Hamra Restaurant Bedivere’s Phone Policy Goes Viral

(Photo via Gawker.com) We already knew Bedivere was awesome, but now, pretty much the rest of the world does as well. Over the last week, the Hamra neighborhood bar and restaurant’s name...

 

Five Overblown Responses to Creamfields Being Canceled

The Lebanese love their parties, a point proven all too well Friday by the magnitude of emotional responses to news that Creamfields, which was set to happen on Saturday at the Beirut Waterfront, is...

 

Five Powerful Images from This Week's Egypt Clashes

Egypt's health ministry says at least 525 people are dead after security forces stormed camps staked out by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday, the UK newspaper the Guardian...

 

Lana Del Rey Poses for Pictures With Fans in Byblos Before Show

As part of the Byblos International Festival, singer Lana Del Rey will be performing live on the Byblos stage tonight. And instead of taking the day off to enjoy the beach or get in some...

 

Lebanese Director Simon Asmar Arrested in Connection with Murder

Famed Lebanese television director Simon Asmar was arrested on Saturday in connection with the murder of 27-year-old Mohamad Ragheb Al Darwish, a Syrian national who reportedly worked at Asmar’s...

 

Mashrou' Leila Wants You To #OccupyArabPop

In a nearly eight minute video, Lebanese Arabic Folk band Mashrou' Leila calls on their fans and fellow music-lovers to help them raise $66,000 to "properly release, promote and distribute" their ...

 

Tourism Ministry's New Ad: In Denial or just Being Real?

“They say stay away from Lebanon, but is there anything more beautiful than Lebanon?” That's the central message behind a new ad released by the Ministry of Tourism on Monday in a fresh effort...

 

PM Mikati's 'Lunch Break Hour' of Mourning

Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati said all businesses would pause for one hour on Tuesday between Noon and 1:00 p.m. to mourn the death of the 17 soldiers killed during clashes Sunday and Monday...

 

10 Ridiculous Tweets About the Saida Clashes

After yesterday's Saida clashes made local and international headlines, the interwebs erupted with a volley of tweets, Facebook posts, youtube videos, and blogposts. While some of the commentators...

 

Parliament Postpones Elections until 2014

Pretty sure this will come as a shock to no one... Parliament voted on Friday to postpone elections until November 20, 2014. A reported 97 out of 128 deputies voted to approve extending their...