AUB Kicks Off #BoldlyAUB Campaign With The Largest Donation in its History

Two years after receiving the largest single donation in its 147-year history donation, the American University of Beirut received this week an even bigger donation presented by the Semaan Foundation. The amount of money donated was not disclosed as per the donor's wish, but AUB’s vice president for development, Imad Baalbaki stated that the university has already raised $275 million of its target, not including the donation made by the Semaan foundation and that the…

B-Qā by Chateau Marsyas

Back when I started the blog around 7 years ago, I admit I wasn’t the biggest fan of Lebanese wines. Now, even though I might not be a true wine connoisseur, I am an avid drinker who’s learning to appreciate good Lebanese wines. I’m especially interested in pairing specific wines with certain events like Christmas dinners, a cheese and wine night, a happy hour, at the beach, near the slopes or just a simple drink…
Automotive

First Bike Sharing Station Launched in Beirut

1 month ago
We finally have a bike sharing system in Beirut thanks to efforts from Jawad Sbeity in collaboration with Beirut’s governor Ziad Chebib and Beirut’s municipality. The first sample station was set up yesterday near Le ...
Critiques

Ramlet El Bayda’s Privatisation Explained in 30 Seconds

1 month ago
Beirut’s last public beach will eventually be turned into a private resort, despite Beirut Governor’s claims that the beach will remain open to the public. Most of Lebanon’s beaches were taken over by private developers ...
Information

Human Rights Watch [2016] Report: HR Situation Deteriorating in Lebanon

1 month ago
The Human Rights situation has deteriorated in 2016 in Lebanon according to the Human Rights yearly report, but the end of the presidential vaccuum and the new government’s formation present an opportunity to turn the ...
Fun

Fail: French Emergency Number on Wardeh Ski Slope

1 month ago
If you run into trouble on a ski lift on Wardeh’s ski slope, feel free to call a French number and the Val d’Isere mountain rescue team will fly all the way to Kfardebian to ...
Animals & Wildlife

If They Killed 70,000 Birds in New York To Protect Planes, It Doesn’t Mean It’s Right!

1 month ago
Ever since the government decided to shoot down the seagulls near the airport, a lot of people have been unfortunately justifying this act by claiming that bird-killing programs were also adopted in other countries, mainly ...
Critiques

How Are Hunters NOT Threatening Flights Safety?

1 month ago
I think we should stop coming up with jokes when it comes to serious matters because the authorities are taking us way too seriously. I can’t believe they actually invited hunters to shoot down the ...
Fun

When Chef Antoine Mistakes “Tante Claire” for “Eclair”

1 month ago
This is hilarious! I have to give it to Hisham, he’s bringing out the best of chef Antoine 😀 ...
Food

Bouza Bachir now Open in Paris

1 month ago
Bouza Bachir (Glace Bachir) is one of the oldest and most popular ice-cream places in Lebanon. It started off in Bekfaya back in 1936 and has today over 30 shops across Lebanon, they’ve just opened ...
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