#AUB4Refugees: Dispelling Negative Perceptions with Facts

AUB professor and Director of Research at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs Dr. Nasser Yassin is addressing the Syrian refugee crisis with facts, as part of the #AUB4Refugees initiative. The aim is to counter the current rhetoric surrounding refugees with facts and figures. Dr. Yassin launched for that sake a series of tweets showing the positive impacts of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. For example: - $378 Million is the total…

Jackie Chamoun Got Married to Christian Karembeu

I just read in Mondanite that 25-year old Lebanese skier Jackie Chamoun got married few days ago to 46-year old French football player Christian Karembeu in Greece. To be honest, I had no clue he divorced Adriana in the first place LOL! Jackie Chamoun is a professional alpine skier who represented Lebanon at the Winter Olympics in 2010 and 2014.

Mar Mikhail Angry Residents vs Pubs: A Repeat of Gemmayze?

Back in 2008, more than twenty pubs were shut down in Gemmayze after more than 100 angry residents blocked the Main Street to protest the hijacking of parking spaces and pubs that were violating the law and ignoring closing hours. Lebanon's Tourism Minister back then sided with the locals and it was a matter of time before Gemmayze no longer became a nightlife spot . Fast forward to 2017, Mar Mikhail residents just signed a…

ABC Verdun Officially Opening on July 28

It's official! ABC Verdun will open on July 28. I've shared early pictures during a sneak peek visit and the video showing how it should look like. Here are some more details on Beirut's hottest new mall. In terms of construction, the facades are already visible and nearly finished. What’s left are minor works of finishing as well as electro-mechanical testing and commissioning . The parking is also nearly done with outstanding works and cleaning…

Celebrating Lebanese Red Cross Month

1 week ago
This month is the perfect time to honor our Lebanese Red Cross volunteers and show appreciation for the awesome work they’ve been doing. For years, these brave and devoted volunteers have brought hope to thousands ...

What’s Happening to Beirut’s Rose House (La Maison Rose)?

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La Maison Rose is one of the oldest mansions in Ras Beirut that was built in the 19th century overlooking the lighthouse in Manara. Back in 2014, British artist Tom Young, who fell in love ...

#WannaCry Virus: Update your Windows & Install an Anti-Virus Right Away!

2 weeks ago
There’s a very nasty virus out there that has infected more than 100,000 computers in over 100 countries. Even though the majority of attacks have targeted Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan, everyone is at risk as ...

Stefano Fallaha to Represent Lebanon at the 2017 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

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Stefano Fallaha may be Lebanon’s and the Middle East’s youngest entrepreneur and he was just nominated to represent Lebanon and the American University of Beirut at the 2017 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. Making it to ...