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…

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

Lebanese graffiti and street artist Yazan Halwani won gold in the "Peinture" category at the 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie which are currently being held in Abidjan. Les Jeux de la Francophonie are held every four years and combine artistic and sporting events for French-speaking nations. Lebanon has been taking part in these games since 1994 and clinched 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal back in 2013. There are over 90+ representing Lebanon this…
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Present-day Lebanese Descendants of Biblical Canaanites

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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

2 months 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 ...
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In Pictures: The Synagogue of Bhamdoun

2 months 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

2 months 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!

2 months 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

2 months 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)

2 months 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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Beirut Planting Roofs

2 months ago
Beirut Planting Roofs is the latest experiment by Ziad Abichaker, The “Garbage King”, where he’s teaming up with the American University of Beirut to install vertical planters made out of Eco-board panels on a rooftop ...
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