The 2016/2017 QS World University Rankings: AUB Up To 228th Place Globally, 3rd In The Arab World

The American University of Beirut has improved its global ranking by 40 spots and is now among the top 250 universities worldwide according to The 2016/2017 QS World University Rankings. It is also among the top 3 universities in the Arab World, after King Saud University and King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. On the other hand, LAU ranked #651 globally while USJ ranked #491. AUB also ranked in the top 100 worldwide on…

There are Still Lebanese Prisoners in Assad’s Saydnaya Prison, Possibly The Worst Place on Earth

Ex-detainees and architects have built an accurate model of the Saydnaya Syrian prison based using ‘ear-witness’ and The Guardian is describing Assad's most brutal prison as the worst place on Earth. Amnesty international reports that over 18000 people have died in Syrian prisons since March 2011. This averages out to roughly 10 people dying every single day. Prisoners are subjected to all types of torture methods, and treated like captive animals, with complete disregard for…
Lebanon

Lebanon’s Best Team Sport is Surprisingly Rugby League

1 year ago
The Independent surveyed the world rankings of the most popular team sports and came up with a map that shows which sport each country is best at. The team sports featured were football, rugby Union, ...
Humor

Pokemon Theme Song – Arabic Version

1 year ago
Source: Arabish Here’s a funny Arabic interpretation of Pokemon theme song by Arabish but those Pokemons on their mouths are a bit creepy, especially Pikachu. Here’s the Karaoke version: [YouTube] ...
Lebanon

Lebanon Improving In The Networked Readiness Index

1 year ago
The Global Information Technology Report (GITR) is prepared by the World Economic Forum, INSEAD and Cornell University and examines “the increasing proliferation of technology and its effects on advancing global prosperity”. Digital innovation is reshaping ...
Art

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

1 year ago
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 ...
Beirut

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

1 year ago
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 ...
Fashion

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

1 year 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 ...
Lebanon

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

1 year 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 ...
Business

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

1 year 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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