Archive for March, 2010

Telecoms Minister Charbel Nahas announced Saturday that fiber optics will be launched in the coming weeks in Lebanon which will provide subscribers with easy access to international calls as well as an increase in Internet speeds to all subscribers by 10 to 20 percent. Fiber-optic communication is a method of transmitting information from one place […]


Tourists and locals strolling through Nijmeh Square in Beyrouth’s Centre-Ville on Thursday afternoon were intrigued by an astonishing spectacle: a formation of flag-bearers, drummers and trumpeters dressed in medieval costumes performing an elaborate show for half an hour before leaving the square as suddenly as they had appeared. The bystanders had been lucky enough to […]


The feast of the Annunciation, March 25, has been recognized in Lebanon as a national holiday, and one of its most vigorous promoters is a Muslim. Sheik Mohammed Nokkari, who teaches in the faculty of law and at the Institute of Islamic-Christian Studies at St. Joseph University in Beyrouth, told Catholic News Service Mary is […]


Si vous êtes concernés par le problème de l’emploi des jeunes libanais, Venez nombreux ! Dans le cadre du Salon FORWARD 2010 L’Orient-Le Jour et Le Commerce du Levant organisent un débat “Les jeunes, l’emploi et l’émigration“ Intervenants : Boutros Harb, ministre du Travail Sélim el-Sayegh, ministre des Affaires sociales Patrick Laurent, chef de la […]


Jagal el USEK

19Mar10

Not only does Michella Keserwany understand the true character of the typical USEK jagual, she’s talented and inspired enough to write a sarcastic yet lovely viral about him.


Le développement de l’économie de rente (hydrocarbures, aides des émigrés, aides internationales, etc.) dans les pays arabes constitue un facteur majeur non seulement de retard économique mais de déficit démocratique également. La conférence de M. Georges Corm portera sur la « paresse » économique et technologique des pays arabes, comparée au dynamisme des pays du sud-est […]


A l’occasion de l’exposition “La France au Liban“, la Francofolie crée l’évènement à Gemmayzé mardi 16 mars 2010 à partir de 20h30 ! Les principaux pubs et restaurants de Gemmayzé se mettront aux couleurs de la France pour offrir aux visiteurs une formule unique à 15 USD. Le ticket unique donne accès à tous les […]


Last night was an opening introduction to the famous Carlos Slim, Lebanese have been hearing about. The ideal medium as usual to get acquainted was through the lens of Marcel Ghanem’s Kalam el Nass. (split into 6 parts on YouTube)


Afin de promouvoir les produits français au Liban, la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris, la Chambre de Commerce, d’Industrie et d’Agriculture de Beyrouth et du Mont-Liban, la Chambre de Commerce franco-libanaise et le Service Economique Régional de l´Ambassade de France, pour Ubifrance – l’Agence française pour le développement international des entreprises, organisent un […]


En 1933 Air France assure sa 1ère liaison entre la France et le Liban Type d’avion: Hydravion Cam 53 Route: Marseille-Naples-Athènes-Corfou-Castellorizo-Beyrouth Durée: Une semaine Fréquence: 1 vol hebdomadaire En 1950 Air France assure sa 1ère liaison directe entre Paris et Beyrouth Type d’avion: Constellation Durée: 08H25 Fréquence: 4 vols hebdomadaires. En 2010 Le Liban a […]


Carlos Slim Helu, Mexican tycoon of Lebanese origin, met on Friday with the country’s three top leaders and received an honorary medal for his achievements. Slim met with President Michel Sleiman at the Presidential Palace in Baabda and received Lebanon’s honorary golden medal. Slim, who is being accompanied by a delegation during his visit, discussed with […]


Marcel Ghanem’s Kalam el Nass traveled all the way accross the globe to shed light on the bright Lebanese Expatriates residing in Australia. Promoting strengthened bonds between the peoples of Australia and Lebanon and the advancement of the Australian Lebanese community, a flagrant and affluent dinner was held by the Lebanese Australian Foundation, and Marie Roslyn […]


While keeping a close watch on Lebanon’s Real Estate, the number of real-estate sales operations in Lebanon in the first five months of 2008, rose by 19.4 percent (1/5th) compared to the same period of 2007. Today there is a new hype in Lebanon.


