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By Raffi V. Arkun and Aram Arkun Special to the Mirror-Spectator JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass. — While there may seem to be more and more people living to their 90s, and even 100, anything over that is still considered uncommon. A study in 2015[...]

BEIRUT — Born in Beirut, food stylist and blogger Joumana Accad has taught thousands of home cooks about the traditional and legendary cuisine of her native Lebanon. Her extensive travels in her own country have brought her to local[...]

In June 2021, the Brussels-based Akhtamar Quartet conducted a three-week concert tour in Armenia, performing 20 concerts free of charge for varied audiences, with the aim of bringing hope, optimism and moral support through the power of[...]

WATERTOWN (CNBC, Zartonk, Al Jazeera) — The first Lebanese parliamentary elections since 2018 took place on Sunday, May 15, with 718 candidates vying for 128 seats in 15 electoral districts. The Maronite Christian Lebanese Forces group,[...]

By Lilian Galstanian YEREVAN — Armenia is a place of opportunity; a place to call home. Here, you can settle down and create a life surrounded by the Armenian community and culture. If you open your heart and mind to the idea of[...]

By Hovel Chenorhokian Seda Aznavour sings (here): “There is fire in Paradise, in my Paradise, in Lebanon I wish the whole world loved my Paradise, my Lebanon But many were jealous of you, Lebanon My beloved Lebanon, you were the hearth[...]

By Araxie Cass Special to the Mirror-Spectator BEIRUT — A little over one year ago, in the aftermath of the 2020 Beirut Explosion, Kooyrigs, an Armenian feminist NGO, sprang into action with an initiative to distribute period kits to[...]

For many years, Lebanon was considered an idyllic country, a veritable heaven on earth, because of its natural beauty and freewheeling society offering luxury and a vibrant nightlife. Lebanon was the destination of choice in the Middle[...]

To the Editor: Twenty years ago, on a warm summer day, we witnessed one of the greatest celebrations of the Armenian Apostolic Church, within the courtyard of St. Gregory’s Cathedral in Antelias. Pilgrims from all over the world gathered[...]

A native of Lebanon, Joumana is a trained pastry chef and professional caterer. In her celebrated cookbook, Taste of Beirut, she shares her heritage through exquisite food and family anecdotes, teaching anyone how to master traditional[...]