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DIVAS: Exhibition at the Institut du Monde Arabe by Jennifer Burdon

I am taking a blogging break this week and have asked friends to write guest posts for Eye Prefer Paris during my absence. Today, Jennifer Burdon, a terrific museum guide and art lover, has written an article about the DIVAS Exhibition at Institut du Monde Arabe.   The golden age of arab music and cinema (1930 -70) produced some spectacular women performers; they are celebrated in the current exhibition at the Arab Institute in Paris.   For anyone who doesn’t know this building, situa...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Egypt, Morocco, Paris, Italy, Algeria, Beirut, Montmartre, Cairo, Jean Nouvel, Nasser, Faten Hamama, Jack Lang, Institut du Monde Arabe


Lebanon's Christian Leader Says He Still Wants Hariri as PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon’s biggest Christian political party said on Sunday he still wanted Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri...
Tags: Beirut, Lebanon, Reuters, Hariri


Work From Car: Long Queues for Fuel Force Lebanese to Adapt

By Issam AbdallahBEIRUT (Reuters) - Stuck in a stationary queue of cars waiting for fuel in Beirut, game designer Ali Kattouaa works the phone to...
Tags: Beirut, Reuters Stuck, Issam, Ali Kattouaa


Art Historian May Have Found Two Unknown Gentileschi Paintings In Beirut

About his research at the palace, Gregory Buchakjian told Hyperallergic, “It’s a big house. There are no labels. It’s not a museum … Some paintings had labels, but they were not necessarily correct.” – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Beirut, Visual, Hyperallergic, 06.09.21, Gregory Buchakjian


Two Unknown Artemisia Gentileschi Paintings Have Turned Up In The Wreckage Of A Beirut Museum

Art historian Gregory Buchakjian did his Master’s thesis at the Sorbonne on the art collection of the Sursock Palace, where he identified two unattributed canvases as the work of the 17th-century Italian painter. With the decades-long turmoil in the Lebanese capital, Buchakjian and the rest of the world forgot about those two paintings — until the catastrophic explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020. In that disaster’s aftermath, the paintings were found in the ruined palace, damaged but intact. ...
Tags: Art, Beirut, Visual, Sorbonne, Sursock Palace, 06.09.21, Beirut Museum, Gregory Buchakjian, Buchakjian


Lebanon's Hezbollah Chief Nasrallah Reassures on Health, Thanks Supporters

BEIRUT (Reuters) -Lebanon's Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said his health was good and thanked all who had asked after him in a televised...
Tags: Beirut, Lebanon, Hezbollah, Nasrallah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Reuters Lebanon


Carlos Ghosn's Lawyers Say Part of French File Should Be 'Null and Void'

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Part of the file being considered by French investigating judges who questioned fugitive former car executive Carlos Ghosn in...
Tags: Beirut, Reuters, Carlos Ghosn


Lebanon Asks U.N. to Explore Ways to Fund Special Tribunal

BEIRUT (Reuters) -Lebanon's caretaker prime minister, Hassan Diab, asked the U.N. secretary general in a letter on Friday to urgently explore ways...
Tags: Beirut, U N, Reuters Lebanon, Hassan Diab


Google removes its head of diversity after 2007 blog post surfaces in which he claimed Jews have 'an insatiable appetite for war'

Kamau Bobb, head of Google's diversity strategy and research team, was removed from his post after an antisemitic blog post he had written was uncovered. Bobb wrote that Israel had "an insatiable appetite for vengeful violence" in a 2007 post. Google apologized for his comments and said he was being reassigned to a role on the company's STEM team. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google announced it's removing its global lead on diversity strategy and research from ...
Tags: Google, Israel, Trends, Diversity, Beirut, Lebanon, Washington Free Beacon, Bobb, Antisemitism, Tech Insider, Kamau Bobb, Julie Gerstein, Manhattan Mark Lennihan, Simon Weisenthal Center


Lebanon's Caretaker PM Calls on 'Friends' to Stand by Lebanese

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon is "in the heart of great danger", and needs friendly countries to save it, the caretaker prime minister, Hassan Diab,...
Tags: Beirut, Lebanon, Reuters Lebanon


Lebanon's Top Christian Cleric Berates Politicians as Deadlock Drags On

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's most senior Christian cleric on Wednesday bemoaned the inability of the country's senior politicians to agree a...
Tags: Beirut, Lebanon, Reuters Lebanon


French judges question fugitive former Nissan exec Carlos Ghosn in Beirut

French investigating judges questioned fugitive former car executive Carlos Ghosn in Beirut on Monday, in hearings that one of his...
Tags: Nissan, Beirut, Carlos Ghosn


Ghosn’s lavish Versailles parties part of Beirut interrogation

On Monday morning, a delegation of French investigators began questioning Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Renault.
Tags: Beirut, Versailles, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn


French Magistrates Question Fugitive Auto Magnate in Beirut

Lebanese judicial officials say a team of French investigators has begun questioning fugitive former auto magnate Carlos Ghosn in Beirut over suspicions of misconducts.
Tags: Beirut, Carlos Ghosn


