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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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 ...
Critiques

Moody’s Downgrades Lebanon Credit Rating from Caa1 to Caa2

1 week ago
Moody’s has downgraded today Lebanon’s credit rating to Caa2 after having downgraded it to Caa1 nine months ago. “Moody’s said the decision to cut Lebanese debt from Caa1 to Caa2 “reflects the increased likelihood of ...
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“All Means All of them” and Daylight Saving is One of Them!

1 week ago
The European Union has already voted in favor of dropping DST, and other countries are working on it. I never saw the point of DST, and if you google it, you realize how useless and ...
Critiques

Five Ways to Fact-Check News Before Sharing Them on Social Media

2 weeks ago
Ever since the revolution started, more and more fake news and videos are circulating around. Fake news are a serious problem across the world as they get a lot of attention and can have dire ...
Art

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 ...
Fun

Coldplay Unveils Two New Tracks: “Arabesque” & “Orphans”

2 weeks ago
Coldplay are releasing a double album on November 22nd and they’re already sharing two tracks from the projects, “Orphans” and “Arabesque”. The album’s cover image is based around a 1919 photo of Jonny Buckland’s great-grandfather’s ...
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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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