In a press release issued on Monday, the United Nations announced that $6 million were assigned under the Lebanese Humanitarian Fund to 14 NGOs’ projects that will start this month. This funding will provide Child Protection, along with protection from gender-based violence, and education assistance targeting the most vulnerable populations affected by the ongoing crisis in Lebanon. This is the 4th allocation of funding from the Lebanese Humanitarian Fund since 2021. The UN allocated fund will be carried out by […]
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One can’t miss attending a stand-up comedy when living in Lebanon. Not just because Lebanese stand-up comedians are hilarious but also because their shows are exactly what we need to forget for an hour or two our worries and hardships. These shows are not exactly an escape from the harsh reality of our Lebanese politics and social issues. They do tap into it big time and get us to laugh about the ridiculousness and the drollery expressed nonetheless with common […]
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No matter what happened and is still happening in Lebanon, Lebanese people never lose their strong sense of humor. It has been said that it is their best survival characteristic as they cope with continuous crises and hardships, a Lebanese legacy of survival. It is a fact, their adversities and even their frustrations at injustice become a source of jokes and hilarious sarcasm. After all, laughter is therapeutic, and Lebanese do use it plenty even when the circumstances are more […]
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The internationally acclaimed Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab just revealed his pre-fall 2022 collection entitled Breath of Wild, and it’s stunning. From saturated colors to bold designs and rich textures, the Breath of Wild is no less than many pieces of art, each reflecting on the different colors and moods of fall. This collection has a distinct flair to it that unites edginess, vibrancy, and sophistication to otherwise beautiful dresses and stunning clothes. Elie Saab also uses trendy hints and […]
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As of Tuesday, black market traders in Lebanon are selling the US Dollar for 25,000 LBP and buying it for 25,050 LBP. The current official rate still stands at $1 = 1,500 L.L. and the bank rate at $1 = 3,900 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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Forbes has issued the Top 50 Most Funded Startups in the MENA region for 2021 raising about $3 billion in total funding. Lebanon stood out on the Forbes list with the Lebanese-led startup Kitopi funded alone with $804 million. Here are the 5 Lebanese-led startups among the 50 most funded startups in the Middle East, according to Forbes. #1 Kitopi Kitopi is a tech-powered food company co-founded by Lebanese CEO Mohamad Ballout, along with British Saman Darkan, and American Bader […]
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