French Judges to Start Carlos Ghosn Questioning in Beirut

BEIRUT (Reuters) -French investigating judges were due to start questioning fugitive former car executive Carlos Ghosn in Beirut on Monday, his...
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French Judges Start Questioning Carlos Ghosn in Beirut

BEIRUT (Reuters) -French investigating judges started questioning fugitive former car executive Carlos Ghosn in Beirut on Monday, in hearings that...
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French Judges to Start Carlos Ghosn Questioning in Beirut Monday

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Fugitive former car executive Carlos Ghosn will be questioned in Beirut from Monday by French investigating judges, his lawyers...
Tags: Beirut, Carlos Ghosn, Reuters Fugitive


Activist offers a 1-word explanation and 1-word solution to the country's problem

Lebanon's economy is in free fall, its government is in paralysis, and a deadly port blast has scarred the heart of the capital. The currency's value has dropped by a devastating 90 percent, leaving families struggling to survive in a country with few public services. CNN's Salma Abdelaziz reports firsthand on how some of Beirut's poorest are getting by, and speaks to an investigative journalist about widespread corruption in the country.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Beirut, Lebanon, Salma Abdelaziz


Activist offers a one-word explanation and one-word solution to the country's problem

Lebanon's economy is in free fall, its government is in paralysis, and a deadly port blast has scarred the heart of the capital. The currency's value has dropped by a devastating 90 percent, leaving families struggling to survive in a country with few public services. CNN's Salma Abdelaziz reports firsthand on how some of Beirut's poorest are getting by, and speaks to an investigative journalist about widespread corruption in the country.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Beirut, Lebanon, Salma Abdelaziz


The Latest: Two-thirds of NY adults have at least one shot

By The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — The latest federal data shows that two-thirds of adults in New York state have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. At the same time, hospitalizations statewide are down to 1,143 patients, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. The total is the lowest since Oct. 31. On the vaccine front, about 46% of 20 million residents are fully vaccinated, according to data as of Friday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The national average...
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The Latest: Paris concert tests letting 5K dance in arena

By The Associated Press PARIS — Thousands of people packed inside a Paris arena for a concert Saturday as part of a public health experiment to prepare France to host big events again. The show at AccorHotels Arena in eastern Paris featured 1980s French rock band Indochine and DJ Etienne de Crecy. But the attention was mostly on the concert-goers. The Paris public hospital authority helped organize the event to determine whether it’s safe to allow 5,000 people wearing masks to dance together in ...
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The Latest: Scientists in Vietnam identify new virus variant

By The Associated Press HANOI — Vietnam has discovered a new coronavirus variant that’s a hybrid of strains first found in India and the U.K., the Vietnamese health minister said. Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long said Saturday that scientists identified the variant while examining the genetic makeup of the virus that had infected some recent patients. He said lab tests suggested it might spread more easily than other versions of the virus. Long says the new variant has spread to 30 of Vietnam’s...
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Fact check: Meme miscaptions image from Beirut port explosion as part of conflict in Middle East

A meme misuses an image of the Beirut port explosion as part of the Middle East conflict. The explosion had nothing to do with Biden's policies.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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This country's problems are complicated, but the reason is simple

Lebanon's economy is in free fall, its government is in paralysis, and a deadly port blast has scarred the heart of the capital. The currency's value has dropped by a devastating 90 percent, leaving families struggling to survive in a country with few public services. CNN's Salma Abdelaziz reports firsthand on how some of Beirut's poorest are getting by, and speaks to an investigative journalist about widespread corruption in the country.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Beirut, Lebanon, Salma Abdelaziz


Syria's Assad Hails Vote, Derided by Opponents, as Re-Defining Revolution

BEIRUT (Reuters) -Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Friday that those who voted in Wednesday's presidential election have brought back the...
Tags: Syria, Beirut, Bashar Al Assad, Reuters


Syria's Assad Wins Fourth Term in Office With 95.1% of Votes

BEIRUT (Reuters) -Syria's President Bashar al-Assad won a fourth term in office with 95.1% of votes in an election that will extend his rule over a...
Tags: Syria, Beirut, Bashar Al Assad, Reuters Syria


Lebanon's Central Bank Says Not Enough Reserves for Medical Supplies

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's central bank said on Thursday that a system for importing subsidised medical goods could not be sustained without...
Tags: Beirut, Lebanon, Reuters Lebanon


Can French Judges Clear Carlos Ghosn's Name? He Hopes So

Former auto magnate Carlos Ghosn expects to get hit with preliminary charges after French investigators travel to Beirut next week to question him over suspicions of financial misconduct.
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5 Key Takeaways From AP's Interview With Carlos Ghosn

In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press in Beirut, former star auto executive Carlos Ghosn has shared his frustrations surrounding his stunning downfall and delved into his legal troubles in Japan, France and the Netherlands.
Tags: Ap, Associated Press, Beirut, Carlos Ghosn, Japan France


Defiant Ghosn Pins Hopes on French Probes to Clear His Name

Fugitive ex-auto magnate Carlos Ghosn is campaigning to clear his name and hopes an upcoming hearing in Beirut with French investigators offers a chance to defend himself for the first time since his 2018 arrest in Japan.
Tags: Beirut, Carlos Ghosn