AUB To Become Entirely Smoke-Free by 2019

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 within 24 months in a long letter published on AUB's website yesterday. At the moment, smoking is not permitted anywhere on AUB campus as well as the AUB beach other than in a few clearly identified locations. This is a great initiative and I hope they'll be able to implement it…

R.I.P Stavro Jabra

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 checked his website on a regular basis. In one of the articles on his website, he is described as "the man who put the Middle East caricature on the map". He was also a photographer and an author of cartoon…
Animals & Wildlife

Injured & Pregnant Hyena Saved by Environmentalist in Akkar

5 months 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 ...
Critiques

Horsh Beirut Closed Again?

5 months 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 ...
Business

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

5 months 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 ...
Information

Why Lebanese Parents Need to Register Their Children

6 months 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 ...
Fun

Passport Index 2017: Lebanese Passport Still Among the Three Worst Arab Passports

6 months ago
Passport Index released its 2017 rankings of the most powerful passports. The website ranks the travel documents by measuring the number of countries that can be visited without applying for a visa. Germany is the ...
Critiques

Lebanese Basketball [2016-2017]: Foreign Players Scoring Almost 70% of Total Points

6 months ago
A year ago, and following the idiotic decision to allow three foreign players in Lebanese basketball teams, I went through stats from almost 50 games and found out that foreign players are scoring up to ...
Fun

A Lebanese Fight in Australia

6 months ago
Wen fi Lebnene fi Machkal. Basically the old man is upset someone parked in front of his house and the lady is explaining that it’s not his spot and that anyone can park there. It’s ...
Food

Get Your Loved One A Shawarma Bouquet This Valentine

6 months ago
A Shawarma shop “Snack Ramez” in Mazraat Yachouh is selling a Shawarma bouquet for Valentine, claiming that it’s worth a thousand red roses. Technically speaking, the price of one red rose on Valentine’s day would ...
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