Arab World’s First Female Interior Minister: Raya El Hassan

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Trailblazing Raya Haffar El Hassan became the first female Minister of Interior in the Arab World this year and served as the first female Minister of Finance in Lebanon (2009 to 2011). With extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, public finance and social development make up her areas of expertise. While women […]

Bringing Alsace to Lebanon

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  Besides their gorgeous mountainous landscapes, renowned wine routes and rich cultural heritage, Lebanon and France’s historical northeastern region of Alsace share the same convivial spirit and unquenchable love for life. Article by: Christina Fakhry With 80,000 Alsatian expats scattered across the world today, those residing in Lebanon have come to establish their own association, […]

My Father and My Cedar

Chaville, France I could not relate the story of my Cedrus Libani without bringing up the story of my father. They are bound together, their journeys aligned. Both were born in the Lebanon and both were uprooted against their will. They landed at Chaville, a very beautiful suburb of Paris, famous for its wood lilies. […]

But What Is HOME? HOME Is Where the Heart Is

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What if your heart is in two places? Home and Christmas are so synonymous and yet, for some, these two words don’t seem to fit in the same sentence. As I write this in my Montreal home, and you read it in Beirut, expatriation takes a whole new meaning. During 363 days, living abroad is […]

Elsa Yazbek Charabati: Passionate about her Profession

Elsa Yazbek Charabati blended a love of languages and travel into a successful career as a journalist and educator. Photo by: Colette Tabet Lebanese journalist Elsa Yazbek Charabati started her TV career at the young age of 20 and has forged a distinguished path in the field with passion and dedication ever since. In a […]