing. It’s done by the Fung ...
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For The Love of Zaatar (Thyme)

1 month ago
Here’s a 6-minute short movie on Mohammad Ali Neimeh, the man who cultivates Lebanon’s wild herb and who’s a thyme passionate. Mohammad, also known as Abou Kassem, used to collect thyme from the fields and ...
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