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ILO issues service directory for migrant workers
November 28, 2012 01:41 AM
BEIRUT: The International Labor Organization issued a report Tuesday mapping out services available to migrant domestic workers in Lebanon with the aim of improving the accessibility and effectiveness of NGO efforts. In conjunction with the report, which documents the development of NGO services...
Women rights campaign tackles gender roles
November 27, 2012 10:50 AM
BEIRUT: Women’s rights organization KAFA (Enough Violence and Exploitation) launched its fourth annual White Ribbon Campaign Monday to raise awareness about gender-based violence around the slogan “toward different forms of masculinity.” With support from Oxfam Great Britain and...
Growing up amid instability in Lebanon
November 21, 2012 01:23 AM
BEIRUT: The unpredictable rhythm of security incidents and an uptick in political turmoil in Lebanon over recent months have increased anxiety in the lives of many Lebanese, including children. Adults often underestimate how much children are able to grasp regarding the country’s teetering...
Parents of missing journalist seek information
November 13, 2012 01:53 AM
BEIRUT: The parents of Austin Tice, an American journalist missing in Syria since August, made an appeal at a news conference in Beirut Monday for information regarding his whereabouts and for his safe return. Marc and Debra Tice last heard from their son on Aug. 13. They had had been in contact...
Glitzy, gutsy glamour by Tony Yaacoub
November 10, 2012 12:35 AM
BEIRUT: One thing that Lebanese fashion designer Tony Yaacoub cannot be accused of is playing it safe. Yaacoub’s crystallized 2013 haute couture collection debuted at Beirut’s Phoenicia Hotel last week, delivering the designer’s signature glamour and sparkle. “It was full...
UNHCR: Syrian refugees in Lebanon exceed 100,000
October 24, 2012 01:34 AM
BEIRUT: The number of Syrian refugees registered in Lebanon has surpassed 100,000, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced Tuesday. As of Monday, the number of refugees registered in Lebanon reached 101,238, according to UNHCR chief spokesperson, Melissa Fleming. The figure...
Last of the hospitalized from Ashrafieh blast in stable condition
October 24, 2012 01:27 AM
BEIRUT: Of more than 100 wounded in the Ashrafieh bombing last week, only a few individuals remained in Beirut hospitals Tuesday in intensive care, though in stable condition. Three patients were still in the intensive care unit at Hotel Dieu being treated for wounds sustained in the explosion...
Displaced residents navigate compensation
October 24, 2012 01:27 AM
BEIRUT: Victims of Friday’s Ashrafieh bombing staying in hotels while their homes are inaccessible expressed a mix of appreciation for officials’ efforts and confusion over the process of repairing their apartments. Sarah Abi Saab, 22, has been displaced since Friday when the car bomb...
Officials respond with funds, surveys after blast
October 23, 2012 01:43 AM
BEIRUT: The Higher Relief Committee sent out assessment teams Monday to meet with Ashrafieh residents affected by Friday’s car bomb and offered immediate relief to more than 60 families whose apartments are located on the street where the blast occurred. Interior Minister Marwan Charbel and...
Ashrafieh residents begin rebuilding
October 22, 2012 02:00 AM
BEIRUT: Shaken Ashrafieh residents, skeptical of government promises of assistance, began repairing their homes and shops this weekend after the damage caused by Friday’s blast killing Lebanon’s top intelligence official. The car bomb that exploded Friday assassinating ISF Information Branch Chief...
Hasan’s pivotal security role
October 20, 2012 02:20 AM
BEIRUT: ISF Information Branch chief Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan, one of Lebanon’s most important security figures, was assassinated in a car bomb blast Friday that ripped through the crowded neighborhood of Ashrafieh. Hasan, 47, was known for his pivotal role in major security investigations...
Art therapy workshops encourage self-discovery
October 17, 2012 01:35 AM
BEIRUT: Can the path to self-discovery be as simple as taking up watercolors and an easel? Lebanese art therapist Anita Toutikian believes it can be, and that adults and children alike can benefit psychologically from the simple exercise of creating a collage or a self-portrait. “In art...
Presidential Palace turns pink as first lady urges breast cancer awareness
October 16, 2012 01:18 AM
BEIRUT: First Lady Wafaa Sleiman launched a national breast cancer awareness campaign Monday in conjunction with the Health Ministry to encourage early detection and support women diagnosed with the disease. The Presidential Palace was illuminated by pink floodlights to mark the occasion as...
Mother compiles tips on country’s family fun
October 08, 2012 01:31 AM
BEIRUT: Rarely do you come across a description of Beirut as a “family friendly” destination. But Joanne Sayad, a New York transplant to Lebanon, begs to differ. Using her experience raising three children in Beirut, the author has written a guidebook specific to family fun, entitled...
Vinifest puts Lebanese wine front and center
October 05, 2012 01:18 AM
BEIRUT: Vinifest, Lebanon’s premier wine expo, opened Wednesday evening, welcoming wine aficionados and novices alike to discover the diversity of the country’s burgeoning wine industry. “The culture of Lebanon is very important and wine is the basis of culture,” Serge...


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