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Appeals Court Shoots Down DOJ Request To Immediately Restore Travel Ban

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics

By Yeganeh Torbati and Tom Perry WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court late on Saturday denied a request from the U.S. Department of Just...

There Are Women's Marches Taking Place On Every Continent -- Even Antarctica

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.21.2017 | Politics

Demonstrators rallied across the world on Saturday ― from Antarctica to Ann Arbor, Beirut to Buenos Aires, Cape Town to Canberra ― to show solidar...

Arab Journalists Learn Religion Coverage

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.23.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

They say nothing sparks controversy and discord more than talk of religion, politics and sex - not necessarily in that order. But when journalists f...

Say Cheese! Vevey Honors Cameras and Photography

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.10.2016 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

A picture is worth 1,000 words and those enabling us to express ourselves visually deserve credit, so a Swiss city established a museum honoring photo...

Custody Battle Haunts Arab Woman Journalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.10.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Veteran journalist Rula Amin is no stranger to tough assignments in conflict zones, but she never imagined having to dodge legal bullets to retain cus...

Lebanese Journos on Chopping Block

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.04.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The ax is falling hard, and fast, on Lebanese journalists as media cut budgets, hire younger staffers, increase their online presence, seek cheap solu...

The Lebanon, Incerlik, U.S. Triangle

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.19.2016 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

Incirlik Air Base, in headlines this week as government authorities arrested its commander for alleged involvement in a failed coup against Turkish Pr...

#PrayForTheWorld

Sarah Huang | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Sarah Huang

Malala Yousafzai once said, "When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful." We, as global citizens, must take it upon ourselves to be the voice of change when no one else is willing to.

Liliane Daoud: TV Star to Oblivion?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.30.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Liliane Daoud went from star of a show on Egyptian TV, to villain, to persona non-grata, to deportee in one fell swoop as the regime of President Abde...

Following LGBT Attack, Muslims Must Unite And Say: You Are Not Alone, Florida!

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 06.14.2016 | Home
Faisal J. Abbas

It certainly felt like I was back in the Middle East when I woke up yesterday in Washington DC to the dreadful news of the Florida nightclub shooting.

U.N. Unveils Arabic Smartphone App To Feed Syrian Refugee Children

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home

Just in time for Ramadan, the World Food Programme is giving Arabic-speaking smartphone users the opportunity to feed young Syrian refugees with the c...

The Death of Malcolm Kerr, AUB President and Father of a Future NBA Coach

ADST | Posted 05.09.2016 | Sports
ADST

He was a brilliant scholar who focused on the Middle East and whose books were widely read by Arabists. His son Steve would later play for the NBA cha...

Jordan Backtracks On Decision To Ban Lebanese Rock Band Amid Outrage

The Huffington Post | Sara Elkamel | Posted 04.28.2016 | Home

Jordanian officials have backtracked on a decision they made last week to ban popular Lebanese rock band Mashrou Leila from performing in Amman's Roma...

Beirut’s ‘Little Armenia’: A Haven Of Diversity 101 Years After The Genocide

Refugees Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.28.2016 | Home

As Armenians across the world commemorated the 101st anniversary of the 1915 Genocide, we visited Bourj Hammoud in Beirut, where Armenians fleeing the...

Kamal Mouzawak: True Renaissance Man and a Food Lover's Dream Come True

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.13.2016 | Taste
E. Nina Rothe

Kamal Mouzawak, photographed in Florence by Antonella Cardillo A beautiful Lebanese saying can be translated loosely as "dress according to others' t...

Free Speech Can Be Offensive. Lebanon Should Get Over It.

Halim Shebaya | Posted 04.05.2016 | Home
Halim Shebaya

A recent cartoon in a Saudi Arabian newspaper suggested that the Lebanese state is a joke. The cartoon showed a picture of the Lebanese flag captioned by the words "April Fool's."

"Al Arabiya" Chops Beirut Bureau

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.01.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It wasn't an April Fools' joke. The ax fell hard today on the Beirut bureau of Saudi-owned Al Arabiya and Al Hadath satellite news channels: total clo...

Terror in the Sky -- Hezbollah Seizes TWA Flight 847

ADST | Posted 03.01.2017 | Home
ADST

On the morning of June 14, 1985, Hezbollah terrorists were able to seize Trans World Airlines flight 847 en route to Rome from Athens and divert it to Beirut. Onboard were 139 passengers, eight crew members, and several Shiite Hezbollah terrorists.

Should Israel Flatten Beirut -- Again?

Halim Shebaya | Posted 02.25.2017 | Home
Halim Shebaya

Flattening Beirut has been done before. Flattening Gaza has been done before. And both may be done again if Israel's license to kill with impunity is left unchecked.

Band Industries on Running a Global Startup out of Beirut

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 02.18.2017 | Technology
Sarah Illingworth

Bassam Jalgha and Hassane Slaibi are co-founders at Band Industries, a music tech startup out of Beirut, Lebanon. The company's flagship is Roadie, an award-winning digital tuner that allows users to tune stringed instruments automatically, and with precision.

Journo Safety College Course Advances in Beirut

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.18.2017 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Academics, media professionals and experts met this week to push for a course on safety for journalists as a coalition of concerned stakeholders urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to uphold a pledge he made last year to defend their security.

February 14 and the Legacy of Violence in Lebanon

Halim Shebaya | Posted 02.12.2017 | Home
Halim Shebaya

Eleven years later, as Hariri's Future Movement holds its annual commemoration of the assassination, we should remember that the violence in Lebanon did not start or end on the 14th of February.

Help! The Association VP Doesn't Know Electronic Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.05.2017 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That's the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar's headline for an article on the country's Press Syndicate that hosted this week's launch of a media ethics charte...

Hissah Al Sabah: An Enterprising Kuwaiti Princess

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
Magda Abu-Fadil

She's not your stereotypical Arab princess out of some Hollywood producer's imagination, but a hard working entrepreneur fiercely supporting women's e...

Syria's Youth Are the Solution, Not the Problem

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 01.19.2017 | Impact
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

For America and other nations that champion freedom of religion and expression, the sustainability of ideologies -- the victory of ideologies -- is determined in the resilience and pluralism of our values... values we must dare to live by in the face of darkness and insecurity.