People in Lebanon Getting Happier

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 support for Lebanon. Here’s the complete ranking list for Arab countries: 28- UAE 34- Saudi Arabia 36- Qatar 41- Kuwait 42- Bahrain 67- Libya 80- Jordan 108- Palestine 112- Iraq 120- Egypt 147- Yemen 157- Syria Syria remains the least…

Google is Celebrating Iconic Arab Poet Nizar Qabbani

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 depict different periods in the poet's life during which he wrote some of his most celebrated works, one of them being Beirut of course. The illustrations are also inspired from Nizar Qabbani’s poems; such as the jasmine flowers from his…
Lebanon

The Week Middle East: Is Lebanon Sinking?

6 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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Art

Tripoli’s Fayha Choir Won “Choir of The Year” in Dubai

6 months ago
Photo Credits: Natheer Halawani The Fayha Choir, from Tripoli Lebanon, won during the weekend “The Choir of The Year” award at the Choir Fest Middle East 2016. ChoirFest Middle East is an annual festival in ...
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Critiques

Lebanese Expats are Being Punished By The Lebanese State, not Saudi Arabia

6 months ago
via AlAraby Saudi Arabia decided to freeze the delivery of nearly $4 billion of grants to Lebanon last week, then it warned its citizens not to travel to Lebanon, followed by Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, ...
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Information

72% of Lebanese Think Torture is Justified

7 months ago
Picture Showing Roumieh Prison Inmates Being Tortured 72% of Lebanese think that torture is justified according to a spring 2015 Pew Research Center survey of 38 nations. The question asked was as follows: “In the ...
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Middle East

Another Amazing Mashup By Noel Kharman: Evanescence’s My Immortal + Fairouz

7 months ago
After singing Adele’s Hello with a Fairouz twist, Palestinian Artist Noel Kharman just added a Fairouz twist to one of Evanescence’s most popular songs: My Immortal. Ba3dak 3ala Bali matches perfectly with My Immortal and ...
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Lebanon

#UpForSchool: Three Brothers Rapping To Help 1 Million Refugees Go To School

8 months ago
We are currently witnessing the world’s worst refugee crisis in decades and the victims are first and foremost the children. Millions of refugee children are unable to attend schools and end up on the streets ...
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Middle East

Queen Rania’s Spot-On Reply To Charlie Hebdo’s Racist & Tasteless Cartoon

8 months ago
A lot of people, including myself, condemned the terrorist attacks against Charlie Hebdo in the name of free speech, but many people were against using the #JeSuisCharlie hashtag simply because this magazine’s views do not ...
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Critiques

Ghena Bou Hamdan: The Young Syrian Girl Singing For Syria’s Children Of War

8 months ago
Back in the late 70s and early 80s, famous Lebanese child singer Remi Bandali captured Arab hearts by singing “3touna el toufouli” and “Imani A7la Iman” to a war-torn Lebanon. Over 35 years later, Ghena ...
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