Archive for March, 2011

Scholars, diplomats and the general public have gathered at the US Library of Congress, the world’s largest collection of books and manuscripts, to celebrate Lebanese-American author Ameen Rihani. Rihani’s novel, The Book of Khalid, was published a hundred years ago, the book is an account of one Arab-American’s journey from his homeland in Lebanon to the […]


Can supporters of Lebanese entrepreneurial youth enter Lebanon? Endeavor – a non-profit that encourages high-impact entrepreneurship in the emerging world– likes to go to countries where people wouldn’t expect a lot of sophisticated high-growth entrepreneurship to be. They are currently in Turkey, Egypt and Jordan. So, Why not yet in Lebanon? Watch the Video: Recorded Sep 13, […]



  You can keep track of the movement on twitter by following the hashtag: #FlipTheSwitch. Many thanks to our colleague Samer at BloggingBeirut.com Perhaps we’re the first to call for it, but surely not the first to think about it… We are calling for a Mass Demonstration on April 17 at 10 AM at the root […]


Le président Michel Sleiman s’est informé aujourd’hui, de la situation de la diaspora libanaise, par l’intermédiaire d’un nombre d’ambassades libanaises dans quelques pays arabes. M. Sleiman a eu des entretiens téléphoniques avec les monarchies régionales et présidents en particulier le régime de Bahrein, pour s’informer des développements actuels et de la situation des libanais. Certains […]


It’s hard not to notice Qatar’s prominent position in the Middle East and the Indian Peninsula. Today Al Jazzera English has showed off Qatar’s innovative artificial mechanical and remote-controlled cloud that will be used to ensure shades above the stadium hosting matches at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The cost of the project is currently […]



BeicipFranlab, a French petroleum consulting firm,  signed an agreement with caretaker Energy and Water Minister Jibran Bassil Thursday. The firm is set to prepare a tender in the coming months that would allow companies bid for the right to explore oil and gas off the Lebanese coast. The agreement should set the stage for the eventual state-led […]


In the early 1960s, some twenty-something enthusiasts in Lebanon started building remarkably sophisticated rockets. These rockets made it as far up as the International Space Station is today, and even the United States and Soviet Union had to pay attention. The Lebanese Rocket Society was the brainchild of Manoug Manougian, a 25-year-old math and physics […]


On March 5th, 2011, passengers at the Rafik Hariri International Airport experienced something a little different.


Great video about a teaser titled: “Beyrouth, I love you, I love you not.” Music by the renowned  Mashrou’ Leila.



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