“The day that we are not allowed to make wine in Batroun is the day Lebanon is finished as a country,” says Hady Kahale of IXSIR winery, up the Mediterranean coast near Batroun, where Nissan-Renault CEO and business guru Carlos Ghosn is an investor, making wine from six different high-altitude vineyards of up to 1,800m….. “That […]
Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, one of the Arab world’s best-known entertainers, has died aged 87. Sabah, whose real name was Jeanette Gergis al-Feghali, first came to prominence in the 1950s as star of Egyptian movies. During her more than six-decade long career, she released over 50 albums and acted in 98 films. She died […]
Lebanese cultural icon Wadih Al-Safi’s health has severely deteriorated three days following a surgery to a broken leg, LBC reported on Friday. He has reportedly been admitted to the intensive care unit at Mount Lebanon Hospital.
A Lebanese author has won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction for his novel depicting life of a Christian egg seller after war, in exile and during imprisonment. The prize is a prestigious Arabic literary award, affiliated with the Booker Prize Foundation in London. Rabee Jaber was awarded the prize for his novel titled The […]
Police have closed down dozens of toy shops for selling Barbie dolls, part of a decades-long crackdown on signs of Western culture in Iran, the semiofficial Mehr news agency reported Friday. Mehr quoted an unnamed police official as saying police confiscated Barbie dolls from toy shops in Tehran in a “new phase” of its crackdown […]
A 16-YEAR-OLD Lebanese Australian girl has been placed on a nationwide airport watch list to stop her being sent to Lebanon against her will for an arranged marriage. In what a magistrate has called an ”act of great bravery”, the girl sought a court order to stop her parents taking her out of Australia to […]
The so-called democratic government of Israel has two systems of education and two different curricula in its present day Apartheid system of Education.
Dr. Walid Georges Gholmieh died at the age of 73 after a long battle with illness, National News Agency reported on Tuesday.
A World Press Photo exhibit in Beirut is shutting down early after Lebanese authorities ordered the removal of an Israeli photographer’s prize-winning work, an organizer of the exhibit said Friday.
Cannes, France – For many filmmakers, the moment of inspiration can be difficult to pin down. Lebanese writer-director Nadine Labaki, however, has exceptional reasons for remembering exactly when the idea for “Where Do We Go Now?” came to her.