Lebanon Mentioned At The 2016 GOP Convention

Tom Barrack, the founder of Colony Capital and one of America's richest businessmen, is a major fundraiser for Donald Trump's campaign for presidency and he spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention. During his speech, he spent a couple of minutes talking about his Lebanese origins and the ties to Lebanon and the Levant Culture. I'm familiar with Barrack and his business but I had no clue his grandparents were Lebanese. PS: Those are the…

“Beyrouthin” Added to the French Dictionary

After two years of signing petitions, publishing articles and writing letters to the French Academy and Larousse, Tamyras were finally able to get Larousse to add the word "Beyrouthin" to the French Dictionary. Beyrouthin has been used since 1844 according to Tania Hadjithomas Mehanna but was never included in the dictionary. "Beyrouthin" can be found in the 2017 Larousse edition between "Beylisme" and "Bezef". Felicitations les Beyrouthins!
Critiques

Shameful “Anal Exams” Still Taking Place in Lebanon

4 months ago
Human Rights Watch published an 82-pages long report on the forced anal examinations on men and transgender women accused of consensual same-sex conduct in which cases were reported in Lebanon in the past five years. ...
Automotive

Enhanced & More Secure (Biometric) Lebanese Driving Licenses?

5 months ago
via Lebanon24 According to Lebanon24, The Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities is preparing to launch new secure driving licenses that will reduce the use of stolen and counterfeit licenses. The new licenses will come ...
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Four More Suicide Bombings in Al-Qaa Tonight

5 months ago
Four suicide bombers yesterday and four more tonight. Fortunately, there were no casualties tonight as eight people were lightly injured today after suicide bombers riding motorcycles blew themselves up in the center of the town. ...
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Giving Away LeMall Gift Cards Worth $300 & A Chance To Fly To The U.S

6 months ago
Summer is here and it’s the best time to start planning your summer trip! If you haven’t done any plans yet, LeMall has kicked off a cool campaign with ‎Wild Discovery‬ and is giving away ...
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Love During The Siege: Fighting Hunger Through Hope and Love

6 months ago
The Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press is held on June 2 every year, which is the anniversary of Samir Kassir’s assassination, and is funded by the European Union. The winners of the ...
Architecture

The Grand Aley Hotel: Built in 1926, For Sale Since 2008

6 months ago
This is a cool piece by Dima Karam (The Guardian) on the Grand Aley Hotel that was built in 1926 by three brothers from a Beiruti trading family. The British Army set up their command ...
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Don’t Forget to Donate To the Lebanese Red Cross this Month

6 months ago
The Lebanese Red Cross is not a governmental association and relies largely on volunteers with a limited number of paid staff. They provide relief to the victims of disasters, respond to emergencies, accidents and are ...
Critiques

Municipal Elections: All Polling Stations Should be Wheelchair-accessible

7 months ago
The way they are carrying her up the stairs doesn’t look that safe to be honest The ISF tweeted earlier today pictures showing officers carrying a woman in a wheelchair up the stairs in order ...
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