5th Century Byzantine Village Discovered in Zaarour

The "Al Jawzeh" project has been on since 2012, but it was not until last week that the results of the digs were announced by archaeologists Lina Nacouzi and Dominique Pieri at a conference held at the AUB’s Archeological Museum. The archaeological mission of the French Institute for the Near East discovered a Byzantine village buried under the Zaarour region, at 1,400m of altitude: "a luxurious building dating back to the 5th century, featuring Roman…

Sursock Museum Cites Economic Constraints, to Close Twice Per Week Now

Starting Monday February the 18th, the Sursock museum will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The sad Facebook announcement came as a result of "economic constraints" it is facing: In the face of increasing economic constraints, we are very sorry to announce that the Sursock Museum will be closing on Mondays – in addition to our regular closing days on Tuesdays – meaning that we will open five days a week instead of six. This…
Lebanon

Saudi Arabia Lifts 15-month old Travel Ban on #Lebanon

5 days ago
The 15-month old travel ban Saudi Arabia imposed on Lebanon in November 2017 following security concerns, has been lifted off following the latest government formation. A flock of Gulf tourists is expected to flood the country ...
Lebanon

Updates Regarding The “Smuggled” Phones Customs Fees in #Lebanon

5 days ago
Following a few posts that went viral last week, with Lebanese citizens ranting about the new phone customs set by the MOT for personal users to pay, a few clarifications and a glimmer of hope ...
Automotive

An Amazingly Handy Bus and Van Map of Greater Beirut

1 week ago
I recently came across some fantastic maps for bus routes running in Greater Beirut, drawn by [LebaneseBuses] and [Bus Map Project]. You can find other routes leading outside Beirut on the website: busmap.me There’s an Android app for ...
Lebanon

Four New Airbuses to be delivered to MEA Starting 2021

3 months ago
According to Flight Global’s website, the Middle East Airlines’s full-year financial statement points to the commitment to 4 new Airbuses (A330neo) in addition to 11 previously announced ones (A321neo), in the carrier’s bid to modernise its long-haul ...
Middle East

Passport Index 2018: Lebanon 85th in the world, UAE surges to 4th best

3 months ago
Arton Capital’s updated Passport Index released on October 30, which ranks passports of the world by their total visa-free score, has listed Lebanon’s in the 85th place [89th in 2017], while UAE’s passport still has ...
Lebanon

“Mon beau village – Dans le Chouf, au Liban” – Arte Report Online

4 months ago
Filmed in 2016, this 26-minute documentary published online on September 16 is the 7th episode of “Mon beau village”‘s first season, that follows a 13-year-old Stephanie who lives in Mazraat el-Chouf. You can watch it ...
Beirut

“French in the city: à Beyrouth” – M6 Report Online

4 months ago
On the third episode of the show “French in the city”, which airs on M6 every Saturday night, David Ginola took his community to Lebanon, by following French people’s daily lives, who’ve been residing in ...
Lebanon

New Transavia Lyon-Beirut route to be established in April 2019

4 months ago
Building up quite a good reputation in Lebanon during the past year or so, Transavia France, the low-cost arm of the Air France-KLM Group and the French operations of Transavia, will be launching a weekly ...
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