CNN’s Top 20 Middle Eastern foods

CNN asked Lebanese-American food blogger Bethany Kehdy about her favorite Middle Eastern dishes and got inspired from Kehdy's taste to list the top 20 Middle Eastern foods. Hummus came on top of the list, followed by Manakeesh, grilled Halloumi, Foul Medammas and Falafel. The majority of items on that list are found in the Lebanese cuisine but there aren't that many recommendations for restaurants in Lebanon so I thought I tweak the list and add…

Lebanon not Among The Top 10 Countries with Most Guns

I was checking out a recent report on the top 10 countries with the most guns per 100 residents and 4 out of the 10 top countries are in the Middle East but Lebanon is not one of them surprisingly enough. Yemen came third with 54.8 guns per 100 residents, Cyprus 36.4, Saudi Arabia 35 and Iraq 34.2 while Lebanon has an average of 21 guns per 100 residents, which means that 1 in every…

Lebanese Artist Yazan Halwani Wins Gold at the 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie

2 weeks ago
Lebanese graffiti and street artist Yazan Halwani won gold in the “Peinture” (Painting) category at the 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie which are currently being held in Abidjan. Les Jeux de la Francophonie are held ...

12 Lebanese Women in Forbes’ Top 100 Most Powerful Arab Businesswomen 2017 List

3 weeks ago
The 2017 Forbes list of the 100 most powerful Arab Businesswomen is out and 12 Lebanese women made the list. Forbes collects information from annual reports and company websites and look at criteria such as ...

How Do We Pronounce “GIF” in Lebanon?

1 month ago
What is the right way to pronounce “GIF”? The creator of the Graphics Interchange Format Steve Wilhite said it’s pronounced JIF not GIF. The Oxford English Dictionary and Merriam-Webster proclaimed both pronunciations are acceptable. Stack ...

#SorryIDrowned: A 6-minute Poignant Film by Médecins Sans Frontières

2 months ago
The estimated death toll among migrants in the Mediterranean reached at least 5,000 last year, a new high according to UN agencies. Unfortunately, this is not stopping hundreds of thousands of people, including many from ...

World Economic Forum: 9 Lebanese Starts Ups Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution

2 months ago
The World Economic Forum has teamed up with the International Finance Corporation to bring us the top 100 Arab World startups that are shaping the future in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). ...

When You Google Smoking in Lebanon

2 months ago
I was just watching a disturbing video showing a young kid asking her mother to pass her the Arguile, which the loving and thoughtful mother does! This may be shocking to many but the sad ...

Karl Sharro’s Guide to the Middle East Conflict

3 months ago
CNN interviewed Lebanese Cartoonist and satirist Karl Sharro (KarlRemarks) and asked him about his confused person’s guide to the Middle East. The “simple” diagram which Karl drew in 2015 illustrates the region’s alliances and hatreds. ...

I’m Taking Part in MEA’s Digital Networking Event in Sharm el Sheikh

3 months ago
Middle East Airlines is organizing its first digital networking event this year in Sharm el Sheikh and I’m gladly taking part in it and taking my wife and kid with me as well. There are ...