Have You Tried Worldle? NOT Wordle!

I'm sure everyone has played wordle at least once so far, and if you're hooked on it like myself, you've probably tried the French version, the Arabic version or even the unlimited version. However, there's an even better game out there, for all geography fans, where you need to guess the country based on the map provided. Every time you enter a country, it tells you how far off you are from the correct one…

Tokyo Restaurant – Beirut

I love discovering or reading about old gems in Beirut and I'm surprised I had never heard about Tokyo restaurant until today. In fact, I passed right next to it countless times but for some reason never spotted the sign. Tokyo restaurant was apparently one of Beirut's most popular Japanese restaurants in the 1990s, and if we were to believe some comments, Walid Jumblatt's favorite spot. Source: http://beirutntsc.blogspot.com/2013/10/tokyo-restaurant-beirut.html According to The Beirut Banyan, Tokyo was…
Baladi

“Picture Perfect”, A Children’s Book Commemorating Beirut Blast’s 3-Year Old Victim Alexandra Najjar

7 months ago
I cannot imagine how hard it must have been for Najla el Khatib to try and write down her sister’s story, but I can only admire her courage and perseverance in coming up with this ...
Baladi

Carl Bechstein Foundation Donates 16 Pianos To The Beirut National Conservatory

7 months ago
The Carl Bechstein Foundation has gifted the Beirut National Conservatory six grand pianos and ten uprights valued at over 300,000 Euros, in an attempt to help the Conservatory resume its lessons, following the damages caused ...
Architecture

A 3D Recreation Of The Egg Building in Beirut

7 months ago
The “Egg” building is one of Beirut’s most iconic landmarks. It was built in 1966 by Lebanese architect Joseph Philip Karam and was part of a multi-user complex including an egg-spaced shell and two high ...
Lebanon

Health Ministry’s PASS Platform is Compromised

7 months ago
Earlier in December, SMEX as well as several online activists raised doubts regarding the security measures taken to protect the data being captured on the Health Ministry’s MOPH Pass platform. As it appears, the platform ...
History

Old Pictures of Beirut From The National Library of France Archives

7 months ago
I stumbled upon today an aerial shot of Beirut’s port taken in 1929 by Fran├žois Pierre-Alype, found on the National Library of France website. I dug out the website, searched for all the Beirut-related pictures ...
Art

The National Library Officially Reopens (Again)

7 months ago
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 ...
Information

215,563 Lebanese Left the Country Since 2017

7 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”

7 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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