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First-time fasters embrace Ramadan

Anyone who has ever fasted knows the discipline required for going without food or drink from sunup to sun down. And those with devoted Muslim friends and family members have seen up close what it takes to make the daily s...

Hezbollah role clouds Tripoli battleground

Deceit, ambiguity and shifting allegiances are epithets of internecine fighting. The recurrent clashes in the vastly underprivileged neighborhoods of Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh in the north Lebanon city of Tripoli ar...

Man killed in road accident north of Beirut

A 27-year-old man was killed in a road accident while trying to cross the highway in Jal al-Dib, north of Beirut, security sources said Wednesday.Nabil Shukrallah was killed instantly when a vehicle slammed into him as he ...

Lebanese stargaze as Venus kisses the sun

Even before the sun rose in the Lebanese capital, Bob Merhebi was watching Venus make a rare passage across the sun – in an online broadcast from Australia.Then at 5:30 a.m., he and around 50 other astronomy enthusia...

Report: Lebanon Recovers 530 Square Kilometer of its EEZ

Lebanon was able to restore 530 square kilometers of a maritime zone that it considers it to be within its Exclusive Economic Zone, As Safir newspaper reported on Wednesday.Lebanon and Israel are bickering over a zone that...

Report: UAE to Expel Some 1,000 Lebanese Expats

The United Arab Emirates will expel around 1,000 Lebanese expats living in the country as President Michel Suleiman is scheduled to head to the gulf state on Wednesday.Some of the Lebanese expats, who were expelled during ...

Cha Cha Cha: Skoun Heats up its 6th Annual Gala Dinner with a Night of Latin Rhythms

The 6th annual Skoun gala dinner hosted within the historical splendor of the Sursock Palace was another tremendous success, as hundreds of well-heeled guests took part in the colorful festivities organized to support Skou...

Do you know where your meat came from?

“Poor creatures,” is your first thought, as an overcrowded cattle truck trundles past you on the highway on its way either from the port or to the slaughterhouse. “Ugh, they stink,” is likely your s...

Tripoli residents strike to protest deadly clashes

Residents of the northern city of Tripoli held a general strike Monday to protest the deadly clashes that gripped the area last week, killing at least 14 and wounding 52.The streets of Lebanon's second largest city were va...

GS Beats the Heat in Style this Summer

Hamra Shopping & Trading Co. (HSTCo.), mother company of the renowned GS brand and stores, held an event at GS Dbayeh to officially unveil its latest fashion collection with a summer extravaganza while also announcing ...

The Rug Company Beirut Introduces Studio Collection

The Rug Company, creators of the most desirable rugs in the world, has introduced its Studio Collection: a collection of hand-woven rugs and cushions that embrace simplicity, affordability and versatility.Visually impactfu...

New Waterfront bikeway creates haven for Beirut cycling enthusiasts

A winding bikeway and a secluded path on Beirut’s reclaimed coastal land is proving to be a haven for bikers and pedestrians in a city where space and privacy are scarce.In sight of the sea, groups of young people ma...

Lebanon Seeks Answers from Turkey as New Report Emerges on Kidnappers of Pilgrims

Premier Najib Miqati will discuss with top Turkish officials on Thursday the “secret mediation” launched by Turkey to secure the release of 11 Lebanese pilgrims abducted by armed men in Syria last week, An Naha...

Samsung Electronics Levant and Cherfane Tawil & Co Launch the 'Samsung 2012 Smart TV'

Samsung Electronics Levant and Cherfane Tawil & Co, the official distributor for Samsung, the world leader in consumer electronics and digital technology, have stirred a new revolution in Lebanese homes by announcing t...

Saint Joseph University brings art, culture festival to stairway hangout

Students may be more known for their partying than their cultural appreciation but Saint Joseph University is hoping to change that perception with new cultural event Daraj al-Yassouiyeh.The initiative started when Pascal ...

EDL Contract Employees Storm Company's HQ in Beirut, Block Roads across Lebanon

Electricite du Liban's contract employees stormed on Wednesday the company’s headquarters in Beirut by breaking the building’s main gate after the Internal Security Forces prevented them from entering the premi...

The 2013 SL 350 from Mercedes-Benz; an Iconic Car

T. Gargour & Fils S.A.L., the exclusive and sole agent of Mercedes-Benz in Lebanon, prepares for the launch of the “SL” style icon which embodies the trifecta of cultivated sportiness, ultimate comfort and ...

Going nuts for Lebanese roasting traditions

Whether lured by the aroma drifting from a small shop or by a beautiful box neatly packaged at the airport, there’s a good chance you’ll be bearing the gift of Lebanese nuts at your next destination.“I ha...

Beirut patisseries: From French classics to new flavors

For years the pinnacle for pastries has been set by French patisseries – a standard followed closely by Lebanon’s well-regarded pastry producers. While traditional French desserts are still widely popular, new ...

2 Dead, 6 Injured in Shootout in Beirut's Caracas District

Lebanese security forces stormed a building in Beirut Thursday following a shootout overnight with a man who was holed up inside a flat.A security official said the gunman was killed and the body of another man was found i...