Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 |العربية
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Myth:Many parents avoid providing sugar for their children at night influenced by the myth that sugar causes hyperactivity and prevents children from controlling their energy levels. Children are constantly on the move but is their activity truly triggered by the levels of sugar in their blood?...

Shawish is a military title borne by military members whose rank lacks accurate definition. Generally, it is given to those ranking in the military’s lower echelon such as sergeants or corporals. In Lebanon, shawish is also a common family name. Although we know little about the origins of this...

Smaqieh is a town in Akkar at the border with Syria. For several decades, Smaqieh was known for its sulfur spring and indications suggested potential oil reserves in the town.

Garbage crisis continues with no solutions in sight and the civil movement demonstrates demanding an end to the problem; the Free Patriotic Movement rally towards Baada and Saudi Prince gets arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs through Lebanon. Those were the major events marking October 2015....

Al-dobb (Arabic for a ‘bear’) is a large animal that walks with the entire lower surface of the foot touching the ground. It possesses excellent sense of smell and hearing. The name Al-dobb can sometimes be assigned to heavy and big people. Al-dabdoub is the diminutive form of al-dobb and is...

Passenger traffic (arrivals, departures, transit) at the Rafic Hariri International Airport declined from 750,290 in September 2015 to 575,660 in October, i.e. down by 174,630 passengers or 23.2%. The airport handled 6,127,856 passengers since the beginning of the year compared to 5,567,015 during...

Although small in surface, the town of Wadi Baanqoudain in the Qada’a of Jezzine is a symbol of generosity and abundance thanks to its rich vineyards.

September 1 A group of protestors break into the Ministry of Environment in downtown, Beirut, and stage a sit-in inside the building preventing the Minister from leaving the premises. The security forces interfere in the night and force the protestors out. Deputy Iranian Foreign Minister...

The philosophy of energy saving and environment protection is admittedly lacking in Lebanon. The people’s lack of awareness about their surroundings and the planet they are going to leave to future generations has propelled the launch of several initiatives aimed at educating the community on the...

I hurried to my room and wrote a letter to Mr. Staub, the treasurer at the university’s Board of Trustees in New York, telling him what had happened with Mr. Dodge in Chicago. I begged him to send the dirhams quickly because my pouch of dirhams was running out, writing ‘Urgent’ on the back of...