In order to promote the economic exchange between Lebanon and Brazil, the Embassy of the Republic of Brazil have the honor to inform that the Brazilian Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Miguel Jorge, will be heading the largest trade commission ever to visit Lebanon on Friday April 16th 2010. This initiative comes in […]


By Ailsa Burns as written in the New Matilda Why exactly does Australia traditionally support Israel, despite that country’s continued defiance of UN resolutions? Ailsa Burns looks at some possible explanations In the wake of the recent Dubai assassination scandal, Australia has abstained from a vote on human rights abuses during Israel’s attack on Gaza, […]


Couture designer Rania Salibi took the nod from America’s fashionistas to win the Oscar Designer Challenge, a competition to design an original gown to be worn on-stage by a presenter escort at the live telecast of the Academy Awards, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Salibi is a Lebanese-American who graduated […]


ArabNet 2010 is the first international conference for the Arab web industry, bringing together leaders from across the MENA, Europe and Silicon Valley to discuss cutting-edge trends and emerging opportunities. Through pitch sessions, the conference will feature the region’s brightest ideas and most promising Internet start-ups, and connect them with the internet ecosystem: incubators, angel […]


Le Liban envisage de mettre en place un pacte linguistique avec la francophonie. Un pacte qui consisterait en un certain nombre d’engagements des deux parties sur l’enseignement et sur l’usage et l’utilisation de la langue française. C’est dans le cadre de la préparation de ce pacte qu’une réunion a regroupé hier plusieurs acteurs de la […]


Conférence sur l’UPM à l’ESA : Georges Corm rappelle qu’une rive de la Mediterranée « a toujours envie de dominer l’autre » Le programme Bader dédié aux jeunes entrepreneurs et l’Institut de prospective économique du monde méditerranéen (Ipemed) ont organisé à l’Ecole supérieure des Affaires une conférence sur le thème « L’état de l’Union pour […]


Lebanon is a relatively narrow coastal country with a severe circulation-congestion problem and an inefficient public transport system. An excessive use of cars in a country where road structures are neither planned nor controlled has lead cars to take possession of external spaces. This is where elhub comes in. The idea to decongest the highway […]


La politique extérieure de la Turquie au Moyen-Orient – ses ambitions, ses limites, son impact Mercredi 10 mars 2010 à 20h30 Musée Social, 5 rue Las Cases, Paris VII (Métro Solférino, L12) Intervenants Didier Billion, politologue, chargé de mission auprès du Directeur de l’IRIS*, auteur de plusieurs ouvrages sur la Turquie Ali Kaezancigil, politologue, auteur de […]


“Hi, kifak? ça va?”: si les Libanais se targuent d’être polyglottes, le mélange très courant de langues a sa contrepartie: la jeune génération est critiquée pour son manque de maîtrise de l’arabe, en faveur duquel une campagne de promotion vient d’être lancée: jeudi, l’Organisation arabe pour l’éducation, la culture et les sciences (Alecso) a proclamé […]


After March 8, March 11 and March 14 – comes March 18th. Not sure who this time is behind it, but the cause sounds virtuous. The March 18 Movement was born out of a tragedy. On this day in 2009, Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, Iranian blogger and journalist, died in Evin Prison in Tehran. We have chosen […]


When Olympic skier Chirine Njeim tells people she’s from Lebanon, they often laugh in disbelief. Now at the Vancouver Winter Games, and competing alongside two other athletes from her home country, Njeim still has to convince people she’s telling the truth. “A coach from another country asked me in the elevator the other day where […]


Philippe Viguie-Desplaces ecrit dans Le Figaro Un nouveau musée d’art contemporain, le Beyrouth Art Center, vient de voir le jour dans la capitale libanaise, qui renoue avec le tourisme. Loin des clichés voici en quelques incontournables les musts de cette destination en plein devenir. Jeudi 16h. L’avion de la Middle East Airlines qui opère la […]



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