Rare Footage From the Holiday Inn – Beirut 1974

I don't think I've ever seen such a lengthy video of the Holiday Inn Beirut from the 1970s while it was still intact. Akhbar Beirut shared on its Facebook page a video from the movie "The Queen & I" starring Georgina Rizk, the first and only Lebanese to claim "Miss Universe" in 1971. The Holiday Inn Beirut has long become a symbol of the Lebanese Civil War and its shell-scarred walls till today are reminiscent…

Dr. Food Charged With “Manufacturing, Trafficking and Drug smuggling”

Mount Lebanon investigating judge Ziad Dagheedi had issued an arrest warrant in absentia against George Deeb, also known as Dr. Food, for the crimes of “drug manufacturing, trafficking, and smuggling abroad". The memo will be circulating across Lebanese borders and crossings and through Interpol as well. According to Al Shark Al Awsat, the investigation has been ongoing for 3 months now to determine whether Dr.Food was indeed smuggling drugs in his products. A Syrian citizen…
Lebanon

The New Lebanese Basketball League Trophy was Designed by Rudy Rahme

2 weeks ago
We have a new trophy for the Lebanese basketball league and it’s gigantic to say the least! The trophy was beautifully sculpted by Rudy Rahme, is meant to symbolize unity and weighs a whopping 22 ...
Lebanon

Beiteddine Festival Will Suspend Its Activities This Summer

2 weeks ago
The Beiteddine Art Festival’s president Noura Jumblatt issued a statement today and announced the suspension of all activities scheduled for this year. The reason for that is the situation in South Lebanon and the “ongoing ...
Baladi

Ray Bassil Wins Gold Medal at 2024 ISSF World Cup Championship

3 weeks ago
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. ...
Lebanon

Darbet M3allem: A Platform Supporting Young Lebanese Professionals

3 weeks ago
Darbet M3allem is a great initiative by a Lebanese young man called Serge Khairallah, aimed at bringing together young Lebanese professionals under one platform. The economic crisis that hit Lebanon in the last 5 years ...
Lebanon

Lufthansa Suspends All Flights to Beirut Till April 30

1 month ago
Last week, Swiss airline cancelled a flight to Beirut in mid-air due to security concerns, yet confirmed they are keeping their flights to Beirut while monitoring the situation very closely. Unfortunately, the Iran-Israel retaliations that ...
Critiques

Monnot Theater Cancels Wajdi Mouawad Play Following Official Complaint & Threats

1 month ago
Lebanese-Canadian writer and actor Wajdi Mouawad was hosting the world premiere of his latest play “Wedding Day at the Cromagnons” at the Monnot Theater in Beirut, however the play was cancelled after activists lodged a ...
Lebanon

SWISS Cancels Flight to Beirut in Mid-Air Due to Security Concerns

1 month ago
A flight from Zurich to Beirut operated by Swiss International Air Lines got cancelled yesterday in mid-air due to security concerns in Lebanon. According to a Swiss site, “Swiss experts decided on Friday night to ...
Art

Meet Charbel Bassil: A Talented Iconographer & Painter from Zahle

1 month ago
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 ...
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