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Lebanese politics show cut short in protest over media freedom

Reading Time: < 1 minute A leading Lebanese TV channel has cut short its flagship politics show over a perceived crackdown on media freedom. LBC News cut off its normally one-hour Nharkom Saeed (meaning “Have a Good Day”) politics show after just seven minutes on Friday after the host Dima Sadek repeatedly sarcastically cautioned her guest – political analyst and blogger

Beirut traffic: The prisoner’s dilemma in action

Reading Time: 2 minutes The prisoner’s dilemma is a classic game theory example that is used to show how logical individual actions can be deeply illogical for a group and/or society as a whole. In it, two members of a criminal gang are arrested and held in separate rooms, with no information about the other. The cops have limited

Live fast, die young – do Arabs do it better?

Reading Time: 3 minutes The United Arab Emirates is the riskiest place in the world for getting killed in a road accident but only when compared with the statistical probability of dying from cancer, heart attack and stroke. New comparisons of leading causes of death by scientists at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), show that the

Android Aphrodite

Reading Time: 3 minutes With Valentine’s Day upon us again, do you ever feel you have done it all? Flowers, cards, bottles of wine – they all seem so cliché. How about dressing up as a cyborg or ‘wiring up’ to your partner in ways you never imagined? Wearable technology is a growing trend and to celebrate this most

Three scandals Faisal Karami should investigate before a topless skier

Reading Time: 3 minutes On Monday, a video and photos surfaced on the internet of Lebanese Alpine Skier Jackie Chamoun posing topless in the Faraya ski resort went viral. Distressed that footage taken three years ago which was never meant to be made public is detracting from her forthcoming competition in the 2014 Winter Olympics, Chamoun apologized and hoped

Business briefing: 16 Jan 2014

Reading Time: < 1 minute Economics and Policy Authorities in the UAE and Iran may have reached a tentative agreement to end a long-running dispute over three islands in the Gulf. More from Arabian Business   The US Marine Corps says it is trying to determine the authenticity of images published by a celebrity gossip website that appear to show

Business briefing: 14 Jan 2014

Reading Time: < 1 minute Economics and Policy An electronic system that warns Saudi men when their female “dependents” are leaving the kingdom will be made optional in an historic move towards greater female independence. More from Arabian Business   Two German diplomats survived a shooting attack on their car while on a visit to eastern Saudi Arabia on Monday,

Executive Magazine Front Covers 2010

Reading Time: 3 minutes Executive Magazine has been producing in-depth reports about Lebanon and the Middle East since 1999. Here are all our front covers from 2010. [media-credit name=”Executive” align=”alignnone” width=”500″][/media-credit] January’s issue focused on future effects climate change will have on Lebanon.   [media-credit name=”Executive” align=”alignnone” width=”500″][/media-credit] February’s issue focused on the Israeli siege on Gaza.   [media-credit