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You may think you’re speaking Lebanese, but some of your words are really Syriac | News , Lebanon News | THE DAILY STAR

You may think you’re speaking Lebanese, but some of your words are really Syriac | News , Lebanon News | THE DAILY STAR.

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FT: The rise of female entrepreneurs in Lebanon

©Thierry Van Biesen In Bachoura, a rundown quarter of central Beirut, a quiet revolution is gathering strength. From the balcony of a new office block, the Mediterranean sparkles behind a row of cranes. On a freshly painted roof patio next … Continue reading

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WSJ: Lebanon’s Long Road to Freedom

The Cedar Revolution exploded just as the Internet was beginning to transform how mass movements communicate with their supporters and with the outside world, and the Lebanese provided a template for the pro-democracy uprisings that would rock the region in … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Other Atrocity: Lebanon’s Great Famine

Now that some around the world are acknowledging the Armenian Genocide, the world should also remember the Ottoman’s other atrocity: Lebanon’ Great Famine.  Read more…

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The Armenian Genocide: Time for Turkey to Face Up to Its Own History

No matter how much Turkish leaders today try to sugarcoat the legacy of the Ottoman Empire, the result will always come out bitter. Turkish President, Erdoğan can bemoan European imperialism as much as he wants, but that will never whitewash … Continue reading

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Beirut’s Bright Future As A Tech Hub For MENA, If Its Politicians Will Allow It

Why is the internet so slow in Lebanon? “The reasons for this are simple. It’s entirely due to local politics. Youssef, the head of the public-private organisation (OGERO, set up by the late Rafik Hariri) has blocked the utilisation and … Continue reading

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BBC: Political impasse stops Lebanon exploiting oil resources

An interesting article from the BBC: The announcement was supposed to bring with it the magical solution for many of Lebanon’s ills, among them chronic public debt, power shortages and poor public services. Back then, the prospect of major oil … Continue reading

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Bike paths in abandoned tunnels?

When a population is not obsessed with Medieval sectarianism like the Lebanese are, one can imagine and innovate like they do in the city of London. Bike paths in abandoned tube tunnels: is the London Underline serious? Could the answer … Continue reading

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Beirut Film Festival Defies the Odds and Censors

Forget Dubai and Doha, it’s only Beirut that can showcase truly boundary-pushing, issue-driven films!

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What Arabs can learn from the Scots!

Israel has decided to officially recognize Arameans as a distinct nationality in the country’s population. It allows Arabic-speaking Christians of Israel to change their status from “Arab” to “Aramean.” This has created uproar among Palestinians, and other Arabs, accusing Israel … Continue reading

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