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P.F. Chang's Beirut launches new Sushi menu

P.F. Chang’s, the worldwide casual-dining restaurant leader in Asian cuisine launches today in Beirut its “Sushi à la P.F. Chang’s” menu. P.F. Chang’s guests will be able to enjoy sushi like never before through an exceptional dining experience that includes the freshest and finest ingredients, distinctive of P.F. Chang’s around the world.
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More Gold for Label 5

Already awarded numerous medals, LABEL 5 Classic Black continued its winning streak with a Silver medal at the International Spirits Competition and a Bronze medal at the International Wine & Spirit Competition.
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SED Launches a Tour on Corruption Across the Country

”Kabseh”, a colorful and thought-provoking car, is touring Lebanon in a nationwide anti-corruption awareness campaign. At each stop, a group of five to six young activists is collecting bribe reports.
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GAP's Fall Campaign Celebrates Individuality by Challenging the Convention of Dressing Normal

Gap, the iconic American clothing brand, revealed its new fall campaign which celebrates the individuality and authenticity of personal style by questioning what it means to Dress Normal.
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flydubai announces three new destinations in Central and Eastern Europe

flydubai has announced that it will begin flights to Bratislava in Slovakia, Prague in the Czech Republic and Sofia in Bulgaria.
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Samsung Explores the World of Mobile Virtual Reality with Gear VR

Samsung and Oculus collaborate to create an immersive new dimension of mobile life with the first widely available mobile VR headset optimized for Samsung Galaxy Note 4
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Wild Wadi launches the UAE's first haunted house in a waterpark

Wild Wadi Waterpark is dusting off the cobwebs, carving it's pumpkins and calling upon the creatures of the night as it prepares to make the crowds scream in a haunted way this Halloween. Starting October 17th, guests can experience `Haunted Heights', the UAE's first haunted house in a waterpark. It's a walk-through journey that tells a story of a revenge-seeking former resident, Djinn.
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GAP's Fall Campaign Celebrates Individuality by Challenging the Convention of Dressing Normal

Gap, the iconic American clothing brand, revealed its new fall campaign which celebrates the individuality and authenticity of personal style by questioning what it means to Dress Normal.
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In the Spotlight

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P.F. Chang's Beirut launches new Sushi menu

P.F. Chang’s, the worldwide casual-dining restaurant leader in Asian cuisine launches today in Beirut its “Sushi à la P.F. Chang’s” menu. P.F. Chang’s guests will be able to enjoy sushi like never before through an exceptional dining experience that includes the freshest and finest ingredients, distinctive of P.F. Chang’s around the world.
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Ragged Highlights

Man As A Vehicle

Nagy Souraty sits across from me at Dunkin’ Donut in Hamra. I can’t help thinking this is a bit of a cliché since he is probably the last man I see frequenting a franchise that literally embodies “Cookie Cutter”. He is anything but. He is animated and articulate and as I furiously scribble notes, I have only one thought: Nagy Souraty is the medium through which many people are exposed to concepts that are fraught with controversy.
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A Wrench In The Works

Zeid Hamdan, a pioneer of Lebanon’s music scene for more than a decade and the frontman of the indie group Zeid and the Wings, was recently arrested in Beirut on charges of defaming the president.
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The Mechanics Of Moolah

Did you know that 3 Lebanese Pounds were equal to a dollar before the Lebanese civil war? A Cola cost 0.25 Lira, 2kg of Bread cost 0.5 Lira, and a full tank of fuel cost 7 Liras. Can you imagine the effect of such a rate today?
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G-Force The Crux Of Polarization

RAGMAG talks to Stephen M. Walt, United States Foreign Policy expert, and what that means for Lebanon.
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Forced Entry

“It’s a good thing, committing to defending human rights, specifically those of journalists. You give life a meaning, otherwise it is tasteless and so is your job.” Georgiou has seen his work in the field of press freedom acknowledged with the 2007 Gebran Tueni Award for Freedom of Expression and the 2008 Foundation of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law award.
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