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

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 on disputed maritime borders. Noting that the sea demarcation agreement will eventually be submitted to the U.N. to become an official document, Berri answered a reporter’s question by saying that the framework agreement was reached prior to the latest U.S.…

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

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 a better time, and they've already secured the services of Benjamin Redd, co-host of the Lebanese Politics Podcast & Omar Tamo, who's always sharing awesome insights on the current state. Best of luck to the whole team! Now it's up…
Baladi

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

2 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

2 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?

2 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

3 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

3 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. ...
Lebanon

Jad Ghosn Leaving Al-Jadeed & Moving To Dubai-based Al Sharq Bloomberg Channel

3 months ago
It’s quite common for journalists & reporters to move between TVs, but it’s sad to hear Jad leaving Al Jadeed & Lebanon in such times, especially that he’s been covering extensively the revolution and all ...
Lebanon

BDL To Allow Transfers to Lebanese Students Abroad for Up to $10,000

3 months ago
BDL issued a new circular today where it allowed transfers abroad for students for a maximum amount of $10,000 on two conditions: – The transfer has to be done from a dollar account. – The ...
BeirutBlast

Russell Crowe Donates to Save “Le Chef” Restaurant in Gemmayze

3 months ago
“On Behalf of Anthony Bourdain, I thought that he would have probably done so if he was still around. I wish you and LeChef the best and hope things can be put back together soon.” ...
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