A Bullet Resistant Kefiyyeh (Head Scarf) by Beirut-Based Architect Salim al-Kadi

A Beirut-based architect has created a bullet resistant Kefiyyeh made out of "para-aramid synthetic fibre – otherwise known as Kevlar – which is used in body armor like bulletproof vests to help guard the wearer against ballistics and other weapons". Al-Kadi's scarf, the K29 Keffiyeh 001, was hand-embroidered by a woman living in Ain al-Hilweh and made its debut during Beirut Design Week. I am not the expert here but if you get hit by…

Beirut Third Most Expensive City To Live in The Region, After Dubai & Abu Dhabi

The Mercer’s Cost of Living Survey 2016 is out and Dubai topped MENA Cities as the most expensive location for employees working abroad. Beirut ranked as the third most expensive city regionally and the 50th most expensive city in the world. Mercer's survey includes 209 cities across five continents and measures the comparative cost of more than 200 items in each location, including housing, transportation, food, clothing, household goods, and entertainment. The survey is designed…
Fashion

Lebanese Sarah Beydoun, Founder of Sarah’s Bag, Receives The 2016 Oslo Business for Peace Award

2 months ago
[Photo Credits] The Oslo-based foundation “Business for Peace” grants every year the Oslo Business for Peace Award to up to seven honourees “in recognition of their individual and outstanding business-worthy contribution to the building of ...
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Lebanon

British-Lebanese TV Host Liliane Daoud Arrested And Deported From Egypt

3 months ago
British-Lebanese political talk show host and Former BBC Journalist Liliane Daoud was arrested and deported from Egypt yesterday night. She was the host of ONTV’s political show “Headlines”. “Eight men who said they were from ...
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Business

Four Lebanese Banks Among Forbes’ Top 100 Arab Companies Of 2016

3 months ago
The 2016 Forbes list of the Top 100 Arab Companies 2016 is out and four Lebanese banks made the list. To rank the top 100, Forbes started with 1,316 publicly-traded companies from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, ...
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Information

Love During The Siege: Fighting Hunger Through Hope and Love

3 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 ...
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Lebanon

Everyday, Arab Women are Told Who They Can and Can’t Be!

4 months ago
I love this campaign. It’s basically a video portraying more than 20 Arab women coming from different walks of life to celebrate difference and uniqueness. Unfortunately, we are still very far from achieving gender equality ...
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Humor

Evolution of Arabic Music: From Sayed Darwish To Haifa’s Bouss El Wawa

5 months ago
Enjoy a funny interpretation of 42 of the most popular Arabic songs from 1900 till today. After watching the video, I realized I barely know any of the songs after 2010 and I’m glad I ...
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Lebanon

The Narrow Streets of Bourj Hammoud

5 months ago
via OldBeirut Bourj Hammoud used to be a huge garden back in the 1920s before thousands of Armenian refugees began arriving in Beirut and settling in refugee camps on the outskirts of the city. What ...
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Critiques

Beirut’s Raouché Rock Lit Up with Lebanese & Belgian Flags

6 months ago
The Raouché rock in Beirut was lit up with the Lebanese and Belgian flags, in solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attacks that hit Brussels few days ago. Beirut’s Pigeon Rock was also illuminated ...
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