Lebanese Embassy in The US Decorates 8 Moderna Executives & Scientists of Lebanese Descent

Moderna's Chairman and co-founder Noubar Afeyan made headlines in Lebanon and around the world when his company announced a vaccine candidate against the COVID-19 virus. Born to Armenian parents in Lebanon, Afeyan immigrated with his family in his early teens to Canada before going to the US and earning a Ph.D. in biochemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology . Moderna includes several other Lebanese-born executives and scientists who were recently decorated with the…

Lebanon’s Beloved Magician Dr. Micky Has Died From Coronavirus

MTV reported today that one of Lebanon's most beloved magicians, Dr. Micky has died from the coronavirus. I remember we always looked forward to seeing him perform at birthdays as kids. Birthdays are very different nowadays, but Dr. Micky was still performing for kids at Kidzilla, CCCL and events. In fact, I found a recent video of his that I shared below. May he Rest In Peace.
Lebanon

MEA Might Start Accepting “Fresh” Dollars Only

2 months ago
MEA Chairman told Reuters yesterday that “if MEA wants to ensure its stability, we will reach a time when we will need to have sales in ‘fresh dollars’, which means that very few people will ...
Lebanon

Lebanon and Israel to Hold US-Mediated Talks Over Maritime Borders

4 months ago
Three weeks after US placed sanctions on Berri’s top aide finance minister Ali Hassan Khalil, Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker came out today to announce that Lebanon and Israel have asked that the United States mediates talks ...
Lebanon

L’Orient-Le Jour Wants to Hold Those in Power Accountable with New English Platform

5 months ago
L’Orient-Le Jour has recently launched its new independent English-language news service and is currently looking for reporters and copy editors to “help those in power accountable!”. This is great news that couldn’t have come at ...
Baladi

Lebanese Journalist Dalal Mawad Wins The 2020 #SamirKassirAward For Best Audiovisual News Report

5 months ago
Here’s some good news to end yet another dramatic day in Lebanon. Lebanese reporter & Journalist Dalal Mawad has won the 2020 Samir Kassir Award for the best audiovisual news report. Mawad won the foundation ...
News

Lebanese-British BLOM Customer Wants to Take The Bank To Trial in An English Court

5 months ago
Bilal Khalifeh tweeted today that a Judge has ruled that English courts have jurisdiction in relation to Lebanese banks. Khalife is a BLOM customer who has been unable to make use of the more than ...
Critiques

Why Did the US Sanction Two Lebanese Ministers?

5 months ago
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned today former Lebanese ministers Yusuf Finyanus and Ali Hassan Khalil, who provided material support to Hizballah and engaged in corruption. Why did ...
Lebanon

Yazbeck Wehbe Shares His Father’s Struggle During The Great Famine of Mount Lebanon

5 months ago
The Great Famine of Mount Lebanon between 1915 and 1918 lead to the death of half of the population of Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate. It was one of the worst foreign campaigns led by any regime, ...
Baladi

French President Macron to Meet Fairouz Upon Arriving to Lebanon

5 months ago
L’Orient Le Jour confirmed this morning that French President Emmanuel Macron, who is coming back to Lebanon on September 1st, will visit Lebanon’s voice of hope, unity and love Fairouz at her house in Antelias. ...
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