Meet Lebanon’s First International Top Model

OldBeirut shared an interesting post last week on Lebanon's first international top model Andrée Acouri. Andree, also known as Câline/Andréa, according to the same source, is a model from the 1960s and 1970s who was featured on several fashion & lifestyle magazines, and has walked the runway shows for Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci, Jean Patou, Maggy Rouff and more. I tried looking for more information or some videos but I didn't find any.…

70% Of Lebanese Want to Leave Lebanon

According to the below Al Jadeed report, immigration has dropped between 2019 and 2020 in Lebanon, but this is due to the pandemic, the travel restrictions as well as the economic crisis in Lebanon. In reality, the Canadian embassy alone has received over 130,000 applications last year and a recent survey has shown that 70% of Lebanese wish to immigrate. I honestly don't think we need statistics to know how many Lebanese have left or…
Critiques

Syndicate of Professional Artists in Lebanon Promoting Censorship

1 week ago
The Syndicate of professional artists in Lebanon issued a statement yesterday asking artists not to criticize or disrespect political parties or movements, and religious leaders. According to the statement, artists should work on promoting art ...
Critiques

UN Experts Set to Follow Up & Pressure Lebanese Authorities on Lokman Slim’s Murder

1 week ago
It’s been over two months now since Lebanese publisher, political activist and commentator Lokman Slim was murdered in his car South of Lebanon and we still don’t have any leads. This is not the first ...
Information

World Happiness Report 2021: Lebanon Ranked 123 Worldwide

1 week ago
The ninth World Happiness Report ranked Lebanon in the 123rd spot worldwide, out of 149 countries, which constitutes a drop of over 30 spots from 2019 where we ranked 91st out of 150 countries. The ...
BeirutBlast

First Look At The German Project To Rehabilitate The Beirut Port

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A German delegation presented today its project to rebuild the Beirut Port and its surrounding during a press conference. The multi-billion-dollar project envisions beaches and a “central park” alongside restored architectural heritage, all wrapped in ...
Architecture

China’s Proposed New National Higher Institute of Music in Lebanon

2 weeks ago
China’s Embassy in Lebanon Consul Abou Wassim, yes that’s his Twitter handle, shared recently a rendered picture of the new building of the Higher National Institute of Music in Lebanon, stating that the construction and ...
Baladi

Heritage and Roots: An Amazing Page on Lebanese History & Heritage

2 weeks ago
I recently found out about Charles al-Hayek’s YouTube channel [Heritage and Roots] after he appeared on one of Sarde After Dinner’s podcasts. Charles is a historian and researcher working on bringing Lebanese and Arabic cultural ...
Lebanon

Germany Wants to Rebuild The Beirut Port

2 weeks ago
Germany is set to present a comprehensive port reconstruction proposal to the Lebanese authorities next week according to Reuters. “In addition to the port itself, Germany’s proposal would look to redevelop more than 100 hectares ...
Lebanon

The Google Earth Alphabet Over Lebanon’s Landscapes

2 weeks ago
Patrick Semaan has recently completed the Google Earth Alphabet project, whereas he was able to locate all the letters of the alphabet using satellite images of Lebanon’s landscapes. Semaan spent over 130 hours to locate ...
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