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    Meet Achrafieh2020, Beirut's Neighborhood Watch

    Lebanon is currently facing one of the worst economic crises in its history, resulting in hyperinflation and devaluation of the Lebanese Lira. Crime rates have significantly increased due to the financial state of the country, the 2020 Beirut Port Explosion, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, the NGO Achrafieh2020, which has been working since 2012 “to reinvent Achrafieh as a breathable, welcoming, and friendly neighborhood,” has taken its mission a step forward to combat crime in the...

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    Lebanese Neurologist Samia Khoury Received The Prestigious King Salman International Award

    The Lebanese doctor Samia Khoury received the 2021 King Salman International Award for Disability Research, Health, and Medical Sciences Branch. The ceremony will take place next week, December 4th, at King Faisal University in Riyadh. The prestigious award encourages and recognizes local, regional, and global efforts aimed at influencing science and knowledge in various areas of disability. Dr. Khoury is a renowned neurologist known for her clinical work on Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a...

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    Christopher El Feghali Became The First Lebanese To Win In The 2022 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals

    The Lebanese Driver Christopher El Feghali won the 2022 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals – Mini Max Category 2022 in Portugal. He positioned Lebanon on the podium as a winning nation as he is now the first Lebanese to win in the championship, ending victorious only 0.127 seconds in front of Great Britain’s Jacob Ashcroft, who finished 2nd, and Harry Bartle, who finished 3rd. More than 390 racers from 60 nations participated in the 22nd RMC Grand Finals and competed […]

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    Lebanese Women Protested Against Sexual Abuse Laws, Calling For Harsh Punishments

    Lebanese women took to the streets of Nejmeh Square on Saturday in front of the Parliament building to demand harsher punishments for sexual abuse. This protest is part of the UN Lebanon’s 16-day gender-based violence awareness campaign and the slogan for this year is “Not An Honor, Not A Shame.” The protesters were dressed in black and held sheets stating “A Serious Sentence For A Serious Crime” and “Dear MPs Punish My Abuser” written in red. On Friday, an ABAAD […]

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    12 Things You Can Find In A Lebanese Home During Christmas

    Andy Williams describes Christmas as “the most wonderful time of the year”, and we may have to agree with him on that. As the weather is growing colder, our Christmas spirit is slowly awakening. It is never too early to start putting up the Christmas tree, litter your house with twinkling lights, or listen to Mariah Carey at full volume. Here are 12 things you can find in a Lebanese household during this joyous time: Christmas Decorations The Lebanese are […]

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    The Lebanese Flag Was Raised In Argentina To Celebrate Lebanese Independence Day

    After the Lebanese in Halifax, Canada, raised the Lebanese flag at the City Hall’s Grand Parade, the Lebanese community in Argentina also honored their home country last Saturday. The Sociedad Libanesa de Rosario (Lebanese Society of Rosario) celebrated their heritage by honoring Lebanon and raising the Lebanese flag at the Galeria de Honor de las Banderas de América in Rosario, Santa Fe. During the almost yearly event, the Lebanese community made a floral offering to the Argentine flag, and the...

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    Elderly People In Lebanon Were Hospitalized Due To Cholera Outbreak In Nursing Home

    About 20 elderly people were hospitalized in North Lebanon due to possible symptoms of cholera amidst the outbreak, confirmed Lebanon’s Ministry of Health. Red Cross ambulances evacuated and transported residents of the Abi Samra nursing home to the government hospital in Tripoli due to severe coughing and vomiting. “The condition of these people is stable,” stated the ministry. This is the first cholera outbreak in 30 years, where the first case was reported in October. There are around 600...

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    Baskinta, Lebanon's Gorgeous Gem, In 30+ Pictures

    Many villages in Lebanon are described as “heaven on earth,” including Baskinta, which is located 1,250 meters above sea level in Metn, Lebanon. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Maroun El Fakhry (@maroun_fakhryy) Home to peaceful and relaxing views, beautiful weather during summer, and amazing sceneries during the winter season, its name comes from the Syriac origin of “Beit Shkinto,” meaning “habitable place.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝓔𝓵𝓲 (@eli.beirut) Nestled at...

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    Lebanon Won 5 Medals At MuayThai Open Cup

    The Lebanese Muaythai delegation performed outstandingly at the International Antalya MuayThai Open Cup Turkey. The team collectively won 5 medals and awards: Over 33 countries and 1,500 players participated in the MuayThai championship.

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    Lebanon Ranked 2nd Most Hit By Food Price Inflation Globally

    The World Bank shared its assessment of the top 10 countries hit the hardest by food price inflation, where Lebanon ranked 2nd. Lebanon’s food inflation prices have increased by 208%. This is primarily due to the country’s ongoing economic crisis and the hyperinflation of the Lebanese Lira. This is also amplified by the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. The official rate of the Lebanese Lira to the dollar is still at 1,500LL to the dollar. However, the Lebanese Central Bank […]

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    Today’s Lebanese Lira/US Dollar Exchange Rate: November 27th, 2022

    As of Sunday, black market traders in Lebanon are selling the US Dollar for 40,300 LBP and buying it for 40,400 LBP. The current official rate still stands at $1 = 1,500 L.L. and the bank rate at $1 = 8,000 L.L. Lebanon is currently experiencing hyperinflation as a result of an ongoing economic crisis since the end of 2019. The Lebanese lira has been drastically falling against the previously fixed US dollar rate of $1 = 1,500 L.L. This […]

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    10 Things You Should Plan To Do In Lebanon During The Winter Break

    The leaves have officially fallen in Lebanon, and the days have grown shorter. Christmas trees and lights are popping up at every corner, and our short sleeve shirts have been replaced with hoodies and jackets. As the end of November approaches, the start of winter break will finally arrive. Here are 10 things you should plan to do in Lebanon during this cozy, well-needed winter break. Enjoy Lebanon’s nightlife View this post on Instagram A post shared by 2ND SUN […]