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Rouba Jaafar

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Gracias Pep!

By Rouba Jaafar LAU Tribune staff and Barcelona fan   This is to the man who made me proud to be a football fan. This is to the man who made me love football. This is to the man who gave football a better taste. To the man who grew up in Cataluña and dedicated … Continue reading

Broken Hearted Footballers

By Rouba Jaafar LAU Tribune staff This video contains sensitive material. Please be cautious   I stayed awake the whole night as I wrote this article, watching videos of footballers who had died on the field broke my heart. Without any contact with an opponent or the ball, 25-year-old Piermario Morosini collapsed in a Serie B … Continue reading

Strike at Beirut Airport Delays Flights

Rafic Hariri International Airport employees join the strike of the General Labor confederation which affected the departing and arriving flights. The National News Agency said seven departing and arriving flights were affected by the strike of Middle East Airlines employees that started at 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. “We call on employees at the MEA … Continue reading

Abbas Atwi speaks to the Tribune

By Rouba Jaafar  LAU Tribune staff Lebanon and Nejmeh star Abbas Atwi discusses the national team’s defeat against United Arab Emirates, the issue with goalkeeper Abbas Hassan and the chances of advancing to the World Cup finals. 1-      What are your impressions about the match against the United Arab Emirates? Although we qualified … Continue reading

A Love for the Drama

By Rouba Jaafar LAU Tribune staff Abu El-Zelof, Edward, Harold, Ghader and Majed are familiar names to those who have watched or heard the plays of Ziad Rahbani. But behind these characters is a bigger one called Ziad Abu Absi. Abu Absi is a man who made so many people laugh when he’s quite a … Continue reading

Exclusive: Lebanese Football Federation President Speaks to the Tribune

By Rouba Jaafar and Zahi Sahli LAU Tribune staff The Lebanese national football team’s surprise 2-1 home victory against South Korea helped lift the country closer to reach the fourth round of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers for the first time in history. Ahead the final round of fixtures in the group, Lebanon sits on … Continue reading

Samira: The Motorcycle Woman

Rouba Jaafar LAU Tribune staff As I walk in, I see her in her blue uniform, holding the wrench with hands strong enough to pull up heavy motorcycles. Samira is a 53-year-old woman, married to Imad, a mechanic in Tariq al Jdideh who fixes motorcycles. When Samira got married, she decided to help her husband … Continue reading

Finder, Keepers

By Rouba Jaafar LAU Tribune staff Shelves full of books, copy books, calculators, umbrellas, sunglasses, brushes, staplers, hats, CDs, Ipads, laptops, wallets and golden rings. The scene resembles a garage sale but actually describes LAU’s lost and found office. In a rush to get to class on time, you may forget your iPhone or your … Continue reading

Disregard for the Disabled

By Rouba Jaafar LAU Tribune staff As students rushed into their classes, quickly climbing the stairs of Nicol Hall, Sabah Haidar, a senior social work student at LAU, remained passive. She closed her eyes, sighting in pain, and let the two young men from the Civil Defense carry her wheelchair up the narrow stairway. A … Continue reading

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