The Daily Star staff were all laid off today via email and the newspaper is set to shut down. The news has been a long time coming as there hasn’t been any new publication since October 8 and a recently posted announcement on their website confirmed they are no longer updating it as well.

Founded in 1952 by Kamel Mroue, The Daily Star was the leading English newspaper in the Middle East in the 1960s and Lebanon’s only English-language newspaper.