Three Lebanese Universities Accused of Issuing Fake Diplomas

Three Lebanese universities: Modern University of Business and Science, the Islamic University of #Lebanon, and Jinan University, are being accused of issuing fake diplomas to Iraqi students, after the Iraqi Education Ministry noted "the influx of approximately 27,000 thousand forged certificates obtained by Iraqis from Lebanon". According to Kuwait newspaper "Al-Anbaa", a master's degree was being sold for $5,000 while the cost of a doctorate was $10,000. Lebanon's Education Minister has promised to investigate the…

Kuwait Suspends Issuing Visas To Lebanese Citizens

Kuwait had already recalled its ambassador following the diplomatic crisis between Lebanon and the GCC countries, and according to Al Qabas newspaper, has just stopped issuing visas of all kinds to Lebanese citizens. The crisis started following remarks by Lebanese Information minister George Cordahi criticizing the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen. Prior to that, Saudi Arabia & Bahrain had expelled Lebanese ambassadors and banned all Lebanese imports. It's still not clear whether GCC countries will freeze…

Mounia Akl’s “Costa Brava” To Represent Lebanon at the 2021 Oscars

The Lebanese Ministry of Culture has selected the film “Costa Brava”, directed by Mounia Akl, to compete at the Oscars for Best International Film. The movie has recently won the “Green Star” award from the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt, and participated in international festivals including “Cinemed”, Venice and Toronto. Lebanese director and actor Nadine Labaki stars in it, alongside Palestinian Saleh Bakri, Siana and Gianna Rostom, and young actress Nadia Charbel. The free-spirited…

Lebanon’s First International Top Model Featured On Vogue Arabia Cover

Andrée Acouri is Lebanon's first ever international top model. She modeled in the 60s and 70s, was featured on several fashion & lifestyle magazines, and has walked the runway shows for Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci, Jean Patou, Maggy Rouff and more. Now 80, Andrée Acouri is back on the cover of Cover Arabia to reflect on "a remarkable life of glamour, beauty, and no regrets". Check it out .
Elections2022

#YallaRegister: 100K Lebanese Expats Have Registered So Far!

3 weeks ago
The voter registration for the 2022 elections was open on October 1st 2021 and we just crossed the 100K registrations milestone today, which is higher than the 2018 elections but still relatively low. I was ...
Middle East

Civil Marriage Now Allowed in Abu Dhabi

3 weeks ago
The UAE has issued a new law regulating personal status matters for non-Muslims and applying civil principles in organizing family cases. In other words, non-muslims will be allowed to marry, divorce and get joint child ...
Critiques

Lebanon’s New Tourism Slogan: “Crazy Love” (بحبّك بجنونك)

4 weeks ago
The Lebanese Tourism Minister unveiled yesterday a new slogan (بحبّك بجنونك) to secure tourists back into visiting Lebanon. The slogan translates into “I love you in your madness” or “Crazy Love” and Minister Nassar wants ...
Baladi

US President Appoints Sara Minkara as US Special Advisor on International Disability Rights

1 month ago
Sara Minkara, a Lebanese-American originally from Tripoli, has just been appointed the U.S. Special Advisor on International Disability Rights. This role which was created by President Barack Obama is “critical to ensuring that U.S. diplomacy ...
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