Archive for the ‘Today in Lebanese History’ Category

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 […]

The caves of Jeita’s grotto became closer this week to becoming one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World. It is a historical moment that a Lebanese natural site is competing with the most important natural beauty locations in the world like the Grand Canyon and the Amazon Forest. – Coordinator of the […]

« Partir Revenir », tel est le thème de la cérémonie d’ouverture des VIe jeux de la francophonie. Le spectacle rend hommage au Liban, à son histoire et à sa culture ; il mobilise 200 musiciens, 100 danseurs, 60 chanteurs… En vedette : la Libanaise Magida el-Roumi et le Sénégalais Youssou N’Dour, accompagnés par Gabriel Yared et […]

A new Lebanese Academy entitled “Académie des Sciences du Liban” will be established in Lebanon.  The foundation of the ASL was shepherded by the French Academy of Sciences, which also hosted the first meeting of the ASL in Paris on June 27, 2008. The first meeting of the ASL’s Executive Committee was held in Beyrouth, Lebanon […]

The New York Times set out to find the top 44 places to visit in 2009. The first on the list was our beloved Beirut (Beyrouth); And if you agree with the New York Times, having visited several places yourself, contribute and recommend Beirut as well. It appears under Luxury, Foods, and Party categories, and […]

France24 La Syrie et le Liban ont établi des relations diplomatiques mercredi pour la première fois depuis la proclamation de leur indépendance il y a plus de 60 ans, un premier pas vers la normalisation de leurs rapports marqués par une longue tutelle syrienne sur son petit voisin. Le ministre syrien des Affaires étrangères Walid […]

Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor at the American University of Beirut (AUB) Daniel Asmar and the team of Elie Maalouf, Amin Kanafani, Ahmed Hammoud, and Rawad el-Jurdi, took almost nine months of dedicated work to build the “Apollo’s Chariot,” the first Solar powered vehicle in the Arab World (not the Middle East, Israel is leaps ahead). The steel-and-fiberglass, […]