Bcharreh will soon be Home to The World’s Tallest & Biggest Statue of Jesus Christ

Lebanese sculptor and artist Rudy Rahme revealed to Al Jomhouria newspaper that he's sculpting the world's biggest and tallest Jesus Christ statue which will be placed in his hometown Bcharreh once done. The statue is expected to be 54 meter high. In comparison, the famous "Christ the Redeemer" statue towering over Rio de Janeiro is only 38 meters high, while Poland is home to the current world's tallest Jesus statue which reaches 52.5 meters. I…

Ziad Doueiri’s “The Insult” Shortlisted For The Oscars’ Best Foreign Language Film

The Insult became the first ever Lebanese movie to be shortlisted for the Oscars under the Foreign Language category. The Academy had to choose 9 films out of a record-breaking 92 entries this year and later on will select five films from that list which will only be revealed at the Oscars night alongside all other nominations. The nine finalists are: Chile, “A Fantastic Woman,” Sebastián Lelio, director Germany, “In the Fade,” Fatih Akin, director…
Automotive

New License Plates in Lebanon Starting Dec 21

1 day ago
The Traffic Management Center tweeted a picture of a new car plate that is expected to roll out starting December 21. According to this Annahar article, the new plates cannot be forged in any way ...
Food

Did Ladurée Close for Good in Beirut?

2 days ago
I was passing by La Duree Beirut the other day to pick up some macarons only to find that it’s closed. I wasn’t a frequent visitor to be honest, I think the last time I ...
Architecture

Handiss.com: Helping Engineers and Architects Do Freelance

4 days ago
I came across Handiss the other day, and I must say I loved what this Lebanese startup is doing. Basically, Handiss is a web platform that connects engineers and architects to companies or individuals that ...
Critiques

Yet Another Dull Christmas Tree in #Beirut

4 days ago
It was great seeing a decent Christmas tree in Martyrs Square in Beirut last year after years of ugly ones but it appears that we’re back to square one. In fact, I thought I spotted ...
Baladi

2017 Rugby League World Cup Rankings: Lebanon Jumps to 9th Spot!

5 days ago
Thew new Rugby League World Cup 2017 standings were announced few days ago and Lebanon was one of the major movers whereas our Cedars team gained 9 spots and now ranks 9th out of 48 ...
Movies & Television

Hacking a Bank in #Lebanon

1 week ago
NatGeo Abu Dhabi shared a 12-minute episode on how two white hackers were able to infiltrate three branches of a Lebanese prominent bank and compromise their security. Not only were the hackers capable of convincing ...
Lebanon

Beirut’s St. George Cathedral & Al-Amine Mosque Light Up for Jerusalem

1 week ago
Yesterday evening, and in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of “Israel”, images of Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Al-Aqsa Mosque were projected against the facades of ...
Critiques

Verbal Violence Against Lebanese Women in Common Language & Sayings

1 week ago
The National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) along with the UNFPA has launched a campaign aimed at shedding light on the verbal violence facing women in the common language and sayings. They basically reversed these ...
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