Joumana Haddad is Running in the 2017 Elections

Joumana Haddad is Lebanese journalist, activist, poet, instructor, author and the head of the cultural pages for An Nahar newspaper, as well as the editor-in-chief of Jasad magazine, a controversial Arabic magazine specialized in the literature and arts of the body. She's brave, honest, daring and an incredible woman. She "is a voice rarely heard in the Middle East – an unapologetic feminist who wants to challenge the way both Arab men and women think".…

(Updated) AUB’s Insight Club Controversial Lecture on Homosexuality

Update: The lecture has been cancelled. Here's the . The Insight Club is hosting a public lecture on Thursday 23rd of March at the Issam Fares Lecture Hall - AUB at 5PM on "Homosexuality in Lebanon: the Challenges of Modernity”. The lecture will be hosted by two doctors and university professors who believe that homosexuality is an illness that can be cured using shock therapy. After being criticized for hosting these doctors, the club responded…

Tobacco Prices have gone up in Lebanon (By 250 Liras LOL)

1 week ago
The government has apparently agreed to increase tobacco prices in Lebanon and Lebanonfiles has published the new price lists as shared by the Regie Libanaise. I asked a couple of friends just to make sure ...

#Ntebho_Online: An Awareness Campaign on Online Threats

1 week ago
If you ever decide to give your child a connected device, it is important to make sure that you are in total control because it’s a big an dangerous virtual world out there, just as ...

AUB To Become Entirely Smoke-Free by 2019

1 week ago
AUB’s President Dr. Fadlo R. Khuri, who is a thoracic/head and neck medical oncologist, has vowed to turn AUB into an entirely smoke-free campus (indoors and outdoors) within 24 months in a long letter published ...

R.I.P Stavro Jabra

2 weeks ago
Lebanese prominent cartoonist Stavro Jabra has passed away today at the age of 70. Stavro has been reflecting through his cartoons on regional and local events since the 1970s. I followed his work religiously and ...
Animals & Wildlife

Injured & Pregnant Hyena Saved by Environmentalist in Akkar

2 weeks ago
This is probably the first time that a hyena-related story doesn’t end up with the animal getting killed by ruthless and ignorant hunters or local villagers. ISF member and environmentalist Wajid Semaan was able to ...

Horsh Beirut Closed Again?

2 weeks ago
NAHNOO, the NGO that has been campaigning for years to re-open Horsh Beirut and has finally succeeded in doing so last year, posted earlier today that Beirut’s municipality took a decision to close down the ...

Harvard Business Review: Arab Inventors Make the U.S. More Innovative

1 month ago
HBR recently published a research showing how Arab immigrants have made major contributions to American science and technology. The aim is to document the extent of Arab contributions to American innovation at times where the ...

Why Lebanese Parents Need to Register Their Children

1 month ago
Believe it or not, there are a lot of Lebanese parents who forget to register the birth of their children. Some of them don’t do it out of ignorance, neglect or simply failing to get ...