Blog Posts - Lebanon



Lebanon Cedars: the Mighty Cedars of God

What are the cedars of Lebanon and why are they so popular? There are only two types of cedar and the one type (‘cedrus libani’) that grows in Lebanon is not found anywhere else in the world. In other words, Lebanon cedars are a rare kin...
by Cush Travel on Dec 11, 2016

Old Jounieh Brings New Life to Lebanon

Sixteen kilometers from Beirut lies the romantic coastal city of Jounieh. Known widely as the Jewel of Lebanon, Jounieh is home to a number of important sites, landmarks, natural treasures, and cultural symbols, which include the shrine of Our Lady o...
by Cush Travel on Dec 10, 2016

No Dogs at Dog River

Dog River in Lebanon is 31 kilometers long, springing from the majestic Jeita Grotto and flowing all the way to the mighty Mediterranean Sea. It is better known to locals as the Nahr al-Kalb. This body of flowing water has seen the passing of time. I...
by Cush Travel on Dec 9, 2016

Lebanese Heritage Museum: Prehistory to Contemporary

The Lebanese Heritage Museum is the prime repository of artifacts and national treasures that reflect the heritage and culture of the Lebanese people. It is located in the city of Jounieh about 16 km from Beirut, the capital city. The Lebanese Herita...
by Cush Travel on Dec 8, 2016

UN agency slams violence at Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

Smoke billows from buildings at the Ain El-Helweh Palestinian refugee camp near Lebanon’s southern port city of Sidon on August 23, 2015, a day after three people were killed in fierce clashes there. (Photo by AFP)A UN agency has strongly deno...

The Wonderful Underworld of Jeita Grotto

The Lebanese city of Jounieh is best known for Casino du Liban, Our Lady of Lebanon shrine and the téléphérique. Yet, this city along the Mediterranean has another trick up its sleeves. It is the closest major city to the Jeita Grotto, a spectacul...
by Cush Travel on Dec 7, 2016

See the World on a Telepherique

‘Telepherique’ is French for cable car, aerial tramway or gondola lift. In Japan, they call it ropeway. This form of transport is common in the Alpine regions of Europe where people regularly move from peak to peak. It’s scary if you’...
by Cush Travel on Dec 6, 2016

Maameltein: Home of the Famed Casino du Liban

Lebanon is a beautiful country. Despite the political and religious challenges it’s been through as a nation, it remains to be one of the liveliest, most elegant and most attractive nations in the Middle East. Its capital and largest city is Beirut...
by Cush Travel on Dec 5, 2016

Lebanese judge orders Saudi-based satellite communications operator Arabsat to rebroadcast al-Manar

Frame grab shows a newscast at the Lebanese television channel al-Manar.A Lebanese judge has ordered Saudi-based satellite communications operator Arabsat to resume broadcasting the al-Manar TV, which was abruptly stopped last year without prior noti...

Takfiri Daesh terrorist plot against Middle East doomed to fail: Hezbollah deputy head Sheikh Naim Qassem

Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem speaks during a ceremony in the south Lebanon village of Kawthariyat al-Siyad, Sept. 4, 2016. (Photo by the Daily Star)Hezbollah deputy head Sheikh Naim Qassem has hailed recent victories by...

Hezbollah strikes Takfiri terrorist group on Lebanon-Syria border

Fighters of the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah (file photo)Hezbollah fighters have ambushed a group of militants belonging to the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Takfiri terrorist group in northeastern Lebanon, killing and wounding a number of t...

Bibi Zogbé Paintings Collage

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by Arts On My Mind on Aug 2, 2016

UK envoy to Lebanon sees no fault with Hezbollah in Syria

Hugo Shorter, Britain’s ambassador to Beirut Britain’s ambassador to Lebanon says the Lebanese resist...

Ramadan Death count: Lebanon 03/07/16

(Beirut) Lebanon's Shiite militant movement Hezbollah destroyed two Islamic State positions entrenched on the outskirts of the border town of Ras Baalbek and al-Zwaitinah, killing Abu Khatab a highly ranked official of the extremist group. Ramadan de...
by Eye On The World on Jul 3, 2016

Lebanese should brace for more terrorist attacks: Security chiefs

Lebanese soldiers patrol the Christian village of al-Qaa, near the country's border with Syria, on June 28, 2016 after two waves of bombings struck the village killing and wounding several people. © AFPLebanese security chiefs have warned of a heigh...

Ramadan Death count: Lebanon 27/06/16

(Beirut) Got to love the followers of the religion of peace. Today 4 f-ing idiots decided to carry out a suicide bombing on the Christian village of  Qaa (Not Sunni, Not Shai and not Jewish) on the Lebanese border with Syria, simply because a lo...
by Eye On The World on Jun 27, 2016

Insects were already using camouflage 100 million years ago

Those who go to a masked ball consciously slip into a different role, in order to avoid being recognized so quickly. Insects were already doing something very similar in the Cretaceous: They cloaked themselves in pieces of plants, grains of sand, or...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jun 26, 2016

Spiced Middle Eastern Lamb Patties with Pita and Yogurt Recipe

Spiced Middle Eastern Lamb Patties with Pita and YogurtWhether you spell it kefta or köfte or kufte or some other variation, you can find versions of these lamb or beef meatballs throughout the Middle East. The seasoning mixture here is simple, with...
by Lebanese Recipes on Jun 23, 2016

Ramadan Death count: Lebanon 20/06/16

A man was shot dead overnight after an armed dispute erupted between two families in the southern Tyre village of Jwayya, the state-run National News Agency reported on Monday. A conflict erupted between the Qassem and Ismail families against the bac...
by Eye On The World on Jun 20, 2016

Vegan Zaatar Pull Apart Bread

Zaatar is a mix of herbs prepared along with salt and sesame seeds. This spice mix is quite popular in Middle Eastern foods. Zaatar is easily available commercially though its quite easy to make yourself at home. Thyme leaves and Sumac plays an impor...
by Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes on Jun 17, 2016


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