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

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, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Bahrain, U.A.E. , Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia and measured sales, net profits, assets and market value. Saudi companies make up more than one-third of the top 100, with Saudi petrochemicals giant SABIC still in the first…

Love During The Siege: Fighting Hunger Through Hope and Love

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 2016 editions were as follows: - Opinion piece category: Maher Massoud from Syria, an opinion writer for many Arab newspapers, magazines and websites and a researcher at the Institut français du Proche-Orient . - Investigative article category: Mohammad Tarek from…
Lebanon

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

6 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 ...
Humor

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

7 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 ...
Lebanon

The Narrow Streets of Bourj Hammoud

7 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 ...
Critiques

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

8 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 ...
Humor

Lebanese Finally Agree On Something: Thank you Ahlam!

8 months ago
I’ve been reading for the past half hour the replies to Ahlam following her ill-mannered tweets against the Lebanese media and people and I can’t stop laughing! That’s not the first time she insults Lebanese ...
Information

People in Lebanon Getting Happier

8 months ago
The 2016 World Happiness Report is out and Lebanon has surprisingly gained 10 spots. “GDP per capita” is still the most important explanatory variable in determining national happiness, followed by healthy life expectancy and social ...
Art

Google is Celebrating Iconic Arab Poet Nizar Qabbani

8 months ago
Google is celebrating Nizar Qabbani’s 93rd through a series of four different doodles. Nizar Qabbani, considered the titan of Arab literature, is one of the most revered contemporary poets in the Arab world. The doodles ...
Lebanon

The Week Middle East: Is Lebanon Sinking?

8 months ago
The Week Middle East featured our PM Tamman Salam on its cover page with the title “Is Lebanon Sinking?” in reference to the ongoing garbage crisis. I tried looking for the magazine but couldn’t find ...
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