Ray Bassil Wins Gold Medal at 2024 ISSF World Cup Championship

Lebanese Champion Ray Bassil has won gold at the 2024 ISSF World Cup Championship, her first gold in 8 years, after a flawless last round against Penny Smith from Australia and Erica Tessa from Italy. The last time Bassil clinched a gold medal was at the 2016 ISSF World Cup in Nicosia. Bassil was ranked 20th at the time and won against all odds after battling with Germany’s Sonja Scheibl. At 35 years of age,…

Meet Charbel Bassil: A Talented Iconographer & Painter from Zahle

Iconography is by definition "the science of identification, description, classification, and interpretation of symbols, themes, and subject matter in the visual arts". The beginnings of Christian iconography can be dated to Saint Luke the Evangelist and this art has been an integral part of the worship and mystical life of Christians ever since. Iconography is quite present in Lebanon and I've stumbled recently upon a popular painter & iconographer whose artwork is quite stunning. His…
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LAU New York is Now a Branch campus

2 months ago
The Lebanese American University HQ & academic centre, which has been present in New York since 2013, is now LAU’s first global branch campus, making LAU the first MENA-based university to have a campus in ...
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Pictures From The 2024 Zambo Festival in Mina, Tripoli

3 months ago
Zambo is one of the most unusual celebrations in Lebanon and it takes place in Mina, Tripoli every year right before the start of the Orthodox Lent. Participants from all different cultural, social and religious ...
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The Lebanese American University Turns 100

3 months ago
I completed my bachelor degree at the American University of Beirut and my Masters of Business Administration at the Lebanese American University. I’m proud to have graduated from these two prestigious academic institutions, and it’s ...
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Ontario Restaurant Dedicated to Fallen Lebanese-Canadian Trooper Marc Diab

3 months ago
Marc Diab was originally from Ain Ebel South Lebanon before he immigrated to Canada with his family and decided to join the Canadian army. He always dreamt though of opening a restaurant next to his ...
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Lebanese Ramy Naouss is Running 110km Barefoot in Dubai

3 months ago
Ramy Naouss is a cancer survivor and an influencer who has accomplished amazing feats of physical strength and endurance in the past few years. Last year, he broke a Guinness World Record for the longest ...
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Beirut’s Untold Stories

3 months ago
I discovered an amazing Instagram account sharing the raw untold stories of Beirut’s People. The account came to my attention after one of their stories went viral, the story of an old man talking about ...
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Lebanese-British Farah Dakhlallah is The New NATO Spokeswoman

3 months ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has appointed this week Farah Dakhlallah as the new NATO spokesperson. Farah had worked before as a communications manager at the WHO and an Arabic spokeswoman for the UK Foreign ...
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Kalei Coffee Co. Featured Among The Most Beautiful Coffee Shops in The World

4 months ago
Beirut has several beautiful coffee shops, maybe some of the most beautiful worldwide according to this CNN article. In fact, Beirut-based Kalei Coffee Co. was featured in “Designing Coffee: New Coffee Places and Branding”, a ...
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