Old Pictures of Beirut From The National Library of France Archives

I stumbled upon today an aerial shot of Beirut's port taken in 1929 by François Pierre-Alype, found on the National Library of France website. I dug out the website, searched for all the Beirut-related pictures on it and there are 94 of them dating from the 1800s and 1930s. The quality of these old pictures is quite amazing. Check them out! Consulat de France à Beyrouth : Vignes, Louis . Bords de la rivière du…

The National Library Officially Reopens (Again)

The National Library was officially reopened in 2018 after 39 years but it had to be closed once again following the damages caused by the 2020 Beirut blast. Qatar had already sponsored the efforts to reopen the library after decades of closure, and has once stepped up to repair the damages caused by the Beirut port explosion in collaboration with ALIPH , UNESCO as well as other partners. The Qatar National Library will support partners’…
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215,563 Lebanese Left the Country Since 2017

3 months ago
According to the latest report published by Information International, more than 215,000 individuals have immigrated/traveled from Lebanon between 2017 and 2021, including 79,134 last year alone. The statistics are based on on data provided by ...
Lebanon

The Economist Democracy Index: Lebanon Now Labeled as an “Authoritarian Regime”

3 months ago
More than a third of the world’s population is living under authoritarian rule according to the 2021 Economist’ Global Democracy Index, and only 21 countries were labeled as full democracies. Pandemic restrictions have damaged democratic ...
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Xposure To Sponsor Refugee Boy Photographed Reading A Book in The Garbage

3 months ago
Rodrigues Mghames’ photo of the 10-year old boy reading in the garbage dump, which went viral on all social media channels, has been featured in this year’s XPOSURE International Photography Festival, and the festival has ...
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Tony Maalouf’s Contribution To Pfizer’s World Cancer Awareness Month 2022

3 months ago
As part of Pfizer’s #WorldCancerAwarenessMonth2022 campaign, Tony Maalouf (Interior Architect & Kick-ass Illustrator) produced this powerful animation to illustrate how a supporting network can make all the difference in a cancer patient’s life. This support ...
Lebanon

Lebanese Nabu Museum To Return 337 Ancient Artifacts to Iraq

3 months ago
Nabu Museum was inaugurated in 2018, but little did we know that hundreds of its antiquities were actually smuggled from Iraq following the 2003 US invasion and what the years of war and instability that ...
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Four Lebanese on Forbes MENA’s Most Powerful Business Women

3 months ago
Forbes published this year’s list of MENA’s most influential and successful businesswomen and four Lebanese women made it to the list. The ranking is based on several criteria including accomplishments achieved over the last year, ...
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Lebanese Olympic Team Coach Goes Viral in China

3 months ago
Nino Fenianos, who produces hilarious videos on Insta, is also a coach on the Lebanese Olympic team this year. During the opening ceremony, an altered video of him dancing to a pop song (Tunak Tunak ...
Lebanon

[Updated] Lebanese Athletes at The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

3 months ago
Updates: – Manon Ouaiss crashed out of the Women’s Giant Slalom, she did finished however her two Slalom runs in a very encouraging 46th spot. – Cesar Arnouk is scheduled to take part in the ...
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