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The incredible magic of a Lebanese Christmas [2016]

Welcome to Lebanon, land of the spectacular Christmas decorations. From Anfeh to Tyre - no city disappoints this time of year.Click here to see the 2015 decorations.A photo posted by Dhour Shweir (@livelovedhourshweir) on Dec 10, 2016 at 12:31pm PSTA video posted by by Carlos Haidamous ( on Nov 28, 2016 at 5:59pm PSTA photo...

Dec 11, 2016, 3:37 PM
Talking to the design agency behind the new Lebanese passport

Handwritten passports are a thing of the past... except in Lebanon, where they were still officially issued to citizens until mid-2016. The passports weren't machine-readable causing us all a little bit of awkwardness at border control when travelling about the developed world.Biometric passports are basically e-passports that have security...

Nov 21, 2016, 3:20 AM
After moving countries, a Lebanese home d├ęcor designer took her business to Etsy

When Beirut-based designer Faten Baassiri made the move from to New York City, she had to build her career from scratch. Her starting point was Etsy, the creative eBay-like online wonderland that aggregates thousands of handcrafted design products.Launching an Etsy store is no easy task and success isn't just slapping a few products online and...

Sep 25, 2016, 10:28 PM


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