Archive for the ‘Lebanese Expatriates’ Category

Freakonomics recently has a discussion with Stephen Dubner had on an airplane. He was on his way to South Africa when fellow passenger Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Antifragile, told him something remarkable: “If you look at ten or twenty or thirty of the richest countries around the world, among the richest people in those countries is […]


The Economist summarizes that “business people from Lebanon fare better abroad than at home.” Listen to the full article. Link to the full article.


The new 2012 list of the Worlds most powerful Arabs reveals 85 names that originate from Lebanon, with Saudi Arabia contributing 67 and Egypt and the UAE 58 names each. Many US based Arabs are originally Lebanese, according to the magazine. Click here for the new List. What we have published today is the most comprehensive guide of […]


After reading and getting acquainted with this blog & myTV, I felt compelled to propegate messages from Lebanese in Lebanon to their relatives and expatriates. You can watch the full series: Messages from Lebanon.


Probably the single most sensitive topic to touch this circle is the potential and natural right for Lebanese expatriates to vote for Parliamentary elections from their residing country. In order to do so, all Lebanese Citizens living outside Lebanon, must (it’s a national duty to vote) Register at their embassies in order to vote for the […]


Après avoir écrit une petite introduction sur le candidat français à la présidentielle François Bayrou, je tiens à publier un avis d’un autre Français d’origine libanaise sur la raison pour laquelle Nicolas Sarkozy devrait être le meilleur candidat de la France, et son véritable amour pour le Liban. La France est l’amie et l’alliée traditionnelle du Liban, elle a toujours protégé l’indépendance et l’existence même de ce pays, elle lui a fait don […]


On viens d’écrire un article sur le vote des français d’origine libanaise pour les elections Présidentielle en France. Tandis que tous les pays democratic dans le monde arrive à voter pour leurs représentants dans leur patrie a partir de leur ambassades, le Liban semble se retirer de la possibilité de bénéficier de son Diaspora.  La loi que nous avions approuvée en 2008 ne sera pas appliquée parce qu’il n’y a pas une volonté […]


La dixième élection présidentielle de la Ve République, neuvième élection au suffrage universel direct, doit permettre d’élire le président de la République française pour un mandat de cinq ans. Elle se tiendra les 22 avril et 6 mai 2012. Pour les milliers de Francais d’origine Libanaise, qui sont admissible de voter a ses elections, sont presenter avec plusieurs candidats au présidentielles. Aujourd’hui nous présentons un entretiens avec, Ministre de l’Éducation nationale sous trois gouvernements […]


Lebanon’s Cabinet approved today a draft law, presented by Interior Minister Marwan Charbel, allowing Lebanese expatriates who were born abroad holding only citizenship of the country of birth, to apply for Lebanese citizenship if any of their father and/or grandfather are Lebanese. I imagine thorough verification on the part of the government but such measures […]


Live Lebanon, a one-of-its-kind U.N. Development Program project strives to revolve Lebanese expatriates to channel money from abroad to help development projects in Lebanon. This reminds me of an endeavor the innercircle promoted back in ’09 with Team Lebanon on Kiva. Fadi Salameh is the Institutional Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP Live Lebanon, representing the Live Lebanon […]


One of the most intellectual Lebanese think thanks on Middle Eastern politics and Lebanese affairs, former Minister of Culture Dr. Ghassan Salemeh agreed to an interview with MTV’s Walid Abdo. You can find the video interview here: http://bit.ly/tjJ7Qz Insightful as always.


