R.I.P Gavin Ford

Radio One shared the heart-breaking news few minutes ago on their Facebook page. I have no idea what happened but some media outlets are reporting that he was found dead in his apartment but I don't have further details yet. I've met Gavin on countless occasions during events. His show “Gavin Ford In The Morning” is among the oldest and most listened to radio shows in the country. Only last week, he was telling how…

Ibrahim Maalouf Found Guilty of Assaulting 14-Year Old Schoolgirl

Last year, French-Lebanese trumpet player and teacher and composer Ibrahim Maalouf was celebrating his César for “Best Original Score” at France’s most prominent film awards. This year, he faced accusations of assaulting a 14-year-old schoolgirl and was recently handed a suspended prison sentence for sexual assault Friday by a French court. The girl, now aged 19, testified in court that he had kissed her and grabbed her without her consent, which Maalouf denied. He was…
Lebanon

Carlos Ghosn Accused of Financial Misconduct, Facing Arrest in Japan

3 weeks ago
Now that’s not something we’d want to be hearing about Carlos Ghosn, but Nissan’s Chairman and Renault’s CEO is apparently facing arrest in Japan and will be fired for alleged financial violations. Some Japanese media ...
Fun

Bekaa’s Attorney General Sues a Citizen for Littering

3 weeks ago
It’s hard to believe, but there are still a lot of people who litter and unfortunately for one pick-up driver who was throwing garbage out of his window, Bekaa’s Attorney General was driving behind him ...
Architecture

What’s Really Happening to Lycee Abdul Kader?

1 month ago
Destroying heritage buildings and houses, green spaces, public beaches has become an unfortunate trend in past years in Beirut, and the latest victim might me the old Lycee Abdul Kader building. I don’t know how ...
Critiques

UNHCR: 88% of Syrian Refugees Want to Return Home

1 month ago
Amid all this talk about naturalizing refugees and keeping them in Lebanon, UNHCR representative to Lebanon Mireille Girard revealed yesterday that 88% of Syrian refugees in Lebanon want to return to their country, but cannot ...
Baladi

Dr. Paul Salem Becomes First Lebanese-Arab President of the Middle East Institute

1 month ago
Dr. Paul Salem, former director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut and one of the world’s leading scholars on the Middle East, has been named president of the Middle East Institute (MEI). The ...
Baladi

“Marqet”: Lebanon’s First Blind-friendly Supermarket

2 months ago
On September 27, the Lebanese NGO Red Oak launched in collaboration with the Youth Association of the Blind (YAB), at the “Marqet” supermarket on the Koraytem main road, Beirut, its “Red Oak Blind-Friendly Market” project which ...
Lebanon

75-Year Old Publisher Dar Assayad To Shut Down

2 months ago
Al-Anwar newspaper first declared on its front page and it will stop being published, only to be followed by news that its publisher, Dar Assaad, which was founded in 1943 by Said Freiha, will halt ...
Food

Dunkin’ Donuts to become Dunkin’, with Lebanon to follow trend starting 2019

2 months ago
After 20 years of going under the name “Dunkin’ Donuts”, the American-borne company has decided to move to Dunkin’ to emphasize the selling of coffee and other drinks, beside doughnuts. This will happen in January ...
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