The campaign's aim is to change the makeup of the very clubby syndicate that benefits only a handful of its executives, some members and quite a few flunkies. It's headed by the just-re-elected Elias Aoun.
For decades in the Middle East, art has been frequently divorced from the public scene. But for the first time in a long while, the arts seem to be getting more eclectic and freer.
I constantly wondered how a single place could have experienced being both heaven and hell on earth. But that is Lebanon, a place of both pain and beauty.
Recent bilateral discussions involving Americans, Russians, Saudis, and others that there may be a renewed push for negotiations to end the conflict in Syria. It should have been clear from the beginning that a negotiated solution is the only way to end this long war.
When a Hollywood superstar strives to help heal the world, just a little, I'm impressed. But when a movie star does it over and over again, uses her influence to create projects that help bridge the divide and help us understand "the other" we're so often afraid of, I can't help but call her a heroine.
The region's new-found energy wealth may ultimately contribute to the lessening of Europe's energy dependence to Russia. At the same time, the possibility of friction and conflict over these resources among regional actors cannot be discounted.
The size of the humanitarian crisis in Syria is so large that donations from Food for Peace and other countries needs to pick up dramatically. The situation is urgent.
Mirshad had worked on one of Khalifeh's shows at Al Jadeed (New) TV where she said she detected his male chauvinist and traditional ideas towards women before he moved to MTV Lebanon to host another program.
Beirut's tech scene is the darling of international media of late. The tech scene here has turned a corner, going from fledgling to now officially on the map. Among the reasons: the launch of various funds that will bring over $100 million in investments to Lebanon's startup economy over the next five years.
Series were a staple of Lebanese TV, which aired its first programs in 1959, and became a money making export to Arab countries.
For the past three years, I have been writing a series of novels, published as a trilogy - ...
This town in northern Israel has everything but circus barkers touting its main product. Storefronts are alive with oversize signs all telling the same story: This is the spot where Jesus Christ performed the first of some three dozen miracles.
Arab media face major hardships with journalists on the receiving end of gross violations at the hands of authorities, armed groups, militias and others.
I wanted to meet Zeina Nabulsi while she was in Cannes, not only because her Zeynah collections are dreamy and gorgeously made but also because of something beloved Elie Saab wrote about this talented designer, based in Beirut.
Forget local history books that don't fully account for a civil war and other setbacks that ruined the country and follow the money in Lebanon's tortuous slide from "Switzerland of the Middle East" to dysfunctional entity par excellence.
"When I met Nadeen, I saw that one day, she could be the next biggest designer, but she simply had no source of support around her, and it was likely her talent would die without the right tools and resources."