[Updated] Lebanese Woman Sentenced to 11 years in Prison For Insulting Egyptians in a Video

Update Sept 10 2018: Mona is set to be released after her prison term was cut to one year and suspended. Great news! This is crazy! A Lebanese woman called Mona el-Mazbouh has been sentenced to 11 years in prison in Egypt after she used profanities to describe her vacation in Cairo in a video she shared online. Obviously what she did is wrong but to jail her for 11 years is way too harsh…

Meet the AUB Surgeon Treating Palestinian Protesters in Gaza

Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sitta, a reconstructive surgeon working at the American University of Beirut, has been making trips to Gaza for the past five years to help injured Palestinians. He's currently there operating non-stop at al-Awda Hospital to treat the injured. The hospital is in desperate need of Operating Room kits, tourniquets, and emergency supplies. Dr Abu-Sitta is fighting and rebelling relentlessly in his own way, by operating on Palestinian protesters who were shot by Israeli…

Expats Voters Turnout at 65% in Arab Countries, Highest Turnout in Qatar at 76%

4 months ago
The first round of the Lebanese expats voting is over and the second one is on its way today. This is the first time ever that Lebanese expats cast their votes outside their country and ...

Insights Into Men & Gender Equality in Lebanon

6 months ago
Promundo and UN Women, with ABAAD and Connecting Research to Development (CRD) surveyed 1,050 men and 1,136 women between the ages of 18 and 59, representing both the Lebanese and Syrian populations living in Lebanon ...

The “Arabic Dream” Song is 20 years Old Already!

6 months ago
The “Arabic Dream” (الحلم العربي) song, which came out in 1998 and trended in 2000 following the second Palestinian Intifada is now 20 years old! Just to think that things were so bad back then, ...

Damaged Marine Cables Between Cyprus & Alexandria Affecting Internet in #Lebanon

7 months ago
If you’re wondering why internet in Lebanon has slowed down* in the past week, this is due to a rupture of two cables connecting Cyprus to Europe. The latest update I read stated that the ...

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

9 months 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 ...

Here’s why I’m Voting, and YOU Should Vote, for Lebanese Innovator Fouad Maksoud

10 months ago
Fouad Maksoud is the only remaining Lebanese candidate at this year’s Stars of Science show and is well positioned to win this year’s edition after scoring a whooping 96 for his invention: the highest score ...
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Australia Ends Syria’s World Cup Dreams, Egypt Qualifies

11 months ago
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 ...

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

11 months ago
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 ...