The Narrow Streets of Bourj Hammoud

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 began as a tent camp soon turned into an urban center and later on in the 1950s an independent municipality. Burj Hammoud is one of the most densely populated cities in the Middle East and has been neglected for years…
Critiques

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

1 year 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!

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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?

1 year 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 ...
Art

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

1 year 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 ...
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 ...
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