Under the Cedar Tree

Check out this beautiful film showcasing how artist Tom Young transformed the Grand Sofar Hotel in Lebanon into a centre of creative education for children and students. Young is famously known for being the first artist to exhibit his work at the famous 19th century Beirut Mansion “Maison Rose” between November 2014 and January 2015. This marked the first time the famous house was open to the public after decades, and was meant to showcase…

Journalist Gisele Khoury Awarded the French Order of Chivalry

French Ambassador His Excellency Mr. Bruno Foucher has awarded renowned journalist Gisele Khoury the French order of chivalry during a ceremony held at the Pine Residence. The award was granted on World Press Freedom Day to a truly deserving freedom fighter. Gisele Khoury is a renowned Journalist and a talk show host on BBC Arabic. She is also the widow of Samir Kassir, one of Lebanon's most brilliant and daring journalist. Kassir was assassinated using…
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Hop-On Hop-Off: Beirut Tourist Bus Map Unveiled

2 weeks ago
City Sightseeing has finally landed in Lebanon with its trademark Hop-on Hop-off tourist bus around the city of Beirut! The company was founded in 1998 in Seville and since then has expanded to other cities ...
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Beit Mery To Ban Plastic Bags

2 weeks ago
Beit Mery municipality has issued a memo banning the use of plastic bags in all supermarkets and stores and replacing them with eco-friendly bags. All customers will receive a free eco-friendly bag for every purchase ...
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Aamiq Village – Through the Lens of Ali Badawi

2 weeks ago
Aammiq Village is one of my favorite villages in Lebanon. Located in the West Bekaa between two mountain trails, it is famous for its beautiful nature and its Wetland surface which stretches for 280 hectares. ...
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Lebanese Hoda Barakat Wins 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF)

2 weeks ago
The Night Mail by Hoda Barakat was announced as the winner of the 12th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) at a ceremony held at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi few days ...
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The Story Behind “The Drunken Soldier”: A Lebanese-Australian Anzac Dessert

3 weeks ago
The Nassar family have been preparing a special Lebanese-Australian Anzac Day dessert for years now, consisting of a tiramisu topped with Anzac biscuits mixed with a milk-based sauce including five different types of liquors and ...
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Moto Ambulance Project Officially Launched by UNDP & Bank Audi

3 weeks ago
Quick and efficient responses for medical emergencies are almost always hindered by traffic congestion especially in the cities. For that purpose, Bank Audi and the UNDP unveiled a great initiative where they supplied Civil Defense ...
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#BeirutMunicipality to Create 16Km of Dedicated Bike Lanes by 2020

1 month ago
When I first heard about a bike lane prototype introduced in Beirut, I was a bit optimistic about it but it turned out to be a rushed plan and an utter failure. This being said, ...
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Qadisha Valley Cleanup

1 month ago
It’s great to see this group of young men and women cleaning up the Qadisha valley but it’s also quite unfortunate that this valley, labeled as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in ...
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