Who Are The Candidates For The 2022 Lebanese Presidential Elections?

President Aoun's mandate ends today yet the Lebanese parliament hasn't yet elected a new president. We've already had four sessions where the candidate who got the most votes was Michel Moawad , knowing that two-thirds of the Lebanese parliament is required to elect a president in the first round, and a simply majority in the second round. We currently have two types of candidates, the "political" candidates if I may call them so and other…

The Cedars Team Beat Jamaica to Reach Rugby League 2021 Championship Quarter Finals

The Cedars are proudly representing Lebanon in the 2021 Rugby League World Championships in England and have just reached the quarter finals after beating Jamaica 74 to 12. The team has delivered very strong results so far, especially in their opening game against the tournament favorites New Zealand. Lebanon is now ranked 2nd in his group and has officially qualified to the Quarter Finals but also and more importantly to the 2025 World Rugby League…

Lebanon’s Captain Hassan Maatouk To Appear in Netflix Football Docuseries

The heartbreaking story of Lebanon's national football team in the most recent World Cup qualification will be featured in Netflix's "Captains" docuseries. The series tells the story of six different captains, including Lebanon's captain Hassan Maatouk, during the 20229 World Cup qualification. The other featured captains are former Gabon captain Pierre Emeric Aubameyang, Brazil’s Thiago Silva, Brian Kaltak of Vanuatu, Andre Blake of Jamaica and Luka Modric of Croatia. Lebanon failed to qualify to the…

Aren’t The Firefighters Who Died in the Beirut Explosion Worthy of a Presidential Medal?

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun is spending his last week in Baabda giving out interviews and medals of merit. That's not very different from any other president, except Aoun appears to be keen on awarding medals almost exclusively to followers of his political party or sympathizers. I'm not very familiar with the conditions that a candidate needs to meet to get a medal, but one cannot but question giving out one to a journalist who doesn't…
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Socking Clumsy: A Lebanese NGO Raising Awareness on Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT Disease)

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I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard up until now about the Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a rare neuromuscular disease which affects around 3 million people worldwide. There’s no treatment yet for the CMT disease and its symptoms ...
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AGT Winners Mayyas Got Nominated For 2022 People’s Choice Awards

1 month ago
Lebanon’s mesmerizing dance group Mayyas has just earned a nomination for the 2022 People’s Choice Awards under the “Best Competition Contestant of 2022” category. The Mayyas has recently won Season 17 of America’s Got Talent ...
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“Fugitive: The Curious Case of Carlos Ghosn” Now Playing on Netflix

1 month ago
Carlos Ghosn’s rise and fall, the tensions he sparked with Nissan-Renault, his dramatic arrest and unbelievable escape are chronicled in this Netflix documentary. Ghosn escaped from Japan in December 2019 and currently resides in Beirut. ...
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Roadster Diner Opens its First Dubai Branch!

1 month ago
Roadster Diner has officially opened its first UAE branch at Dubai Hills Mall (Gate 2 GF). Lebanon’s iconic diner has been offering delivery services for quite some time in Dubai & Abu Dhabi, and will ...
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