If you follow Lebanese politics, Social & Cultural news concerning Lebanon and the region, surely you watch Marcel Ghanem’s Kalam El Nass Thursday nights (Beyrouth time). It should please you to know that Kalam Ennas has released an iPhone app recently, and I must admit, it’s pretty hefty and decent. The user interface strongly encourages […]



Deux Libanais viennent en tête du classement mondial établi par la revue financière Bloomberg Markets. Parmi les personnes considérées comme étant les « plus influentes » du monde, on compte Carlos Slim Helu et Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Âgé de 71 ans, Carlos Slim Helu est mexicain issu d’une famille mexicano-libanaise. Il est considéré comme l’homme d’affaires le […]


Political Stances on out of Country Voting


Canada’s Metro Inc., is looking to establish itself in the multibillion-dollar ethnic grocery store market in Canada. Rumours are swirling that the leading Montreal-based supermarket chain wants to partner with Adonis Market, a much-loved local grocer that specializes in Mediterranean food. Teaming up with Adonis, which has four stores in the Montreal area, could help […]


Le Libanais Saad Chéhab a été nommé chief executive officer (CEO) des marques Lancia/Chrysler. Un communiqué récemment publié par Fiat a indiqué que M. Chéhab fera partie du conseil exécutif du groupe (GEC) – la plus haute instance de décision de la compagnie après le conseil d’administration. Cette réorganisation intervient après la reprise de Chrysler par Fiat en 2009 ; la compagnie italienne détient aujourd’hui la […]


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 […]



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 […]


Mr. Kamal G. Merheb is a Lebanese Ph.D student at Skema France. He is conducting a survey on “The Lebanese Brain Drain in Project Management field” between 1975 and 2008. You are kindly requested to help him by filling in the survey form. Please click the link to participate: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KWQMK57 Thank you for your collaboration


Les transferts des émigrés libanais vers leur pays d’origine devraient dépasser les huit milliards de dollars en 2010, soit une hausse de 8% par rapport à 2009, selon un rapport de la Banque mondiale repris par un bulletin bancaire local. Dans son rapport annuel sur les “migrations et les transferts des émigrés“, la Banque mondiale […]


The Middle East Airlines (MEA) will be serving 81 percent of Lebanese expatriates in Africa through direct flights, the company’s chairman Mohammad Hout announced Monday. “Today we are opening the Kinshasa line that will serve the Democratic [Republic of] Congo and Congo Brazzaville along with indirect flights through Abidjan, Lagos, Accra and Kano,” he told […]


Back in 2007, Lebanese students in Montréal launched after much realisation, a need for a Lebanese Student Federation. Tollab – serves as an umbrella for the rest of the associations, it prospers based on the idea that it was formed through an LSA initiative. Committed to facilitating Lebanese students’ stay in Montreal, while safeguarding their cultural […]


Our government announced on Saturday that it would set up a fund and opening a special account at the country’s central bank to bankroll a plan to build up the poorly-equipped Lebanese army. Defense Minister Elias al-Murr said the government would debate a draft three-year armament plan, adding that a civilian commission would be named […]


Helen Thomas, a Lebanese immigrant, author and former news service reporter, Hearst Newspapers columnist, and member of the White House Press Corps, has covered the administrations of ten presidents in a career spanning nearly sixty years. Helen Thomas issued the following statement today:  “I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and […]


Occupation, édification du mur, colonisation, spoliations, accaparement de Jérusalem… Plus que jamais, le gouvernement israélien est dans le déni total des droits des Palestiniens et noyé dans sa politique de la force. Dans l’opinion publique des principaux pays alliés d’Israël, cette situation est de plus en plus dénoncée et les initiatives menées par la société […]


Real estate transactions in Lebanon in the 1st quarter of 2010 jumped by 41 percent to reach 22,059 transactions, a record high compared to previous years, reaching a little more than $2 billion, according to figures released by the Directorate of Real Estate. Lebanon’s property sector flourished in the first quarter of 2010, benefiting from […]


“She’s a great girl,” said Donald Trump, who owns the pageant with NBC in a joint venture. Ms. Fakih, a Lebanese-American from Dearborn, Mich., told pageant organizers her family celebrates both Muslim and Christian faiths. She moved to the United States as a baby and was raised in New York, where she attended a Catholic […]


Jusqu’au 10 mai, Air France vous propose Beyrouth à partir de 850$ taxes et surcharges incluses.  Aucune surcharge pour les départs en fin de semaine et un arrêt gratuit à Paris. BEYROUTH 10 sept. -10 déc.  à partir de 850$ (economique – voyageur) Réservez maintenant Conditions tarifaires : (*) Cette offre est valable sur des […]



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