5 Lebanese inventors won big at 9th Kuwait’s international invention fair

Five Lebanese inventors Friday took top marks in Kuwait’s ninth international invention fair, state according to media reports . Head of the oraanizing committee Talal Kharafi reveled that 200 inventors from 36 countries participated. Here are the 5 Lebanese that won big for the inventions Dr. Jamal Shorbaji won a gold medal for his Lice […]

Jumblatt renews opposition to an electoral law based on ‘Proportional Representation”

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt reiterated on Friday his opposition to an electoral law based on proportional representationunder a sectarian system, stressing that this will create imbalanced representation which could lead to instability. Jumblat warned in a tweet: “Proportional representation under a sectarian system will create imbalanced representation and a state of instability […]

Franjieh meets with Hezbollah chief to discuss latest developments

Hezbollah chief  Hassan Nasrallah  met with Marada Movement chief MP Suleiman Franjieh to discuss latest developments , a Hezbollah  statement said on Friday. As usual Hezbollah did not disclose the meeting  location but revealed that it  was  attended by Public Works Minister Youssef Fenianos of Marada, Nasrallah’s  aide Hussein Khalil and head of Hezbollah ‘s Liaison and Coordination […]

Melania Trump wore a gown by Lebanese designer Reem Acra at pre-inauguration dinner

Incoming first lady Melania Trump wore a sparkly Reem Acra gold gown at a candlelight dinner to thank donors in Washington, D.C., Thursday night. The Telegraph said Acra, a Lebanese-born, New York-based designer created the floor-length frock, which was form-fitting and had long sleeves. The newspaper noted Trump’s choice for the pre-inauguration gala appeared to […]

Lebanese game designer makes Forbes 30 under 30 list

REDWOOD CITY— Beirut native Khaled Abdel-Rahman, who came to the U.S. on a student visa to earn his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Southern California, has made the 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 games list. Only 25-years-old, Abdel-Rahman has worked on the concept and design for the worldwide hit mobile game […]

Over 50 Syrians arrested by the Lebanese army for residency violations

A Syrian refugee compound in south Lebanon was raided by the  Lebanese Army Friday and over 50 were arrested  over residency violations. According to Lebanese media reports   an army unit  conducted the dawn raid in Al-Ouzai compound on the northern entrance to the city of Sidon. The unit searched two adjacent buildings and inspected the identification documents and […]

Lebanese PM seeks $10 billion foreign investment amid refugee crisis

Lebanon’s prime minister called on Thursday for “adequate and substantial” foreign investments worth nearly $10 billion to address the Syrian refugee crisis and upgrade the country’s crumbling infrastructure. At least 1 million people fleeing neighboring Syria’s war have poured into Lebanon since the conflict began in 2011, making up a quarter of the small country’s […]

Mashnouq says elections will be held on time under 1960 law

Lebanon Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq stressed on  Wednesday that the parliamentary elections “will be held on time” under the controversial 1960 electoral law unless a new law is passed. “The elections will be held on time and won’t be postponed for a single day, unless a new law is passed,” Mashnouq told reporters after a Cabinet […]

Jumblatt, Aoun discuss electoral law

A Progressive Socialist party delegation met with President Michel Aoun on Wednesday, where talks focused on the controversial electoral law, amid reports saying that the PSP leader MP Walid Jumblatt who favors the 1960 electoral law  headed to Baabda today ,  to meet with president Michel Aoun Jumblatt was accompanied by a  Progressive Socialist Party delegation […]

Syrian refugees in Lebanon see little future in going home

By Nicholas Blanford  TAANAYEL, LEBANON—Syrian rebel groups announced Monday that they will attend next week’s Russia- and Turkey-brokered Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan, giving a boost to hopes that a current cease-fire can be hardened into a more enduring agreement. The talks are intended to build on the two-week cease-fire with the goal of ending a six-year conflict […]