lebanese

Human vs. Machine

Twelve Lebanese children compute faster than calculators By Mostapha Raad In an era when calculators and smart devices have become the most reliable tools to get fast results—slowing our minds in the process due to lack of motivation and exercise—hope springs with children who can solve the most complicated mathematical problems in a split of a

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New Big Shot on the Block

A new comedy from Lebanese director reflects the country’s reality BY Roshanak Taghavi Three brothers in present day Lebanon embark on a career shift from drug dealing to movie production in Very Big Shot—the directorial debut from 26-year old Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya—and the result is a dark comedy. Much like American comedies like Wag The

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Nusra Front Demands Obstruct Release of Lebanese Soldiers

BEIRUT, Nov 30 – Efforts to secure the release of Lebanese soldiers and policemen held captive by the Nusra Front have been obstructed by last minute demands from the Syrian Al Qaeda-linked group, the head of a Lebanese security agency was quoted as saying on Monday. Major General Abbas Ibrahim, head of General Security, told

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Robotic Surgery

A Lebanese immigrant leads U.S. OB-GYN robotic surgeons BY Mostapha Raad Despite growing up in a troubled country where chances of having a better living and work standards are limited, Gaby Moawad managed to overcome his background and achieve new heights in the medical field outside his homeland. Moawad, a 39 year-old immigrant from Lebanon,

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Jordanian Senior Officer Shoots Six at U.S.-Funded Center

A Jordanian man fatally shot two U.S. government security contractors, a South African trainer and two Jordanian nationals at a U.S.-funded police training facility near Amman on Monday, before being killed in a shootout by Jordanian security forces. A U.S. official said the two deceased Americans were working for the U.S. State Department’s International Narcotics and Law

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