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

Lebanese graffiti and street artist Yazan Halwani won gold in the "Peinture" category at the 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie which are currently being held in Abidjan. Les Jeux de la Francophonie are held every four years and combine artistic and sporting events for French-speaking nations. Lebanon has been taking part in these games since 1994 and clinched 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal back in 2013. There are over 90+ representing Lebanon this…

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

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 company revenues or GDP, years of experience and scope of the role or ministry. The UAE had the highest number of women on the 2017 list with 18, followed by Egypt with 16 and Lebanon with 12. Lubna S. Olayan,…

How Do We Pronounce “GIF” in Lebanon?

8 months 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

9 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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 ...

Ex-PM Najib Mikati Tops Lebanon’s Billionaires For 2017

11 months ago
Forbes’ 2017 Billionaires list is out and this year’s list was topped by Bill Gates ($86 Billion) followed by Warren Buffett ($75.6 Billion) and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos in third spot with $72.8 Billion. As far ...

Global Fire Power 2016 Report: Lebanon Ranked 68th out of 126, KSA Third Worldwide

11 months ago
Globalfirepower published a list featuring countries ranked by their military budgets for the year 2015. The info is not 100% accurate but it pretty much gives you an estimate of where Arab countries stand in ...