Archive for the ‘Strictly Lebanese’ 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 […]


Part 1: The Company Part 2: The Deep State


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


Guest post – Consensus decision-making is a group decision making process that seeks the consent, not necessarily agreement about the “favorite” choice of all participants. Consensus may be defined professionally as an acceptable resolution, one that can be supported, even if not the “favorite” of each individual.  Philosophical viewpoint The early Islamic philosopher, Al-Farabi (c. […]


Lebanese Enterpreneur Wissam Abdel Baki created Perk My City to help Lebanese local citizens report, view, or discuss the disorder in the streets of their city (currently only in Beyrouth). Violations such as abandoned vehicles, graffiti, litter, potholes, road blocks, sidewalk defects and any violation considered disgraceful to the city’s image. To report a violation, the Lebanese […]


It is hard as a Lebanese to be indifferent to the situation in Syria. Our blog has by enlarge been silent on the civil unrest, to our lifetime neighbour, Syria. An unrest in Syria, which is rather familiar among Lebanese whom had to traverse a 10-year demographical upheaval and civil war for us, as Lebanese, to realise how to finally live […]


Ten Lebanese athletes with march to represent Lebanon at the 2012 London Olympic Games: – Tvin Moumjoghlian (Ping Pong) – Andrea Paoli (Taekwondo) – Katya Bachrouche (Swimming) - Ray Bassil (Shooting) - Ahmad Hazer (Athletics) - Gretta Taslakian (Athletics) - Zain Shaito (Fencing) - Mona Shaito (Fencing) - Caren Chammas (Judo) - Wael Koubrosli (Swimming) To each, I’d like to Thank You for representing an alive and vibrant nation & wish you all the […]


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 […]


Here are what some bloggers are writing about StopLira: English: Brian, Lilianne, Najib, Khodr, Joseph, Mustapha Arabic: Imad,  Tony French: Hala


Having an established and long known vibrant night life (since the 50s). Beyrouth is quickly becoming a center stage of a unique nightlife today. Canadian-born Comedian Peter Russel headed to Lebanon’s clubs & shares his story. Funny or Not, the word got out!


Récit d’un critique Gastronome français, sur la chaine de télévision Paris Première, il écrit aussi dans le “Figaro”.


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 […]


The Access MBA Tour is bringing top-ranked business schools to Beirut to meet talented candidates with high potential for their MBA programmes. The exclusive new format Access MBA Talent is offering carefully selected profiles the unique chance to participate in 50 minutes interviews with Admissions Directors of chosen business schools. Only the most motivated and […]


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 […]



En 1992, l’Ambassade de France au Liban souhaite rendre hommage aux nombreux libraires qui ont continué à diffuser les ouvrages d’éditeurs français durant la guerre civile et organise le premier Salon du livre francophone. Depuis cette date, les écrivains viennent chaque année à la rencontre du public libanais, dont l’enthousiasme ne cesse de grandir. Le […]


Are you aged between 24 and 35? Do you fancy the Stephen Colbert’s persona? Are you a fan of the absurdity of the Onion News Network, or the humour of Family Guy? Got a Beyrouthi accent? Can speak French & English? As long as you’re Lebanese, with the characteristics above, and is genuinely able to […]


Political Stances on out of Country Voting


With the aim to group and categorize all Lebanese Politics found on the site in recent months, we have simply published current political affairs in their respective words. M14 after the Elections of Mikati FPM S. Hariri from Paris Walid Jumblatt’s Centrist “Opposition” Sayyed Nasrallah’s response to Special Tribunal for Lebanon


Like every summer, Beirut is claiming its legacy. CNN sent it’s reporter to ask the questions of what makes Beirut a vibrant city.


Katya Bachrouche, a Lebanese swimmer has assured a spot at the next Olympic Games in London after setting a new record in the 400-meter freestyle event for Lebanon, a first in the country’s history. Bachrouche, a member of the Jazira swimming club, qualifies to take part at the 2011 London Olympics after coming seventh in the […]


A campaign was launched in Lebanon by Impact BBDO & LBC titled: “Sheyif 7alak”, this crowd sourcing campaign is not only fun, but helpful. Most cellphones have a camera, Set it up to Quickly Activate the camera (in one form or another on your mobile), Shoot any Wrong Doing you See around you, and Post […]


One of the last remaining relics of pre-war Beirut, the Grand Theatre was recently mentioned by my colleague at Qifa Nabki and intrigued me to aggregate this abandoned acquirement. A film by Omar Naim part 2 | part 3



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It came sous forme of an RSS feed, the title: “STL Indicts 4 Hezbollah Members, Seeks Arrests“. …then I whispered to myself: “they better have rock f****ing solid proof to make that claim“, for everybody that follows, knew that they were going to ‘blame it’ on a Lebanese group. Whats worse, that group of Lebanese, all […]


Après 144 jours de tractations, le Premier ministre Najib Mikati a annoncé la formation du nouveau gouvernement et dévoilé la liste des 30 ministres le lundi 13 juin 2011. Qu’en pensent les Libanais ? Micro-trottoir dans les rues de Beyrouth. Entretien avec Najib Mikati diffusé sur Kalam El Nas



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