Meet Lebanon’s First International Top Model

OldBeirut shared an interesting post last week on Lebanon's first international top model Andrée Acouri. Andree, also known as Câline/Andréa, according to the same source, is a model from the 1960s and 1970s who was featured on several fashion & lifestyle magazines, and has walked the runway shows for Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci, Jean Patou, Maggy Rouff and more. I tried looking for more information or some videos but I didn't find any.…

“Everyone is The Creator of One’s Own Faith”: An Exhibition In Memory of Gaïa Fodoulian

"Everyone is the creator of one’s own faith", these were the last words written by Gaïa Fodoulian on Instagram after spending the day out with her mother. That same day, Gaïa had returned home when the port explosion took place and injured her severely. She was rushed to the hospital but unfortunately passed away from internal bleeding. Gaïa's mother refused to let go of her daughter's legacy with AD Leb , and launched in early…

70% Of Lebanese Want to Leave Lebanon

According to the below Al Jadeed report, immigration has dropped between 2019 and 2020 in Lebanon, but this is due to the pandemic, the travel restrictions as well as the economic crisis in Lebanon. In reality, the Canadian embassy alone has received over 130,000 applications last year and a recent survey has shown that 70% of Lebanese wish to immigrate. I honestly don't think we need statistics to know how many Lebanese have left or…

Syndicate of Professional Artists in Lebanon Promoting Censorship

The Syndicate of professional artists in Lebanon issued a statement yesterday asking artists not to criticize or disrespect political parties or movements, and religious leaders. According to the statement, artists should work on promoting art and culture and refrain from engaging in political debates as per the syndicate's internal code. Not that I'm a big fan of Lebanese artists engaging in politics, but promoting censorship under any circumstances is unacceptable. At this point, the syndicate…
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A Virtual Travel Through Time To Bring Baalbek Back to Life

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The Directorate General of Antiquities in Lebanon launched, in collaboration with the German Archaeological Institute and Flyover Zone, an application called “Baalbek Reborn: Temples” that provides a digital reconstruction of Baalbek temples and explains the ...
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UN Experts Set to Follow Up & Pressure Lebanese Authorities on Lokman Slim’s Murder

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It’s been over two months now since Lebanese publisher, political activist and commentator Lokman Slim was murdered in his car South of Lebanon and we still don’t have any leads. This is not the first ...
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World Happiness Report 2021: Lebanon Ranked 123 Worldwide

1 week ago
The ninth World Happiness Report ranked Lebanon in the 123rd spot worldwide, out of 149 countries, which constitutes a drop of over 30 spots from 2019 where we ranked 91st out of 150 countries. The ...
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Lebanon Must Amend Decree No.6433/2011 To Preserve its Maritime Rights

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During the most recent maritime discussions between Lebanon and the Israeli side, the Lebanese delegation “did not recognize the already known 860-square-kilometer disputed zone but claimed 1,430 additional square kilometers that include a substantial part ...
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