Al-Mustaqbal newspaper to stop printing and become digital on February 1st

“Faced by the transformations that the press industry is witnessing in Lebanon and the world, and the continuous decline in sales and advertising revenues in the local market, the administration of al-Mustaqbal Newspaper has decided to stop issuing the daily’s print edition as of February 1, 2019” Georges Bkassini, Al Mustaqbal newspaper's managing editor will be in charge of the digital version. Founded by former prime minister Rafik Al Hariri in 1999, it follows As-Safir…

Lebanon likely out of the AFC Asian Cup after dismal losses against Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Going into the AFC Asian Cup with so much hope and belief after scoring 15 consecutive wins in 4 years with the new Montenegrin coach Miodrag Radulović until a defeat against Jordan last September, and 19 years after qualifying for the first time for the tournament , the Lebanese national football team failed to live up to the expectations when they faced Qatar on the 9th of January and Saudi Arabia on the 12th of it.…

Capharnaum gets Oprah praise and BAFTA nomination

3 days ago
The successes continue for Nadine Labaki’s chef-d’oeuvre “Capharnaum”. After being nominated for the Golden Globe Awards and falling short against “Roma” in the “Best Foreign Language Film” category last week, many challenges lie ahead for ...

Mira Toufaily Shines Ahead of #MissWorld on December 8, while Maya Reaidy prepares for Miss Universe

1 month ago
Miss Lebanon 2018 Maya Reaidy will represent Lebanon at the annual Miss Universe pageant, which will take place this year on Monday, December 17, in Bangkok, Thailand. As part of her Miss Universe preparation, Reaidy flew ...

Capharnaüm gets #Lebanon’s first #GoldenGlobeAward Nomination ahead of US release on December 14

1 month ago
Is there a place in the world where Nadine Labaki’s chef-d’oeuvre hasn’t been watched yet? After “The Insult” made it to the final round of the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 90th Academy ...

Basketball – Lebanon delays World Cup qualification to home soil after couple of losses

1 month ago
When we won against China on September 14 on home soil, we were comfortably poised to qualify for the FIBA 2019 World Cup in the Asian section. 3 months later, and after a painful nailbiting ...

Facebook appoints Lebanese Ramez Shehadi as its managing director for the MENA region

1 month ago
In a press release issued on November 20, Facebook has announced the appointment of Lebanese Ramez Shehadi, as its managing director for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Shehadi has been an outstanding ...

Four New Airbuses to be delivered to MEA Starting 2021

1 month ago
According to Flight Global’s website, the Middle East Airlines’s full-year financial statement points to the commitment to 4 new Airbuses (A330neo) in addition to 11 previously announced ones (A321neo), in the carrier’s bid to modernise its long-haul ...

Spotify officially launches in Lebanon and the MENA region, to compete with Deezer and Anghami

2 months ago
It’s been available for access for years through unorthodox ways, and rumored for months, but Spotify Arabia has now been finally, officially launched in 13 countries of the MENA region as of Tuesday. The list ...
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Passport Index 2018: Lebanon 85th in the world, UAE surges to 4th best

2 months ago
Arton Capital’s updated Passport Index released on October 30, which ranks passports of the world by their total visa-free score, has listed Lebanon’s in the 85th place [89th in 2017], while UAE’s passport still has ...