Beirut First Club Defeats Riyadi To Claim First Title

Beirut First Club defeated Riyadi in Game 7 tonight to claim its first ever Lebanese Basketball League title. Beirut was down 2-0 in the series before pulling an incredible comeback and winning the series at home, knowing that two of their key players were injured, including the team's star Wael Arakji. Beirut First Club was promoted to the first league in 2017 and has been improving ever since. The club was runner-up in the 2018-2019…

Furn Beaino Coming to Dubai!

My favorite Lahm Baajine place in Lebanon is opening soon in Dubai! I've known for a while now that they're considering opening in Dubai & Abu Dhabi in 2022 but I don't have the exact dates yet. Nevertheless, it is happening as they already set up an Instagram account for the UAE. Furn Beaino started off as a small oven in Sarba and quickly became known for its Lahm Baajine. The family-run business expanded its…

1,043 Candidates For The 2022 Elections, Only 15% Are Women

The number of candidates running for the 2022 parliamentary elections is officially 1,043 candidates, versus 976 candidates in the 2018 elections. Out of these 1,043 candidates, only 155 are women. The youngest candidate is 26-year old female candidate running in the Matn district. Other interesting stats include the number of candidates per district, with 174 candidates running in Beirut's first & second district only. 141 candidates are running in North Lebanon's second district which includes…

Heritage Buildings of Beirut Placed on 2022 World’s Monuments Watch

The World Monument Fund has decided to place for this year the heritage buildings of Beirut and their surrounding on the 2022 World Monument Watch. This decision comes following the heavy damages that these houses endured from the August 4 Beirut Blast. The WMF estimates that hundreds of historic buildings distributed throughout the neighborhoods of Gemmayzeh, Mar Mikhael, and Karantina, as well as Ashrafieh, a prosperous area rising on a hill further south have been…
Fun

BASE jump From Habtoor Hotel Roof

4 months ago
Lebanese Extreme sports athlete Mikel Khalil shared few weeks back a video on Insta where he’s BASE jumping from the roof of the Habtoor hotel. I haven’t heard of him before, but he has some ...
Fun

Have You Tried Worldle? NOT Wordle!

4 months ago
I’m sure everyone has played wordle at least once so far, and if you’re hooked on it like myself, you’ve probably tried the French version, the Arabic version or even the unlimited version. However, there’s ...
Food

Tokyo Restaurant – Beirut

4 months ago
I love discovering or reading about old gems in Beirut and I’m surprised I had never heard about Tokyo restaurant until today. In fact, I passed right next to it countless times but for some ...
Critiques

El-Shark Newspaper Must Apologize To Ukrainian citizens

4 months ago
This is not the first time El-Shark posts offensive and insulting material, but this time they overstepped their boundaries. At times where Ukrainians are living in fear of a Russian invasion and are standing together ...
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