Global School Rankings 2015: Lebanon Ranks 58th Worldwide, 3rd Among Arab Countries

BBC are calling these rankings the "biggest ever global school rankings" as they were "based on an amalgamation of international assessments, including the OECD's Pisa tests, the TIMSS tests run by US-based academics and TERCE tests in Latin America, putting developed and developing countries on a single scale". The analysis was based on test scores in maths and science in 76 countries and put Asian countries in the top five places and African countries at…

Lebanese Young Entrepreneur Ziad Sankari Recognized By US President Barack Obama

I met Ziad Sankari back in 2012 as we were both speakers at TedxLAU. I remember very well sitting right next to Ziad and asking him about CardioDiagnostics as it was a brilliant idea and by far the most interesting talk we had that day. Ziad has been relentlessly working on his idea since then and his efforts finally paid off as he got invited to the White House two days ago as one of…

A Lebanese TV Campaign Against Homophobia: The First Of Its Kind In The Arab World

Homosexuality is not a trend nor an illness and people don’t choose to become gay. Blaming People for Being Gay is Like Blaming Them for Being Left-Handed. IDAHOT is a long day event organized and hosted by Proud Lebanon. During this day, various activities will take place in order to address the issues related to this cause. Your participation is highly appreciated and required, so you can contribute to promote our cause and fight against…

Is This For Real? Domestic Workers In Lebanon Could Face Deportation If They Marry non-Lebanese

As if the situation wasn't bad enough for domestic workers in Lebanon, the Lebanese authorities are in the process of passing a law that prohibits workers from having any type of relationships in Lebanon or marrying a non-Lebanese here. If they do so, the tenant can report them and have them deported as mentioned in the Legal-Agenda article and on Kafa's Facebook page. Here's an excerpt from the article: خلال شهر تشرين الاول من العام…
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Almaza Sending Out Positive Vibes For The Summer Season

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I didn’t like the limited edition bottles but I will be having many this summer that’s for sure. On the other hand, I loved the commercial. It’s lively, fresh, happy and full of positive vibes. ...
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The Minimum Wage In Lebanon Compared To Others From Around The World

1 year ago
The minimum wage in Lebanon was increased three years ago from 500,000 ($330) to 675,000 ($450), yet a lot of people here still think it’s not enough and that it should be drastically increased. There’s ...
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Week26: LiveLoveBeirut’s Best Pictures Of The Week

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Dream house in Ghbeleh – Keserwan You can follow LiveLoveBeirut on Instagram on [Instagram]. I’m also on Instagram and you can follow me [Here] if you like. Common Fest – by Sarine Jump! By Chris ...
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What I Told The National About The New Traffic Law In Lebanon

1 year ago
The new traffic law is still the hottest topic in Lebanon right now and is even being mentioned in foreign media outlets. The Financial Times shared an article on the traffic law (classified under “Syria ...
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