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A third of Lebanon firms face requests for bribes

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The World Bank’s Enterprise Survey on bribery in public institutions and administrations shows that 19.2 percent of firms operating Lebanon experience at least one bribe payment request when applying for an electricity license, a water connection...... Read full article

Apple hiring experts to make iWatch, report says

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APPLE has reportedly started hiring a team of experts to help it take the iWatch from a much-rumoured product to a reality.... Read full article

Beirut Could Be the World’s Next Silicon Valley

by Nikia Wade on

Ignited in late 2014, this “Beast of the (Middle) East” is gradually inching its way towards a seat at the big kids’ table – and closer to the current leader of the pack…... Read full article

Sydney & Melbourne Are Among The Top 20 Safest Cities In The World

by NATASHA BERTRAND, ERIN FUCHS on

The Economist’s Intelligence Unit has released a ranking of the safest major cities in the world, and Tokyo comes out on top.... Read full article

Finger lickin’ feud: Top chefs battle over Sydney’s best birds

by Elizabeth Meryment on

You can argue who does charcoal chicken better: the Lebanese or the Portuguese. For us, it’s a toss up, but then again, El Jannah gets it by nose on the quality of its garlic sauce.... Read full article

Facebook cited in 20% of U.S divorces‏

by Richard Adams (The Guardian) on

When Facebook gets involved, relationships can quickly fall apart – as Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Gaddafi have discovered. But dictatorships are not the only ties being dissolved by social networking sites: now Facebook is increasingly being blamed...... Read full article

The Best Airline Seat That $21,000 Can Buy

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While low-cost carriers try to squeeze new seats into every last inch of cabin space, luxury airlines are taking first class to new heights.... Read full article

EU hits Google with record €2.4bn euro antitrust fine

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The European Union’s competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.... Read full article

Real estate group reveals average apartment prices in Beirut

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Beirut-based real estate advisory firm RAMCO revealed the average sales prices of apartments under construction in Beirut vary between USD 2,088 and USD 7,000 per square meter.... Read full article

From Beirut to Boston: The Utter Americanness of Khalil Gibran

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He was an immigrant child from Lebanon who passed through Ellis Island and became America’s best-selling poet. His story is America’s story.... Read full article

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