Aerial Shots of the New US Embassy Campus in Awkar

Aerial shots showing the massive new US embassy campus in Awkar have been circulating online in the past week. The new US Embassy in Lebanon will remain in Awkar and will be built over an area of 174,000 square meters at a cost of around $1 billion. They practically bought the whole mountain on top of the existing embassy and construction should be done by 2023. The embassy was designed by Morphosis Architects and Alabama-based…

BDL is Blaming Facebook & Google on the Lira Collapse

Forget the decades of corruption, the third highest public debt-to-gross domestic product, the state-sponsored Ponzi scheme, the real cause behind the Lira collapse, aside from the notorious yet invisible US blockade of course, is Google & Facebook. No this is not a joke. the BDL issued a statement to Annahar today where they mentioned they're holding Google & Facebook responsible for allowing currency apps to publish their own currency rates and not adopting the "official"…
Architecture

Beirut House Awarded Best Interior Design at the AD Design Awards 2021

1 week ago
An Achrafieh apartment, designed Lebanese designer Marc Dibeh, has won the Best Interior Design trophy at the AD Design Awards 2021. The apartment was rebuilt after the Beirut Blast, and “serves as a metaphor for ...
Information

Around 50% of Lebanese Children Are Skipping A Basic Meal Everyday

1 week ago
UNICEF released a survey recently highlighting the dramatic deterioration of living conditions in the past months and the impact this ongoing crisis is having on children. The survey mentions that nearly 8 in 10 Lebanese ...
Baladi

Lebanese Habib Emile Dergham Wins The 2021 “Paris Match Grand Prize for Photography”

2 weeks ago
Habib Emile Dergham, a 26-year old Lebanese photographer from Bouar, has won the “Paris Match” 2021 Grand Prize for Photography, a competition that includes over 50,000 participants from all over France. Dergham, who is pursuing ...
Lebanon

Three Lebanese Universities Accused of Issuing Fake Diplomas

2 weeks ago
Three Lebanese universities: Modern University of Business and Science, the Islamic University of #Lebanon, and Jinan University, are being accused of issuing fake diplomas to Iraqi students, after the Iraqi Education Ministry noted “the influx ...
Lebanon

Kuwait Suspends Issuing Visas To Lebanese Citizens

3 weeks ago
Kuwait had already recalled its ambassador following the diplomatic crisis between Lebanon and the GCC countries, and according to Al Qabas newspaper, has just stopped issuing visas of all kinds to Lebanese citizens. The crisis ...
Baladi

Mounia Akl’s “Costa Brava” To Represent Lebanon at the 2021 Oscars

3 weeks ago
The Lebanese Ministry of Culture has selected the film “Costa Brava”, directed by Mounia Akl, to compete at the Oscars for Best International Film. The movie has recently won the “Green Star” award from the ...
Baladi

Lebanon’s First International Top Model Featured On Vogue Arabia Cover

3 weeks ago
Andrée Acouri is Lebanon’s first ever international top model. She modeled in the 60s and 70s, was featured on several fashion & lifestyle magazines, and has walked the runway shows for Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, ...
Critiques

Lebanon’s New Tourism Slogan: “Crazy Love” (بحبّك بجنونك)

4 weeks ago
The Lebanese Tourism Minister unveiled yesterday a new slogan (بحبّك بجنونك) to secure tourists back into visiting Lebanon. The slogan translates into “I love you in your madness” or “Crazy Love” and Minister Nassar wants ...
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