Beirut First Club Defeats Riyadi To Claim First Title

Beirut First Club defeated Riyadi in Game 7 tonight to claim its first ever Lebanese Basketball League title. Beirut was down 2-0 in the series before pulling an incredible comeback and winning the series at home, knowing that two of their key players were injured, including the team's star Wael Arakji. Beirut First Club was promoted to the first league in 2017 and has been improving ever since. The club was runner-up in the 2018-2019…

1,043 Candidates For The 2022 Elections, Only 15% Are Women

The number of candidates running for the 2022 parliamentary elections is officially 1,043 candidates, versus 976 candidates in the 2018 elections. Out of these 1,043 candidates, only 155 are women. The youngest candidate is 26-year old female candidate running in the Matn district. Other interesting stats include the number of candidates per district, with 174 candidates running in Beirut's first & second district only. 141 candidates are running in North Lebanon's second district which includes…

Heritage Buildings of Beirut Placed on 2022 World’s Monuments Watch

3 months ago
The World Monument Fund has decided to place for this year the heritage buildings of Beirut and their surrounding on the 2022 World Monument Watch. This decision comes following the heavy damages that these houses ...

Health Ministry’s PASS Platform is Compromised

4 months ago
Earlier in December, SMEX as well as several online activists raised doubts regarding the security measures taken to protect the data being captured on the Health Ministry’s MOPH Pass platform. As it appears, the platform ...

215,563 Lebanese Left the Country Since 2017

4 months ago
According to the latest report published by Information International, more than 215,000 individuals have immigrated/traveled from Lebanon between 2017 and 2021, including 79,134 last year alone. The statistics are based on on data provided by ...

The Economist Democracy Index: Lebanon Now Labeled as an “Authoritarian Regime”

4 months ago
More than a third of the world’s population is living under authoritarian rule according to the 2021 Economist’ Global Democracy Index, and only 21 countries were labeled as full democracies. Pandemic restrictions have damaged democratic ...

Tony Maalouf’s Contribution To Pfizer’s World Cancer Awareness Month 2022

4 months ago
As part of Pfizer’s #WorldCancerAwarenessMonth2022 campaign, Tony Maalouf (Interior Architect & Kick-ass Illustrator) produced this powerful animation to illustrate how a supporting network can make all the difference in a cancer patient’s life. This support ...

Lebanese Nabu Museum To Return 337 Ancient Artifacts to Iraq

4 months ago
Nabu Museum was inaugurated in 2018, but little did we know that hundreds of its antiquities were actually smuggled from Iraq following the 2003 US invasion and what the years of war and instability that ...

Four Lebanese on Forbes MENA’s Most Powerful Business Women

4 months ago
Forbes published this year’s list of MENA’s most influential and successful businesswomen and four Lebanese women made it to the list. The ranking is based on several criteria including accomplishments achieved over the last year, ...

[Updated] Lebanese Athletes at The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

4 months ago
Updates: – Manon Ouaiss crashed out of the Women’s Giant Slalom, she did finished however her two Slalom runs in a very encouraging 46th spot. – Cesar Arnouk is scheduled to take part in the ...