Lebanese-Born Roula Khalaf First Ever Female Top Editor of Financial Times

The Financial times has appointed its first female editor in 131 years, as Roula Khalaf is set to replace Lionel Barber who is stepping down as editor after 14 years. Ms Khalaf has been the paper’s deputy editor since 2016 become the FT‘s first female editor at the start of 2020. Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, and educated in the United States at Syracuse University and Columbia University, Ms. Khalaf has served as the…

Reviving Beirut’s Grand Theatre with a Live Cello Concert

A Cello concert was organized yesterday at Riad el Solh square facing the Grand Théâtre de Beyrouth in an attempt to revive this abandoned and forgotten gem. Here are some pictures and videos I got my hands on from the concert. Le Grand Théâtre de Beirut is one of the last remaining relics of pre-war Beirut. This landmark building was built in the late 1930s and was a venue for performances of all kinds from…
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In Pictures: All Politicians’ Posters Removed from Tripoli

5 days ago
The revolution is still alive and kicking after three weeks and Tripolitans are still stealing the show and showing everyone else how it’s done. Two days ago, they “cleaned” their city from all the political ...
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Ray Bassil Wins Gold Medal at Asian Cup, Qualifies to 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics

1 week ago
Lebanese Champion Ray Bassil is off to a new quest for an Olympic medal after clinching the Gold medal at the Asian Championships being held in Doha, Qatar. Ray beat all her competitors and earned ...
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The Artsy Side of the 2019 Lebanese Revolution

2 weeks ago
The talented artists of this revolution are making it even more beautiful inside out. I compiled some of the graffiti works that I received in the past week or more and shared them below. I ...
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The People are THE ONLY Red Line!

2 weeks ago
We’ve entered Day 8 of the 2019 revolution and we’re getting stronger and more determined by the day. The President’s speech now was very disappointing with no signs of plans of actions being taken, and ...
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#LebanonProtests: Few Thoughts on Day 5

3 weeks ago
Day 5 came to an end and so did the 72 hours ultimatum that PM Hariri had given. Here are few thoughts on what happened today and what’s to come: 1- Government lost its last ...
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Al Hallab Offering Knefe To Roughly 10,000 #Tripoli Protesters

3 weeks ago
Abdul Rahman Hallab & Sons in Tripoli were busy earlier this morning distributing Knefe to over 10000 people protesting in the streets. They had early posted a hotline few days ago offering free food to ...
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In Pictures: Lebanon ‘Whatsapp’ Protests

3 weeks ago
Lebanon witnessed a second day of protests today with over a million people taking the streets and asking the government, the President and the whole ruling political class to step down. Here are some of ...
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Lebanese Army Commando Regiment Takes Part in Spain’s National Day Parade

1 month ago
Lebanese soldiers from the Commando Regiment took part this year in the parade in Madrid on the occasion of the Spanish National Day. Last year, The Spanish Army raised the Lebanese flag during a military ...
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