Al Riyadi Wins Dubai Championship With Ismail Ahmad’s Buzzer-beater Shot

Al Riyadi Beirut caused a major upset today by defeating Strong Group Athletics from the Philippines at the 33rd Dubai International Basketball Championship final game. The score was tied at 74-74 when Ismail Ahmad scored a 3 pointer at the last second to help Riyadi win back to back championships. Lebanese national team star Wael Arakji was also named MVP at the end of the final after a triumphant run for Riyadi. This is the…

Four Lebanese Whiskies Featured in Whisky Advocate’s 2023 Fall Issue

Four Lebanese whiskies were featured in the buying guide of Whisky Advocate magazine fall 2023 issue. Whisky Advocate magazine is America's leading spirits publication and one of the world's leading whisky magazines. Ever since its inception, it serves as a reference for whisky lovers and features on a quarterly basis new whiskies and new ratings. The four Lebanese whiskies who made the 2023 fall issue are all produced by Riachi Winery & Distillery: 92/100 Athyr…
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Darb Mar Charbel, Lebanon’s First Long-Distance Pilgrimage Route Set To Open in 2026

3 weeks ago
After completing their pilgrimage to Spain’s Santiago de Compostela in 2018, a group of Lebanese decided to put in place Lebanon’s first long-distance pilgrimage route, a 130km route crossing 40 villages and covering significant places ...
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Meet Nabil Salameh: The Lebanese Ski Champion & Designer of Mzaar Ski Slopes

4 weeks ago
I had shared a post earlier last week about “Piste Nabil” at Mzaar and the reason behind its naming, and one of the blog’s readers (Thank you Lesly!) was kind enough to send me the ...
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Mar Charbel Mosaic To Be Displayed in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican

1 month ago
A mosaic representing Saint Charbel will be put on display in St Peter’s Basilica today at 7pm. Saint Charbel is a Lebanese Maronite monk and priest who was beatified in 1965 and venerated as a ...
Fun

Does Anyone Know The Story Behind Mzaar’s “Nabil” Slope?

1 month ago
Update: Following this post, I received a clarification concerning the true story behind this slope that you can find [here]. As Mzaar is getting ready to open its slopes to skiers, a friend randomly asked ...
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Zaatar W Zeit Opens a Second Branch in Vancouver, Canada

1 month ago
Zaatar W Zeit appears to be doing quite well in Canada as they just opened their second branch in Vancouver on Park Royal, with the first open back in 2019 in Downtown Vancouver. I was ...
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Canada Prime Minister Announces First Ever Lebanese Heritage Month

3 months ago
Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister, issued a statement yesterday announcing the beginning of the very first Lebanese Heritage Month, “a time to recognize and honour the contributions of Lebanese Canadians to the country we proudly ...
Lebanon

Israeli Shelling Has Destroyed Over 40,000 Olive Trees in South Lebanon

3 months ago
Few months back, I was posting about the gold medal awarded for Darmmess, an olive oil proudly produced in the village of Deir Mimas located South of Lebanon. Today, the olive oil harvest in Der ...
Lebanon

Can You Use Starlink in Lebanon?

3 months ago
It was announced last year that Starlink, Elon Musk’s satellite internet constellation, will launch in Lebanon and I read some people might already be using it and even procuring equipment via Cyprus, but this is ...
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