Australia Ends Syria’s World Cup Dreams, Egypt Qualifies

War-torn Syria's World Cup journey came to an end today when they lost against Australia. Syria needed to win or draw to advance to the next round but Tim Cahill's second header and 50th international goal for Australia ended Syria's dreams. Yesterday, Mo Salha scored twice as Egypt qualified for the World Cup. Saudi Arabia and Egypt are the only Arab countries that qualified so far. Lebanon has a game today at 5:30 PM against…

Five Lebanese Women Among World’s 10 Most Powerful Arab Women (And They’re all Abroad)

Twelve Lebanese made it to the Forbes Top 100 Most powerful Arab businesswomen this year, and five of them were named among the world's 10 most powerful Arab Women. However, all five of them almost have nothing to do with Lebanon, except having one or two parents of Lebanese origins. Here's the list: #2: Amal Clooney Lawyer, Doughty Street Chambers #3: Nayla Hayek Chair, Swatch; CEO, Harry Winston $6: Rula Ghani Afghanistan's First lady #7:…
Middle East

MEA Suspends Flights to Iraq’s Erbil

3 weeks ago
Iraq’s Kurdistan vote for independence has resulted in more than 92% of voters saying “Yes” and the Iraqi authorities don’t seem too happy about it. They have already ordered the country’s Kurdish area to surrender ...
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CNN’s Top 20 Middle Eastern foods

2 months ago
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 ...
Fun

Lebanon not Among The Top 10 Countries with Most Guns

2 months ago
I was checking out a recent report on the top 10 countries with the most guns per 100 residents and 4 out of the 10 top countries are in the Middle East but Lebanon is ...
Art

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

2 months 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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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 ...
Fun

How Do We Pronounce “GIF” in Lebanon?

3 months ago
What is the right way to pronounce “GIF”? The creator of the Graphics Interchange Format Steve Wilhite said it’s pronounced JIF not GIF. The Oxford English Dictionary and Merriam-Webster proclaimed both pronunciations are acceptable. Stack ...
Art

#SorryIDrowned: A 6-minute Poignant Film by Médecins Sans Frontières

4 months ago
The estimated death toll among migrants in the Mediterranean reached at least 5,000 last year, a new high according to UN agencies. Unfortunately, this is not stopping hundreds of thousands of people, including many from ...
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World Economic Forum: 9 Lebanese Starts Ups Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution

5 months ago
The World Economic Forum has teamed up with the International Finance Corporation to bring us the top 100 Arab World startups that are shaping the future in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). ...
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