Archive for January, 2010

This week gave a brief highlight of intertwined news. From one end, Hizbollah upgraded its military capability as Israel is accused of assassinating a senior Hamas commander. Obama approved arms sales to Taiwan. And, the US Senate backed tougher sanctions against Iran. What concerns our readers throughout the world, was last Saturday events. Hizbollah’s commander in southern […]

En avant-première en France – « THE ONE MAN VILLAGE* » (SEMAAN AL DAY’A) Film documentaire libanais de Simon El Habre (en arabe sous-titré en français) Synopsis – Site du film: Semaan mène une vie paisible dans sa ferme, dans le petit village d’Ain el el-Halazoun, dans les montagnes du Liban. Ce hameau a […]

The Lebanese Parliamentary Election of 2013 may give Lebanese Expatriates the right to vote from abroad. President Michel Sleiman said on Saturday that he is committed to this just cause. He also called for stepping up the effort to adopt the law that would allow people of Lebanese descent (diaspora) to gain back Lebanese citizenship, giving […]

A powerful bomb killed one of Iran’s leading nuclear scientists as he left for work on Tuesday, a murder for which the Iranian government immediately blamed Israel and the West. Massoud Ali-Mohammed,  taught at the University of Tehran and was a prominent supporter of Mir Hossein Mousavi, the opposition leader. Last month, Iran’s top diplomat […]

While much of the United States and Europe is fighting subzero temperatures, Lebanon is praying for snow as unusually warm weather puts a dampener on the country’s lucrative ski season. “So many clients cancelled their reservations for the month of January,” said Walid Kanaan, who runs the luxurious InterContinental Mountain Resort and Spa at Mzaar, […]

Taxi drivers and restaurants that charge tourists above the odds were in the firing line Friday as Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud vowed to reform Lebanon’s tourism sector. Abboud, who has been in post for almost two months, said he aimed to ensure that “tourists feel at ease the minute they come to the country.” “I […]

Lebanon is well prepared for the launching of green building projects in the near future, experts said during a conference in Beyrouth late Thursday.“We really saw Lebanon as moving forward not only in construction but also when it comes to green buildings, and the interests that we found over here has been phenomenal compared to […]

Israel took the liberty of beating Lebanon’s Hummus Record in order to classify Hummus as an Israeli dish. the nerve … We have no objection that other people do hummus but they should know that it is Lebanese. They (Israelis) should find a name other than ‘hummus’ because hummus is a Lebanese name,” Fadi Abboud, […]

The UNESCO Centre of Catalonia-UNESCOCAT is glad to announce the celebration of a three-day Summit on Arab New Media to be held in Amman, Jordan, in February 2010. If you are Lebanese and enthusiastic about New Media and its potential to foster peace, dialogue and development in the region, kindly send your resume and a brief note about yourself as soon as possible to We accept applications […]

We would like to remind you that the due date for submitting your full application to the MIT Arab Business Plan Competition is Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 23:59 GMT. For technical difficulties, please feel free to reply to this e-mail, and we will take care of your request.

A year of rebirth of Lebanon’s Haute Couture. Lebanon’s fashion designers are thriving, as the country profits from a year of political stability. Natalie Antelava reports from Beyrouth on Lebanon’s bid to become the capital of the Middle East fashion world. Also, please preview a report on Lebanese fashion designers in the spotlight on France24

Elie Khoury of Woopra, Habib Haddad of Yamli & Sami Shalabi ventured on creating Yalla Startup! in order to help Lebanese and the entrepreneurs of the MENA region to launch their start ups and actually transforming their ideas to reality, taking their early stage startups to the next level by introducing them to the right […]


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