The Week Middle East: Is Lebanon Sinking?

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 it at Virgin or anywhere so I looked it up online and bought the issue as a souvenir haha! The article on Lebanon's garbage crisis is on page 6 and it says "River of Rubbish: Lebanon's inability to act". It…

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

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 Dubai that features performances by choirs of all musical traditions. Its aim is to "nurture the choral scene of the Middle East by recognizing and supporting the music of both non-western and western choral traditions and providing wider public access…
Critiques

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

1 year 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, ...
Information

72% of Lebanese Think Torture is Justified

1 year 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 ...
Middle East

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

1 year 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 ...
Lebanon

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

1 year 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 ...
Middle East

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

1 year 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 ...
Critiques

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

1 year 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 ...
Food

UNESCO Adds Arabic Coffee To “Cultural Heritage” List

1 year ago
Source UNESCO announced the new additions to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list last week and the tradition of making Arabic coffee was among the 20 new traditions. Quoting the UNESCO report, “Serving Arabic coffee is ...
Critiques

Europe’s Refugee Crisis In Comparison To Lebanon

1 year ago
We have 1.5 million refugees in a country of 4 million people. That’s the equivalent of: – Germany hosting 20 million refugees. – America hosting 80 million refugees. We are all aware of the situation ...
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