MEA Now Has Six Female Pilots, Lebanese Air Force Recruits Two Female Pilots & a Mechanic

What better way to celebrate International Women's Day than seeing further Lebanese women breaking barriers and moving into historically male-dominated jobs. Last week, news spread about four new female pilots joining the MEA. First Officer Stephanie Kteily is already up and flying. Training First Officer Angela Mourad has already accomplished her Flight Training Europe in Spain. Cadet Stephanie El Helou and Cadet Yara Darwish are currently pursuing theirs, in Spain as well, to take their…

Meet The Female Members of Al Mina’s Municipal Police

Take note Broumana: This is the right way to empower women and encourage them to join the municipal police. You don't need to "sexualize" them by dressing them in sexy shorts in order to empower them. The recruitments of females in Lebanon’s Municipal Police falls under a “new vision for Lebanon’s Municipal Police” developed by the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities , with the support of UNDP. Out of Al Mina's 21 newly recruited police…
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LAU Translates Oldest Book About #Beirut Into French, English & Arabic

2 weeks ago
Back in January, I was invited to attend a special event at the Center for Lebanese Heritage (CLH) at LAU where a translation of the very first book to be printed about Beirut was launched. ...
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Lebanese Mayyas Group Gets Golden Buzzer at Arabs Got Talent

3 weeks ago
The Mayyas Dance Crew delivered a stunning performance at Arabs Got Talent and got the Golden Buzzer from Najwa Karam! Watch this amazingly synchronized folklore dance: ...
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Ecosouk – First Lebanese Zero-waste Store in #Lebanon And The Middle East

1 month ago
Ecosouk, a store that has opened in Hamra on February 6, is making itself heard, by becoming the first Lebanese zero-waste shop, and probably the Middle East. Founded in 2015 by Recycle Lebanon, you’ll find ...
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Our Famous Man’ouché Makes it to #GreatBigStory

1 month ago
As part of the #GreatBigBites series, Great Big Story sheds light on a Lebanese street food placed called “Man’ouché – Galette Traditionnelle Libanaise” serving our traditional and delicious Zaatar flatbread. The place is located on ...
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The Lebanese Army is Taking Part in Red Bull X-Alps World Championship

1 month ago
Rodolphe Akl is representing our Lebanese Army at the 2019 Red Bull X-Alps World Championship, which is considered one of the world’s toughest adventure race. Traveling by foot and paraglider, over 32 incredible athletes from ...
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#FutureReina: Giving an 8-year Old Cancer Patient a Glimpse of Her Future Self

1 month ago
I love this. #FutureReina is a first-of-its-kind campaign launched by the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon using Artificial Intelligence to raise awareness and funds for its no-cost treatment of cancer patients. Using AI, Beirut-based agency ...
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Alex Goldberg: First Rabbi to Visit Tripoli in 40 Years

1 month ago
The Grand Mufti of Tripoli had an unusual visitor this week, London Rabbi Alex Goldberg. Rabbi Goldberg is the first rabbi to travel to the city since 1970s but not the first to visit Lebanon. ...
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Capernaum Officially Nominated For a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award #Oscars2019

1 month ago
For the second year in a row, we have a Lebanese film nominated for an Oscar. This time, Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum was officially nominated for an Oscar under the Best Foreign Language Film category. Labaki ...
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