The 10,450 sq. km area on an atlas known as Lebanon is celebrating its 69th independence day today. Located in the midst of all the chaos which appears on news headlines, Lebanon is mostly mentioned in stories related to strife and war. Lebanon has a past full of wars and conflict, a present of tension […]
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Habibi is a typical Lebanese word. Yes, it is an Arabic word. But, the Lebanese have used it (and even abused it) to the extent that it can be safely referred to as Lebanese. The literal translation of ‘habibi’ is “my love” or “my darling”. Knowing this fact, you would hear the word habibi all […]
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It may come as a surprise to you that Lebanon implemented the indoor-smoking ban only on September 3rd, 2012. This may seem a little too late, and well, it is. Smoking has become a Lebanese trait. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Lebanon has the highest rate of school children smokers in the Middle […]
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