AUB Pays $700,000 to Settle Lawsuit

Now that's a first! The American University of Beirut has agreed to pay a financial penalty of $700,000 to settle a lawsuit after being accused of assisting three organizations linked to Hezbollah. One example was a workshop titled "Citizen/Online Journalism" which was attended by representatives from al Nour and al Manar among others. AUB agreed to pay the fine but rejected claims that its conduct was intentional or reckless, and “it did not admit such…

10 Funny Signs from Today’s Protest

Whether you're with or against the protests today, one thing is for sure: Lebanese always know how to come up with the funniest and wittiest posters. Enjoy :) The Savior Star Wars Fan The Savior Go study :) Chef Ontoine Sanioura forever LOL 3eb :P Fadia el Cherreka Elissa knows Photo Credits to Bernadette & Anis
Beirut

Fiasco at the Lebanese-Canadian Hospital

7 months ago
A young man wrecked the Lebanese Canadian hospital in Sin el fil after his 36 year old brother passed away unexpectedly. Based on what I’ve read, his brother had a severe stomach pain and was ...
Beirut

Meet “Festou2 Bae”: Barbar’s Own “Salt Bae”

7 months ago
I’m sure you all know by now Nusret Gökçe: the Turkish chef who broke the internet with his fancy sprinkling salt move. Well Barbar just introduced its own “Salt Bae” or “M3allem”. I just wish ...
Architecture

An Exclusive Sneak Peek into ABC Verdun, Beirut’s Newest Mall

7 months ago
Last week, I was able to get into the new ABC in Verdun. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek into what’s in store in the 50,000 SQM complex. I was astonished to ...
Art

La Plume de Pierre (Pierre Sadek Foundation) Caricatures on Display at The Sursock Museum

7 months ago
Pierre Sadek was Lebanon’s leading political caricaturist and a genius. During my AUB years, I spent countless hours looking through old archives and checking his brilliant newspapers caricatures from the 70s and 80s. Following his ...
Art

Said Akl Graffiti Vandalized in Gemmayze

7 months ago
Said Akl’s graffiti in Gemmayze was recently vandalized. Few months ago, someone added some lipstick on the poet’s lips but now it got totally ruined. Said Akl is considered one of the most important modern ...
Automotive

Uber Beirut Fares Drop by 15%

7 months ago
I ordered an Uber for my wife yesterday to take her from work to our home in Jeita and was surprised when I got charged $13.36 only. It usually used to cost me around $17-18 ...
Beirut

A Lavish Sunday Buffet at The Four Seasons Beirut

7 months ago
I love the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut. It’s definitely one of my favorite hotels in the capital. It seems that I always keep coming back for their amazing breakfast, but sometimes, I just pass ...
Automotive

Red-Light Enforcement Cameras Installed in #Beirut

8 months ago
The Traffic Management Center (TMC) is teaming up with Sensys Gatso Group, the leading provider of traffic safety solutions delivering systems, to install the first Red-light systems in Beirut. The red-light cameras were first tested ...
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