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Syrian refugees: A boom for Lebanon’s economy?

Refugees in Lebanon are caught up in a cycle of poverty and debt that is only becoming more inescapable with time. As the country marks World Refugee Day on June 20, 2017, over 1 million Syrian refugees are registered with the United Nations in the country. According to figures from the U.N."...

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Hilton Hotels in Beirut appoints Malek Fakhro as Cluster Director of Business Development

Hilton Hotels in Beirut appoints Malek Fakhro as Cluster Director of Business Development

Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand and Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace announced the appointment of Malek Fakhro as the Cluster Director of Business Development with effect from March 1st, 2017. In his new role, Fakhro will develop and lead the commercial strategy of the group in Lebanon, overseeing the sales and marketing activities in view of maximizing its performance. Welcoming this appointment, Mr. Naif Zureikat, Cluster General Manager of Hilton Hotels in Beirut said, “We are extremely excited to have Malek join our team. He has extensive experience and proven successful track records in the hospitality industry which will further fuel our development pipeline and strengthen our presence in Lebanon”.......

 Garbage Dumped in Sea Off Lebanese Coast Sparks Outrage

Garbage Dumped in Sea Off Lebanese Coast Sparks Outrage

A 'mountain of garbage' dumped at sea off Beirut under a deal between the government and a company has sparked outrage in Lebanon, two years after mass protests over a waste crisis.

For the past 10 days, civil society groups have shared images of trucks carrying rubbish and tipping it into the Mediterranean, a process that"...

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On the Israel-Lebanon Border

Rosh HaNikra, the northernmost point of Israel, borders Lebanon. On Saturday, June 10 (the Israeli Sabbath) I found myself at the entrance gate to Lebanon discussing the intricacies of Israel-Lebanon relations with a junior commander of the Israeli army. As I looked up at the darkening clouds that were enveloping the sky I thought of a world of so much beauty that is blemished by the suffering caused by the"...

Aoun Brings together Lebanese Party Leaders for ‘Reform Workshop’

Soon after Lebanese President Michel Aoun’s success in adopting a new parliamentary electoral law, he called on political parties to take part in a “reform workshop” aimed at breathing new life in state institutions and putting an end to corruption in the country.

Aoun is expected to invite the heads of the political"...

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands travels to Lebanon on working visit

Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, a maternal aunt to King Willem-Alexander, has been on a working visit to SOS Children’s Villages, her patronage since 1984, in Lebanon on the 11th and 12th of June. As part of the build-up to World Refugee Day on 20 June, she visited projects for child refugees.

Among the"...

Toshiba Memory Corporation Announces 96-Layer 3D Flash Memory

Toshiba Memory Corporation Announces 96-Layer 3D Flash Memory

(ME NewsWire)-- Toshiba Memory Corporation, the world leader in memory solutions, today announced that it has developed a prototype sample of 96-layer BiCS FLASH™ three-dimensional (3D) flash memory with a stacked structure[1], with 3-bit-per-cell (triple-level cell, TLC) technology. Samples of the new 96-layer product, which is a 256 gigabit (32 gigabytes) device, are scheduled for release in the second half of 2017 and mass production is targeted for 2018. The new device meets market demands and performance specifications for applications that include enterprise and consumer SSD, smartphones, tablets and memory cards. Going forward, Toshiba Memory Corporation will apply its new 96-layer process technology to larger capacity products, such as 512 gigabit (64 gigabytes) and 4-bit-per-cell (quadruple-level cell, QLC) technology, in the near future.......