Archive for August, 2009

Lebanese billionaire Hajj Salah Ezzidine has declared himself bankrupt, leaving thousands of citizens unemployed in Beyrouth and throughout Lebanon. The daily As-Safir on Monday said the job loss of these people was estimated at millions of dollars. It said Ezzidine, from Maaroub near the southern port city of Tyre, is director of Dar al-Hadi for […]



This news relates to two post we’ve released; One is about Yahoo!’s purshase of Maktoob (a Jordanian company) and the other on Google exploring the Mideast markets while in Beyrouth. The CEO of Abraaj Capital got the leap of the sum, he sold 40 percent of its stake in the Maktoob Group in 2007. The […]


More than half of the region’s employers (52%) have said that using top jobsites is their preferred method of sourcing talent, according to the results of a recent online poll series conducted by the Middle East’s number one jobsite, Bayt.com. Traditional methods of recruitment have now been relegated according to the results: just 11% of […]


HireLebanese is holding its 2009 JOB Fair at: Location: Monroe Hotel, Beyrouth Date: Octobre 15, 16 and 17, 2009 Time: Oct 15 and 16 from 4PM to 10PM             Oct 17 from 2PM to 8PM If interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising please visit http://www.hireLebanese.com for more information.


LBC SAT‘s office in Jeddah has been closed by the Saudi Ministry of Information and Culture. This happened after LBC’s “Ahmar Bil Khat Al Arid” showed the “confession” of a Saudi man, recalling how he had numerous sexual encounters with many Saudi women. The witness, explained how to pick up Saudi women using Bluetooth. The […]


Lebanon witnessed today the First day of Ramadan. From myself and on behalf of the circle we’d like to wish you all a Ramadan Karim.


CHANCE is an affiliate non-profit organization (License Number 52/AD) that supports the treatment of children suffering from cancer (by funding their treatments, etc…) at St Georges, Hotel Dieu, Rizk, Abou – Jaoudeh and SteTherese Hospitals by promoting cancer prevention and control in Lebanon. CHANCE will be hosting their annual dinner at SKYBar on August 24th, […]


Kabab-Ji, the popular Lebanese grill, is expected to open in Washington, DC at the end of this year. Kabab-Ji, which already has 28 franchises throughout the Middle East, is not the only outlet to take its brand outside its borders. Upscale coffee shop Casper & Gambini’s is not far behind with 22 regional operations, while […]


Blogging Beirut – Our Natural Bridge of Kfardebian-Faqra is in extreme danger. The danger is that of urbanization, of a human kind. The owner of the land close to the bridge has decided to build an amphitheater and café starting from the very edge of the bridge! LAW 434 – Lists Lebanon’s Natural bridge of […]


This time last week, news circulated that Yahoo! bought the active Jordanian start-up Maktoub, which gave hope that even abroad, an interest in the Arab world’s web/social networking market service got some interest by some of the big boys of the (Silicon) Valley. This week, among the entrepreneurs and software developing community in Lebanon, rumours spread like […]


New Matilda – Many observers of the ongoing debate over Israel and its place in Middle Eastern issues have wondered at the ferocity and influence of those voices promoting what is often called a “pro-Israel” position. Depending on who you talk to it is a lobby, or definitely NOT a lobby, or a loose coalition […]


Renovation of the dilapid­ated synagogue in Beyrouth’s Centre-Ville began on the weekend after ayears-long delay, according to the Lebanese Jewish Community Council. Beirut’s oldest and last remaining synagogue Maghen Abraham in Wadi Abou Jamil, damaged by Israeli shelling during Israel’s 1982 invasion, is finally undergoing much-needed restoration after suffering several set-backs. The damage meant the […]


If you’ve flipped through your news channels, you must have crossed the news on “charges of fraud” against Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman. The following is a article by the New York Times of a conversation between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. Netanyahu defended his ultranationalist foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, on […]


This message is on behalf of: Maria Abou Abdallah To whom it may concern, I am looking for volunteers to participate in a study investigating the Lebanese-Australian cultural identity. The study is being conducted under the supervision of Professor Yoshihisa Kashima in the School of Behavioural Science at the University of Melbourne and has been […]



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