Friday, June 23rd, 2017 |العربية
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Interviews & People

In this restrictive climate of gloom and despair where most public administrations and institutions are either in a state of dysfunction or functioning sluggishly while the persons responsible for them are either on a forced leave or standing helpless or indifferent, there remains hope that the...

The records of the Lebanese judiciary abound with names of seasoned judges who have left lasting marks on the judicial landscape through their verdicts, impartiality and assiduous jurisprudence. On the 16th anniversary of his death, we recollect the life and works of one of the most memorable...

At the forefront of Lebanon’s jurists and constitutional and political pundits is the former minister and MP Anwar El-Khatib.

“We can accommodate 300 tons of Beirut’s garbage ” After the Naameh landfill was closed on July 17 and ceased to receive the refuse generated in Beirut and Mount Lebanon, stinking mountains of uncollected garbage began to pile up in the streets. The search for adequate solutions commenced...

It is not uncommon for the Lebanese, particularly the old among them who lived or worked in Beirut, to bring up the name of Rashid Baydoun in their conversation. Baydoun was a popular personality that carried out several educational projects and left a memorable mark through his political...

Philip Taqla was a financial and political figure, who played important roles on the Lebanese stage through the positions he assumed as Governor of Banque du Liban, Member of Parliament, Minister and Ambassador. When the Civil War erupted in 1975, he decided to distance himself from the deadly...

Many children follow the occupation of their fathers and forefathers. Some even inherit the same talent and work towards honing and perfecting their skills, outmatching, on some occasions, the innovation and artwork of their forerunners. Painter and architect Bernard Renno, son of the late artist...

The young Lebanese barrister Amal Alamuddine made local and international headlines when she and acclaimed actor George Clooney got engaged in April 2014. The media shed light on the Druze Alamuddine family but failed to attend to one of its most recognized and prominent members nationwide,...

‘I have been writing poetry for a quarter of a century and we all are students in Nizar Qabbani’s school of poetry’ When attending poetry evenings or cultural ceremonies, we often run into a handful of people who like to introduce themselves as ‘poets’ or ‘writers’. But when we ask...

“A Pioneer and an Innovator” Of the Lebanese businessmen who chose to venture into politics, very few were able to succeed in both pursuits. Foremost among them is minister, MP and industrialist George Fram who followed in the footsteps of a few self-made men such as Emile Boustany, Najib...