Lebanese Hoda Barakat Wins 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF)

The Night Mail by Hoda Barakat was announced as the winner of the 12th International Prize for Arabic Fiction at a ceremony held at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi few days ago. The IPAF is funded by Abu Dhabi’s culture ministry and is considered as the most prestigious and important literary prize in the Arab world. Its aim is to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic creative writing and to encourage the readership…

Major Earthquake fears in Bisri Valley where Dam is Planned

While NGOs and environmentalists have been vocal for quite some time about the dam that is set to distort the beautiful Bisri Valley, the World Bank has already commenced constructing the $600 million project, reckless about the underlying seismic catastrophe that is lurking. The Bisri Valley was the epicenter of the March 16, 1956 5+ magnitude twin earthquakes that took place somewhere in between the Bisri and the Roum faults . 6,000 homes were destroyed,…
Lebanon

Lebanese Mory Hatem Loses in The Voice Canada’s QuarterFinals

4 weeks ago
C’était une aventure extraordinaire ! Merci pour tous vos encouragements Je vous aime ❤️ À très bientôt ! It was an unforgettable adventure !  Thank you for all your supports ! See you again soon ❤️ #Lavoixtva#Moryhatem ...
Food

The Cheesecake Factory Closing By End of April in #Beirut

4 weeks ago
The Cheesecake Factory will close its Lebanese branch in Verdun for good next Tuesday, April 30th. The international brand, which has been open for three years now, has failed to compete with other similar restaurants ...
Lebanon

No Lebanese Movie Featured in First Cannes 2019 selection

4 weeks ago
While additional films will be added to the official selection before it begins on May 14, it is highly unlikely that any Lebanese movie will make it to this year’s Cannes festival. Lebanon will be ...
Lebanon

Transavia Lyon-Beirut Route Officially Launched

4 weeks ago
Announced in October 2018, the new lane has launched last Saturday, April 13, linking Lyon, once a week on Saturday, to Beirut, starting at 79 € (one way, all taxes included). The plane takes off ...
Lebanon

General Security Bans Metal Band Sepultura From Entering Lebanon

4 weeks ago
One of the most prominent names of the international metal scene for the last 30 years or so, Sepultura were set to rock Beirut heavily on April 28th at The Palace – Hamra. With heavy ...
Automotive

Uber Set to Buy Careem

1 month ago
I heard rumors about this acquisition few months back and it looks like it’s finally happening. According to Bloomberg, Endadget and several other sources, “Uber is set to announce a $3.1 billion cash-and-share deal to ...
Middle East

Sherine Tops Spotify’s Most-Streamed ME Artists, Followed by Fairouz

2 months ago
Spotify celebrated International Women’s Day on Friday by sharing the list of most-streamed female artists in the World, including those in the Middle East and North Africa. Egypt singer Sherine tops the regional list followed ...
Lebanon

Byblos to host Greek Festival this June

2 months ago
Starting June 7th, and for three consecutive days, Byblos will be transformed into a Greek city, with the biggest event of its kind to come to Lebanon. It will include Greek travel agents to promote ...
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